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The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present (Allen Lane History)

by J. M. Roberts

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages928
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7351994M
ISBN 100140276319
ISBN 109780140276312

He keeps his eye on the subject throughout, which is only appropriate because changes in the lives of women are probably amongst the most profound and revolutionary of the century and the most obvious discontinuity with past human existence. Roberts's monumental Penguin History of the World became a publishing phenomenon and sold in the hundreds of thousands. While strategic bombing in WWII is discussed in the context of say, Dresden, Tokyo's firebombing is not mentioned, and so on. They replaced "the erosion of society by the politics of fear" with "the politics of social cohesion based around collective purposes".

And also on pp Penguin Education also published an extensive range of Readers and introductory texts for students in higher education, notably in subjects such as psychology, economics, management, sociology and science, while for teachers it provided a series of key texts such as Language, the Learner and the School and The Language of Primary School Children. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Elizabeth Senior edited the series untilafter which Nikolaus Pevsner took over and remained editor until the end of the series. Yet the power of at least some of the latter is something without precedent. For nearly twenty years, variously coloured borders to the front and back covers indicated the original language.

He was 62 years old. This was a dominance which was never fully lost during the illusory years of cold war 'bipolarity' and in this dominance suddenly became manifest again. Otherwise, every policy wonk and newspaper columnist could credibly claim intellectual status". The handling of the Holocaust, like the handling of the space programme, is a reasonable 'Rorschach' test in a big general history. In the first signs of the economic superiority of the United States were evident.


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And on p; pp, p, p and p Each of the above in their pursuit of happiness; though sex and food; drugs and alcohol; political idealism and even obsessive privacy, says something about the state of the species in the century. In these dialogues, he returns often and irritably to American Jews "who have cast their lot with Likud".

Popular Penguins are presented as a return to Lane's original ethos — good books at affordable prices. Some volumes by experts went into revised editions, such as A Book of English Clocks and by R.

That insular people had undergone in the s an exciting decade, which had begun in an unpromising atmosphere of economic stagnation. But such a view misses the obvious fact that every past century can show terrifying examples of human capacity for evil.

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The series continued after Pevsner's death infinanced in part by the Pevsner Books Trust and published by Yale University Press.

Otherwise, every policy wonk and newspaper columnist could credibly claim intellectual status". It is a skillful conversation between two historical moments about questions as troublesome in Undset's own time—and in ours—as they were in the Saga Age: rape and revenge, civil and domestic violence, troubled marriages, and children made victims of their parents' problems.

The book is an effective combination of narrative exposition in which the great political set pieces of the century are laid out for the reader and, perhaps of more interest to specialists, a series of speculations and discussions on the big structural changes.

Snyder is by no means a mere prompter, although the main voice here is Judt's. Some may feel that he doesn't devote enough space to this, still preferring to concentrate on traditional political narratives.

Both travellers are professional historians still tormented by their own unanswered questions. To this end Eleanor Graham was appointed in as the first editor of the Puffin Story Books series, [54] a venture made particularly difficult due to the resistance of publishers and librarians in releasing the rights of their children's books.

Twenty-one years younger, he pokes gently into gaps in Judt's account of himself. Despite two devastating World Wars and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased significantly alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership, and China is now clearly awaiting its moment, J.

Clearly that time has not come. ByPevsner produced a prospectus for the series announcing the publication of four new volumes and a plan for the rest of the series totalling 47 titles. Religious belief was pervasive. It is difficult to say anything particularly profound about disasters on this scale in five pages.

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