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American Colossus : The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, bestselling historian, and author of Our First Civil War: a "first-rate" narrative history (The New York Times) that brilliantly portrays the emergence, in a remarkably short time, of a recognizably modern America.

American Colossus captures 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.

This item is Non-Returnable

  • ISBN-13: 9780307386779
  • ISBN-10: 0307386775
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 704