The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Vintage Books, 1989 - Business & Economics - 677 pages
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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Mitchell , History of Russian and Soviet Sea Power , chs . 21 - 22 , covers the
post1945 buildup . See also N . Polmar , Soviet Naval Developments , 1982 ( 4th
edn . , Annapolis , Md . , 1981 ) , pp . 3 – 13 ; R . W . Herrick , Soviet Naval
A1 , A6 , quoting Leonard Silk ; Colton , Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union ,
ch . 3 ; Daniels , Russia : The ... This is best covered by F . D . Holzman ' s articles
“ Are the Soviets Really Outspending the U . S . on Defense ? " International ...
Herspring and Volgyes , “ Political Reliability , " passim ; B . S . Lambeth , "
Uncertainties for the Soviet War Planner , " in Miller ( ed . ) , Conventional Forces
and American Defense Policy , pp . 181 - 82 ; W . E . Griffith , “ Superpower
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Yale historian Kennedy surveys the ebb and flow of power among the major states of Europe from the 16th centurywhen Europe's preeminence first took shapethrough and beyond the present erawhen great ... Read full review