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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 01 September 2016
  • ISBN : 9780241295779
  • Page : 848 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 6 voters

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ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar... a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman 'Transnational history at its finest ... .. social, political and cultural themes swirl together in one great canvas of immense detail and beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times 'Dazzlingly erudite and entertaining' Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the sense of wonder that permeated this remarkable era, as rulers and ruled navigated overwhelming cultural, political and technological changes. It was a time where what was seen as modern with amazing speed appeared old-fashioned, where huge cities sprang up in a generation, new European countries were created and where, for the first time, humans could communicate almost instantly over thousands of miles. In the period bounded by the Battle of Waterloo and the outbreak of World War I, Europe dominated the rest of the world as never before or since: this book breaks new ground by showing how the continent shaped, and was shaped by, its interactions with other parts of the globe. Richard Evans explores fully the revolutions, empire-building and wars that marked the nineteenth century, but the book is about so much more, whether it is illness, serfdom, religion or philosophy. The Pursuit of Power is a work by a historian at the height of his powers: essential for anyone trying to understand Europe, then or now.

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The Pursuit of Power

The Pursuit of Power
  • Author : Richard J. Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780241295779
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ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar... a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman 'Transnational history at its finest ... .. social, political and cultural themes swirl together in one great canvas of immense detail and beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times 'Dazzlingly erudite and entertaining' Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power

The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825-1995

The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825-1995
  • Author : Chushichi Tsuzuki
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2000-04-13
  • ISBN : 9780191542459
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This new history of modern Japan covers its remarkable transformation from a small country on the fringe of international politics to the major world power it is today. Professor Tsuzuki traces Japan's pursuit of power, first by military and then by economic means, from her attempts to replace China at the centre of the Confucian Middle Kingdom; through the Meiji nationalist response to the inroads of nineteenth century western imperialism; and on to the post-war USJapanese alliance powering the economic

The Pursuit of Power

The Pursuit of Power
  • Author : Richard J. Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29
  • ISBN : 9780735221215
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An Economist Best Book of the Year “Sweeping . . . an ambitious synthesis . . . [Evans] writes with admirable narrative power and possesses a wonderful eye for local color . . . Fascinating.”—Stephen Schuker, The Wall Street Journal From the bestselling author of The Third Reich at War, a masterly account of Europe in the age of its global hegemony; the latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series Richard J. Evans, bestselling historian of Nazi Germany, returns with a monumental new addition to the

The Pursuit of Power

The Pursuit of Power
  • Author : William H. McNeill
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780226160191
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In this magnificent synthesis of military, technological, and social history, William H. McNeill explores a whole millennium of human upheaval and traces the path by which we have arrived at the frightening dilemmas that now confront us. McNeill moves with equal mastery from the crossbow—banned by the Church in 1139 as too lethal for Christians to use against one another—to the nuclear missile, from the sociological consequences of drill in the seventeenth century to the emergence of the military-industrial

The Pursuit of Power and Freedom

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  • Author : Rajmani Tigunait,Katha Upanishad
  • Publisher : Himalayan Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780893892746
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This is a new and contemporary translation of one of India's most revered texts - The Katha Upanishad. Tigunait delights us with an understandable version of one of the most difficult texts of all religious traditions. The story is of a young boy who compels the Lord of Death to reveal the secret of what happens after we die. Tigunait's commentary and translation make this text ideal for anyone looking for inner growth and enlightenment.

Financial Crisis Management and the Pursuit of Power

Financial Crisis Management and the Pursuit of Power
  • Author : Asst Prof Mine Aysen Doyran
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • ISBN : 9781409489498
GET THIS BOOKFinancial Crisis Management and the Pursuit of Power

How does America manage crisis on behalf of international finance in the absence of a global state? Doyran explores the relationship between state power and global finance and in particular examines the various attempts by the US state at financial crisis management. The case studies highlight the dramatic consequences of the rise of financial capitalism in the US economy, and also explore regulatory sources of market failures, systemic risk and moral hazard. This book focuses on this primary issue facing

