The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman (1999)
Don’t let the title keep you from reading this lucid introduction to globalization and how it differs from the previous Cold War era. Also look at his 2005 book: The World is Flat.

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman (2005)
A provocative and informative discussion of globalization’s impact on the U.S. economy and foreign relations.