The Resource A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs, (electronic resource)

A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs, (electronic resource)

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A short history of the twentieth century
Title
A short history of the twentieth century
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John Lukacs
Title variation
Short history of the 20th century
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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
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Midwest
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1924-
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Lukacs, John
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Narrator: Gildart Jackson
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  • Jackson, Gildart
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History, Modern
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adult
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A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs, (electronic resource)
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MWT11412013
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 38 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452695747
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MWT11412013
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Label
A short history of the twentieth century, John Lukacs, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11412013
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 38 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452695747
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11412013
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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