The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century
The History of the World, 1901 to the Present
By (author) J. M. Roberts
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Penguin History of the Twentieth Century by J. M. Roberts
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140276312
(198mm x 129mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. M. Roberts
Europe 1880-1945, Hardback (February 2015)
Suitable for 19th and 20th century Europe/modern Europe undergraduate courses.This well-established and immensely successful book provides a standard introduction to the subject by one of Britain's most popular historians. Social, economic and social history are skillfully integrated within a framework of political narrative history.
Penguin History of the World, Paperback (January 2014)
Tells the story of human endeavour that laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain. This book reflects what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West.
French Revolution, Paperback (October 1997)
In this book John Roberts studies the puzzling nature of what came to be called the French Revolution, with its Janus-like aspect, looking to past and future at the same time. This new edition takes into account the recent discoveries in regional and local revolutionary history, and includes a thoroughly updated bibliography.
Penguin History of Europe, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by J. M. Roberts
Beginning with prehistory and the early civilizations of the Aegean, this title 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.
UK Kirkus Review » This is a piece of proper world history, covering belief and unbelief; trends in population, culture, business and society; political frameworks, from absolute monarchs and dictators to anarchists and proportional representation; and of course warfare. Although born a European, Roberts can perceive the 20th century marked the end of Europe's predominance in world affairs. He is far too good a historian to prophesy; save that he concludes; 'self-destruction of the human species seems improbable because the human being is a reflective, as well as a tool-making, animal.' Distilled wisdom makes magnificent reading. Review by M R D FOOT (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - J. M. Roberts
J M Roberts is the author of THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE WORLD and was historical adviser to the BBC television series PEOPLE'S CENTURY.
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