The Pursuit of Glory

Authored by Tim Blanning, of University of Cambridge.  Great survey of early modern European history, 1648-1815.  Stresses the five revolutions that forever changed Europe:  scientific, industrial, American, French, and romantic.  Not triumphalist, with lots of piquant detail and great illustrations.  Engagingly written.

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[David] has a brilliant mind; he is a scholar of great range and depth; he is a deeply devoted father and husband; his outstanding abilities at organization are manifest in the splendid Me'ah Program he created and fostered; he is a forceful and moving orator; he is a man of both compassion and commitment; he is a teacher who fortifies and inspires; he is a natural leader; and his contribution to the Jewish community is legendary.
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