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Challenge to Civilization By Martin Gilbert

Challenge to Civilization
by Martin Gilbert

This third and final volume ranges across many wars, from Korea to Bosina, the post-war resurrection of Europe and the UN, the arms race and the shooting of JFK, computerization, AIDS, heart transplants, Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Challenge to Civilization: The History of the 20th Century: v.3: 1952-1999 by Martin Gilbert

From Britain's 'greatest living factual historian' (Paul Johnson, Evening Standard), the third and final volume of his magisterial global history of the twentieth century. Martin Gilbert is Britain's leading popular historian. His three-volume History of the Twentieth Century is a complete global narrative history of our century. He is the undisputed master of narrative history with an extraordinary ability to muster detailed facts into rich and compelling prose. Volume II ended in 1951, as the world recovered from the devastation of World War II and the nuclear threat increased. This, his third and final volume, takes us up to the present day, weaving a rich historical narrative of the multifarious and contradictory events of the last fifty years, which ranges across the bloody events of many wars (from Korea to Bosnia), the post-war resurrection of Europe and the United Nations, the Arms Race, the shooting of JFK, the advent of computerisation, Man's arrival on the moon, Aids and heart transplants, Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall. This is history which makes sense of the most destructive yet most creative century humanity has ever experienced. FROM THE REVIEWS FOR THE EARLIER VOLUMES: 'Martin Gilbert is a phenomenon who arouses envy among less productive professional historians...This is fascinating. I congratulate Gilbert on his good work .' PAUL JOHNSON, Sunday Times. 'There can be few other contemporary historians who would be capable of such a work calling for so much knowledge and so resolute a control of a flood of disparate material.' PHILIP ZIEGLER, Literary Review

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About Martin Gilbert


Martin Gilbert was born in London in 1936 and educated at Highgate School and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1962, he became research assistant to Randolph Churchill and, after Randolph's death, succeeded him as biographer of Sir Winston Churchill.

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GOR001231130
Challenge to Civilization: The History of the 20th Century: v.3: 1952-1999 by Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-08-21
960
0006376630
9780006376637
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