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Modern Times : The World from the Twenties to the Nineties

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Modern Times : The World from the Twenties to the Nineties by Johnson, Paul, 9780060935504
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  • ISBN: 9780060935504 | 0060935502
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2010
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The classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century.

"A marvelously incisive and synthesizing account." -David Gress, Commentary

"A work of intellect and imagination." -Stephen Spender, The Atlantic

"Johnson's insights are often brilliant and of value in their startling freshness."-Peter Loewenberg, Los Angeles Times

"A marvelously incisive and synthesizing account." -David Gress, Commentary

"A work of intellect and imagination." -Stephen Spender, The Atlantic

"Frequently surprises, even startles us with new views off past events and fresh looks at the characters of the chief world movers and shakers, in politics, the military, economics, science, religion, and philosophy of six decades." -Edmund Fuller, Wall Street Journal

"Johnson's insights are often brilliant and of value in their startling freshness."-Peter Loewenberg, Los Angeles Times

"Truly a distinguished work of history Modern Times unites historical and critical consciousness. It is far from being a simple chronicle, though a vast wealth of events and personages and historical changes fill it We can take a great deal of intellectual pleasure in this book." -Robert A. Nisbet,New York Times Book Review

"Wide ranging and quirky, this history of our times (since World War I) hits all the highlights and hot spots: the Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, World War II, and the 1980s A letter-day Mencken, Johnson is witty, gritty, and compulsively readable." -Foreign Affairs

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