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A short history of the twentieth century

Author: John Lukacs
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
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"The historian John Lukacs offers a concise history of the twentieth century--its two world wars and cold war, its nations and leaders. The great themes woven through this spirited narrative are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, and the continuing democratization of the globe. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lukacs
ISBN: 9780674725362 0674725360
OCLC Number: 829937192
Description: viii, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "God writes straight with crooked lines" --
"Now we have only peoples' wars" --
"National self-determination" --
"Cossacks! Brethren!" --
No nostalgia for the "world of yesterday" --
South of the border and across the Pacific --
"Middle class" is not "bourgeois" --
"I was a nationalist, but I was not a patriot" --
The wave of the future --
"I hope it is not too late" --
To subdue and conquer Germany and Japan --
The division of Europe almost complete --
The brave Harry Truman --
American nationalism, American benevolence --
"Europe," and the end of the Cold War --
"Great leap forward" --
The limitations of human knowledge --
Index.
Responsibility: John Lukacs.

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A cultural pessimist, an erudite historian and a humanist, Lukacs does not mince his words when he explores the follies of a century second to none in terms of mass delusions, violence and Read more...

 
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