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Price of Liberty Paying for America's Wars

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ISBN-10: 0805087230

ISBN-13: 9780805087239

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert D. Hormats

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“Admirably comprehensive . . .The Price of Libertyshows that [Hormats] knows his history.”—Niall Ferguson,The Wall Street Journal nbsp; America’s first secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, identified the Revolutionary War debt as a threat to the nation’s very existence. Ever since, Hamilton’s principles for securing the country through sound finances have guided leaders from Madison and Lincoln to FDR and George H. W. Bush as they have fought to protect the United States—with the invention of the greenback, a progressive income tax, Victory Bond campaigns, and cost-sharing with allies. nbsp; In this bracing work of history, Robert D. Hormats, one of America’s leading experts on…    
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Introduction: A Country Born of War and Debt
Hamilton's Vision: Securing the Nation's Finances
The First Great Test: Financial Sabotage and the War of 1812
The Fiery Trial: A Tax to Save the Union
Capitalizing Patriotism: Progressive Finance During World War I
A Righteous Might: Shared Sacrifice During World War II
"A Prolonged and Complex Struggle": The Threat of American Bankruptcy in the Cold War
"Hard and Inescapable Facts": The Great Society Versus the Vietnam War
Bankrupting Communism: The Reagan Rearmament and Deficit Finance
New Enemies: Asymmetrical Threats and the Long War on Terrorism
Conclusion: The Price of a Long War
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index