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Among empires : American ascendancy and its predecessors

Author: Charles S Maier
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With learning, dispassion and clarity, this book offers comparisons and an original account of American power. It explores the exercise of US power in the 19th and 20th centuries, analysing its economic and strategic sources and the nation's relationship to predecessors and rivals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
History
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maier, Charles S.
Among empires.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607805873
Online version:
Maier, Charles S.
Among empires.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)628518712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles S Maier
ISBN: 9780674040458 0674040457 0674025563 9780674025561
OCLC Number: 1028045202
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (373 pages)
Contents: I: Recurring structures --
The imperial arena --
What is an empire? --
Frontiers --
"Call it peace" --
II: America's turn --
Highland Park and Hiroshima --
Frontiers and forces in the Cold War --
An empire of production --
An empire of consumption --
The vase of Uruk.
Responsibility: Charles S. Maier.
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