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The Resource The war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the West, Niall Ferguson

The war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the West, Niall Ferguson

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The war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the West
Title
The war of the world
Title remainder
twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the West
Statement of responsibility
Niall Ferguson
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Fergusson provides a revolutionary reinterpretation of the modern era that resolves its central paradox: why unprecedented progress coincided with unprecedented violence, and why the seeming triumph of the West bore the seeds of its undoing. From the conflicts that presaged the First World War to the aftershocks of the Cold War, the twentieth century was by far the bloodiest in all of human history. How can we explain the astonishing scale and intensity of its violence when, thanks to the advances of science and economics, most people were better off than ever before? Wherever one looked, the world in 1900 offered the happy prospect of ever-greater interconnection. Why, then, did global progress descend into internecine war and genocide? Drawing on a pioneering combination of history, economics, and evolutionary theory, Ferguson examines what he calls the age of hatred and sets out to explain what went wrong with modernity. --From publisher description
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DLC
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
  • 303.6/6
  • 909.82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6385
LC item number
.F47 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000122275
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Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
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  • War
  • War
  • World politics
  • Guerre
  • Guerre
  • Politique mondiale
  • Guerre
  • Guerre
  • Politique mondiale
  • War
  • War
  • World politics
  • Internationales politisches System
  • Krieg
  • Weltkrieg
  • Krieg
  • War
  • War.
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The war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the West, Niall Ferguson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-764) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The great train crash. Empires and races ; Orient express ; Fault lines ; The contagion of war ; Graves of nations -- pt. 2. Empire-states. The plan ; Strange folk ; An incidental empire ; Defending the indefensible ; The pity of peace -- pt. 3. Killing space. Blitzkrieg ; Through the looking glass ; Killers and collaborators ; The gates of hell -- pt. 4. A tainted triumph. The osmosis of war ; Kaputt -- Epilogue: The descent of the West -- Appendix: The War of the World in historical perspective
Control code
ocm70839824
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lxxi, 808 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201004
Lccn
2006050304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594201004
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70839824
  • (OCoLC)70839824
Label
The war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the West, Niall Ferguson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-764) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The great train crash. Empires and races ; Orient express ; Fault lines ; The contagion of war ; Graves of nations -- pt. 2. Empire-states. The plan ; Strange folk ; An incidental empire ; Defending the indefensible ; The pity of peace -- pt. 3. Killing space. Blitzkrieg ; Through the looking glass ; Killers and collaborators ; The gates of hell -- pt. 4. A tainted triumph. The osmosis of war ; Kaputt -- Epilogue: The descent of the West -- Appendix: The War of the World in historical perspective
Control code
ocm70839824
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lxxi, 808 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201004
Lccn
2006050304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594201004
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70839824
  • (OCoLC)70839824

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