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    Empires of Trust: How Rome Built--And America Is Building--A New World (Hardback) By (author) Professor Thomas F Madden

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    DescriptionA tale of two superpowers unique in the history of the world, offering a totally original comparison of the United States and ancient Rome: celebrating similarities and delivering urgent insights into AmericaÂ's current crises. Does America face the same destiny endured by ancient Rome? Is the U.S. military overextended? Does the separation of church and state strengthen or weaken a geopolitical powerhouse? Is the United States just another Empire of Conquest being corrupted by its own power? Of late, it is not only historians who have been asking these questions. Thomas Madden, an award-winning professor of history, now shows almost everything we thought we knew about Rome to be wrong, and revolutionizes our understanding of what a good world empire can be. Taking readers on a dramatic tour of the Roman Republic, a golden era before the depravities of the Caesars and late Empire, Madden uncovers a peaceful, retiring people who above all wanted to be left alone to enjoy their own families and communities, maintaining the rural traditions of their forebears. But external threats required them to establish security, which they did by creating superlative military forces and transforming defeated enemies into friends. Trust, not brutality, was the key ingredient. All other empires since have been Empires of Conquest—until now. Beginning with a Roman story strikingly parallel to the American Abu Ghraib scandal, Madden provides a much needed historical context to our burning contemporary debates. The United States can be an empire of trust, and Madden is on a mission to get pundits, candidates, and other election-year spectators—which means all of us—to recognize this profound duty.


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    Title
    Empires of Trust
    Subtitle
    How Rome Built--And America Is Building--A New World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Thomas F Madden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780525950745
    ISBN 10: 0525950745
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX, HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 937
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, HIS036070
    Publisher
    Dutton Books
    Imprint name
    Dutton Books
    Publication date
    01 August 2008