The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred - Hardcover
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 Ferguson's masterpiece.
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'Here is a work of originality and depth, history at its most challenging and controversial.' -- The Times, May 27, 2006
From the Publisher:
'This is one of the most intriguing attempts by an historian to
explain man's inhumanity to man'
This wonderful series if brought back to life in freshly coloured new UK editions, designed to entrance and engage another generation. Issue 1 of the new series. As collectable, and as readable, as ever. Great for reluctant readers too.
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- PublisherAllen Lane
- Publication date2006
- ISBN 10 0713997087
- ISBN 13 9780713997088
- Edition number1
- Number of pages816