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Way of the World : From the Dawn of Civilization To the Eve of the Twenty-first Century (98 Edition)

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"Ambitious.... The truth is that Fromkin's outline is persuasively thought out and presented."--The Washington Post Book World

As the human race approaches the 21st century, questions of our past trouble us as much as those that concern our future. How did we get here? Where--and how--did Homo sapiens originate? How did we, precariously bipedal, come to dominate the animal kingdom, direct the flow of the Euphrates, fly a rocket to the moon?

David Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace and finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critic Circle Award, provides an arrestingly cogent answer in The Way of the World. With insight and sound scholarship, he reveals how human culture has evolved according to the principles of self-determination--from the footsteps of the first hominids 3.5 million years ago to the efforts of contemporary democracies' to establish a global, lasting peace. Here is a world history wherein early forms of Christianity give way to rationalism, the tyranny of kings crumbles to the merits of representative government, and modern science presents us with the master key to the future. Refreshingly positive, David Fromkin reminds us of the astounding record of human achievement, and the potential in each of us to improve the way of our world.

"Mr. Fromkin recounts 'the greatest story ever told' exceedingly well, aided by a deep knowledge and an elegant prose style."--The Wall Street Journal

"The Way of the World is worldly, civilized, genial."--The Boston Globe

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-235) and index.

About the Author

David Fromkin lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679766698
Author:
Fromkin, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
World
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
World history
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
1734-3
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.70 in. .61 lbs.

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