This book is huge, 1310 pages, but worth the time and effort to read it. One will get a glimpse into the higher circles of power, a deeper understanding of world finance and a completely different view of British, German and Russian cultures as they affected world events in the 20th century than one usually gets elsewhere. Quigley was said to be Bill Clinton’s mentor, but much of what Quigley describes was probably known by Clinton many years before. One of the best works on modern history I have yet read.