Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time

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Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time

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Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
by Carroll Quigley
© Carroll Quigley 1966

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: [PDF HERE]

• PREFACE
• I. INTRODUCTION: WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN ITS WORLD SETTING
• II. WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 1914
• III. THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE TO 1917
• IV. THE BUFFER FRINGE
• V. THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1914-1918
• VI. TH E VERSAILLES SYSTEM AND THE RETURN TO "NORMALCY, " 1919-1929
• VII. FINANCE, COMMERCIAL POLICY, AND BUSINESS ACTIVITY, 1897-1947
• VIII. INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM AND THE SOVIET CHALLENGE
• IX. GERMANY FROM KAISER TO HITLER, 1913-1945
• X. BRITAIN: THE BACKGROUND TO APPEASEMENT, 1900-1939
• XI. CHANGING ECONOMIC PATTERNS
• XII. THE POLICY OF APPEASEMENT, 1931-1936
• XIII. THE DISRUPTION OF EUROPE
• XIV. WORLD WAR II: THE TIDE OF AGGRESSION, 1939-1941
• XV. WORLD WAR II: THE EBB OF AGGRESSION, 1941-1945
• XVI. THE NEW AGE
• XVII. NUCLEAR RIVALRY AND TH E COLD WAR: AMERICAN ATOMIC SUPREMACY, 1945-1950
• XVIII. NUCLEAR RIVALRY AND TH E COLD WAR: THE RACE FOR THE H-BOMB, 1950-1957
• XIX. THE NEW ERA, 1957-1964
• XX. TRAGEDY AND HOPE: THE FUTURE IN PERSPECTIVE
• INDEX
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