The Price Of Liberty. Paying For America's Wars From The Revolution To The War On Terror

Hormats Robert D

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Henry Holt And Co
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: First Edition

Description: 344 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: "Admirably comprehensive . . . The Price of Liberty shows that [Hormats] knows his history."•Niall Ferguson, The Wall Street JournalAmericas first secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, identified the Revolutionary War debt as a threat to the nations very existence. Ever since, Hamiltons principles for securing the country through sound finances have guided leaders from Madison and Lincoln to FDR and George H. W. Bush as they have fought to protect the United States•with the invention of the greenback, a progressive income tax, Victory Bond campaigns, and cost-sharing with allies.In this bracing work of history, Robert D. Hormats, one of Americas leading experts on international finance, argues that the United States must realign its policies on taxes, defense spending, Social Security, Medicare, and oil dependency to safeguard the nation in the coming decades.

ISBN: 9780805087239


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