Subtitle: The Genesis of the Modern World
Author: Michael Burleigh
Publisher: Macmillan Hardback Omes (2013)
Condition: Very Good. Light wear to cover, edges and corners.
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 4.4 cm
Dozens of new nations struggled into existence, the legacies of which are still felt today. Placing these vicious struggles alongside the period-defining United States and Soviet standoffs in Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba, Burleigh swerves from Algeria to Kenya, to Vietnam and Kashmir, interspersing top-level diplomatic negotiations with portraits of the charismatic local leaders.
The result is a dazzling work of history, a searing analysis of the legacy of imperialism and a reminder of just how the United States became the world's great enforcer.