A Brief History of the Western World

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997 - America - 713 pages
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This text presents a comprehensive view of the development of Western civilization in a book that is half the size of conventional survey texts. This book, which pioneered the brief format and is the only one of its kind that is not an abridgment of a longer book, makes convenient reading for students in survey courses and enables instructors to assign supplementary materials without overburdening student time or budgets. With its broad coverage of political, social, cultural and religious themes, "A Brief History of the Western World" lends itself to many different instructional approaches.

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Pedro Jose Greer Jr., M.D., is the award-winning founder and volunteer medical director of Miami's Camillus Health Concern, a health care clinic for the poor and homeless, which serves more than ten thousand men, women, and children annually. The winner of numerous honors, including a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" grant and the President's Service Award in 1997, Dr. Greer has served as an adviser to both the Bush and the Clinton administrations on health care issues. He holds a diverse number of appointments, ranging from serving as a trustee for the RAND corporation to sitting on the board of directors of Comic Relief. In addition, Dr. Greer is a professor of medicine, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in private practice, and the former Chief of Gastroenterology at Mercy Hospital, a full-Service hospital in Miami. The son of Cuban immigrants, he grew up in the Caribbean and in Miami.

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