Small Wars, Faraway Places

    Small Wars, Faraway Places

    The Genesis of the Modern World: 1945-65

    Michael Burleigh

    Macmillan 2013

    Paperback 546pp Illustrated

    9780230768871   Product Code: 19623

    The collapse of Western colonial empires in the 20 years after the Second World War led to a series of vicious power struggles in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This panoramic history takes us from Palestine to Pakistan, from Algeria to Cuba, and from Kenya to Indochina. By forcing us to look away from the Cold War, it sheds new light on the causes and common themes of these conflicts, whose bloody consequences continue to haunt us today.

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