A History of the Twentieth Century The Concise Edition of the Acclaimed World History (Paperback)
|Author: Martin Gilbert|
|A concise editon of the critically acclaimed three-volume history of the twentieth century ranges from 1900 to 1999, chronicling the events, wars, disasters, cultural developments, religious and social movements, technological innovations, scientific advances, and personalities that shaped the century. Reprint. *Author: Gilbert, Martin *Subtitle: The Concise Edition of the Acclaimed World History *Publication Date: 2002/12/01 *Number of Pages: 832 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00|
From the Publisher:
Martin Gilbert, author of the multivolume biography of Winston Churchill and other brilliant works of history, chronicles world events year by year, from the dawn of aviation to the flourishing technology age, taking us through World War I to the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt as president of the United States and Hider as chancellor of Germany. He continues on to document wars in South Africa, China, Ethiopia, Spain, Korea, Vietnam, and Bosnia, as well as apartheid, the arms race, the moon landing, and the beginnings of the computer age, while interspersing the influence of art, literature, music, and religion throughout this vivid work.
A rich, textured look at war, celebration, suffering, life, death, and renewal in the century gone by, this volume is nothing less than extraordinary.