The History of the World, 1901 to 2000Book - 1999
When it comes to narrative history, J. M. Roberts is an undisputed master of his craft. His classic History of the World (more than a quarter million copies sold worldwide) remains, in the words of eminent historian A. J. P. Taylor, "a stupendous achievement...the unrivaled World History of our day. . . unbelievably accurate... almost incontestable in its judgement." More remarkable, his History of Europe was was acclaimed as "the best single volume history of Europe. . . combining authority and good sense with fluency and wit" (London Times Literary Supplement). In his latest sweeping and entertaining work, Roberts focuses on our own momentous century.Twentieth Century places a chronological narrative of events in the context of the long-term changes that colored them. Among these are worldwide increases in life expectancy; major strides in science and technology; the radical reconfiguration of the global economy; vanished empires, shrunken white hegemony, and reassessment of "western" civilization; and the ever-evolving role of women.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c1999
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: xx, 905 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 20th century