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History of the Twentieth Century, A, Vol I: Volume One: 1900 - 1933

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What a terrible disappointment the twentieth century has been, was Winston Churchills comment in 1922. One world war was over, more than 6 million soldiers had been killed, and four vast empires had been destroyed. A second mass slaughterin which more than 46 million would diewas yet to come, bringing in its wake the arms race, the Cold War, and the nuclear age.This volume ...more
Hardcover, 896 pages
Published November 5th 1997 by William Morrow & Company (first published 1989)
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Jayseth Guberman
Dec 07, 2012 Jayseth Guberman rated it it was ok
You would think that someone who was knighted by the Queen and was an English subject to boot would know exactly how long Queen Victoria reigned for....on the first page of year 1901 he writes that she had reigned for "sixty-one years"...though 1837-1901 does not exactly add up to sixty one years.
I really couldn't get past the glaring errors...this is a real shame or sham when there are so many great historians out there who could be publishing and can't because people like Martin Gilbert are pu
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Mar 07, 2015 Richard Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A fine survey of a complex age where the timespan of the book saw the disappearance of the old age of strong autocratic monarchies (except France of course) where aristocratic privilege was supreme and their replacement by a patchwork of nation states in Mittel Europa and a republican Germany plagued by an unhealthy mix of war guilt and denial/
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Apr 25, 2014 Edwin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual, Sir Martin gives a solid performance. Very well written, highly readable, interesting overview of the first third of the century.
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If you don't like History, you'll like now.
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Nov 28, 2012 Joshus Karl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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im at page 28 i am making good progress so far
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Sir Martin John Gilbert was a British historian and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He was the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill and the author of over eighty books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history.
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