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Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to 2000

Roberts, J. M.

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ISBN 10: 0670884561 / ISBN 13: 9780670884568
Published by Viking, New York, 1999
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xx, 906 p. Maps. Footnotes. Index One of our greatest contemporary historians greets the millennium with an authoritative and engrossing survey of the 20th century. Very good in very good dust jacket. Publisher's ephemera laid in. First American edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 58934

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Title: Twentieth Century: The History of the World,...

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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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


J.M. Roberts's monumental Penguin History of the World became a publishing phenomenon and sold in the hundreds of thousands. Now he has produced an equally brilliant new book, focusing solely on our own troubled and dramatic century, and it has all the breathtaking sweep and confident judgment of his previous work. Most important, Roberts takes a truly international view of things. The 20th century, he argues, is marked as much as anything by the decline of Europe as the world's sole arbiter and the emergence of today's cosmopolitan, global civilization, born of decolonization, the resurgence of Islam, and the vibrant, self-assured new nations of Asia and Latin America. He also examines the other two major trends of our time: the social and economic empowerment of women and the extraordinary quadrupling of the world's population, most of it in Third World countries. A challenging and exacting read, Twentieth Century is destined to be a classic. --Christopher Hart,

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