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A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs

Label
A short history of the twentieth century
Title
A short history of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
John Lukacs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The historian John Lukacs offers a concise history of the twentieth century--its two world wars and cold war, its nations and leaders. The great themes woven through this spirited narrative are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, and the continuing democratization of the globe. The historical twentieth century began with the First World War in 1914 and ended seventy-five years later with the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989. The short century saw the end of European dominance and the rise of American power and influence throughout the world. The twentieth century was an American century--perhaps the American century. Lukacs explores in detail the phenomenon of national socialism (national socialist parties, he reminds us, have outlived the century), Hitler's sole responsibility for the Second World War, and the crucial roles played by his determined opponents Churchill and Roosevelt. Between 1939 and 1942 Germany came closer to winning than many people suppose. Lukacs casts a hard eye at the consequences of the Second World War--the often misunderstood Soviet-American cold war--and at the shifting social and political developments in the Far and Middle East and elsewhere. In an eloquent closing meditation on the passing of the twentieth century, he reflects on the advance of democracy throughout the world and the limitations of human knowledge."--Publisher website
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N$T
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1924-2019
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Lukacs, John
Dewey number
909.82
Index
index present
LC call number
D421
LC item number
.L86 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Modern
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • History, Modern
Label
A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents ""; ""1. “God Writes Straight with Crooked Linesâ€?""; ""2. “Now We Have Only Peoplesâ€? Warsâ€?""; ""3. “National Self-Determinationâ€?""; ""4. “Cossacks! Brethren!â€?""; ""5. No Nostalgia for the “World of Yesterdayâ€?""; ""6. South of the Border and Across the Pacific""; ""7. “Middle Classâ€? Is Not “Bourgeoisâ€?""; ""8. “I Was a Nationalist, but I Was Not a Patriotâ€?""; ""9. The Wave of the Future""; ""10. “I Hope It Is Not Too Lateâ€?""; ""11. To Subdue and Conquer Germany and Japan""; ""12. The Division of Europe Almost Complete""
  • ""13. The Brave Harry Truman""""14. American Nationalism, American Benevolence""; ""15. “Europe, â€? and the End of the Cold War""; ""16. “Great Leap Forwardâ€?""; ""17. The Limitations of Human Knowledge""; ""Index""
Control code
859154904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674728585
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5xwzd0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859154904
Label
A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents ""; ""1. “God Writes Straight with Crooked Linesâ€?""; ""2. “Now We Have Only Peoplesâ€? Warsâ€?""; ""3. “National Self-Determinationâ€?""; ""4. “Cossacks! Brethren!â€?""; ""5. No Nostalgia for the “World of Yesterdayâ€?""; ""6. South of the Border and Across the Pacific""; ""7. “Middle Classâ€? Is Not “Bourgeoisâ€?""; ""8. “I Was a Nationalist, but I Was Not a Patriotâ€?""; ""9. The Wave of the Future""; ""10. “I Hope It Is Not Too Lateâ€?""; ""11. To Subdue and Conquer Germany and Japan""; ""12. The Division of Europe Almost Complete""
  • ""13. The Brave Harry Truman""""14. American Nationalism, American Benevolence""; ""15. “Europe, â€? and the End of the Cold War""; ""16. “Great Leap Forwardâ€?""; ""17. The Limitations of Human Knowledge""; ""Index""
Control code
859154904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674728585
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5xwzd0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859154904

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