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Rulers, guns, and money : the global arms trade in the age of imperialism

Author: Jonathan A Grant
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
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"Challenging the traditional view of arms dealers as agents of their own countries, Jonathan Grant asserts that these firms pursued their own economic interests while convincing their homeland governments that weapons sales delivered national prestige and could influence foreign countries. From the rise of Remington and Winchester during the American Civil War, to the German firm Krupp's negotiations with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grant, Jonathan A., 1963-
Rulers, guns, and money.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)654680502
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan A Grant
ISBN: 0674024427 9780674024427
OCLC Number: 71189927
Description: 288 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Arsenals of autocracy --
Hand-me-down guns: the Balkans and Ethiopia --
Arms trade colonialism: Ethiopia and Djibouti --
Austro-German hegemony in Eastern Europe --
A tale of two arms races --
The dreadnought races --
Gunning for Krupp.
Other Titles: Global arms trade in the age of imperialism
Responsibility: Jonathan A. Grant.
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