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Invisible Hands tells the story of how a small group of American businessmen succeeded in building a political movement. Long before the “culture wars” of the 1960s sparked the Republican backlash against cultural liberalism, these high-powered individuals actively resisted New Deal economics and sought to educate and organize their peers. Kim Phillips-Fein recounts the little-known efforts of men such as W. C. Mullendore, Leonard Read, and Jasper Crane, drawing on meticulous research and narrative gifts to craft a compelling history of the role of big and small business in American politics—and a blueprint for anyone who wants insight into the way that money has been used to create political change.

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  • “Combining piquant profiles of corporate firebrands with a trenchant historical analysis …Phillips-Fein makes an important contribution to our understanding of American conservatism.”

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  • “A valuable addition to the history of conservatism.”

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    " Hundreds of page later did the author despise or love these guys ? He seems to find moral equivalency between all of these guys even though there is a difference between an evangelical Chrisitan and a Wall Street businessman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vince | 7/3/2009

    " Hundreds of page later did the author despise or love these guys ? He seems to find moral equivalency between all of these guys even though there is a difference between an evangelical Chrisitan and a Wall Street businessman. "

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About the Author

Kimberly Phillips-Fein is a historian of twentieth-century American politics. She teaches courses in American political, business, and labor history at the Gallatin School of New York University. She has contributed to essay collections published by Harvard University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, and Routledge. She has written widely for publications including the Nation, London Review of Books, and New Labor Forum.