From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

  • 11h 29m 12s
  • Jeffrey E. Garten
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2016

The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter I GENGHIS KHAN: THE ACCIDENTAL EMPIRE BUILDER (1162-1227)
  • Chapter II PRINCE HENRY: THE EXPLORER WHO MADE A SCIENCE OF DISCOVERY (1394-1460)
  • Chapter III ROBERT CLIVE: THE ROGUE WHO CAPTURED INDIA FOR THE BRITISH EMPIRE (1725-1774)
  • Chapter IV MAYER AMSCHEL ROTHSCHILD: THE GODFATHER OF GLOBAL BANKING (1744-1812)
  • Chapter V CYRUS FIELD: THE TYCOON WHO WIRED THE ATLANTIC (1819-1892)
  • Chapter VI JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER: THE TITAN WHO BUILT THE ENERGY INDUSTRY AND ALSO LAUNCHED GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY (1839-1937)
  • Chapter VII JEAN MONNET: THE DIPLOMAT WHO REINVENTED EUROPE (1888-1979)
  • Chapter VIII MARGARET THATCHER: THE IRON LADY WHO REVIVED FREE MARKETS (1925-2013)
  • Chapter IX ANDREW GROVE: THE MAN BEHIND THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (1936-Present)
  • Chapter X DENG XIAOPING: THE PRAGMATIST WHO RELAUNCHED CHINA (1904-1997)
  • Chapter XI THE BEST IS YET TO COME
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