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Author Grenville, J. A. S. (John Ashley Soames), 1928-2011.

Title A history of the world in the twentieth century / J.A.S. Grenville.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.

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 UniM Bail  909.82 GREN  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition Enl. ed.
Physical description xviii, 1002 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [960]-978) and index.
Contents Part I Social Change and National Rivalry in the West, 1900-1914 -- 1 World in the Twentieth Century 3 -- 2 German Empire: Achievement and Excess 15 -- 3 Republican France during the 'Belle Epoque' 24 -- 4 Italy: Aspirations to Power 31 -- 5 British Empire: Premonitions of Decline 37 -- 6 Emergence of the United States as a World Power 45 -- 7 Russian Empire: Absolutism and Adaptation 53 -- 8 Closing Decades of the Habsburg Empire 61 -- 9 Over the Brink: the Five-week Crisis, 28 June to 1 August 1914 67 -- Part II Response of China and Japan to Western Dominance -- 10 China in Disintegration, 1900-1929 77 -- 11 Emergence of Japan, 1900-1929 84 -- Part III Great War, Revolution and the Search for Stability -- 12 Great War - I: War without Decision, 1914-1916 93 -- 13 War and Revolution in the East, 1917 106 -- 14 Great War - II: The End of War in the West, 1917-1918 116 -- 15 Peacemaking in an Unstable World, 1918-1923 120 -- 16 Democracy on Trial: Weimar Germany 133 -- 17 Britain, France and the United States from War to Peace 139 -- 18 Italy and the Rise of Fascism 151 -- Part IV Continuing World Crisis, 1929-1939 -- 19 Depression, 1929-1939 161 -- 20 Soviet Russia: 'Communism in Transition' 179 -- 21 Failure of Parliamentary Democracy in Germany and the Rise of Hitler, 1920-1934 192 -- 22 Mounting Conflict in Eastern Asia, 1928-1937 205 -- 23 Crumbling Peace, 1933-1936 214 -- 24 Spanish Civil War and Europe, 1936-1939 225 -- 25 Outbreak of War in Europe, 1937-1939 232 -- Part V Second World War -- 26 Germany's Wars of Conquest in Europe, 1939-1941 255 -- 27 China War and the Origins of the Pacific War, 1937-1941 271 -- 28 Ordeal of the Second World War 280 -- 29 Victory of the Allies, 1941-1945 293 -- Part VI Post-War Europe, 1945-1947 -- 30 Zero Hour: The Allies and the Germans 325 -- 31 Soviet Union: The Price of Victory and the Expanding Empire 337 -- 32 Britain and the World: A Legacy Too Heavy to Bear 346 -- 33 France: A Veil Over the Past 356 -- 34 Italy: The Enemy Forgiven 362 -- Part VII United States and the Beginning of the Cold War, 1945-1948 -- 35 United States: Problems Enough at Home 369 -- 36 A Reluctant World Power and the Cold War 372 -- 37 1948: Crisis in Europe - Prague and Berlin 385 -- Part VIII Transformation of Asia, 1945-1955 -- 38 Struggle for Independence: The Philippines, Malaya and Indonesia 397 -- 39 Origins of the Vietnam War and the End of French Colonialism 404 -- 40 India: From the Raj to Independence, 1947 409 -- 41 China: The End of Civil War and the Victory of the Communists 417 -- 42 1950: Crisis in Asia - War in Korea 424 -- Part IX Ending of European Dominance in the Middle East, 1919-1980 -- 43 Regional Conflict in the Middle East 437 -- 44 Middle East Between Two World Wars, 1919-1945 442 -- 45 Britain, Israel and the Arabs, 1945-1949 451 -- 46 1956: Crisis in the Middle East - Suez 458 -- 47 Struggle for Predominance in the Middle East 473 -- Part X Cold War: Superpower Confrontation, 1948-1964 -- 48 Rise of Khrushchev: The Soviet Union and the West 491 -- 49 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union: The Polish Challenge and the Hungarian Rising 499 -- 50 Fall of Khrushchev: The Soviet Union and the Wider World 503 -- 51 Eisenhower Years: Conservatism and Caution at Home 508 -- 52 Eisenhower Years: Waging the Cold War 514 -- Part XI Recovery of Western Europe in the 1950s and 1960s -- 53 West Germany: Economic Growth and Political Stability 527 -- 54 French Fourth Republic: Economic Growth and Political Instability 538 -- 55 War of Algerian Independence: The Fifth Republic and the Return of de Gaulle 548 -- 56 Britain: Better Times and Retreat from Empire 558 -- 57 Tribulations and Successes of Italian Democracy 571 -- Part XII Who Will Liberate the Third World? 