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    • Why the West Rules - for Now

    • The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future
    • By: Ian Morris
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West’s rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the 20th century secured its global supremacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By George on 08-03-11

    Regular price: $41.99

    • War! What Is It Good For?

    • Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots
    • By: Ian Morris
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It Good For?, the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris tells the gruesome, gripping story of 15,000 years of war, going beyond the battles and brutality to reveal what war has really done to and for the world. War, and war alone, has created bigger, more complex societies, ruled by governments that have stamped out internal violence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I Expected At All!!!

    • By Leonard on 12-12-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Can Central Banks Goose Growth?

    • By: J. Tomilson Hill, Ian Morris
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the years since the global financial crisis of 2008 engulfed the world and the United States fell into the Great Recession, the panic has subsided and Western economies have recovered to varying degrees. But the downturn’s effects have proved profound and lasting, and serious risks persist for the global economy. The recovery has been slow, inflation levels remain below the targets set by central banks, and total debt levels are much higher than before the crisis began.


    Regular price: $1.95