Synopses & Reviews
The classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century.
"Truly a distinguished work of history....We can take a great deal of intellectual pleasure in this book." New York Times Book Review
"A work of intellect and imagination." The Atlantic
"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
"Johnson's insights are often brilliant and of value in their startling freshness." Los Angeles Times
"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 is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.