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Title:
God and gold : Britain, America, and the making of the modern world
Author:
Mead, Walter Russell.
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
x, 449 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary:
"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.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780375414039
Format :
Book