An Empire of Wealth
Rise of Amer Economy 1607-2000
John Steele Gordon
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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John Steele Gordon is really good at storytelling. Time to time you get the idea that he narrates the events like a politician rather than a historian or author. I enjoyed reading some of the prominent financial figures lives but I also think the book lacks a lot of detail in some of the events that are paramount during the rise of American Empire.
Great and informative. Speeds up a little too much last 1/3, but all in all a great book.