The World Is Flat 3.0 by Thomas L. Friedman
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011.

A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller

"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," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

 

About Thomas L. Friedman

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Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three previous books, all of them bestsellers: From Beirut to Jerusalem, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction; The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; and Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. In 2005 The World Is Flat was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and Friedman was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.
 
Published August 7, 2007 by Picador. 660 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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In the global economy, says Thomas L. Friedman, intellectual work could be transmitted to intellectual workers anywhere on earth.

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The New York Times

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Friedman's excellent new book, ''The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.'' The metaphor of a flat world, used by Friedman to describe the next phase of globalization, is ingenious.

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The Guardian

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The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalised World in the 21st Century by Thomas Friedman Penguin/Lane £20, pp496 The rise of China and demise of America is well- trodden literary territory.

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The Guardian

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The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman 488pp, Allen Lane £19.95 In her introduction to Graham Greene's The Quiet American, Zadie Smith says of Alden Pyle, the American of the title: "His worldly innocence is a kind of fundamentalism."

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BC Books

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman is a hefty tome on...

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I started off writing for Blogcritics with my own critical analysis of Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century.

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USA Today

The lives of a blind girl in France and a member of the Hitler Youth assigned to track the Resistance through their radios converge during World War II.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Friedman also less effectively analyzes the effects of Globalization 3.0 than its players, and embraces technological determinism at the expense of thoroughly considering major political factors (like terrorist networks, which he’s previously compared to World War III).

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India Today

The World is Flat by Thomas L.FriedmanTwice every week on the op-ed pages of The New York Times, Thomas Friedman reduces the world to 800 words.

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Perennially requested by college students and others interested in our changing worl

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