Alexander Hamilton Institute
International Trade






















     The Hamilton Institute would like to recommend the following books relating to various aspects of international trade.

     The recommendation of these books does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

     They are recommended in order to stimulate debate on so-called free trade or managed trade and genuine free and fair trade.


Anglo-American Establishment

And the Wolf Finally Came: The Decline of the American Steel Industry

Big Business in the Third Reich  

Book of Five Rings : The Classic Guide to Strategy

Coyotes - A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Foreign Devils on the Silk Road - The Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia

Global Reach

Protectionism Again...: Causes and Consequences of a Retreat from Freer Trade to Economic Nationalism

Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country

Tariffs, Quotas, and Trade: The Politics of Protectionism

The Art of War

The Dangers of Free Trade

The Debt Trap: The International Monetary Fund and the Third World

The Great Depression of 1990

The Japanese Colonial Empire, 1895-1945

The Prince

The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline

The World Bank

Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time

Yen: Japan's New Financial Empire and Its Threat to America

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the Twentieth Century

The National System of Political Economy

Lent and Lost: Foreign Credit and Third World Development

The Coming War With Japan

American Steel

Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business

Mask of Democracy: Labour Suppression in Mexico Today

The Trade Trap: Poverty and the Global Commodity Markets

Trading Freedom: How Free Trade Affects Our Lives, Work and Environment

Triumph of the Image: The Media's War in the Persian Gulf-A Global Perspective

Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power

Samson Option : Israel's Nuclear Arsenal & American Foreign Policy

Save Your Job, Save Our Country - Why Nafta Must Be Stopped–Now

The Case Against Free Trade: GATT, NAFTA, and the Globalization of Corporate Power

The New Protectionism: Protecting the Future Against Free Trade

The North American Free Trade Agreement

The North American Free Trade Agreement: A Misguided Economic Development Strategy for North America

Who Will Tell The People? : The Betrayal Of American Democracy

50 Years Is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

Crisis in Bethlehem: Big Steel's Battle to Survive  

Importing revolution

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

The Nightmare of Camelot: An Expose of the Free Trade Trojan Horse

The North American Free Trade Agreement

The Rise of China: How Economic Reform Is Creating a New Superpower

The Road to Serfdom

The Warburgs : The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family

Against Empire

Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations and the New World Order

Is Nafta Constitutional?

Opening America's Market: U.S. Foreign Trade Policy Since 1776

Out of Control : Global Turmoil on the Eve of the 21st Century

Russia 2010 : And What It Means for the World

Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia

The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and the Economics of the New World Order

The Response

The Trap

Anti-Dumping Under the WTO: A Comparative Review

For the President's Eyes Only : Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush

Free Trade: The Repeal of the Corn Laws

Great American Deception: What Politicians Won't Tell You About Our Economy and Your Future

Invisible Crises: What Conglomerate Control of Media Means for America and the World

Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World

Steel Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of the U.S. Steel Industry

The Myth of Free Trade : The Pooring of America

The Renaissance of American Steel: Lessons for Managers in Competitive Industries

The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection

The Takeover

Understanding NAFTA: Mexico, Free Trade, and the New North America

Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafiya

Corruption and the Global Economy

Farewell to the Factory: Auto Workers in the Late Twentieth Century

Has Globalization Gone Too Far?

No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers

The Annexation of Mexico: From the Aztecs to the IMF: One Reporter's Journey Through History

The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn Toward the Local

The Corporate Planet: Ecology and Politics in the Age of Globalization

The Death of the Banker : The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor

Tug of War: Why You Should Care About the Global Currency Crisis

Wrestling with the Elephant : The Inside Story of the Canada-U.S. Trade Wars

A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865-1925

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Inc. : The Dynamics of a New Empire

Empire of Free Trade: The East India Company and the Making of the Colonial Marketplace

Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction from the Bottom Up

Masters of Illusion the World Bank and the Poverty of Nations

One World Ready or Not : The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order

The Coming Conflict with China

The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives

The Great Betrayal : How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to..

The Laundrymen: Inside the World's Third Largest Business

The Struggle for World Markets: Competition and Cooperation Between Nafta and the European Union

Big Dragon : The Future of China: What it Means for Business, The Economy, and The Global Order

Corporate Predators: The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy

Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty

Free Trade Versus Protectionism: A Source Book of Essays and Readings

In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the key to Future Prosperity

Is the US Trade Deficit Sustainable?

