Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism

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Open Road Media, Nov 8, 2011 - History - 576 pages
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A fresh, commanding, and thought-provoking history of the competing American and Russian empires The American road to empire started when the first English settlers landed in Virginia. Simultaneously, the first Russians crossed the Urals, and the two empires that would dominate the twentieth century were born. Empires Apart reveals how the two empires developed in parallel as they expanded to the Pacific and launched wars against the nations around them. Provocatively, Landers shows how the broad sweep of American history follows a consistent path from the first settlers to the present day and, by comparing this with Russia's imperial path, demonstrates the true nature of American global ambitions.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
AMERIGOSLAND
LEGACY OF THE MONGOL TERROR
RUSSIA BETWEEN WEST AND EAST
THE EMPIRES GET GOING
DETERMINED OPPORTUNISM AND CONQUEST
MORE CONQUEST
SOUL SEARCHING
COMMUNISM ANDCORPORATISM Bolshevism Arrives
EMPIRES OLDAND
WINNING THE WAR THAT WASNT
PAX AMERICANA
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Brian Landers recently retired as Finance Director of Penguin Books in London. He received an MBA from the London Business School and become a political advisor in the City. This is his first book to be published in the United States.

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