The modern world : the last hundred years

by Farndon, John,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 909.82 F23
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 909.82 F23
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 909.82 FAR
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 909.82 FAR
 
 
Summary

Step back into the recent past and discover the moments that defined the modern world. The century took off with the Wright brothers' historic flight, then swung between two devastating world wars, while people's revolutions around the globe shook up society and transformed politics. Discover how the Russian Revolution overthrew the tsars, the Cold War split Europe, suffragettes won the right for women to vote, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and more. Cool, illustrated maps show what was happening in different places at the same time, including milestones such as talking pictures and television, the moon landing, and the World Wide Web.

Contents
The last hundred years
New century, 1900-1910
The Great War, 1910-1919
The roaring twenties, 1920-1930
Depression years, 1930-1938
World War II, 1939-1945
Cold War, 1945-1966
The space age, 1956-1966
Changing world, 1967-1980
The Iron Curtain drops, 1980-1989
Millennium's end, 1990-2000
Who's who
Well, I never.

Additional Information
Series Farndon, John. Human history timeline.
Subjects History, Modern -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Twentieth century.
Publisher Minneapolis :2018
Other Titles Last hundred years
Contributors Cornia, Christian, 1975- illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustration, color maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781512459746
1512459747
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