Empire of Wealth The Epic History of American Economic Power

ISBN-10: 0060505125
ISBN-13: 9780060505127
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way -- through the continued creation of staggering wealth. In this authoritative, engrossing history, John Steele Gordon captures as never before the true source of our nation's global influence: wealth and the capacity to create more of it. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Pursuit of Happiness
A Vast and Roaring Wilderness
The Land, the People, and the Law
In the Name of God and Profit
The Atlantic Empire
A Country that Could Make Itself as it Pleased
Transition: The American Revolution
The Hamiltonian Creation
A Terrible Synergy
Labor Improbus Omnia Vincit
The Jeffersonian Destruction
New Jersey Must Be Free!
Chaining the Lightning of Heaven
Whales, Wood, Ice, and Gold
The Emerging Colossus
Transition: The Civil War
Capitalism Red in Tooth and Claw
Doing Business with Glass Pockets
Was There Ever Such a Business!
A Cross of Gold
The American Century Begins
Transition: The First World War
Getting Prices Down to the Buying Power
Fear Itself
Converting Retreat into Advance
A New Economic Revolution
Transition: The Second World War
The Great Postwar Boom
The Crisis of the New Deal Order
A New Economy, a New World, a New War
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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