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World in the 20Th Century #02: Coming Apart, Coming Together

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Marked by two world wars, the Holocaust, and a host of violent conflicts, the twentieth century has been the most explosive and destructive in human history. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is vital that we understand what...


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Marked by two world wars, the Holocaust, and a host of violent conflicts, the twentieth century has been the most explosive and destructive in human history. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is vital that we understand what went wrong in the preceding hundred years. Historian Edward Kantowicz provides an engaging narrative of the events, people, and ideas driving the world's social and political course in the twentieth century in his two-volume work, The World in the Twentieth Century. In Coming Apart, Coming Together, volume 2 of his narrative history of the twentieth century, Edward Kantowicz explores the landmark events that shaped the planet after World War II. Noting that this period was dominated by two global events-the superpower Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union and the revolt against imperialism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America-Kantowicz shows how the trajectories of each have driven nations apart while, at the same time, also created
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This book offers an accessible guide to the history of the latter twentieth century. In effect, it provides then historical backdrop to the events that make headline news. This second volume covers the period of the Second World War up to the end of the century. The latter twentieth century was dominated by two global forces, the United States and the Soviet Union and the rebellion against imperialism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. While these forces pulled the world apart, other forces had the opposite effect. Thus, Kantowicz predicts, "groups of nations will probably continue coming together in new and unexpected ways."^
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 138525
  • Product Code 0802844561
  • EAN 9780802844569
  • Pages 493
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Oct 1999
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 26mm
  • Weight 0.742kg

Edward Kantowicz

Kantowicz is formerly professor of history at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and is currently an independent scholar and author.

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