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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Even the first of the European sailors to visit China in the early sixteenth century,
although impressed by its size, population, and riches, might have observed that
this was a country which had turned in on itself. That remark certainly could not ...
The French army's operations under its early leader Dumouriez, and even the
much larger and more elaborate campaigns of Napoleon, revealed deficiencies
in organization and training and weaknesses in supply and communications, ...
This may not have mattered in the early, successful stages, but it did become
important during the retreat, when men were desperate to escape from the bitter
weather and marauding Cossacks and to return to their own homes.92 The
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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