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The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 191 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140276319
  • Category: History
  • Page: 905
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A all-encompassing 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. Originally published as Twentieth Century. Reprint.

The Penguin History of the World

The Penguin History of the World

6th edition

  • Author: J M Roberts,Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141968729
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1280
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This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World. For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. About the authors: J.M. Roberts, CBE, published The Penguin History of the World in 1976 to immediate acclaim. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. He died in 2003. Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War. Reviews 'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgements. There is nothing better of its kind' Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Telegraph 'A stupendous achievement' A.J.P. Taylor 'A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' J.H. Plumb

Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to 2000

  • Author: J. M. Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • ISBN: 9780140296563
  • Category: History, Modern
  • Page: 905
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A all-encompassing 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. Reprint.

History of the World

History of the World

  • Author: John Morris Roberts
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 952
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A sweeping history of the world traces civilization from the early hominids to the present, discussing such milestones as the emergence of Mesopotamian civilization, early arts and engineering firsts, exploration, the French Revolution, and many other top

Scanning the Century

Scanning the Century

The Penguin Book of the Twentieth Century in Poetry

  • Author: Peter Forbes
  • Publisher: Penguin Uk
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 596
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1900-1914 - 1914-1918 - The Russian revolution 1917-1921 - The Jazz age: 1921-1929 - The thirties - Fascism v. Communism 1933-1939 - World War LL 1939-1945 - The Holocaust 1933-1945 - The atomic bomb - The fifties - Communism 1945-1989 - Decolonization 1947- - Rural life - The cold war: 1945-1989 - The sixties - Civil rights 1930s -1968 - Vietnam 1964-1973 - The Middle East 1948- - Politics - The seventies - Ireland - The environment - Travel - Work - Home - Love & sex - Children and family - The individual - Oppression and exile - Crime, vice and low life - The eighties and nineties - The media - The arts - Sport and leisure - Science and technology - The collapse of communism and its consequences 1989- - Existence - Sci-fi and space - 2000-; Newsreel (C. Day Lewis).

The Penguin History of Modern Russia

The Penguin History of Modern Russia

From Tsarism to the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141981555
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
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Robert Service's The Penguin History of Modern Russia: From Tsarism to the Twenty-first Century provides a superb panorama of Russia in the modern age. Russia's recent past has encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror and two world wars, and the country is still undergoing huge change. In his acclaimed history, now revised and updated with a new introduction and final chapter, Robert Service explores the complex, changing interaction between rulers and ruled from Tsar Nicholas II, through the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917; from Lenin and Stalin through to Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin and beyond. This new edition also discusses Russia's unresolved economic and social difficulties and its determination to regain its leading role on the world stage and explains how, despite the recent years of de-communization, the seven decades of communist rule which penetrated every aspect of life still continue to influence Russia today. 'Always well-informed and balanced in his judgements, clear and concise in his analysis ... Service is extremely good on Soviet politics' Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph 'A fine book ... it is a dizzying tale and Service tells it well; he has none of the ideological baggage that has so often bedevilled Western histories of Russia' Brian Moynahan, Sunday Times Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People, Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. His most recent book, Trotsky, has been shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize.

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches

  • Author: Brian MacArthur
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140285008
  • Category: History
  • Page: 525
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Gathers speeches by modern leaders and writers, including Theodore Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Fidel Castro, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, and Salman Rushdie.

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Thinking the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Tony Judt
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110155987X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times) The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt, Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age on to a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas--a time when, for good and for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a tour-de-force, a classic engagement of modern thought by one of the century’s most incisive thinkers. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure--a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt's astounding eloquence and range are here on display as never before. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder draw us deep into their analysis, making us feel that we too are part of the conversation. We become aware of the obligations of the present to the past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society, then and now. In restoring and indeed exemplifying the best of intellectual life in the twentieth century, Thinking the Twentieth Century opens pathways to a moral life for the twenty-first. This is a book about the past, but it is also an argument for the kind of future we should strive for: Thinking the Twentieth Century is about the life of the mind--and the mindful life.

