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Twentieth century : the history of the world, 1901 to 2000

Author: J M Roberts
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2000.
Series: Penguin book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the twentieth century by a respected historian examines the most influential events of the last hundred years in chronological order with an eye toward the long-term changes that have occurred because of them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Roberts
ISBN: 0140296565 9780140296563
OCLC Number: 45503871
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Allen Lane, 1999.
Description: xx, 905 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: By way of introduction --
Structures --
The white man's world --
Shapes of things to come --
European exceptionalism --
Europe as a system of power --
Challenges and challengers in the making --
The Great War and the beginning of the twentieth-century revolution --
A revolutionary peace --
Years of illusion --
An emerging global history --
The path to world war --
The Second World War --
Appearance and reality --
The Cold War unrolls --
East Asia reshaped --
Africa and the Near East: Old and new problems --
Changing minds --
New economic and social worlds --
Authority and its new challengers --
The Cold War at its height --
Vietnam and after --
The reshaping of Europe --
A world in evolution --
Crumbling certainties --
Post Cold War realities --
Fin-de-siecle --
Retrospect.
Series Title: Penguin book.
Other Titles: 20th century
History of the world, 1901 to 2000
Responsibility: J.M. Roberts.

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"THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, OBJECTIVE . . . YET ACCESSIBLE HISTORY OF THE CENTURY YET PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH".-- The Economist

 
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