History of the Twentieth Century, A, Vol III Martin Gilbert

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History of the Twentieth Century, A, Vol III  by  Martin Gilbert

History of the Twentieth Century, A, Vol III by Martin Gilbert
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Martin Gilbert brings readers up to date in this rich historical narrative of the contradictory events of the last fifty years. Volume II ended in 1951, as the world recovered from World War II, and the nuclear threat increased. In this volume,MoreMartin Gilbert brings readers up to date in this rich historical narrative of the contradictory events of the last fifty years.

Volume II ended in 1951, as the world recovered from World War II, and the nuclear threat increased. In this volume, Gilbert recalls the Cold War and communism--including McCarthyism, the Soviet and Warsaw Pact, the Berlin Wall--and the wars, from Korea to Vietnam to Bosnia. He moves from Polands Solidarity Movement to Irelands Bloody Sunday, from Pol Pot and his killing fields to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Mao began a cultural revolution, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy were assassinated, and Beijings Tiananamen Square shocked the world. Technology and medicine advanced in leaps and bounds as the society struggled to catch up.

Art, literature, and music, as well as epidemics and natural disasters, all have their place here. Many of the events are described through the words of those who were present. As in the previous two volumes, Gilbert creates a vivid picture through a wide array of sources. The result is extraordinary.



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