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Each time history repeats itself, so it's said, the price goes up. The twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water -- the very elements of life. The most urgent…read more

The Gold Eaters

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A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of conquest and resistance, and of an enduring love that must overcome the destruction of one empire by another   Kidnapped at sea by conquistadors seeking the golden land of Peru, a young Inca boy named Waman is the everyman…read more

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An international bestseller, Stolen Continents is a history of the Americas unlike any other. This fascinating volume chronicles the conquest and survival of five great American cultures—in their own words. Ronald Wright gives voice to the Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee, and Iroquois, quoting…read more

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Each time history repeats itself, so it's said, the price goes up. The twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water -- the very elements of life. The most urgent…read more

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From the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of A Short History of Progress comes another surprising, frightening and essential book. The USA is now the world’s lone superpower, whose deeds could make or break this century. For better and worse, America has Americanized the world. How did a…read more

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In this critically acclaimed and bestselling novel, Ronald Wright has fashioned a story for our times, an unforgettable chronicle of love, plague and time travel in the tradition of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale .read more

The Gold Eaters

by Ronald Wright|

September 22, 2015

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A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of conquest and resistance, and of an enduring love that must overcome the destruction of one empire by another Kidnapped at sea by conquistadors seeking the golden land of Peru, a young Inca boy named Waman is the everyman thrown into…read more

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In these acclaimed CBC Massey Lectures, Ronald Wright argues that the twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems. But our modern predicament is as old as civilization, a 10,000-year experiment we…read more

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Ronald Wright lives in Port Hope, Ontario.read more

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The Maya of Central America have been called the Greeks of the New World. In the first millennium AD, they created the most intellectually and artistically advanced civilization of the Americas. Throughout the ensuing centuries, as neighbouring empires fell in warfare and to the Spanish invasion,…read more

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Powerful and passionate, Stolen Continents is a history of the Americas unlike any other. This incisive single-volume report tells the stories of the conquest and survival of five great indigenous cultures—Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee, and Iroquois. Through their eloquent words, we relive…read more

Home And Away

by Ronald Wright|

August 30, 1994

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The first major collection of travel pieces from the bestselling author of Stolen Continents reveals the world to us--from Belize to Egypt--in all its comedy, strangeness and humanity.   Home and Away is a marvellous mix of adventure and observation, antique civilizations, contemporary…read more