The War of the World

The War of the World

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by Niall Ferguson
     
 

Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide?

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Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide? His quest for new answers takes him from the walls of Nanjing to the bloody beaches of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic cleansing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. The result, as brilliantly written as it is vital, is a great historian's masterwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143112396
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
880
Sales rank:
316,978
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.45(h) x 1.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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