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From Silk to Silicon

The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

by Jeffrey E. Garten

On Sale: 03/14/2017

Price: $16.99

From Silk to Silicon

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From Silk to Silicon

The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

by Jeffrey E. Garten

On Sale: 03/14/2017

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Price: $16.99

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Critical Praise

“Succinct, erudite and entertaining, From Silk to Silicon is a most original account of the genesis of globalization.” - Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, former President of Mexico and Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

“Garten compellingly recounts how ten individuals helped shape the modern world, reminding us of the possibilities begat by transformative leadership.” - Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former U. S. Secretary of State

“This is a tale of globalization and leadership that is both sweeping and personal. By focusing on ten transformational people, it shows how individuals can affect the flow of history. It’s a guide to the future as well as to the past.” - Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin

“Jeffrey Garten has brilliantly updated Thomas Carlyle’s Great Man Theory of History in his gallery of transformative figures, notably including a woman, who have spurred globalization. A tour-de-force–imaginative, informative and just plain fun to read.” - STROBE TALBOTT, president of The Brookings Institution, former U.S. deputy secretary of state, and former editor-at-large, TIME Magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062409980
  • ISBN 10: 0062409980
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 03/14/2017
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.081 in (d)
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / World
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical