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Paul Kennedy

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Paul Kennedy is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Preparing for the Twenty-first Century and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. He serves on the editorial board of numerous scholarly journals and has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and several other publications. Educated at Newcastle University and Oxford University, he is a former fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn.

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Engineers of Victory
The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War
Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $16.00

Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory... Read more >
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Engineers of Victory
The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War
Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Parliament of Man

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Parliament of Man
The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations
Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $16.95

“With all its defects, with all the failures that we can check up against it, the UN still represents man’s best-organized hope to substitute the conference table for the battlefield.”
–Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

The signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945 was an unprecedented development in the history of humankind... Read more >
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Preparing for the Twenty-First Century

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Preparing for the Twenty-First Century

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $16.95

Kennedy's classic The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers considered the forces within nations that led to their rise and fall.  In Preparing for the Twenty-first Century he addresses a larger and uniquely modern question:  how will transnational forces in a world of scarce resources, instant communications, and exploding population affect the... Read more >
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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: eBook, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $15.99

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1989
Price: $20.00

In this magisterial work Kennedy "presents a clearly defined and closely reasoned thesis explaining the subject matter of the title--why nations rise and fall, and why the process is still continuing" (The New York Times Book Review).

"Important, learned, and lucid...Kennedy's great achievement is that he makes us see our current international... Read more >
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