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History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900

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ISBN-10: 0060875984

ISBN-13: 9780060875985

Edition: 2007

Authors: Andrew Roberts

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In 1900, where Churchill ended the fourth volume of his History of the English-Speaking Peoples, the United States had not yet emerged onto the world scene as a great power. Meanwhile, the British Empire was in decline but did not yet know it. Any number of other powers might have won primacy in the twentieth century and beyond, including Germany, Russia, possibly even France. Yet the coming century was to belong to the English-speaking peoples, who successively and successfully fought the Kaiser's Germany, Axis aggression and Soviet Communism, and who are now struggling against Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. Andrew Roberts brilliantly reveals what made the English-speaking people…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/6/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530

Introduction : a portrait of the English-speaking peoples at the dawn of the twentieth century
Shouldering 'the white man's burden' : 1900-4
America arrives : 1905-14
The first assault : Prussian militarism 1914-17
Peace guilt : 1918-19
American energy : 1920-9
Capitalism at bay : 1929-31
The second assault : fascist aggression 1931-9
Divided and faltering : 1939-41
United and conquering : 1942-4
Normandy to Nagasaki : 1944-5
The third assault : Soviet communism 1945-9
Cold War perils : the 1950s
Civis Americanus Sum : the 1960s
The long, dismal, drawling tides : the 1970s
Attritional victory : the 1980s
The wasted breathing space : 1990-11 September 2001
The fourth assault : Islamicist terrorism and its de facto allies : 11 September 2001-15 December 2005