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The Resource Timelines : a political history of the modern world, John Rees

Timelines : a political history of the modern world, John Rees

Label
Timelines : a political history of the modern world
Title
Timelines
Title remainder
a political history of the modern world
Statement of responsibility
John Rees
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"War and revolution, economic crises and political conflict are the very stuff of modern history. This guide to the last 100 years of great power conflict, social rebellion, strikes and protests gives us the essential history of the world in which we live. Based on the Timeline TV series this is a rapid and accessible guide for those who want to know how power is exercised, by who, and for what purposes in the modern world. From the rise and fall of great empires in two world wars, the Cold War and the 'war on terror' through to the rise of China Timelines describes the shifts in the imperial structure of the world. And it looks at the impact of those changes in the conflict zones of the 21st century, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Finally Timelines looks at moments of popular resistance, from the Russian and Spanish revolutions to the fall of Apartheid in the 1990s and the ongoing socialist experiment that is Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. We live in turbulent times. These essays show us how we got here and outline the forces that are going to shape the history of the 21st century"--Publisher description
Member of
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Timeline (Television program)
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1957-
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Rees, John
Dewey number
909.82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • Military history, Modern
  • Military history, Modern
  • Balance of power
  • Balance of power
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Social history
  • Social history
Label
Timelines : a political history of the modern world, John Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Timeline television series
  • "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The shape of the modern world -- section I: The rise and fall of Great Powers -- The First World War -- The Revolutions that made Russia -- The Consequences of the First World War -- The Rise of Fascism -- The Spanish Civil War -- The real history of the Second World War -- The Cold War -- China -- Obama and US Power -- section II: Empire and after -- Afghanistan -- Iran -- Palestine -- Vietnam -- Iraq -- Ireland -- Immigration -- section III: The rulers and the ruled -- Recessions and resistance -- The Civil Rights Movement -- 1968 : the year that changed the world -- South Africa's struggle for freedom -- Thatcherism -- The Revolutions of 1989 -- Hugo Chavez's Revolution -- Student revolts -- Conclusion: The first decade of the new millennium
Control code
ocn793494363
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203123133
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793494363
Label
Timelines : a political history of the modern world, John Rees
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Timeline television series
  • "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The shape of the modern world -- section I: The rise and fall of Great Powers -- The First World War -- The Revolutions that made Russia -- The Consequences of the First World War -- The Rise of Fascism -- The Spanish Civil War -- The real history of the Second World War -- The Cold War -- China -- Obama and US Power -- section II: Empire and after -- Afghanistan -- Iran -- Palestine -- Vietnam -- Iraq -- Ireland -- Immigration -- section III: The rulers and the ruled -- Recessions and resistance -- The Civil Rights Movement -- 1968 : the year that changed the world -- South Africa's struggle for freedom -- Thatcherism -- The Revolutions of 1989 -- Hugo Chavez's Revolution -- Student revolts -- Conclusion: The first decade of the new millennium
Control code
ocn793494363
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203123133
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793494363

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