The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

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Thomas L. Friedman, “The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century”
Farrar, Straus and Giroux | ISBN 0374292884 | April 2005 | 496 Pages | 1,6 Mb

New York Times: "[An] exciting and very readable account of globalization....[H]e provides a compelling case that something big is going on....One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal."

New York Times Book Review: "[E]xcellent....The metaphor of a flat world, used by Friedman to describe the next phase of globalization, is ingenious....Friedman has a flair for business reporting....[The book's] fundamental insight is true and deeply important."

Washington Post Book World: "[A]n enthralling read. To his credit, Friedman embraces much of his flat world's complexity, and his reporting brings to vibrant life some beguiling characters and trends....It is also more lively, provocative and sophisticated than the overwhelming bulk of foreign policy commentary these days....[A] terrifically stimulating book...."