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American Colossus

American Colossus - 11 edition

American Colossus - 11 edition

ISBN13: 9780307386779

ISBN10: 0307386775

American Colossus by H. W. Brands - ISBN 9780307386779
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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American Colossus by H. W. Brands - ISBN 9780307386779

ISBN13: 9780307386779

ISBN10: 0307386775

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11

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Summary

In this grand-scale narrative history, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands brilliantly portrays the emergence, in a remarkably short time, of a recognizably modern America.

American Colossuscaptures the decades between the Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century, when a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen transformed the United States from an agrarian economy to a world power. From the first Pennsylvania oil gushers to the rise of Chicago skyscrapers, this spellbinding narrative shows how men like Morgan, Carnegie, and Rockefeller ushered in a new era of unbridled capitalism. In the end America achieved unimaginable wealth, but not without cost to its traditional democratic values.