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Botti, Timothy J.

Botti, Timothy J.

PERSONAL:

Education: Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Business, M.B.A.; Ohio State University, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Office—CLP Research, P.O. Box 333, Gates Mills, OH 44040-0333. E-mail—[email protected] calfamilytree.com.

CAREER:

Hist orian, writer, and businessperson. CLP Research (Internet research company), Gates Mills, OH, founder, 2005, publisher of PoliticalFamilyTree. com. Former lecturer and teaching assistant at Ohio State University, Columbus.

WRITINGS:

The Long Wait: The Forging of the Anglo-American Nuclear Alliance, 1945-1958, Greenwood Press (New York, NY), 1987.

Ace in the Hole: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1996.

Ascent of the American Republic, HistoryGraphics.net (Gates Mills, OH), 2001.

Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic: Roman Maps, 2nd edition, HistoryGraphics.net (Gates Mills, OH), 2001.

Roman Genealogies, Compilation, HistoryGraphics.net (Gates Mills, OH), 2002.

Envy of the World: A History of the U.S. Economy & Big Business, Algora Publishing (New York, NY), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

As an historian, Timothy J. Botti has written several books focusing on his primary areas of interest, which include the history of world empires, American military and strategic studies, ancient Roman history, and the U.S. economy and "Big Business." "When preparing to write, I conduct as thorough research as possible. I use inductive, rather than deductive, reasoning to avoid the mistake of making premature conclusions that exclude the discovery of vital information," the author was quoted as saying in a biography of him on the Political Family Tree Web site.

In his book Envy of the World: A History of the U.S. Economy & Big Business, Botti presents a history of the United States from 1670 with a focus on the economic and business events that would eventually lead the United States to become a dominant world power. For example, the author writes about the country's natural resources and the many immigrants who came here and made important contributions to the country's economic growth. Botti also includes an index of companies, products, and services that he believes have played major roles in the building of America. Peter R. Latusek, writing in the Library Journal, noted that the author writes with "broad strokes."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, October 1, 2006, Peter R. Latusek, review of Envy of the World: A History of the U.S. Economy & Big Business, p. 86.

ONLINE

Political Family Tree,http://www.politicalfamilytree.com/ (May 12, 2007), biography of author.

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