By John Steele Gordon
Original 12 months of publication: 2005
Throughout time, from historical Rome to trendy Britain, the good empires outfitted and maintained their domination via strength of hands and political strength. yet now not the us. the US has ruled the area in a brand new, peaceable, and pervasive manner -- throughout the endured construction of excellent wealth. during this authoritative, engrossing heritage, John Steele Gordon captures as by no means sooner than the genuine resource of our nation's international effect: wealth and the capability to create extra of it.
This P.S. variation positive aspects an additional sixteen pages of insights into the booklet, together with writer interviews, advised examining, and more.
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An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power by John Steele Gordon