This book gives insight into America's true history and critical facts relevant to today's global problems and challenges. In an easily readable format, this book is a primer containing critically important historical events and facts that are not widely known or commonly discussed. The reader will be challenged on many common notions regarding America and its place in the world community. The information in this book is an excellent supplement to other texts regarding the country's history.The book arms the reader with powerful historical information with which to make well-informed conclusions on important matters of the day; provides facts relating to America's standing with regards to weapons, weapons-of-mass-destruction, and national security; adds a much-needed perspective on terrorism and international aggression; clarifies connections between American democracy, capitalism, and the world economy; places the United States in a realistic global context; and, references additional sources of related information, and suggests ideas for a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable America.
Craighton Gee is a consultant and executive for companies developing renewable energy and other environmentally clean technologies. He holds an engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and graduated at the top of his MBA class in International Business and Finance from the University of San Francisco. Gee has worked for a number of high technology companies, including multinational corporations. His interests include international business and trade, social ventures, finance, technology, and government.Gee has traveled internationally, and he has served locally on government commissions and as a consultant to public sector agencies. Gee has also worked with and supported various non-profit and community organizations.