Paul Kennedy is Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale University and author of the international best-sellers, 'The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers' and Preparing for the Twenty-First Century'.
Kennedy's intelligent approach to his broad subject matter will appeal to both the layman and those with a hand in our future. In this globally acclaimed bestseller, the author explores five centuries of empire-building and empire collapse, examining military conflict in the context of economic change. His arguments have provoked great debate and make this coherent volume both thought-provoking and readable. (Kirkus UK)