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The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date October 30, 2007
Pages 808
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143112396
ISBN-10 0143112392
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
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Summary
A study that serves as the basis for the upcoming PBS series seeks to establish a connection between industrial and technological progress and violence in the modern era, arguing that the twentieth century has been the most violent period in history in spite of unprecedented achievements. By the author of Colossus. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower

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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from Penguin USA (September 21, 2006)
9781594201004 | details & prices | 808 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.90 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Seeks to establish a connection between industrial and technological progress and violence in the modern era, arguing that the twentieth century has been the most violent period in history in spite of unprecedented achievements.
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (October 30, 2007)
9780143112396 | details & prices | 808 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A study that serves as the basis for the upcoming PBS series seeks to establish a connection between industrial and technological progress and violence in the modern era, arguing that the twentieth century has been the most violent period in history in spite of unprecedented achievements.

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