An Empire of Wealth

An Empire of Wealth

The Epic History of American Economic Power

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2005, c2004.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780060505127
Branch Call Number: 330.973 Gordon
Characteristics: xviii, 460, 16 p. ;,20 cm.


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Jun 08, 2016

To apologetic towards capitalism. It seems like he ignores the plight of the millions who suffer under capitalism because it "works the way it's supposed to" without questing the morality at all.

auyeungjimmy Dec 08, 2015

It is a well written book that is structure and easy to read for the US economic development in past 600 years. It explains why the Central Bank system failed in USA and history of the monetary system development.


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Jun 08, 2016

...economic self interest is always a severe impediment to clear thinking on the moral and political aspects of an issue.


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