July 6, 2009

Bold Endeavors

This is the story of ten large, transformational events in the building of America. From the Louisiana Purchase to the construction of the interstate highway system, Rohatyn highlights formative decisions by American presidents that were not always popular at the time, but have had lasting effects on shaping our country to be what it has become today. Rohatyn uses these examples as a call to arms to the current administration, asking them to also make visionary decisions to rebuild our nation's crumbling infrastructure. Not only is such a bold move necessary to preserve the roads and bridges, schools and hospitals, plumbing and utilities that are overtaxed and crumbling, he believes, but at this time of economic crisis, it would provide work for thousands of unemployed and help to create a secure and prosperous future for the entire nation.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Bold Endeavors: How Our Govermnent Built America and Why it Must Rebuild it Now
Felix Rohatyn
HC 110 .C3 R67 2009