The Times History of the 20th Century

 
9780007166374: The Times History of the 20th Century

A fully updated paperback edition of a best-selling classic of contemporary history. The Times History of the 20th Century covers all the century's major developments, from the height of the Imperial Era, through two World Wars, the reconstructon of Europe and on to the challenges of the post-Cold War era.

The Times History of the 20th Century is a major treatment of this turbulent century. With over 300 colour maps and hundreds of pictures, it is both a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.

This newly updated paperback edition updates Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text and takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s imperial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the global uncertainties following the September 2001 attack on the US.

Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced humanity throughout the century: the environment, health, science, leisure, terrorism and technology.

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This fully updated edition of The Times History of the 20th Century, a best-selling classic of contemporary history, covers all the century’s major developments, from the height of the Imperial Age, through two World Wars, the reconstruction of Europe and on to the challenges of the post-Cold War era. With over 300 colour maps and hundreds of pictures, it is both a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.

This newly updated paperback edition updates Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text and takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s imperial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the global uncertainties following the September 2001 attack on the US.

With special attention paid to the themes and challenges which have faced humanity throughout the century: the environment, health, science, leisure, terrorism and technology, this book is accessible, clear and comprehensive.

About the Author:

Richard Overy is among the world’s most distinguished modern historians. He was editor of The Times History of theWorld (1999) and consultant editor of The Times Atlas of the Second World War (1989). He is Professor of Modern History at King’s College London, and also taught at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

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