A History of the World from the 20th to the 21st Century

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Routledge, 2005 - History - 995 pages
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This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes discussions on 9/11 and the second Gulf War, and takes into account the latest historical research.

A comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period throughout the world, it includes discussion on topics such as:

  • the rivalry between European nations from 19001914
  • the Depression and the rise of Fascism during the 1920s and 1930s
  • the global impact of the Cold War
  • decolonization and its effects
  • the continuing conflict in the Middle East.

A History of the World provides a fascinating and authoritative account of the world since 1900, for general readers and students of world history alike.

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About the author (2005)

J.A.S. Grenville is Professor of Modern History, Emeritus at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of a number of books, including Europe Reshaped, 1848-1878 (1999) and is co-editor of The Major International Treaties of the Twentieth Century: A History and Guide with Texts (2000).

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