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The classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century.

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"Truly a distinguished work of history....We can take a great deal of intellectual pleasure in this book." New York Times Book Review

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"A work of intellect and imagination." The Atlantic

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"Frequently surprises, even startles us with new views of past events and fresh looks at the characters of the chief world movers and shakers, in politics, the military, economics, science, religion, and philosophy of six decades." Wall Street Journal

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"Johnson's insights are often brilliant and of value in their startling freshness." Los Angeles Times

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"Wide-ranging and quirky, this history of our times (since World War I) hits all the highlights and hot spots: the Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, World War II, and the 1980s....A latter-day Mencken, Johnson is witty, gritty, and compulsively readable." Foreign Affairs

About the Author

Paul Johnson has written many books, including Creators, George Washington, Modern Times, and Art: A New History. He contributes a weekly essay to the Spectatorand a monthly column to Forbes. He lives in London, England, and lectures all over the world.

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phaedo2000, September 9, 2007 (view all comments by phaedo2000)
This is a truly amazing book. I had to do some research on Mr. Johnson to determine whether or not I could believe some of what he wrote. Was he legitimate? Apparently he is as I have seen no detracting comments about him, and despite his conservative views he received favorable reviews in The New York Times and Atlantic Magazine.
The breadth and depth of Modern Times is breathtaking and the detail incredible.
Would that everyone could read his words and understand what has transpired in the struggle for power among politicians and the media in the century past.
Sadly, ignorance continues and will forever apparently. And it will because books like Modern Times are not read and understood by more people.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060935504
Subtitle:
World from the Twenties to the Nineties, The
Author:
Johnson, Paul
Author:
Johnson, Paul M.
Author:
by Paul M. Johnson
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
World
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
20010807
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x2.00 in. 1.43 lbs.

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Product details 880 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060935504 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Truly a distinguished work of history....We can take a great deal of intellectual pleasure in this book."
"Review" by , "A work of intellect and imagination."
"Review" by , "Frequently surprises, even startles us with new views of past events and fresh looks at the characters of the chief world movers and shakers, in politics, the military, economics, science, religion, and philosophy of six decades."
"Review" by , "Johnson's insights are often brilliant and of value in their startling freshness."
"Review" by , "Wide-ranging and quirky, this history of our times (since World War I) hits all the highlights and hot spots: the Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, World War II, and the 1980s....A latter-day Mencken, Johnson is witty, gritty, and compulsively readable."
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