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Modern times : the world from the twenties to the eighties

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1985, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper colophon edView all editions and formats
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An analysis of how the modern age came into being and where it is heading, covering the great events, personalities, and ideas of the past six decades.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnson
ISBN: 0060912103 9780060912109
OCLC Number: 9520368
Description: ix, 817 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A relativistic world --
The first despotic utopias --
Waiting for Hitler --
Legitimacy in decadence --
An infernal theocracy, a celestial chaos --
The last Arcadia --
Degringolade --
The devils --
The high noon of aggression --
The end of Old Europe --
The watershed year --
Superpower and genocide --
Peace by terror --
The Bandung generation --
Caliban's kingdoms --
Experimenting with half mankind --
The European Lazarus --
America's suicide attempt --
The collectivist seventies --
Palimpsests of freedom.
Responsibility: Paul Johnson.

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An analysis of how the modern age came into being and where it is heading, covering the great events, personalities, and ideas of the past six decades.

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