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The Penguin History Of The Twentieth Century

Author : J M Roberts
ISBN : 9780141928494
Genre : History
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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 World

Author : J M Roberts
ISBN : 9780141968728
Genre : History
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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

The Penguin Dictionary Of Twentieth Century History

Author : Alan Palmer
ISBN : 014051404X
Genre : History
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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.

The Penguin Dictionary Of Twentieth Century History

Author : Alan Warwick Palmer
ISBN : UOM:39015015202859
Genre : History, Modern
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A History Of Twentieth Century Russia

Author : Robert Service
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022408723
Genre : Russia
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Russia has had an extraordinary history in the twentieth century. As the first Communist society, the USSR was both an admired model and an object of fear and hatred to the rest of the world. How are we to make sense of this history? "A History of Twentieth-Century Russia" treats the years from 1917 to 1991 as a single period and analyzes the peculiar mixture of political, economic, and social ingredients that made up the Soviet formula. Under a succession of leaders from Lenin to Gorbachev, various methods were used to conserve and strengthen this compound. At times the emphasis was upon shaking up the ingredients, at others upon stabilization. All this occurred against a background of dictatorship, civil war, forcible industrialization, terror, world war, and the postwar arms race. Communist ideas and practices never fully pervaded the society of the USSR. Yet an impact was made and, as this book expertly documents, Russia since 1991 has encountered difficulties in completely eradicating the legacy of Communism. "A History of Twentieth-Century Russia" is the first work to use the mass of material that has become available in the documentary collections, memoirs, and archives over the past decade. It is an extraordinarily lucid, masterful account of the most complex and turbulent period in Russia's long history.

The Penguin History Of Modern Russia

Author : Robert Service
ISBN : 9780141981550
Genre : History
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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

Author : Brian MacArthur
ISBN : 0140129510
Genre : History, Modern
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A collection of over 140 speeches which have helped to shape the twentieth century.

Twentieth Century

Author : John Morris Roberts
ISBN : STANFORD:36105073239183
Genre : History
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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. 15,000 first printing.

The Rise And Fall Of The British Nation

Author : David Edgerton
ISBN : 9780141975962
Genre : History
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From the acclaimed author of Britain's War Machine and The Shock of the Old, a bold reassessment of Britain's twentieth century. Itis usual to see the United Kingdom as an island of continuity in an otherwiseconvulsed and unstable Europe; its political history a smooth sequence ofadministrations, from building a welfare state to coping with decline. Nobodywould dream of writing the history of Germany, say, or the Soviet Union in thisway. David Edgerton's major new history breaks out of the confines of traditionalBritish national history to redefine what it was to British, and to reveal anunfamiliar place, subject to huge disruptions. This was not simply because ofthe world wars and global economic transformations, but in its very nature. Until the 1940s the United Kingdom was, Edgerton argues, an exceptionalplace: liberal, capitalist and anti-nationalist, at the heart of a European andglobal web of trade and influence. Then, as its global position collapsed, itbecame, for the first time and only briefly, a real, successful nation, with shared goals, horizons andindustry, before reinventing itself again in the 1970s as part of the EuropeanUnion and as the host for international capital, no longer capable of being anation. Packed with surprising examples and arguments, The Rise and Fall of theBritish Nation gives usa grown-up, unsentimental history which takes business and warfare seriously,and which is crucial at a moment of serious reconsideration for the country andits future.

The Penguin History Of Canada

Author : Kenneth McNaught
ISBN : 0140149988
Genre : History
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A fully updated and revised overview, this "general introduction to Canadian history...one of the best available."-History Today.

The Penguin History Of New Zealand Illustrated

Author : Michael King
ISBN : 014300669X
Genre : Maori (New Zealand people)
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The late Michael King's acclaimed Penguin History of New Zealand is the local publishing phenomenon of the early twentieth century. Total sales in paperback and hardback have recently reached a staggering 220,000. King's text has been hailed for its accessibility and for being positive and constructive in a time of uncertainty. This is an illustrated hardback edition in full colour in the same format as Gerard Hutchings' Natural World of New Zealand. To Michael King's wonderful text has been added nearly 300 illustrations researched by David Filer: photographs, early paintings, engravings, maps and ephemera. David Filer is also writing the captions to the illustrations under our direction. Note that there are only 300 illustrations, carefully selected. This new edition is not an 'illustrated history of New Zealand' as such. It is very much Michael King's Penguin History plus some illustrations.

