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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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Written by Paul KennedyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Paul Kennedy

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 15, 1989
  • Price: $20.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72019-5 (0-679-72019-7)
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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 problems against a background of empires that have gone under because they were unable to sustain the material cost of greatness; and he does so in a universal historical perspective of which Ranke would surely have approved."--New York Review of Books