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The Resource In the shadows of the American century : the rise and decline of US global power, Alfred W. McCoy

In the shadows of the American century : the rise and decline of US global power, Alfred W. McCoy

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In the shadows of the American century : the rise and decline of US global power
Title
In the shadows of the American century
Title remainder
the rise and decline of US global power
Statement of responsibility
Alfred W. McCoy
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power--from the 1890s through the Cold War--and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony--covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance. Peeling back layers of secrecy, McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power. Can the United States extend the "American Century" or will China guide the globe for the next hundred years? McCoy devotes his final chapter to these questions, boldly laying out a series of scenarios that could lead to the end of Washington's world domination by 2030." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
VTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCoy, Alfred W.,
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • JZ1312
  • E183.7
LC item number
  • .M33 2017
  • .M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hegemony
  • Geopolitics
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • HISTORY / World
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics
  • United States
Label
In the shadows of the American century : the rise and decline of US global power, Alfred W. McCoy
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Publication
Note
"Dispatch Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-327) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. US global power and me -- Part I. Understanding the US empire. Ch. 1. The world island and the rise of America -- Ch. 2. "Our S.O.B.s" : America and the autocrats -- Ch. 3. Covert netherworld -- Part II. US strategies for survival. Ch. 4. A global surveillance state -- Ch. 5. Torture and the eclipse of empires -- Ch. 6. Beyond bayonets and battleships : the Pentagon's wonder weapons -- Part III. Dynamics of US decline. Ch. 7. Grandmasters of the great game -- Ch. 8. Five scenarios for the end of the American century
Control code
1002131625
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781608467730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
In the shadows of the American century : the rise and decline of US global power, Alfred W. McCoy
Publication
Note
"Dispatch Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. US global power and me -- Part I. Understanding the US empire. Ch. 1. The world island and the rise of America -- Ch. 2. "Our S.O.B.s" : America and the autocrats -- Ch. 3. Covert netherworld -- Part II. US strategies for survival. Ch. 4. A global surveillance state -- Ch. 5. Torture and the eclipse of empires -- Ch. 6. Beyond bayonets and battleships : the Pentagon's wonder weapons -- Part III. Dynamics of US decline. Ch. 7. Grandmasters of the great game -- Ch. 8. Five scenarios for the end of the American century
Control code
1002131625
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781608467730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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