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Written by a diverse group of scholars who bring their regional expertise together, this best-selling text offers a balanced treatment of global events and developments in the twentieth century and beyond. By integrating key themes of science and technology, economics, political and social developments, international relationships, and cultural trends throughout its chronological chapters, the book uses its organization as a key tool to help students appreciate this important period in global history. Its clear prose weaves basic factual information and analysis together to create a student-friendly text, while still allowing for professors' personal interpretations. This seventh edition incorporates the latest scholarship on twentieth century history, including the work of a new co-author, Michael Schroeder, and addresses key issues of twenty-first century concern, including terrorism, the environment, and more.

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Genre: History
Author: Richard Goff
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release: 2007-01-11
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 007320692X

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This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order the diffusion of power to the two superpowers the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the ‘global War on Terror'. A support website provides supplementary exercises, questions and tutor guidance.

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Genre: History
Author: Antony Best
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2008-06-03
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134070817

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This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order; the diffusion of power to the two superpowers; the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa; and, the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the 'global War on Terror'.

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Genre: History
Author: Antony Best
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2004
File: 531 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415207409

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Surveying modern developments in science from 1900 to the present day, this fascinating volume explores Einstein's new physics, the Manhattan Project, eugenics, biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and much more.

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Genre: History
Author: Jon Agar
Publisher: Polity
Release: 2012-04-09
File: 614 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780745634692

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This is a collection of 75 selections, organized in 21 chapters, 3 chronological periods. The selections are accompanied by introductions to each period, chapter overviews, and selection introductions.

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Genre: History
Author: Janice Terry
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release: 1998-12-02
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 0072893249

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From the John Holmes Library collection.

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Genre: History, Modern
Author: Richard D. Goff
Publisher:
Release: 1986
File: 463 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89013370747

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Using a source-based approach, The Communist Experience in the Twentieth Century is the first text designed to help students, general readers, and scholars understand how people constructed Communist ways of life around the world. Taking a global approach, it extends beyond Russia and Eastern Europe to examine the lives of people in China, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Algeria, Peru, Cuba, and elsewhere. The book provides an inside look at the Communist experience, where people were--sometimes simultaneously so--enthusiasts, reshapers, resisters, and victims of an ideological project that was (and, for some, still is) both humanity's darkest nightmare and brightest hope.

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Genre: History
Author: Glennys Young
Publisher: OUP USA
Release: 2011-10-13
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195366905

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A panoramic global history of the nineteenth century A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century," taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more. This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French. Indispensable for any historian, The Transformation of the World sheds important new light on this momentous epoch, showing how the nineteenth century paved the way for the global catastrophes of the twentieth century, yet how it also gave rise to pacifism, liberalism, the trade union, and a host of other crucial developments.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jürgen Osterhammel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2015-09-15
File: 1192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691169804

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Explores the history of modern relations between the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The book's unique analytical framework focuses on the relationships between these countries rather than on their individual histories; helps readers to easily examine how the nations of the world have interacted since the beginning of the last century. Extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship; featureing photographs for the first time - more than fifty throughout the text. The new edition addresses such issues as refugees and stateless persons, human rights, the environment, and the events of September 11, 2001. Updated to include the war on terrorism, military action in Iraq, and the causes and consequences of globalization, this edition also explores the expanding role of nongovernmental organizations, the threat of AIDS to world order, narcotics trafficking, and environmental degradation. Examines a wide range of countries, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, International Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth-century international history, twentieth-century world history, and international relations.

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Genre: History, Modern
Author: William R. Keylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2010
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 019539979X

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The biological transformation of modern times -- The foundations of the modern global economy -- Reorganizing the global economy -- Localization and globalization -- The great explosion -- New world (dis)order -- High modernity -- Revolt and refusal -- Transformative modernity -- Democracy and capitalism triumphant

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Genre: History
Author: Edward Ross Dickinson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2018-01-12
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520285552

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