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God and Gold

Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World

by Walter R. Mead

God and Gold by Walter R. Mead
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    Oct 2007, 464 pages
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    Oct 2008, 464 pages

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Paul Hughes

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The Linking Threads of God and Gold

As you might expect with a book about history, there's plenty of interesting points to highlight and even more for readers to birddog; but Mead is so polyhistoric in his knowledge and so profligate with his references, moving easily from Matthew Arnold to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, it's hard to choose where to begin. Do we send you to Captain Bligh or William F. Buckley, Jr.? Macaulay or Thoreau? Rumsfeld or Thackeray? Shall we offer more on Calvinists or communists?

Mead starts with Cromwell, and that's good enough for us ...

Oliver Cromwell's side in the English Civil War was not ...

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