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Twentieth century history for dummies

Author: Sean Lang
Publisher: West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : UK editionView all editions and formats
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The 20th Century brought revolutionary changes to our world and our lives: the human population of the world tripled, space travel became reality, two world wars and a host of other conflicts were  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Lang
ISBN: 9780470510155 0470510153
OCLC Number: 255966099
Description: xx, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Great War Years: 1900 19. Chapter 1: Overview of a Century. Chapter 2: Fin de Siecle Wrapping Up the Nineteenth Century. Chapter 3: The Great War: 1914 18. Part II: The Years of the Great Dictators: 1919 45. Chapter 4: The Red Flag Communism. Chapter 5: Men in Black (Shirts): The Right-Wing Dictators. Chapter 6: The Twenties: The Decade that Roared. Chapter 7: I m the King of the World! Europe s Empires. Chapter 8: Depression and Aggression. Chapter 9: The War of the World. Part III: The Divided World: 1945 89. Chapter 10: You re Cold as Ice! The Cold War. Chapter 11: Don t Let the Sun Go Down on Me: The End of Empires. Chapter 12: Africa s Wind of Change. Chapter 13: Going Bananas: Latin America. Chapter 14: Asian Tigers. Chapter 15: Disneyland: Post-War America. Chapter 16: Red on Red: Russia and China. Part IV: To the Millennium. Chapter 17: Muddle in the Middle East. Chapter 18: Europe Rides Again. Chapter 19: New Order: Wrapping up the Twentieth Century. Chapter 20: And the Living Is Easy For Some. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Iconic Images. Chapter 22: Ten Triumphs of Technology. Chapter 23: Ten Films That Made an Impact. Chapter 24: Ten International Bodies that Made a Difference. Chapter 25: Ten BAD Ideas. Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: Sean Lang.

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"This is a fascinating insight into an eventful century " (BBC History Magazine, April 2008)

 
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