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Age of Betrayal

Authors: Beatty, Jack
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS036040, HIS036050, BUS077000
ISBN: 9780307267245, Related ISBNs: 0307267245, 1400032423, 1400040280, 9780307267245, 9781400032426
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 512,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of Rutherford B. Hayes, transformed “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people” into “a government by the corporations, of the corporations, and for the corporations.” A passionate, gripping, scandalous and sorrowing history of the triumph of wealth over commonwealth.
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