10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001

10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001

by Loretta Napoleoni
     
 

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September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena. The

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September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena. The purpose of this book is to show the true patterns of change—those innovations that will influence coming decades.
  This is more than a timeline, it is the tale of an extraordinary decade. Within each year, Napoleoni presents events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. Thus the main topics—politics, economics, people, technology, and the environment—cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization is speeding up the pace of change in our world.

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Napoleoni (Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality) covers the people, events, and other factors—such as the growth of social media, developments in science and technology, new economic policies, and environmental concerns—that have shaped the past decade, aiming primarily, as she states in the preface, "to show how the decade that began in 2001 has profoundly changed the world, setting in motion what Steve Jobs called 'digital lifestyle.'" Organized by year and spanning the September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda attacks on the United States to the tsunami that devastated the Japanese island of Honshu in 2011, the entries each open with a summary of the year's key happenings and then list events according to global importance, not necessarily in rigid chronological order. Each year's "At a Glance" section offers useful data including world GDP, federal debt, unemployment figures, food price index, and oil price per barrel. An extensive bibliography concludes the book. VERDICT This fresh look at a tumultuos period in American history is a worthwhile purchase for high school, public, and academic libraries.—Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609804121
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
108
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

A woman of the Left who garners praise from Noam Chomsky and Greg Palast at the same time as she is quoted respectfully in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, LORETTA NAPOLEONI was born in 1955 in Rome. In the mid 1970s she became an active member of the feminist movement in Italy, and later studied as a Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. She began her career as an economist, and went on to work as London correspondent and columnist for La Stampa, La Repubblica and La Paîs. Napoleoni is the author of the international bestsellers Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality and Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism. She has served as the Chairman of the countering terrorism financing group for the Club de Madrid, and lectures regularly around the world on economics, money laundering and terrorism. Napoleoni lives in London and Montana. 




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