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The 1900s

Author: James Miller
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2001.
Series: Headlines in history (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering thirty-three readings on key events in the history of the 1900s, this book focuses on scientific knowledge, assembly-line mass production, world wars, the Cold War, the danger of nuclear warfare, and political assassinations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Miller
ISBN: 0737705469 9780737705461 0737705450 9780737705454
OCLC Number: 44969145
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. The twentieth century begins, 1900-1914 --
Law of acceleration / by Henry Adams --
1900: The promise of a new century / by Barbara W. Tuchman --
Votes for women / by George Dangerfield --
Revolution ravages Mexico / by Michael C. Meyer, William L. Sherman, and Susan M. Deeds --
Chapter 2. The Great War, 1914-1918 --
The coming of World War I / by Martin Gilbert --
In the trenches of World War I / by Erich Maria Remarque --
The Bolsheviks take power / by Robert V. Daniels --
Wilson's fourteen points / by Woodrow Wilson --
Chapter 3. The Great War's aftermath, 1919-1930 The --
Treaty of Versailles / by Mark Mazower --
The revolution in physics / by Fritjof Capra --
The Great Depression: unemployment / by John A. Garraty --
Chapter 4. The totalitarian challenge, 1933-1940 --
Mussolini defines totalitarianism / by Benito Mussolini --
Hitler / by Alan Bullock --
Stalin starves Ukraine / by Robert Conquest --
Stalin's great terror / by Robert Conquest --
The New Deal: a middle way / by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. --
Chapter 5. Asia in turmoil, 1931-1946 --
The coming of the Pacific War / by Kenneth B. Pyle --
The peasant evolution in China / by Jean Chesneaux --
Settling scores in a Chinese village, 1945 / by William Hinton --
Nonviolence on trail: Gandhi responds to World War II / by B.R. Nanda --
Chapter 6. World War II, 1939-1945 --
The Battle of Britain / by Winston S. Churchill --
The Holocaust: a revolution / by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen --
A last letter from Stalingrad / by author unknown --
Einstein alerts Roosevelt about nuclear weaponry / by Richard Rhodes --
Truman drops the bomb / by Alonzo Hamby --
Chapter 7. The Cold War years, 1945-1969 --
Who started the Cold War? / by John Lewis Gaddis --
The 1950s: emergence of the western youth culture / by Richard Welch --
President Eisenhower warns of the military industrial complex / by Dwight D. Eisenhower --
Eyeball to eyeball: the Cuban missile crisis / by Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali --
Man lands on the Moon / by John Noble Wilford --
Chapter 8. The revolt against hegemony, 1960-1980 --
Martin Luther King Jr. goes to jail / by Taylor Branch --
"Gotta be this or that": the end of colonialism / by Raymond F. Betts --
Cultural revolution convulses China / by Jonathan D. Spence --
Chairman Mao speaks / by Mao Zedong --
Tet and the Vietnam War / by Stanley Karnow --
The crises of October 1973: Middle East conflict, oil, and Watergate / by Daniel Yergin --
Islam against the west? / by Bernard Lewis --
Chapter 9. The century ends, 1980-2000 --
The fall of communism / by Martin Malia --
President Václav Havel's New Year's Day address, 1990 / by Václav Havel --
After apartheid / by The Economist --
The technological revolution / by Mikulás Teich.
Series Title: Headlines in history (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: James Miller, book editor.
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Offering thirty-three readings on key events in the history of the 1900s, this book focuses on scientific knowledge, assembly-line mass production, world wars, the Cold War, the danger of nuclear warfare, and political assassinations.

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