The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred

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Allen Lane, Jan 1, 2006 - Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 - 745 pages
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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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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

This is a very good book indeed. I like the way that he writes, and clearly builds up the entire momentum of events leading up to World War I and World War II. The book has clearly been researched ... Read full review

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User Review  - tbrennan1 - LibraryThing

A compelling work detailing the hatred in humanity as revealed by the wars of the twentieth century. This century was the most savage in history and the historian Niall Ferguson reveals the mix of ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
xiii
Introduction
xxxiii
Empires and Races
3
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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