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10 Years That Shook the World: A timeline of events from 2001
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From 9/11 to the launch of the iPod, from the creation of ‘Gmail’ to the 2004 tsunami, from the Enron bankruptcy to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 10 Years That Shook the World is the story of an extraordinary decade.
Loretta Napoleoni presents world events not as a chronology but as dispatches from the world’s collective memory in ‘tweets’ of 140 characters long, as each year from 2001 to 2011 is recounted in individual chapters.
Topics like world events, politics, economics, celebrities, and the environment intersect and converge to reveal the accelerating pace of globalisation and the changes that have affected us all throughout 'the noughties'.
More than just a timeline, 10 Years That Shook the World will evoke powerful memories and start lively conversations about globilisation and the way that world events of the last ten years have shaped who you are today.
Praise for 10 Years That Shook the World:
One of the strengths [of 10 Years That Shook the World] is the way it shows that even though we tend to think of terrorist attacks in 2001 as the defining event of the age, so many other things happened that affect today’s events more directly.DAILY TELEGRAPH, SYDNEY
In telling the story of a decade, Napoleoni presents events not in an exact chronological way but as dispatches from the world’s collective memory. A myriad of contexts: politics, natural disasters, world population figures and the environment intersect to reveal the burgeoning pace of globalisation and escalating change.BONZER!