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A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs

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A short history of the twentieth century
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A short history of the twentieth century
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John Lukacs
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eng
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"The historian John Lukacs offers a concise history of the twentieth century--its two world wars and cold war, its nations and leaders. The great themes woven through this spirited narrative are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, and the continuing democratization of the globe. The historical twentieth century began with the First World War in 1914 and ended seventy-five years later with the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989. The short century saw the end of European dominance and the rise of American power and influence throughout the world. The twentieth century was an American century--perhaps the American century. Lukacs explores in detail the phenomenon of national socialism (national socialist parties, he reminds us, have outlived the century), Hitler's sole responsibility for the Second World War, and the crucial roles played by his determined opponents Churchill and Roosevelt. Between 1939 and 1942 Germany came closer to winning than many people suppose. Lukacs casts a hard eye at the consequences of the Second World War--the often misunderstood Soviet-American cold war--and at the shifting social and political developments in the Far and Middle East and elsewhere. In an eloquent closing meditation on the passing of the twentieth century, he reflects on the advance of democracy throughout the world and the limitations of human knowledge." -- Publisher website
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Title
A short history of the twentieth century
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Summary
Offers a succinct chronicle of 20th Century world history, focusing on the period from the beginning of World War I through the fall of the Soviet Union
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10223293
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DLC
Dewey number
909.82
Index
index present
LC call number
D421
LC item number
.L86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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John Lukacs
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Short history of the 20th century
A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"God writes straight with crooked lines" -- "Now we have only peoples' wars" -- "National self-determination" -- "Cossacks! Brethren!" -- No nostalgia for the "world of yesterday" -- South of the border and across the Pacific -- "Middle class" is not "bourgeois" -- "I was a nationalist, but I was not a patriot" -- The wave of the future -- "I hope it is not too late" -- To subdue and conquer Germany and Japan -- The division of Europe almost complete -- The brave Harry Truman -- American nationalism, American benevolence -- "Europe," and the end of the Cold War -- "Great leap forward" -- The limitations of human knowledge -- Index
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ocn829937192
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780674725362
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013007948

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