The Oxford History of Twentieth Century
Normal Price: $26.50
Your Price: $23.85 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.65! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.19 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Oxford History of Twentieth Century by Michael Howard
Book DescriptionIn 1900 Queen Victoria still ruled over the British Empire, the imperial Manchu dynasty over China, and the Romanov Tsars over Russia. The cinema was in its infancy, with radio and television still to be developed. The earliest cars were on the road, but air travel was yet to come. Before antibiotics and effective vaccines against many common diseases, death rates were high. Over the course of the twentieth century, the human population of the world tripled, space travel left the realms of science fiction and became reality, two cataclysmic world wars and a host of other conflicts were fought, the internal combustion engine replaced the horse as the basic means of transport, and computer technology revolutionized communications. In this ambitious book, some of the most distinguished historians in the world survey the momentous events and the significant themes of recent times, with a look forward to what the future might bring.
Buy Oxford History of Twentieth Century book by Michael Howard from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780192803788
(191mm x 125mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Howard
The treasures of Monet, Hardback (November 2013)
Produced in association with the Musee Marmottan Monet, this illustrated book looks at the life and work of the leading light in the Impressionist movement. It highlights the influences on Monet's work, shows how he developed series of paintings that reflected the world around him and gives an insight into his personal interests.
War, Paperback (April 2010)» View all books by Michael Howard
The history of war is inextricably bound to the history of the world. Through a detailed exploration of 'world-scale' issues of warfare, presented within a chronological framework that spans human history, the author skilfully illustrates this fact whilst providing the reader with other astute insights and compelling interpretations of war.
UK Kirkus Review » World history indeed: a summary of the departing century by 26 scholars, most of them British or American, all of them learned and lucid, covering culture, society and warfare as well as the traditional historical subjects of politics, revolution and economics. Extensive book lists give the reader a chance to pursue further detail. Coverage runs up to very recent events; there is no attempt to hide the century's villainies, but room is left for hope. This is collective history at its best. (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Oxford History of Twentieth Century book by Michael Howard and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Michael Howard
Professor Wm Roger Louis D.Litt is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin and an Associate Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.