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Fine in very good dust jacket. Excellent condition. Solid, clean copy. Sewn binding. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Pictorial dust cover. 9.5", 371 pages, Illustrations, black & white, index The Puritans condemned war profiteering as a "Provoking Evil, " George Washington feared that it would ruin the revolution, and Franklin d. Roosevelt promised many times that he would never permit the rise of another crop of "War Millionaires." et on every occasion that American soldiers and sailors served and sacrificed in the field and on the sea, other Americans cheerfully enhanced their personal wealth by exploiting every opportunity that wartime circumstances presented. Stuart d. Brandes masterfully blends intellectual, economic, and military history into a fascinating discussion of a great moral question for generations of Americans: Can some individuals rightly profit during wartime while others sacrifice their lives to protect the nation? No other study so thoroughly surveys the history of war profits in America. by reexamining this particular category of semi-legitimate wealth-not specifically illegal, but not entirely ethical, Brandes provides an in-depth analysis of American thought and culture as it has evolved other the past four centuries.
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