Empires in Conflict: The History of the 20th Century: 1900-1933: 1900-33 v. 1

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9780006376613: Empires in Conflict: The History of the 20th Century: 1900-1933: 1900-33 v. 1

From Britain’s ‘greatest living factual historian’ (Paul Johnson, Evening Standard), the first volume of the history of the world in the twentieth century.

Martin Gilbert is the undisputed master of narrative history – with an extraordinary ability to muster detailed facts into rich and compelling prose. His three-volume history of this century, of which this volume is the first, will tell the gripping story of a century which has witnessed staggering technological change, scientific advances, cultural and artistic achievements, and brutal war on a scale never seen before.

Gilbert’s book gives a staggering picture of the way in which the century unfolded and underlines how unpredictable and open to chance our recent history has been.

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‘Martin Gilbert is the most prodigious author of our time… He is a phenomenon who arouses envy among less productive professional historians… He has a fine eye for a telling passage and a memorable detail… This is a fascinating treatment… I congratulate Gilbert on his good work and look forward to the next two volumes.’
Paul Johnson, Sunday Times

‘Sir Martin Gilbert is one of Britain’s most eminent historians and prolific authors… His knowledge and scholarship make him in many ways ideally suited to write a history of our century and great insights emerge.’
John Ramsden, Financial Times

‘There can be few other contemporary historians who would be capable of such a work calling for so much knowledge and so resolute a control of a flood of disparate material.’
Philip Ziegler, Literary Review

‘Gilbert has a fine eye for ironic detail.’
Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph

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The first volume of Sir Martin Gilbert's three-volume narrative history of the twentieth century charts its first thirty-three years, closing with Roosevelt as the newly-elected President of the United States and the inauguration of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany. Few can match Gilbert's extraordinary ability to muster complex factual detail into rich and compelling prose. He moves from continent to continent and country to country with ease to convey the dramas, struggles and achievements of the century. But as well as chronicling the wars, revolutions and political upheavals, Gilbert examines the diseases and natural disasters that plagued the early part of the century, the rise and fall of religious movements, the advance of science and medicine, the arrival of mass communication, developments in art, literature, film, theatre, cartoons, poems, graffiti and song – and much more.

“Sir Martin Gilbert is one of Britain's most eminent historians and prolific authors... His knowledge and scholarship make him in many ways ideally suited to write a history of our century and great insights emerge.”
JOHN RAMSDEN, 'Financial Times'

“There can be few other contemporary historians who would be capable of such a work calling for so much knowledge and so resolute a control of a flood of disparate material.”
PHILIP ZIEGLER, 'Literary Review'

“Martin Gilbert is the most prodigious author of our time... He is a phenomenon who arouses envy among less productive professional historians... He has a fine eye for a telling passage and a memorable detail... This is a fascinating treatment... I congratulate Gilbert on his good work and look forward to the next two volumes.”
PAUL JOHNSON, 'Sunday Times'

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