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early account of wars
I found this quite dry and hard to read. It is superb if you are an insomniac! I tried really hard to get through it and finally gave up around page 150. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Clinton Millett
...as a view of recent history. Kennedy's predictions on the near future were no worse than anyone else's at the time. Read morePublished on April 26 2005 by Steve Muhlberger
This is a good book that reveals that there are cycles and trends that tend to have happened throughtout history to great nations. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2004 by Joseph J. Slevin
Time has not been kind to Paul Kennedy's book. It's sort of funny to think that Kennedy was writing this on the eve of a ten year financial boom in the US -- one of the largest in... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003
Kennedy chronicles the rise of the Great Powers starting with the Ming Dynasty in China and taking us all the way to the contemporary times of the 1980s. Read morePublished on July 19 2003 by Gabriel Emanuel Borlean
I know it's picking nits, but there was one statement that the author made on page 504 saying that "Stars Wars" technology would not alter the MAD equation if it were developed. Read morePublished on June 26 2003 by Mark T. Smith
Paul Kennedy has developed a unique approach at explaining history. Paul Kennedy's historical model focuses on a few variables, including:
1) What % of GDP a Power dedicates... Read more
Amazing book! Wonderfully written. Surprisingly, only half-interpreted. As a few reviewers have pointed out, it is more properly used as a history book than an oracle. Read morePublished on May 26 2003 by J. Risse