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10 Years That Shook the World

10 Years That Shook the World

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Written by Loretta NapoleoniAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Loretta Napoleoni

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: February 14, 2012
  • Price: $12.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-60980-413-8 (1-60980-413-9)
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In a style similar to many of today’s social media networks, this booklet will appeal to readers across generational lines, especially the millennial generation that came of age on or after 9/11/2001.

The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the past decade. September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes from 2001 to 2011 go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The purpose of this booklet is to show the true patterns of change–those innovations that will influence coming decades.

This is more than a timeline; it is the tale of an extraordinary decade. Within each year, Napoleoni presents events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. Thus the main topics--politics, economics, people, technology, and the environment--cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization is speeding up the pace of change in our world.

Written in tweet-like bursts of information, 10 Years takes the reader through the last decade at breakneck speed, teasing out the links between financial policy, terrorism, propaganda, and social media over the course of the decade.