The War of the World

Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West

Автор(и) : Niall Ferguson

Издател : Penguin Press

Място на издаване : New York, USA

Година на издаване : 2006

ISBN : 978-1-59420-100-4

Брой страници : 808

Език : английски


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Harvard historian Niall Ferguson offers a significant new perspective on the events of the 20th century, recasting the Cold War and the two World Wars as one continuous, racially motivated "Hundred Years' War." Ferguson also examines a central paradox: With its unparalleled advances in science and communications, why was the 20th century the most lethal in the history of humanity?
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.

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