The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

Author(s): J.M. Roberts


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. "The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century" is powerful, international and definitive.

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A book that deserves the widest reading. ("The New York Times Book Review")

J M Roberts is the author of THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE WORLD and was historical adviser to the BBC television series PEOPLE'S CENTURY.

General Fields

  • : 9780140276312
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : August 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : good
  • : 928
  • : maps
  • : J.M. Roberts
  • : Paperback