[b]This is the new edition of the story of how the USA became the greatest and most influential brand of all.[/b]Countries are among the most powerful brands on the global marketplace. Love it or loathe it, never has there been a bigger or stronger brand than the United States of America. More than any other country, America has been blessed with a huge range of positive brand attributes. The country is associated with the definitive youth lifestyle (Coke, MTV, Levi's); with sporting prowess (Nike, NBA, Timberland); and with technological supremacy (Microsoft, Dell, IBM). America is well-informed (CNN, [i]Time, Newsweek[/i]) and, naturally, wealthy (American Express, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs). Of the top 100 international brands, 64 of them are American-owned.This book traces American history up to and including Obama, the values of Brand America and the growth of anti-Americanism. America is truly the greatest branding story of them all and this fully updated book tells it for the first time.