The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

by J. M. Roberts
     
 

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Offering a dazzling overview of a turbulent century, The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century explores the dramatic events and underlying trends that made the twentieth century the most transformative in human history. Despite two devastating World Wars and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased significantly alongside a four-fold

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Offering a dazzling overview of a turbulent century, The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century explores the dramatic events and underlying trends that made the twentieth century the most transformative in human history. Despite two devastating World Wars and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased significantly alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership, and China is now clearly awaiting its moment-J. M. Robert's masterly overview, now updated to the present day, brings all of this and more into focus.

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A book that deserves the widest reading. (The New York Times Book Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140276312
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/06/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
928
Sales rank:
622,068
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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A book that deserves the widest reading. (The New York Times Book Review)

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J. M. Roberts (1928—2003) was warden of Merton College, Oxford, and one of our greatest contemporary historians.

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