How power operates in modern history is my central theme. What unifies my books is the attempt to write a history of the uneven and combined development of power and to do so in narrative form. The books are flanked by more eclectic fields of interest. These are collected below in more or less coherent clusters. The specific themes range from the history of World War II and military and economic power, to questions of international relations and international economic history, from the concrete materiality of industrial and agrarian history, to the abstractions of modern social theory.