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Title:
The Penguin history of the twentieth century : the history of the world, 1901 to the present
Author:
Roberts, J. M. (John Morris), 1928-2003.
Uniform Title:
Twentieth century
Publication Information:
London : Penguin, 2000.

©1999
Physical Description:
xx, 905 pages : maps ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published as: Twentieth century. London : Allen Lane, 1999.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780140276312
Format :
Book

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Summary

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 - and China is now clearly awaiting its moment. J. M. Roberts's earlier Penguin History of the World was a publishing landmark which informed and delighted readers all over the planet. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is equally powerful, international and definitive.


Author Notes

Until his retirement in 1994, J. M. Roberts was Warden of Merton College, Oxford. Acknowledged as one the greatest living historians in the world today, his books include The Penguin History of the World and The Triumph of the West .