In the Shadows of the American Century:

The Rise and Decline of US Global Power


Alfred W. McCoy



Author: Alfred W. McCoy

Country: United States

Original language: English


 “One of our best and most underappreciated historians takes a hard look at

the truth of our empire, both its covert activities and the reasons for its

impending decline. OLIVER STONE, Academy Award–winning director of Platoon


Book Description

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.



Alfred W. McCoy

Historian, Educator, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Nationality: American


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