The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
With 200,000 hardcover copies in print, this book has received worldwide attention. Kennedy explains how the various world powers have risen and fallen over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in Western Europe.
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of March 1801 a British expedition defeated the French army at Alexandria, which
afterward led to a complete French withdrawal from Egypt. Farther afield, British
forces in India overwhelmed the French- backed Tipu in Mysore and continued ...
There is no comprehensive history of French defense policy in this period; but
there are useful details in D. Porch, The March to the Marne: The French Army
1871-1914 (Cambridge, 1981); P.M. de la Gorce, The French Army: A Military ...
No attempt will be made here to cover all the literature upon French politics and
society in the 1930s and its relationship to the 1940 "strange defeat." There are
important surveys in J. B. Duroselle, La Decadence 1932-1939 (Paris, 1979); R.
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The internal political system of the United states, or of any other nation for that matter, is of little consequence to Paul Kennedy in his treatment of WWI. The rise and fall of the Great Powers with ... Read full review
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might. Kennedy's masterwork begins ... Read full review