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People's Century By Godfrey Hodgson

People's Century
by Godfrey Hodgson

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The second of two volumes of a work based on a 26-part BBC1 series which tells the story of the 20th century by concentrating on the role played by ordinary people. The book continues the story by covering major movements and events in the second half of the century.
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People's Century: v. 2: From the Start of the Nuclear Age to the Close of the Century by Godfrey Hodgson

In previous centuries history was made by aristocracies and elites, but the masses are now much more influential than in the past, due to developments in education, communication and means of production. This is the second of two volumes of a work based on a 26-part BBC1 series which tells the story of the 20th century by concentrating on the role played by ordinary people. The book continues the exploration of the century through the experiences of eyewitnesses and participants - from those who stood in the desert of New Mexico and watched the first atomic-bomb test in 1945, to those who brought down the Berlin Wall and the communist regimes of Eastern Europe in the late-1980s. These and many other major movements and events of the second half of the century are covered in the text, which is extensively illustrated.

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Table of Contents


Fallout - the dawn of the nuclear age; rising sun - East Asia's bid for prosperity; skin deep - the fight against state racism; endangered planet - campaigning for the environment; picture power - the growing influence of television; living longer - campaigns for better health; great leap - mobilizing the people of China; new release - new opportunities for the young; war of the flea - the impact of guerrilla wars; God fights back - religion on the rise; people power - the overthrow of communism; back to the future - towards the end of the century.

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GOR002805387
People's Century: v. 2: From the Start of the Nuclear Age to the Close of the Century by Godfrey Hodgson
Godfrey Hodgson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
1996-09-26
320
0563370254
9780563370253
N/A
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