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God and gold : Britain, America, and the making of the modern world

Author: Walter Russell Mead
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An illuminating account of the birth, the rise, and the continuing rise, of a global political and economic system that rested first on the power of Britain and rests today on that of the United States--and now faces a new set of formidable challenges"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mead, Walter Russell.
God and gold.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608339533
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Russell Mead
ISBN: 9780375414039 0375414037
OCLC Number: 141384600
Description: x, 449 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one: The walrus and the carpenter. With God on our side --
On the beach --
How they hate us --
Part two: The dread and envy of them all. The protocols of the elders of Greenwich --
French toast --
The world was their oyster --
The sinews of power --
The playing fields of Eton --
Goldilocks and the West --
Part three: Anglo-Saxon attitudes. The wasps and the bees --
The vicar and the dynamo --
Doxy v. Doxy --
The White queen --
Called to the bar --
The gyroscope and the pyramd --
Part four: What hath God wrought? The meaning of history --
War on history --
The golden meme --
Whig Babylon --
Part five: The lessons of history. The future of sea power --
Dancing with ghosts --
The diplomacy of civilizations --
The meaning of it all.
Responsibility: Walter Russell Mead.
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