The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to the Present
Penguin Books Ltd
J. M. Roberts
1 Jan 2000
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.