Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
LEGACY OF THE MONGOL TERROR
RUSSIA BETWEEN WEST AND EAST
THE EMPIRES GET GOING
DETERMINED OPPORTUNISM AND CONQUEST
COMMUNISM ANDCORPORATISM Bolshevism Arrives
WINNING THE WAR THAT WASNT
Other editions - View all
afterthe Alexander American corporations American imperialism anarchist andthe annexation army asthe attack atthe autocracy autocrat battle became Bolsheviks Britain British butthe bythe campaign Caribbean Catherine civil civilisation colonies colonists communist conquest corporatism corporatist democracy economic England English ethnic cleansing Europe European eventually forces foreign France French fromthe frontier German hadbeen hewas ideology immigrants independence industrial inthe invaded itwas Ivan the Terrible Kosciuszko land later leaders Lenin Massacre military Mongols murdered Muscovy Mystic Massacre nations natives ofthe oligarchs onthe organised Peter Poland Polar Bear expedition political population President rebels Red Army regime revolution revolutionary Romanov Roosevelt Russian empire Second World seized serfs settlement settlers Siberia slavery slaves southern Soviet Spanish St Petersburg Stalin Tadeusz Kosciuszko territory thatthe thefirst thenew theRussian theUnited theUS theworld tobe tothe treaty troops tsar twentieth century United UnitedStates wasa wasnot wasthe western withthe Yermak