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Author Reynolds, David, 1952-

Title One world divisible : a global history since 1945 / David Reynolds

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  D1051 .R47 2000    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  D1051.R47 2000 c.2  Available
Edition First edition
Description xx, 861 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The global century series
Global century series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 703-819) and index
Contents The mushroom cloud and the iron curtain -- Communist revolutions -- Legacies of empire -- Two Europes, two Germanies -- Cities and consumers -- Eyeball to eyeball, shoulder to shoulder -- Color, creed, and coups -- East wind, west wind -- Cultures and families -- Superpower detente, communist confrontation -- Israel, oil, and Islam -- Capitalist revolutions, Asian style -- Challenges for the West -- Chips and genes -- The crisis of communism -- States, wealth, and order after the Cold War -- Goods and values
Summary This masterful history of the world in our time captures the ground-level drama of events & the larger contours of change in a period of global transformation. Global change has accelerated at an unprecedented pace in the last half-century, affecting every aspect of daily life, public & private, throughout the world. The trajectory of change points in different directions, with the world growing at once more connected & more fragmented. Commerce & migrations, television & the World Wide Web, suggest a story of growing interconnection. The proliferation of nation-states; the divisions rooted in religion, race, & material inequality; tell one of separation & conflict. At the heart of Reynolds' (international relations, Cambridge U.) is the political story of world upheavals, including the Cold War, the Chinese revolution, independence movements across the Third World, crises in Cuba and Vietnam, and the fall of the Soviet Union. But he considers these just the visible peaks of a continuing subterranean political change, which he charts as well. The history is not illustrated
Subject History, Modern -- 1945-1989
History, Modern -- 1989-
Genre/Form Weltgeschichte 1945-1999
ISBN 9780393321081