A Short History of the 20th Century

    A Short History of the 20th Century

    Geoffrey Blainey

    Ivan R Dee 2006

    Hardback 378pp Illustrated

    9781566636872   Product Code: 21136

    Combining narrative verve with meticulous scholarship, this brilliant chronicle charts the vicissitudes of a tempestuous century. Starting at the dawn of an era ripe with promise, it shows how empires fell, leaving wars, revolutions, economic depressions and totalitarian regimes in their wake. It also examines the details of everyday life - how children were raised, why cities expanded, and the effects of technology and mass media - before concluding with the fall of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of Islam.

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