Red Alert

  • by Stephen Leeb, Gregory Dorsey
  • Narrated by Brian Bascle
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The American Dream is close to being replaced by a living nightmare:

Key commodities that are essential to our daily lives and that are widely believed to be abundant are running critically short. Even worse, the Chinese are doing what they can to monopolize the world's dwindling resources.
The U.S. is now largely dependent on our greatest economic rival for rare earth elements as well as a host of other minerals - all of which are absolutely essential to the development of alternative energies and are critically important for our defense industry, computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
While America has been fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, China has focused its substantial muscle on securing vital commodities from these and other lands to upgrade its infrastructure and industrial strength to meet the resource challenge head-on.
China has wrapped itself in the green flag of combating climate change while systematically discouraging other nations from adopting similar policies in a bid to gain time to achieve its plans.

Red Alert is a provocative and frightening look at the growing political, economic, and social power of China and the threat that nation poses to the Western world. It lays out how the Chinese are strategizing to overtake the United States as the world's premier economic power - and details how our failure to respond quickly will result in a permanently lower standard of living for Americans. Peppered with startling statistics, charts, and evidence of how China continues to expand its economic reach, Red Alert is both controversial and powerful in its scope.


What the Critics Say

"I would caution readers to dismiss Stephen Leeb's warnings only at their peril." (Thomas Kaplan, chairman, Tigris Financial Group)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent Book

If you could sum up Red Alert in three words, what would they be?

China seeks a global monopoly in rare earth minerals to secure economic hegemony.

What was most disappointing about Stephen Leeb and Gregory Dorsey ’s story?

The book could be better organized. As well, much of its stems from research by Australian and US academics in the field of strategic trade theory. Although their logic appears sound, at first blush, they are not examining the deep economic costs and risks of China's position.

Did Brian Bascle do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was a drawn out magazine article not a book.

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- Scott

Great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

well documented make your analysis and you will find out that nothing is extrapolated.

Be aware to fully understand the whole yo need to have more than some backgrounds a lot of reading and some engineering or finical skills in commodities.

What did you like best about this story?

documentation perspective

If you could give Red Alert a new subtitle, what would it be?

The Rise of China : A better vision

Any additional comments?

I have start learn Mandarin

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- Tordo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio