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Made in America

- Abstract

Joseph Stalin was not exactly a man overflowing with compliments. So it was remarkable when, at the Tehran Conference in late 1943—by which time World War II had turned decisively in favor of the Allies—he rose during the official dinner and offered a toast to the American economy.

“Without American production,” he said, “the United Nations could never have won the war.”

About the Author

John Steele Gordon is the author of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (HarperCollins).