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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Nor is it to deny the large expansion of the Soviet merchant marine and fishing
fleets , and their significant strategical roles . 199 But there is as yet nothing in the
USSR ' s naval armory which has the striking power of the U . S . Navy ' s fifteen ...
U . S . naval growth and naval policy in this period are now very well covered .
Apart from Potter ( ed . ) , Sea Power , chs . 15 and 17 - 18 , see K . J . Hagan ( ed
. ) , In Peace and War : Interpretations of American Naval History , 1775 - 1978 ...
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
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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