By Niall Ferguson
Outstanding in its scope and erudition, this can be the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's quite a few acclaimed works were top as much as. In it, he grapples with maybe the main demanding questions of recent background: Why was once the 20 th century history's bloodiest by means of some distance? Why did extraordinary fabric growth move hand in hand with overall battle and genocide? His quest for brand spanking new solutions takes him from the partitions of Nanjing to the bloody shores of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic detoxing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. the outcome, as brilliantly written because it is essential, is a brilliant historian's masterwork.
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