Empires of Trust : How Rome Built--And America Is Building--A New World

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-30
  • Publisher: Plume
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Does America face the same destiny endured by ancient Rome? Beginning with a Roman story strikingly parallel to the American Abu Ghraib scandal, Madden provides a much-needed historical context to this burning contemporary debate. Photos throughout.

Author Biography

Thomas F. Madden is a professor of history at Saint Louis University. His previous books include The New Concise History of the Crusades and Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today, and on A&E television, the History Channel, PBS, and National Public Radio.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Empires of Trust ... and the Other Onesp. 1
Distrusting Kingsp. 21
Family Valuesp. 38
Building an Empire While Trying Not Top. 63
Becoming a Superpowerp. 85
The Empire and Its Aging Cultural Parentsp. 113
How an Empire of Trust Grows ... and Growsp. 160
Paxp. 196
Fights Around the Dinner Table of Empirep. 230
The Threat of Terrorismp. 251
Crying Over the Fallp. 290
A Note on Sourcesp. 299
Notesp. 301
Bibliographyp. 313
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
Indexp. 323
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