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    • The Pursuit of Power

    • Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000
    • By: William H. McNeill
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 17th century to the emergence of the military-industrial complex in the 20th.

    Regular price: $29.95