The rise and fall of the great powers. Economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000
Pb, 898 pp. Maps. Index. Bibliography. In an interview given to the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram on 28/9/2006, Kennedy said: "My book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers came out in January 1988. It was strongly attacked by American conservatives who said that the economic recovery of the United States in the 1990s proved the thesis wrong. I would rather say that if they had read my book carefully they would have seen I was talking about the tendency or the dangers of IMPERIAL OVERSTRETCH for America by the year 2010."