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The war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the west

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2007. ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ferguson, Niall.
War of the world.
New York : Penguin Books, 2007
(OCoLC)299799891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 9781101615874 1101615877
OCLC Number: 860833692
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: I: The great train crash --
Empires and races --
Orient express --
Fault lines --
The contagion of war --
Graves of nations --
II: Empire-states --
The plan --
Strange folk --
An incidental empire --
Defending the indefensible --
The pity of peace --
III: Killing space --
Blitzkrieg --
Through the looking glass --
Killers and collaborators --
The gates of hell --
IV: A tainted triumph --
The osmosis of war --
Kaputt --
The descent of the west.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.

Abstract:

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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