Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

John Steele Gordon is a columnist for American Heritage and the author of A Thread Across the Ocean, The Great Game, Hamilton's Blessing, and The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in North Salem, New York.

Praise For…

“Impressive. ... A deft, lively handling of an ambitious project that would have daunted almost any other writer.” — Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060505127
ISBN-10: 0060505125
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 25th, 2005
Pages: 496
Language: English