Principles of Political Economy: And Chapters on Socialism

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply

The Crash of the Millennium : Surviving the Coming Inflationary Depression

The Great Game : The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power: 1653-2000

The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets, 1798-1848

The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need

Big Business, the State, and Free Trade: Constructing Coalitions in Mexico

Cutting Corporate Welfare

Dire Strait?: Military Aspects of the China-Taiwan Confrontation and Options for U.S. Policy

Europe Inc.: Regional and Global Restructuring and the Rise of Corporate Power

False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism

Field Guide to the Global Economy

First Person

Globalization and the Challenges of the New Century: A Reader

Globalize This! The Battle Against the World Trade Organization and Corporate Rule

Hegemon: China's Plan to Dominate Asia and the World

North American Economic Integration: Theory and Practice The WTO: Five Years of Reasons to Resist Corporate Globalization

Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

The Battle in Seattle: The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations

The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism

The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America

The Color of Oil : The History, the Money and the Politics of the World's Biggest Business

The Geostrategic Triad - Living with China, Europe, and Russia

The Invisible Continent: Four Strategic Imperatives of the New Economy

The Last Energy War: The Battle over Utility Deregulation

The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

The Merger : The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime

The Super-Rich : The Unjust New World of Global Capitalism

Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security

Big Steel: The First Century of the United States Steel Corporation, 1901-2001

Free Trade, Sovereignty, Democracy: The Future of the World Trade Organization

Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives  

Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism

Hungry For Trade : How the Poor Pay for Free Trade

Integrating China into the Global Economy

Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neoliberalism

Outsourcing the American Dream: Pain and Pleasure in the Era of Downsizing

Russian Mafia in America: Immigration, Culture, and Crime

Sweatshop Warriors : Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory

Taliban: Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia

The Amoral Elephant: Globalization and the Struggle for Social Justice in the Twenty-First Century

The Corporation : A Centennial Biography of United States Steel Corporation, 1901-2001

The Dragon Syndicates: The Global Phenomenon of the Triads

The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade

The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization

The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America: Chile, Argentina, and Mexico

The Role of the World Trade Organization in Global Governance

The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

The Selling of "Free Trade": NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy

The WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures : A Collection of the Relevant Legal Texts

Toward a North American Community: Lessons from the Old World for the New

When Corporations Rule the World  

A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny

Alternatives to Economic Globalization

Beyond Borders: The New Regionalism in Latin America

Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Nations

Capitalism and Freedom


Crony Capitalism : Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines

Does America Need a Foreign Policy? : Toward a Diplomacy for the 21st Century

Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate

Governing Globalization: Power, Authority, and Global Governance

Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

Private Planet: Corporate Plunder and the Fight Back

Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict

Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence

The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000

The Commanding Heights : The Battle for the World Economy

The Future of North American Integration: Beyond Nafta What Uncle Sam Really Wants

The Global Activist's Manual: Local Ways to Change the World

The House of Krupp: The Steel Dynasty That Armed the Nazis

The Last Empire : Essays 1992-2000

The Making of Nafta: How the Deal Was Done

The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism

The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

The Race to the Bottom: Why a Worldwide Worker Surplus and Uncontrolled Free Trade are Sinking American Living Standards

The Terrorism Trap: September 11 and Beyond

The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001

Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

Uniting North American Business: NAFTA Best Practices

Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America

Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism

War and Globalisation: The Truth Behind September 11

A World Without Walls : Freedom, Development, Free Trade and Global Governance

Antidumping Exposed: The Devilish Details of Unfair Trade Law

Basic Economics - A Citizens Guide to the Economy, Revised and Expanded

Behind the Scenes at the WTO : The Real World of International Trade Negotiations

Behind the War on Terror : Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq

Challenges to the World Bank and IMF: Developing Country Perspectives

China and Taiwan: Cross-Strait Relations Under Chen Shui-Bian

Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State

Defending Taiwan: The Future Vision of Taiwan's Defence Policy and Military Strategy

Dragon in the Dark: How and Why Communist China Helps Our Enemies in the War on Terror

Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta

Empire : How Spain Became a World Power, 1492-1763

Empty Promises - The IMF, the World Bank, and the Planned Failures of Global Capitalism

Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy

Free Trade: Free Rein for Transnational Corporations

Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond

Global Governance: An Architecture for the World Economy

Global Governance: The Battle over Planetary Power

Globalization and Its Discontents

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

Human Traffic_Sex, Slaves and Immigration

Hubbert's Peak : The Impending World Oil Shortage

Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power

International Political Economy: State-Market Relations in a Changing Global Order

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Power and Terror: Post 9-11 Talks and Interviews

Putin's Russia

Reshaping National Intelligence for an Age of Information

The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty that Armed Germany at War