1954-1968 -- 58 Who Will Liberate the Third World? Laos and Vietnam, 1954-1961 581 -- 59 America's Mission in the World: The Kennedy Years 584 -- 60 On the Brink of a Nuclear Holocaust?: The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962 593 -- 61 Limits of Power: The United States during the 1960s 603 -- Part XIII Two Faces of Asia: After 1949 -- 62 Turmoil, War and Bloodshed in South-east Asia 615 -- 63 Vietnam War and After 627 -- 64 Continuous Revolution: Mao's China 633 -- 65 Last Years of Mao and His Heirs: The Revolution Changes Course 642 -- 66 Freedom and Conflict in the Indian Subcontinent: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 653 -- 67 Prosperous Pacific Rim: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea 667 -- 68 Prosperous Pacific Rim: Australia and New Zealand 683 -- Part XIV Latin America after 1945: Problems Unresolved -- 69 World of Latin America: Colombia, Peru and Chile 699 -- 70 World of Latin America: Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela 715 -- 71 Central America in Revolution: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico 723 -- 72 Nations of the Caribbean 735 -- Part XV Africa after 1945: Conflict and the Threat of Famine -- 73 Ending of White Rule in West Africa 743 -- 74 Freedom and After in Central and East Africa 758 -- 75 War and Famine in the Horn of Africa 767 -- 76 Southern Africa: Vanishing White Supremacy 773 -- Part XVI United States and the Soviet Bloc after 1963: The Great Transformation -- 77 Soviet Union and the Wider World: Crushing the Prague Spring 797 -- 78 Brezhnev Years and After: The Failure of Reform from Within 803 -- 79 United States: From Great Aspirations to Disillusion 809 -- 80 Gorbachev, Reform and Crisis: The Break-up of the Soviet Union 817 -- 81 United States: Reagan and Bush 832 -- Part XVII Western Europe Gathers Strength: After 1968 -- 82 German Federal Republic: Reaching Maturity 843 -- 83 Contemporary Italy: Progress Despite Politics 853 -- 84 How to Make Britain More Prosperous: Conservative and Labour Remedies 858 -- 85 Revival of France 872 -- 86 European Community 879 -- Part XVIII Cold War and After -- 87 Iron Curtain Disintegrates: The Death of Communism in Eastern Europe 891 -- 88 Continuing Turmoil and War in the Middle East 910 -- 89 After the Cold War 925 -- 90 Wars of Yugoslavia: A Requiem 930 -- 91 Towards One World? The Last Decade 935.
Summary In this enlargement of his outstanding history of the world, Grenville stresses the history of nation-states within a world of interdependence and regional groupings. The twentieth century remains an epoch of revolutionary change. Clashes of culture, the impact of technology, the consequences of industrialization all play out within national borders that are also porous. In this latest enlarged edition, Grenville has updated the history through 1999 and added new material on the demise of Yugoslavia, with its wars and ethnic cleansing; ClintonUs policies in Haiti, Somalia, and Asia; his economic policy; Eastern EuropeUs new democracies; and the progress of Third World countries. Democracy and the market economy are portrayed as the linchpins of a new century.
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century.
ISBN 0674002806 (alk. paper)
0674002741 (paperback: alk. paper)