Empires Apart

    Empires Apart

    America and Russia from the Vikings to Iraq

    Brian Landers

    Picnic 2009

    Paperback 604pp

    9780955861321   Product Code: 21814

    For most of the 20th century, two powers dominated the globe. For all their apparent difference, they had much in common. Both had expanded towards the Pacific from their original core, suppressing nomadic peoples along the way. Each freed its slaves in the same year, 1860. And by 1900, each had staked claim to its sphere of influence. Juxtaposing these rival empires, this remarkable history encourages us to understand global politics in a new way.

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