The War of the World

The War of the World

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The world at the beginning of the 20th century seemed for most of its inhabitants stable and relatively benign. Globalizing, booming economies married to technological breakthroughs seemed to promise a better world for most people. Instead, the 20th century proved to be overwhelmingly the most violent, frightening and brutalized in history with fanatical, often genocidal warfare engulfing most societies between the outbreak of the First World War and the end of the Cold War. What went wrong? How did we do this to ourselves? The War of the World comes up with compelling, fascinating answers. It is Niall Fergusona€™s masterpiece.a#39;We did not even arrest anyone, a#39; he later remarked, in a revealing moment of candour, a#39;because the unity of the people was so staggering.a#39; Later that morning, at 10.22 a.m., an American U2 spy plane was shot down over Cuba by a Sovietanbsp;...

Title:The War of the World
Author:Niall Ferguson
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2012-10-25


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