Just Published – Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing

“There’s no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil. With his vast knowledge of science and energy, history and business, he brings new insights to every topic he examines.” — Bill Gates

“Another irreplaceable entry in Smil’s chronicling of the modern world. If anyone needs help understanding why making ‘things’ still matters in a digital world, start here. The US position as the world’s reserve currency probably rests on the outcome.” — Michael Cembalest, Chief Investment Officer, JP Morgan Asset Management

“Vaclav Smil is one of our time’s most insightful, thorough, and prolific analysts on the history and state of technology, humanity, and industry. Every book Smil has written has made an important contribution, but none may be more important, more timely than Made in the USA. Smil’s fascinating and lucid exploration of the history and state of manufacturing in America comes at a critical time and should be the starting point for any discussion about the future for the USA.” — Mark P. Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute