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A Concise History Of The Modern World By William Woodruff

A Concise History Of The Modern World
by William Woodruff

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* A short history of the world from 1500 to the present.
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A Concise History Of The Modern World Summary


A Concise History Of The Modern World by William Woodruff

This book investigates the major changes in world history and world economy during the past five hundred years and explains to what extent world forces have been responsible for shaping both past and present. Its underlying theme is the struggle for power in which, since the sixteenth century, the West has prevailed. Many of the problems of the contemporary world - including terrorism - are the legacy of the period of Western domination. Until the rise of the West, and its incomparable impact on every branch of human activity, the centre of the world has been in Asia. By the nineteenth century world power was firmly in the hands of the West. America's later rise to world status was prompted by the two world wars. The most prominent of the Western nations, the US is now blamed for all the excesses of an earlier colonial age.

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A Concise History Of The Modern World Reviews


Woodruff's writing is fresh, vivid, honest and intelligent * Sunday Times *

About William Woodruff


From his birth in 1916 until he ran away to London, William Woodruff lived
in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community. He eventually went to Oxford
University and lived in Florida for over forty years. He died in 2008.

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GOR001080724
A Concise History Of The Modern World by William Woodruff
William Woodruff
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-11-17
544
034911837X
9780349118376
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