The Penguin History Of Modern China

Author : Jonathan Fenby
ISBN : UOM:39015082740542
Genre : China
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In the second half of the 19th century, China appeared as the sick man of Asia, rocked by revolts and huge natural disasters, ruled by an anachronistic imperial system and humiliated by foreign invasions. At the start of the 21st century, China is a major global force. This book presents a study of the nature of political power and its abuse.

A Short History Of The Twentieth Century

Author : Geoffrey Blainey
ISBN : 9780143006145
Genre : History
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This new book from celebrated historian Geoffrey Blainey takes us on an incredible global journey through a tempestuous hundred years. His eye for detail and evocative style bring to vivid life many of the events that marked the 20th century: two world wars, the rise and fall of communist states, the worst economic slump in the world's history, the decline of European monarchies and empires, the ascent of the first female prime ministers, the resurgence of Asia, and the exploration of outer space. Yet it is not only through such grand markers that we come to know and understand our history. As ever, Blainey brings the past alive by recording the minutiae of daily life – nine-year-old mothers with puny babies, the whiff of chaff and manure, the bustle of crowded cities. It brilliantly evokes the excitement of the times, the triumphs and the tragedies of perhaps the most significant century of all.

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122345395
Genre : Academic libraries
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The New Penguin History Of The World

Author : John Morris Roberts
ISBN : 0713996110
Genre : Civilization
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Completely updated to the end of the 20th century and revised throughout, this text has been overhauled to take account of the great range of discoveries that have changed our views on early civilizations and to bring it fully up-to-date.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author : Thomson Gale
ISBN : 0787678953
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Twentieth Century

Author : J. M. Roberts
ISBN : 0140296565
Genre : History, Modern
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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.

Comic Century An Unreliable History Of The 20th Century

Author : Gautam Bhatia
ISBN : 0143031406
Genre : Indic wit and humor (English)
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A riotous, wacky and unsanctified look at the twentieth century Over coffee at the Moulin Rouge, Picasso and Marie Curie discuss the theory of existentialism, with Pablo insisting that the natural existentialist never used contemporary reality as a cover for social and political change, at least not on Thursdays. Niels Bohr splits the atom using a sharp knife, only to find the Americans have beaten him to it, using a blender. Hugh Hefner ushers in the American sexual revolution by starting the first all-nude magazine. Called Playback, the inaugural issue showed complete stereophonic paraphernalia spread across the pages, both Sony speakers completely exposed and only a light muslin covering the receiver and dials. In this slightly askew history of the twentieth century, Gautam Bhatia revisits the past to give us his own version of what really happened when the Wright brothers embarked on their first test run, Hitler won the Nuremberg rally, Gandhi gatecrashed the Round Table Conference and other such equally momentous events. With his characteristic panache and impudent wit, Bhatia sprays the whole cast and events with humour, denuding them of their halos. Complementing these comic retellings are Vishwajyoti Ghosh s brilliant illustrations which pull images and products out of known contexts to create a parallel story of irreverence and subversion.

The Penguin History Of Economics

Author : Roger E Backhouse
ISBN : 9780141937434
Genre : Business & Economics
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A very clear, reliable and readable history of economic thought from the ancient world to the present day. From Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill, Backhouse shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians. A core book.

A History Of Histories

Author : John Burrow
ISBN : 9780141904375
Genre : History
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This unprecedented book, by one of Britain's leading intellectual historians, describes the intellectual impact that the study and consideration of the past has had in the western world over the past 2500 years, treating the practise of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the cultural history of Europe and America. It magnificently brings to life the work of historians from the Greeks to the present, including Livy, Tacitus, Bede, Froissart, Clarendon, Gibbon, Macaulay, Michelet, Prescott and Parkman, explaining their distinctive qualities and allowing the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy them. But is also examines subjects as diverse as the new perspectives brought about by the rise of Rome, the interests of medieval chroniclers, the introduction into historical narratives of what the eighteenth century called 'sentiment', the effects of Romanticism and the emergence towards the end of the nineteenth century of an historical profession. It sets out to be not the history of an academic discipline, but a history of choice: the choice of pasts, and the ways they have been demarcated, investigated, presented and even sometimes learned from as they have changed according to political, religious, cultural and (often most importantly) patriotic circumstances. The book also aims to change our perceptions of the main turning points in the history of history. It dispels persistent myths, such as that the ancient historians wrote only contemporary history and had a purely cyclical view of time, that the eighteenth century lacked understanding of the past and that the critical study of sources began only with Ranke in the nineteenth century. The ideas that historians have had about both their own times and their civilization emerge freshly and often unexpectedly. Burrow argues that looking at the history of history is one of the most interesting ways we can try to understand the past. Nothing on the scale of or with the ambition of his book has yet been attempted in English.

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