Pimlico History of 20th Century
By (author) Clive Ponting
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Pimlico History of 20th Century by Clive Ponting
Book DescriptionHow has the world changed in the last century? As we look back across a hundred years of turbulence, Clive Ponting provides a major reassessment of what the twentieth century has meant to people throughout the world. "The Pimlico History of the Twentieth Century" analyses the fundamental forces of population, industry and their consequences for the environment. It traces the rise and full of empires, the impact of nationalism, examines domestic politics from all political perspectives, and considers the darker side of history in the growing repressive power of states across the world and the most terrible of twentieth-century crimes - genocide. "The Pimlico History of the Twentieth Century" is a provocative and challenging analysis of the whole world in the twentieth century, combining a global sweep with an eye for detail and individual experiences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712664707
(234mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clive Ponting
New Green History of the World, Paperback / softback (August 2007)
In an important work that forces readers to view history with new eyes, Ponting shows in compelling detail how, over and over, human beings throughout history have prospered by exploiting the Earth's resources to the point where they could no longer sustain societies' populations, causing collapse. Publicity to tie in with Earth Day (April 23rd).
Gunpowder, Paperback (November 2006)
Tells the story of the huge impact of gunpowder on every state and empire in the world. This title includes interesting facts.
Crimean War, Paperback (November 2005)
Tells the story of the heroism of the ordinary soldiers, through eye-witness accounts of the men who fought and those who survived the terrible winter of 1854-55. To contemporaries, it was 'The Great War with Russia' - fought not only in the Black Sea and the Crimea, but also in the Baltic, the Arctic, the Pacific, and the Caucasus.
Thirteen Days, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Clive Ponting
Diplomatic history - of 13 July 1914 to Tuesday 4 August - with a narrative of mounting tension and containing much orginal research and analysis.
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Author Biography - Clive Ponting
Clive Ponting is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is the author of Breach of Promise: Labour in Power 1964-1970; 1940: Myth and Reality; A Green History of the World; the highly controversial revisionist biography Churchill; and Armageddon: The Second World War.
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