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From silk to silicon : the story of globalization through ten extraordinary lives

Author: Jeffrey E Garten
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments. This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something transformative, as opposed to describing globalization through trends, policies, or particular industries. From Silk to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Genghis Khan; Henry, Infante of Portugal; Robert Clive Clive, Baron; Meyer Amschel Rothschild; Cyrus W Field; John D Rockefeller; Jean Monnet; Margaret Thatcher; Andrew S Grove; Xiaoping Deng; Robert Clive Clive, Baron; Xiaoping Deng; Cyrus W Field; Genghis Khan; Andrew S Grove; Henry, Infante of Portugal; Jean Monnet; John D Rockefeller; Meyer Amschel Rothschild; Margaret Thatcher; Henri, infant du Portugal; Jean Monnet; Margaret Thatcher; Xiaoping Deng; Genghis Khan; Andrew S Grove; John D Rockefeller; Robert Clive Clive, Baron; Cyrus W Field; Meyer Amschel Rothschild
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey E Garten
ISBN: 9780062409973 0062409972 9781445655895 1445655896 9780062409980 0062409980
OCLC Number: 910983819
Description: xvi, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Genghis Khan : the accidental empire builder (1162-1227) --
Prince Henry : the explorer who made a science of discovery (1394-1460) --
Robert Clive : the rogue who captured India for the British Empire (1725-1774) --
Mayer Amschel Rothschild : the godfather of global banking (1744-1812) --
Cyrus Field : the tycoon who wired the Atlantic (1819-1892) --
John D. Rockefeller : the titan who built the energy industry and also launched global philanthropy (1839-1937) --
Jean Monnet : the diplomat who reinvented Europe (1888-1979) --
Margaret Thatcher : the iron lady who revived free markets (1925-2013) --
Andrew Grove : the man behind the third industrial revolution (1936-present) --
Deng Xiaoping : the pragmatist who relaunched China (1904-1997) --
The best is yet to come.
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