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Rees, John, 1957-

Timelines : a political history of the modern world / John Rees. - Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, ©2012. - xi, 212 p. : ill., maps ; 19 cm.

Based on the Timeline television series. "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

9780415691024 (hardback) 9780415691031 (pbk.) 9780203123133 (ebook)


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