History opens itself to you in this book. By following the central conflict of human history (production versus plunder), the rise and fall of human civilizations become understandable. The truth is that the battles and names that most of us learn in school are never connected to their most basic causes, and therefore never really fit together into an understandable whole. In this book, however, they do.
When history comes together into a coherent story, quite a few surprises can be seen, such as the fact that the Sumerians did not create the first culture: They destroyed it. Or, that Athens did not create the Golden Age of the Greeks: They ended it.
Pages: 275, Publication Date: 2009, Softcover