The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium

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Penguin, Oct 14, 2010 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 165 pages
Remember worrying about the Y2K bug in 1999? Or life before Twitter? Ten years ago, September 11 was just another day, Facebook didn't exist, and Barack Obama was a little-known state senator. Some have called the jam-packed first decade of the new millennium the "ten-year century" for all of the history-making, life-changing developments it's contained.

Now, James Sutherland explores these influential years for the audience that's grown up in it, putting history in context and explaining how the world is smaller, faster, and more connected than it's ever been-and why it matters.

 

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A very good capsulized chronicle of major events spanning the the first decade of the 21st century, which Sutherland shows was indeed a tumultuous one in many respects. Further explanation is needed for some apsects of Islam he metions and I take issue with a couple of generalizations. Read full review

THE TEN-YEAR CENTURY: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium

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There was great anticipation for the arrival of the 21st century, but few could have predicted the rapid change the first ten years would bring. Stories of a contested election decided by the U.S ... Read full review

Contents

SO MUCH PROSPERITY
ELECTION 2K
DOTCOM BUST
THE ELECTION THAT WOULDNT END
RECOUNT
BITTER AFTERTASTE
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THE PROLIFERATION PROBLEM
THE DECIDER
RETURN OF THE TALIBAN
MIDTERMS
CHANGING THE WORLD A FEW DOLLARS AT A TIME
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PRESIDENT
SURGE
A NEW NONPROLIFERATION STRATEGY
IS IT HOT IN HERE?

AL QAEDAS SECOND STRIKE
STUDENTS OF ISLAM
THE PLANES OPERATION
WE HAVE SOME PLANES
RESPONSE
FIGHTING BACK
A NEW HOPE AND A NEW WAR
THE GLOBAL WAR
PREEMPTION
MAKING THE CASE
INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE
OTHER PROLIFERATION CONCERNS
THE OTHER WAR
THE DARK SIDE
WMD
REGIME CHANGE
RECIPE FOR TROUBLE
TRUST DAMAGED
GETTING TOUGH
THE MASTERMIND
THE WAR HERO
LOSING HEARTS AND MINDS
ENHANCED DETENTION
TRUTHINESS
UNFIT FOR COMMAND
REFERENDUM
THE WAVE
FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH
THE PYGMY
ATOMIC ALLY
FINDING A COIN
STATE OF DENIAL
WEB 20
CIVIL WAR
SURGING FORWARD
WE DO WHAT WE CAN
IOWA APPROACHES
THE AUDACITY OF HOPE
REAGAN NOT BUSH
MAVERICK
THE GREAT RECESSION
COOL HEADS PREVAIL
CHANGE
PERIL AND POSSIBILITY
STIMULATING THE ECONOMY
A FOUNDATION
A NEW BEGINNING
MAHMOUD II
NO CHANGE
AFPAK
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About the author (2010)

James Sutherland is a freelance writer. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.

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