Ronald Wright


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1948

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Ronald Wright is a Canadian author who has written books of travel, history and fiction. His nonfiction includes the bestseller Stolen Continents, winner of the Gordon Montador Award and chosen as a book of the year by the Independent and the Sunday Times. His first novel, A Scientific Romance, won the 1997 David Higham Prize for Fiction and was chosen a book of the year by the Globe and Mail, the Sunday Times, and the New York Times.


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A Short History of Progress

4.11 avg rating — 3,830 ratings — published 2004 — 27 editions
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Stolen Continents: 500 Year...

4.20 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 1992 — 18 editions
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The Gold Eaters

3.68 avg rating — 458 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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A Scientific Romance

3.61 avg rating — 498 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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What is America?: A Short H...

4.02 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Time Among the Maya: Travel...

3.68 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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An Illustrated Short Histor...

4.46 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2007
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Henderson's Spear

3.50 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
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Cut Stones and Crossroads: ...

3.98 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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On Fiji Islands

3.61 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”
Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

“If civilization is to survive, it must live on the interest, not the capital, of nature.”
Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

“Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”
Ronald Wright

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