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Author Lacey, Jim, 1958- author.

Title Gold, blood, and power : finance and war through the ages / James Lacey.

Publication Info. Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2015.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 101.146:F 49    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ix, 107 pages) : illustrations
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Note "May 2015."
Paper version available for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-107).
Contents Ancient world -- Dark ages -- Early modern era -- World War I -- World War II -- Concluding thoughts.
Summary "This monograph presents a survey of the crucial link between state (national) power and finance from the ancient era through to the present day. Cicero once said that the true sinew of war was 'endless streams of money.' His observation remains as accurate today as it was when Rome first began constructing its Empire. Unfortunately, too many historical works leave this crucial underpinning link out of their narratives. Even those that do economic and financial concerns typically miss the fact that the size of a state's economy often has little to do with its capacity to wield influence on the global stage. Much more crucial, in this regard, is the possession of an administrative system capable of efficiently mobilizing a state's resources. It was such an administrative apparatus that allowed Britain to punch far above its weight in the international arena for centuries. As a survey, this work is far from comprehensive, but the author hopes it will provide a stepping stone for a much-needed in-depth examination of the topic"--Publisher's web site.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed June 5, 2015).
Subject War finance -- History.
War -- Economic aspects -- History.
War -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01170335
War finance. (OCoLC)fst01170485
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, publisher.
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Added Title Finance and war through the ages4
Other Form: Print version: Lacey, Jim, 1958- Gold, blood, and power (OCoLC)932526018
ISBN 1584876824
Standard No. NLGGC 393625737
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-31 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146:F 49

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