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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
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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Edwin
As usual, Sir Martin gives a solid performance. Very well written, highly readable, interesting overview of the first third of the century.
Vera
If you don't like History, you'll like now.
Joshus Karl
im at page 28 i am making good progress so far
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Sir Martin John Gilbert is a British historian and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He is the author of over eighty books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history. Gilbert is a leading historian of the modern world, and is known as the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill.
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