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A History of the World

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Informationen zum Autor Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman , the Independent , the Daily Express and the Observer . From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC’s Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1 and Start the Week on Radio 4. He has written several books, including A History of 20th Century Britain and A History of Modern Britain . He lives in London with his family. Klappentext Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today's superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. A History of the World is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For 'the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.' Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best. From the earliest civilizations to the twenty-first century, Andrew Marr's A History of the World is a compelling global journey through human history. Zusammenfassung From the earliest civilizations to the twenty-first century, Andrew Marr's A History of the World is a compelling global journey through human history. Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgements - i: Acknowledgements Introduction - ii: Introduction Chapter - 1: Out of the Heat, Towards the Ice Chapter - 2: The Case for War Chapter - 3: The Sword and the Word Chapter - 4: Beyond the Muddy Melting Pot Chapter - 5: The World Blows Open Chapter - 6: Dreams of Freedom Chapter - 7: Capitalism and its Enemies Chapter - 8: 1918-2012: Our Times Section - iii: Notes Section - iv: Bibliography Index - v: Index Acknowledgements - vi: Picture Acknowledgements...

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Authors Andrew Marr
Publisher Pan Books
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 18
Product format Paperback
Released 06.06.2013
EAN 9781447236825
ISBN 978-1-4472-3682-5
No. of pages 614
Dimensions 130 mm x 197 mm x 40 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book

General, Social & cultural history, c 1500 onwards to present day, History: earliest times to present day, Social and cultural history, Ancient History, Modern Period, C 1500 Onwards, Civilization

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