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Western Civilization
20th Century


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Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
by Thomas Keneally
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Through the lens of three of the most devastating food crises in modern history—the Górta Mor of British-ruled Ireland, the great famine of British-ruled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia during the 1970s... (read more)

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Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I
Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I
by Michael S Neiberg
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The submarine was one of the most revolutionary weapons of World War I, inciting both terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike. During the war, after U-boats sank the Lusitania and began daring attacks on shipping vessels off the East... (read more)

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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900
by Andrew Roberts
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In 1900, where Churchill ended the fourth volume of his History of the English-Speaking Peoples, the United States had not yet emerged onto the world scene as a great power. Meanwhile, the British Empire was in decline but did not yet know it. Any number... (read more)

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The Specter of Communism: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953 (Critical Issue)
The Specter of Communism: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953 (Critical Issue)
by Melvyn P Leffler
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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. The Specter of Communism is a concise history of the origins of the Cold War and the evolution of U.S.-Soviet relations... (read more)

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Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria
Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria
by Julia P Gelardi
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Julia Gelardis Born to Rule is the powerful epic story of five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria, who reigned over the end of their empires, the destruction of their families, and the tumult of the twentieth century Here are the stories of... (read more)

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The Atlantic Century: Four Generations of Extraordinary Diplomats Who Forged America's Vital Alliance with Europe
The Atlantic Century: Four Generations of Extraordinary Diplomats Who Forged America's Vital Alliance with Europe
by Kenneth Weisbrode
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The Atlantic Century is the first major historical study to re-examine the American-European partnership with an emphasis on the personalities behind the policy. Our strong system of European alliances built during the last century did not happen... (read more)

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War and Society in Europe 1870-1970 (War & European Society)
War and Society in Europe 1870-1970 (War & European Society)
by Brian Bond
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As Europe descended into an epoch of total war and nineteenth-century hopes for peace based on co-operation faded, warfare itself was transformed by the growth of nationalism and rapid technological developments. World War I demonstrated how difficult it... (read more)

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Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II
Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II
by Lloyd C Gardner
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"Gardner (Pay Any Price) finds the roots of a fractured and turbulent Middle East in American machinations in the decades following WWII. He begins with the Truman Doctrine, whose goal of Soviet containment focused American power designs in the Middle... (read more)

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The European Union After the Treaty of Amsterdam
The European Union After the Treaty of Amsterdam
by Jorg Monar
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The 1997 Treaty of Amsterdam was the result of thirty months of negotiation and major political debates in all the member states of the E.U. Praised as a triumph of the possible and a breakthrough in major policy areas by some, it has also attracted... (read more)

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Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship
Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship
by Richard Aldous
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For decades historians have perpetuated the myth of a "Churchillian" relationship between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, citing their longtime alliance as an example of the "special" bond between the United States and Britain. But, as Richard... (read more)

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Regionalism in the European Union
Regionalism in the European Union
by Peter Wagstaff
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Powerful regions within Europe are challenging the unwieldy structure of the nation-state. This book considers a variety of European Union countries within the context of this balance between region and state. Of particular interest are issues of... (read more)

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The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War
The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War
by Norman Friedman
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Written by an internationally respected analyst and author, "The Fifty-Year War" offers powerful, fast-moving narrative that brings the complexities of the Cold War into focus.... (read more)

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History of European Family #03: Family Life in the Twentieth Century: The History of the European Family: Volume 3
History of European Family #03: Family Life in the Twentieth Century: The History of the European Family: Volume 3
by David Kertzer
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This volume completes the History of the European Family series, a comprehensive synthesis of what is known about European families across the past five centuries. The profound political and social transformations that occurred from 1914-2000 were... (read more)

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1968: The Year That Rocked the World
1968: The Year That Rocked the World
by Mark Kurlansky
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To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and... (read more)

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People: The Royals: Their Lives, Loves, and Secrets
People: The Royals: Their Lives, Loves, and Secrets
by People Magazine
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Once upon a time . . . Diana dazzled, Grace glowed, and there were many happily--and unhappily--ever afters. Now People takes you inside the lives of the world's royals--at home, at play and up close and personal. Here in this gorgeous celebration of all... (read more)

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The Columbia History of the 20th Century
The Columbia History of the 20th Century
by Richard W Bulliet
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In the parade of highlights with which many have tried to sum up the twentieth century, the overarching patterns and fundamental transformations often fail to come into focus. The Columbia History of the 20th Century, however, is much more than a... (read more)

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Technology Transfer and Industrial Change in Europe
Technology Transfer and Industrial Change in Europe
by Helen Lawton Smith
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This book critically examines the phenomenon and the consequences of the increasing inter-dependence between industry, universities, and national laboratories. It explores the contrasts and similarities between the patterns of formal and informal links... (read more)

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Age of Extremes
Age of Extremes
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Paperback edition of this bestselling history of the twentieth century. The book is divided into three main sections; The Age of Catastrophe, The Golden Age and The Landslide. Largely based on personal experience, this is a highly readable and... (read more)

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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
by Neil Sheehan
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From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize—winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history-and of the visionary American Air... (read more)

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Reflections on a Ravaged Century
Reflections on a Ravaged Century
by Robert Conquest
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The author presents the modern ideologies and distorted philosophies that have corrupted the 20th century and sent millions to the slaughterhouse.... (read more)

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