A Concise History of the Modern World
By (author) William Woodruff
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Concise History of the Modern World by William Woodruff
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349118376
(198mm x 126mm x 35mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Woodruff
Road to Nab End, Paperback (September 2011)
The Road to Nab End is a marvelously evocative account of growing up poor in a British mill town. From William Woodruff's birth in 1916 until he ran away to London at the age of sixteen, he lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community in the north of England, where the crash of 1920 left his family in extreme poverty.
Nab End and Beyond, Paperback (December 2006)
* An omnibus edition comprising the bestselling and widely praised THE ROAD TO NAB END and BEYOND NAB END. * 'A terrific story with an archetypal rags-to-riches dimension. It is nostalgic, vivid and charming' OBSERVER
Vessel of Sadness, Paperback (November 2004)
A terrifying true-life novel about the 1944 Anzio landings in the tradition of BAND OF BROTHERS.
Beyond Nab End, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by William Woodruff
* The sequel to the no.1 bestselling THE ROAD TO NAB END. * ANGELA'S ASHES without the constant rain.
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Author Biography - 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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