Power and Greed : A Short History of the World, Paperback

Power and Greed : A Short History of the World Paperback



This lively and fascinating book by a professor of history deals with human greed and power and how these determine world events.

Gigantes takes the reader on a hair-raising journey through time, introducing on the one hand the great rule makers for just society, men such as Moses, Solon, Jesus and Muhammad, and on the other, the rule-breakers, termed 'Grand Acquisitors'.

The latter, motivated by greed, use every means fair and foul to acquire more than their share - from the warring chieftains of early societies to the so-called robber barons of the nineteenth century and in our own times, the emergence of the superpower states.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781841196893



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