The Chastening: Inside the Crisis That Rocked the Global Financial System and Humbled the IMF

The Elite Consensus - When Corporations Wield the Constitution

The First Chinese Democracy: Political Life in the Republic of China on Taiwan

The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

The Japanese Mafia: Yakuza, Law, and the State

The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the United States

The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia

The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry

The Rebordering of North America: Integration and Exclusion in a New Security Context

The Silent Takeover : Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy

Unholy Trinity : The IMF, World Bank and WTO

Unsustainable: How Economic Dogma is Destroying American Prosperity

WTO: The Doha Agenda: The New Negotiations on World Trade

Yakuza - Japan's Criminal Underworld

10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF &World Bank

A Century Of War :Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

Alexander Hamilton

Blood and Oil : The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum

Blowback : The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

Chain of Command : The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib

Colossus: The Price of America's Empire

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Crusade : Chronicles of an Unjust War

Dismantling the American Dream: Globalization, Free Trade, Immigration, Unemployment, Poverty, Debt, Foreign Dependency, and More

Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power

Exporting America : Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping American Jobs Overseas

Free Trade for the Americas? : The US Push for the FTAA Agreement

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties

If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks

Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia

Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond

Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency

Monitoring Sweatshops: Workers, Consumers, and the Global Apparel Industry

Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed

Nafta's Impact On North America: The First Decade

Other People's Money: The Corporate Mugging of America

Reshaping Rogue States : Preemption, Regime Change, and US Policy toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea

Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet

Rising Elephant: The Growing Clash With India Over White Collar Jobs

Running On Empty: How The Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It


The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High-Finance Fraudsters

The Case Against Wal-Mart  

The Chinese Century: The Rising Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the Global Economy, the Balance of Power, and Your Job

The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership

The Coming Oil Crisis

The Corporation : The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

The Empire Has No Clothes: U. S. Foreign Policy Exposed

The End of Oil : On the Edge of a Perilous New World

The IMF and its Critics : Reform of Global Financial Architecture

The New Great Game : Blood and Oil in Central Asia

The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11

The Oil Factor: How Oil Controls the Economy and Your Financial Future

The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia

The Pentagon's New Map

The Sorrows of Empire : Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke

The Working Poor : Invisible in America

The World's Banker : A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Titan : The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Treachery : How America's Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies

What's This India Business?: Offshoring, Outsourcing, and the Global Services Revolution

Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency

Whose Trade Organization?: A Comprehensive Guide to the World Trade Organization, Second Edition  

Blood on the Street : The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors

Cafta And Free Trade: What Every American Should Know

China, Inc. : How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World

Code Names: Deciphering U. S. Military Plans, Programs and Operations in the 9/11 World

Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire

End of the Line : The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation

Greenspan's Fraud : How Two Decades of His Policies Have Undermined the Global Economy

Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization

Making Steel: Sparrows Point And The Rise And Ruin Of American Industrial Might

Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis And How We Can Reclaim American Jobs

Outsourcing to India: The Offshore Advantage

The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions

The Collapse of Globalism: And the Reinvention of the World

The Great Deception: The Secret History Of The European Union

The Idea of a European Superstate: Public Justification and European Integration

The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture

Wal-mart: The High Cost of Low Price   

Challenges of CAFTA: Challenges And Opportunities for Central America

"China and the New World Order: How Entrepreneurship, Globalization, and Borderless Business Are Reshaping China and the World"

China - The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower

China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World

Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

Enrique's Journey

Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War  

Hostile Takeover : How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government – and How We Take It Back

Hostile Takeover : How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government – and How We Take It Back – 2

In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security

Inside the Minds: International Trade Law Best Practices: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Impact of Trade Agreements, Negotiating Import & Export ... Business Interests

Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders

Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics

State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America

Steeling America's Future

The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time

The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won

The Disposable American – Layoffs and their Consequences

The Global Class War – How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future

The Offshore Nation: Strategies for Success in Global Outsourcing and Offshoring

The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works–and How It's Transforming the American Economy  

Truck Stop Politics: Understanding the Emerging Force of Working Class America

War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back

Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World

China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future -- and the Challenge for America

Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power And Purpose

Regional Monetary Integration

Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy

Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia

The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time

The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression

The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger With Mexico and Canada

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

The Softwood Lumber War: Politics, Economics, and the Long U.S.-Canadian Trade Dispute     

Revolution of Hope The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

Manufacturing: a Better Future for America

Offshoring of American Jobs: What Response from U.S. Economic Policy?

Saving Capitalism: Keeping America Strong

The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs     



Promoting the Principles of Genuine Free and Fair Trade