Modern Times

Modern Times : A History of the World from the 1920s to the Year 2000

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This account begins with the end of World War I and moves on to the destruction of the traditional European order, the triumph of Einstein's new cosmology, the full impact of Freudianism, the establishment of the first Marxist state and the genesis of more

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  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 238.76 x 279.4 x 15.24mm | 884.5g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0753808269
  • 9780753808269

About Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson was born in 1928. He edited the New Statesman in the 1960s and has written over forty books. His Modern Times, a history of the world from the 1920s to the 1990s, has been translated into more than fifteen languages. As well as a weekly column in the Spectator, he contributes to newspapers all over the more

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From a former editor of the New Statesman and bestselling author of A History of the American People comes this global study of 20th-century history. Beginning with the aftermath of World War I, Johnson progresses through this tumultuous era taking in fascism and World War II, the communist revolution in China and the cold war, through to the scientific threat of genetic engineering. A revolutionary historical work. (Kirkus UK)show more

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