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Arthur Herman is the bestselling author of How the Scots Invented the Modern World, which has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide, and To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, which was nominated for the prestigious Mountbatten Prize in 2005. He is a former professor of history at Georgetown University, Catholic University, and the Smithsonian’s Campus on the Mall. He and his wife live in central Virginia.

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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.00

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $35.00

Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light... Read more >
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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: eBook, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Freedom's Forge
How American Business Produced Victory in World War II
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $18.00

SELECTED BY THE ECONOMIST AS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Remarkable as it may seem today, there once was a time when the president of the United States could pick up the phone and ask the president of General Motors to resign his position and take the reins of... Read more >
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Freedom's Forge
How American Business Produced Victory in World War II
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Gandhi & Churchill
The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $20.00

In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, bestselling historian Arthur Herman sheds new light on two of the most universally recognizable icons of the twentieth century, and reveals how their forty-year rivalry sealed the fate of India and the British Empire.

They were born worlds apart: Winston Churchill to Britain’s most glamorous... Read more >
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Gandhi & Churchill
The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $13.99

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How the Scots Invented the Modern World
The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Ever ything in It
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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How the Scots Invented the Modern World
The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $16.00

Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the... Read more >
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