The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

By Paul Kennedy
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679720195, 704pp.)

Publication Date: January 15, 1989

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.




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Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers � the latest from Imperfectionists author Tom Rachman � follows the travels of a young bookstore proprietor. It's a "strange" book that requires a bit of patience. More at NPR.org

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Saturday, Jun 7, 2014

Tom Rachman has written a book for book lovers in The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. The best-selling novelist talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the difference between reading and literature. More at NPR.org

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Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

Have you ever had the feeling that you've overstepped your boundaries? Author Tim Wu has � or, at least, he's read about it. He recommends three books on the disastrous consequences it can have. Tell us about a time you should have known your limits in the comments section. More at NPR.org

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