Following the Great War, a significant number of uneasy young Americans left their homes and set out impulsively to see the changing world. In Fighting Words, Nancy F. Cott follows four who pursued global news. Traveling from contested Palestine to revolutionary China, from Stalin's Moscow to Hitler's Berlin. As foreign correspondents, they became players in international politics and shaped Americans' awareness of critical interwar crises, the spreading threat of European fascism, and the likelihood of a new war. Author: Nancy F. Scott. Hardcover; 416 pages.