Published March 1, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||588|
The War of the World by Niall Ferguson is a terrific read, beautifully written and full of fascinating information, much of it that I was unaware of before. Having recently read a number of history books, including A.J.P. Taylor’s The Origins of the Second World War, I can truly say that this book by Niall Ferguson rates very highly indeed/5(). The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West - Kindle edition by Ferguson, Niall. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West/5(). He is the author of many books in Italian, German, French and Spanish. In English he has published Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns; Heidegger and the Ideology of War; Liberalism: A Counter-History; and War and Revolution/5(6). The large scope of the book is impressive, as it covers the length of the 20th century. Personally I found the first one hundred pages to be a little lacking in interest, as they dealt mainly with the little known Japan-Russian war of /05 - a period in history, although /5().
War has been the defining theme of this century. This book analyzes almost every aspect of the impact of war on 20th-century society and ideology. Western culture has been deeply influenced, both consciously and unconsciously, by its experience of conflict, in particular the two World Wars and the Cold War that followed by: 5. War in the Twentieth Century. A champion of America’s great writers and timeless works, Library of America guides readers in finding and exploring the exceptional writing that reflects the . War in the twentieth century is a vivid and traumatic phenomenon Hence there is still much room for reflection and clarification in this branch of cultural history. How war has been remembered collectively is the central question in this volume/5. It is called “Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century.” As a connecting thread to justify a series of minihistorical narratives, “hubris,” it turns out, is just as unsatisfying.
The Great War and the Twentieth Century. Also Available in: World War I, the first “total war” in history, set in motion profound changes in the economies, demographics, and philosophies of the warring states. In this book, leading experts on the Great War discuss its causes, character, and legacy. The Books of the Century (French: Les cent livres du siècle) is a list of the one hundred most memorable books of the 20th century, according to a poll conducted in the spring of by the French retailer Fnac and the Paris newspaper Le Monde.. Starting from a preliminary list of titles created by bookshops and journalists, 17, French voters responded to the question, "Which. The 20th century was dominated by war and conflict that continually shifted the balance of power around the globe. This pivotal time period saw the emergence of "total wars" like World War I and World War II in which militaries used any means necessary to win—these wars were so massive they encompassed nearly the entire wars like the Chinese Civil War remained local but still Author: Jennifer Rosenberg. This is the first systematic study of the nature and extent of the social changes brought about in Europe and North America by the major twentieth-century wars. While recognising the essential uniqueness of historical events, Professor Marwick argues that these changes can be best explained by developing a 'model' which breaks war down into 3/5.