The Superman Syndrome--The Magic of Myth in The Pursuit of Power

The Superman Syndrome--The Magic of Myth in The Pursuit of Power
  • Author : Gene N. Landrum
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780595346974
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The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth Joseph Campbell defined a myth as "a life-shaping image, a metaphor that creates a hero out of those who heed it." Author Dr. Gene Landrum takes Campbell's definition one step further by offering a variety of motivational techniques that will propel you to heroic success. Dr. Landrum describes the "superman syndrome" as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm. He points out

Haya de la Torre and the Pursuit of Power in Twentieth-Century Peru and Latin America

Haya de la Torre and the Pursuit of Power in Twentieth-Century Peru and Latin America
  • Author : Iñigo García-Bryce
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781469636603
GET THIS BOOKHaya de la Torre and the Pursuit of Power in Twentieth-Century Peru and Latin America

Like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Peruvian Victor Raul Haya de la Torre (1895–1979) was one of Latin America's key revolutionary leaders, well known across national boundaries. Inigo Garcia-Bryce's biography of Haya chronicles his dramatic political odyssey as founder of the highly influential American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA), as a political theorist whose philosophy shifted gradually from Marxism to democracy, and as a seasoned opposition figure repeatedly jailed and exiled by his own government. Garcia-Bryce spotlights Haya's devotion to forging populism

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  • Author : William H. McNeill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • ISBN : OCLC:987166348
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The Pursuit of Glory

The Pursuit of Glory
  • Author : Tim Blanning
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-02-28
  • ISBN : 9780141912752
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The Pursuit of Glory brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods in European history – from the battered, introvert continent after the Thirty Years War to the dynamic one that experienced the French Revolution and the wars of Napoleon. Tim Blanning depicts the lives of ordinary people and the dominant personalities of the age (Louis XIV, Frederick the Great, Napoleon), and explores an era of almost unprecedented change, growth and cultural, political and technological ferment that shaped the societies

The Pursuit of Excellence

The Pursuit of Excellence
  • Author : Janet Perkins
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781602661394
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Are you serious about changing your life and present circumstances? Do you want to subdue every opposition and excel to a higher level of achievement? This ground-breaking book will challenge you to enter into a intimate relationship with the Lord and become the powerhouse God has called you to be. It will identify strategic biblical principles that will call you out from the familiar and comfortable zone, to that of having faith,trust, and confidence in His safety and security.

The Pursuit of Equality in the West

The Pursuit of Equality in the West
  • Author : Aldo Schiavone
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-05
  • ISBN : 9780674275713
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One of the world’s foremost historians of Western political and legal thought proposes a bold new model for thinking about equality at a time when its absence threatens democracies everywhere. How much equality does democracy need to survive? Political thinkers have wrestled with that question for millennia. Aristotle argued that some are born to command and others to obey. Antiphon believed that men, at least, were born equal. Later the Romans upended the debate by asking whether citizens were

Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations Between States

Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations Between States
  • Author : F. H. Hinsley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1967-10
  • ISBN : 0521094488
GET THIS BOOKPower and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations Between States

In the last years of the nineteenth century peace proposals were first stimulated by fear of the danger of war rather than in consequence of its outbreak. In this study of the nature and history of international relations Mr Hinsley presents his conclusions about the causes of war and the development of men's efforts to avoid it. In the first part he examines international theories from the end of the middle ages to the establishment of the League of Nations

Companion to the Summa Theologica: The pursuit of happiness (corresponding to the Summa theologica Ia IIae)

Companion to the Summa Theologica: The pursuit of happiness (corresponding to the Summa theologica Ia IIae)
  • Author : Walter Farrell
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780984173143
GET THIS BOOKCompanion to the Summa Theologica: The pursuit of happiness (corresponding to the Summa theologica Ia IIae)

Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan

Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan
  • Author : David van Mill
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2001-07-19
  • ISBN : 079145035X
GET THIS BOOKLiberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan

A new interpretation of the theory of Hobbes.