How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire A Short History of the Greater United States

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Synopsis

'Wry, readable and often astonishing... A provocative and absorbing history of the United States' New York Times

The United States denies having dreams of empire.


We know America has spread its money, language and culture across the world, but we still think of it as a contained territory, framed by Canada above, Mexico below, and oceans either side. Nothing could be further from the truth.

This is the story of the United States outside the United States - from nineteenth-century conquests like Alaska and Puerto Rico to the catalogue of islands, archipelagos and military bases dotted around the globe. Full of surprises and previously forgotten episodes, this fascinating book casts America's history, and its present, in a revealing new light.

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784703912
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5476
Number of pages: viii, 516
Weight: 414g
Height: 183mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 33mm