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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Michael Lind to Speak on New Book About American Economic History

Published:   May 25, 2012

Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, the new book by Michael Lind, has garnered acclaim since its publication last month and was featured on the cover of the New York Times Sunday Book Review this weekend.

Lind, the policy director of the Economic Growth Program at New America and a cofounder of the organization, writes a sweeping and original work of economic history, recounting the epic story of America's rise to become the world's dominant economy. The lessons of history Lind draws upon - including America's legacy of innovation and the role of the government in the economy - offer insight into American economic growth and where the country can go from here.

New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for writing on the economy, calls Land of Promise "an ambitious economic history of the United States." Leonhardt adds that the book is "rich with details, more than a few of them surprising, and its subject is central to what is arguably the single most important question facing the country today: How can our economy grow more quickly, more sustainably and more equitably than it has been growing, both to maintain the United States' position as the world's pre-eminent power and to improve the lives of its citizens?"

For more, see Michael Lind's interview with The Browser and his segment with Leonard Lopate at WNYC. For media appearances, contact Joanna Pinsker at HarperCollins, at Joanna.Pinsker@HarperCollins.com.

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