From the bestselling author of The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown and The Tycoons comes the fascinating, panoramic story of the rise of American industry between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
"The author is at his best when he focuses on the people behind the technology. . . . Morris' research is thorough. . . . Ambitious." ---Kirkus
"A fascinating book that pulls together the strands of American development into a sweeping and vivid account of the nation's rise to economic preeminence. Charles Morris has a special gift for making complicated subjects accessible and even entertaining." ---Charles H. Ferguson, author of Predator Nation
"The story of the relatively unknown rise of American industry that began during the War of 1812 is ably read by David Colacci in this surprisingly intriguing work." ---AudioFile