The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

  • Author: Brian MacArthur
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241953251
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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The twentieth century was a century of idealism and revolution and as never before speeches were crucial in stirring the hearts and minds of millions around the world. Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Salman Rushdie denouncing his fatwa, speeches have made headlines and shaped the way we see ourselves and the larger society.Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the modern era. Some are well known, others less so, but all, in their way, whether large or small, had a hand in shaping the world that we inhabit now.Originally published as The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches, this new edition has been updated to include the most significant speeches since the Millennium including statements on the Iraq War by George Bush, Tony Blair and Robin Cook, and speeches by Burmese heroine AungSan Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama.

The Penguin History of Europe

The Penguin History of Europe

  • Author: J. Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141925094
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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Comprehensive in its scope and brilliantly readable, this is a superb follow-up to the author's bestselling Penguin History of the World. Beginning with prehistory and the early civilizations of the Aegean, The Penguin History of Europe traces the development of European identity in its many guises, through the age of Christendom, the Middle Ages, early Modern history and the old European order.

Dark Continent

Dark Continent

Europe's Twentieth Century

  • Author: Mark Mazower
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030755550X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take. Mark Mazower strips away myths that have comforted us since World War II, revealing Europe as an entity constantly engaged in a bloody project of self-invention. Here is a history not of inevitable victories and forward marches, but of narrow squeaks and unexpected twists, where townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one moment, only to melt it down and recast it as a pair of noble partisans the next. Unflinching, intelligent, Dark Continent provides a provocative vision of Europe's past, present, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of valuable gifts. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-century History

The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-century History

  • Author: Alan Palmer
  • Publisher: Penguin Uk
  • ISBN: 9780140514049
  • Category: History
  • Page: 554
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This history of the 20th century covers events up to June 1998. The text is organized alphabetically for ease of reference and has been updated with over 70 new entries.

A History of the Twentieth Century: 1952-1999

A History of the Twentieth Century: 1952-1999

  • Author: Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The Penguin Book of Twentieth-century Fashion Writing

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-century Fashion Writing

  • Author: Judith Watt
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Costume
  • Page: 360
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A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps

A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps

  • Author: Tim Bryars,Tom Harper
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022620250X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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The twentieth century was a golden age of mapmaking, an era of cartographic boom. Maps proliferated and permeated almost every aspect of daily life, not only chronicling geography and history but also charting and conveying myriad political and social agendas. Here Tim Bryars and Tom Harper select one hundred maps from the millions printed, drawn, or otherwise constructed during the twentieth century and recount through them a narrative of the century’s key events and developments. As Bryars and Harper reveal, maps make ideal narrators, and the maps in this book tell the story of the 1900s—which saw two world wars, the Great Depression, the Swinging Sixties, the Cold War, feminism, leisure, and the Internet. Several of the maps have already gained recognition for their historical significance—for example, Harry Beck’s iconic London Underground map—but the majority of maps on these pages have rarely, if ever, been seen in print since they first appeared. There are maps that were printed on handkerchiefs and on the endpapers of books; maps that were used in advertising or propaganda; maps that were strictly official and those that were entirely commercial; maps that were printed by the thousand, and highly specialist maps issued in editions of just a few dozen; maps that were envisaged as permanent keepsakes of major events, and maps that were relevant for a matter of hours or days. As much a pleasure to view as it is to read, A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps celebrates the visual variety of twentieth century maps and the hilarious, shocking, or poignant narratives of the individuals and institutions caught up in their production and use.

A history of twentieth-century Russia

A history of twentieth-century Russia

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 653
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A narrative drawing upon primary sources focuses upon the political and economic history of Russia from 1900 through 1997

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-century American Poetry

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-century American Poetry

  • Author: Rita Dove
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 0143106430
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 599
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This collection of modern American poetry features the most significant and compelling work by the most influential voices of the twentieth century.

Governing the World

Governing the World

The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present

  • Author: Mark Mazower
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 0143123947
  • Category: History
  • Page: 475
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A majestic narrative reckoning with the forces that have shaped the nature and destiny of the world's governing institutions The story of global cooperation is a tale of dreamers goading us to find common cause in remedying humanity's worst problems. But international institutions are also tools for the powers that be to advance their own interests. Mark Mazower's Governing the World tells the epic, two-hundred-year story of that inevitable tension--the unstable and often surprising alchemy between ideas and power. From the rubble of the Napoleonic empire in the nineteenth century through the birth of the League of Nations and the United Nations in the twentieth century to the dominance of global finance at the turn of the millennium, Mazower masterfully explores the current era of international life as Western dominance wanes and a new global balance of powers emerges.