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  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062747365
    • Publisher: HarperLuxe
    • Published: November 2017
    This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson's entry into World War One and Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution. In this incisive, fast-paced history, New York Times bestselling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. Through the end of World War I, countries only marched into war to advance or protect their national interests. After World War I, countries began going to war over ideas. Together Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive ideologies that would sweep the world, from nationalism and globalism to Communism and terrorism, and that continue to shape our world today. Our new world disorder is the legacy left by Wilson and Lenin, and their visions of the perfectibility of man. One hundred years later, we still sit on the powder keg to which they first set the detonator, through war and revolution.
  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062570888
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: November 2017
    How did two men move the world away from wars for land and treasure to wars over ideas and ideologies--a change that would go on to kill millions?In April 1917, Woodrow Wilson--champion of American democracy but also of segregation, advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice--thrust the United States into the First World War in order to make the "world safe for democracy"--only to see his dreams for a liberal international system dissolve into chaos, bloodshed, and betrayal.That October, Vladimir Lenin--communist revolutionary and advocate for class war and "dictatorship of the proletariat"--would overthrow Russia's earlier democratic revolution that had toppled the powerful czar, all in the name of liberating humanity--and instead would set up the most repressive totalitarian regime in history, the Soviet Union. In this incisive, fast-paced history, the New York Times bestselling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. Prior to and through the end of World War I, countries marched into war only to advance or protect their national interests. After World War I, countries began going to war over ideas. Together Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive ideologies that would sweep the world, from nationalism and globalism to Communism and terrorism, and that continue to shape our world today.Our new world disorder is the legacy left by Wilson and Lenin, and their visions of the perfectibility of man. One hundred years later, we still sit on the powder keg they first set the detonator to, through war and revolution.
  • Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812982046
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: July 2013
    The Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of Gandhi & Churchill assesses the pivotal role of American big business in building weapons and enabling industrial dominance for Allied forces in World War II, tracing the contributions of Danish immigrant William Knudsen and shipbuilding industrialist Henry Kaiser.
  • Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780553383768
    • Publisher: BANTAM TRADE PAPERBACK
    • Published: April 2009
    Through incisive prose illuminated by dozens of photographs and maps, Arthur Herman cuts through the legends surrounding the charismatic duo to reveal their flaws as well as their strengths, to discover why they each inspired and alienated millions simultaneously. This masterpiece of narrative history changes how we perceive these two, larger-than-life, figures, and demonstrates the impact they had on each other, and the modern world. Illus. 752p.
  • How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780609809990
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: September 2002
    A distinguished historian explores the seminal contributions of Scotland to the development of modern Western civilization, discussing the impact of such ideals as democracy, freedom of speech, equal opportunity, and a commitment to education and exploring Scottish accomplishments in the fields of philosophy, science, medicine, engineering, political thought, and more. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
  • How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780609606353
    • Publisher: Crown Publishers
    • Published: November 2001
    Discussion of Scottish contributions to the basic ideas and institutions of modern life.
  • The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780553807301
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2013
    Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation. However, the same Academy that spread Plato’s teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Plato’s most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructor’s and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture. The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up man’s destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosopher’s job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Plato’s Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today. From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Plato’s), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophers—but never outside their influence. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate.
  • The Idea of Decline in Western History

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416576334
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: 1997
    Historian Arthur Herman traces the roots of declinism and shows how major thinkers, past and present, have contributed to its development as a coherent ideology of cultural pessimism.From Nazism to the Sixties counterculture, from Britain's Fabian socialists to America's multiculturalists, and from Dracula and Freud to Robert Bly and Madonna, this work examines the idea of decline in Western history and sets out to explain how the conviction of civilization's inevitable end has become a fixed part of the modern Western imagination. Through a series of biographical portraits spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, the author traces the roots of declinism and aims to show how major thinkers of the past and present, including Nietzsche, DuBois, Sartre, and Foucault, have contributed to its development as a coherent ideology of cultural pessimism.
  • To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

    By Arthur Herman

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060534257
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: November 2005
    The extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world. Notes, Index. 648p.

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