An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power

  • 14h 24m 55s
  • John Steele Gordon
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2019

Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power.

But not the United States.

America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way - through the continued creation of staggering wealth. In this authoritative, engrossing history, John Steele Gordon captures as never before the true source of our nation's global influence: wealth and the capacity to create more of it.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - The Land, the People, and the Law
  • Chapter Two - In the Name of God and Profit
  • Chapter Three - The Atlantic Empire
  • Transition: The American Revolution
  • Chapter Four - The Hamiltonian Creation
  • Chapter Five - A Terrible Synergy
  • Chapter Six - Labor Improbus Omnia Vincit
  • Chapter Seven - The Jeffersonian Destruction
  • Chapter Eight - New Jersey Must Be Free!
  • Chapter Nine - Chaining the Lightning of Heaven
  • Chapter Ten - Whales, Wood, Ice, and Gold
  • Transition: The Civil War
  • Chapter Eleven - Capitalism Red in Tooth and Claw
  • Chapter Twelve - Doing Business with Glass Pockets
  • Chapter Thirteen - Was There Ever Such a Business!
  • Chapter Fourteen - A Cross of Gold
  • Transition: The First World War
  • Chapter Fifteen - Getting Prices Down to the Buying Power
  • Chapter Sixteen - Fear Itself
  • Chapter Seventeen - Converting Retreat into Advance
  • Transition: The Second World War
  • Chapter Eighteen - The Great Postwar Boom
  • Chapter Nineteen - The Crisis of the New Deal Order
  • Chapter Twenty - A New Economy, a New World, a New War