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Author Reynolds, David, 1952- author

Title One world divisible : a global history since 1945 / David Reynolds
Published London : Penguin, 2001
London, England : Penguin Books, 2001


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Description xviii, 896 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Series Global century series
Global century series.
Summary Reynolds's account is both an overview of the trends underlying the spectacular and awful variety of events in the second half of the 20th century, and an insight into the lives led in its midst
Contents Part 1 The mushroom cloud and the Iron Curtain: the cover story that never was; the war and the superpowers; from cold peace to Cold War; two blocs, two Germanies, two bombs -- Part 2 Communist revolutions, Asian style: Japan under US occupation; China and the endgame of civil war; Korea - the Cold War turns hot; consolidating unity and revolution in China; nationalism and communism in Southeast Asia; the limits of "independence" -- Part 3 Legacies of empire: the partition of India; Palestine - one land, two peoples; the Middle East after Britain and France; Africa and the persistence of imperialism; the "white commonwealth" between Britain and America; Latin America - "our" hemisphere and "their" island -- Part 4 Two Europes, two Germanies: the socialist transformation of Eastern Europe; Germany - East and West; Western Europe - capitalism, welfare and integration; the bomb and the wall -- Part 5 Cities and consumers: births and deaths; cities and buildings; suburbs and automobiles; the culture of consumption -- Part 6 Eyeball to eyeball, shoulder to shoulder: Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the space race; Kennedy, Khrushchev and Cuba; De Gaulle and the travails of Western Europe; Dubek and the taming of Eastern Europe -- Part 7 Colour, creed and coups: the politics of race in black and white; ethnicity and conflict in black Africa; development and the military in Latin America; Christianity between church and state; Holy War in the Middle East; politics, religion and nationalism in South Asia -- Part 8 East wind, west wind: the Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution; Southeast Asia and Indonesia's turning point; America's anguish, Vietnam's tragedy; the Vietnam War and America's allies -- Part 9 Cultures and families: the consumption of culture; educational revolutions; women on the move -- Part 10 Superpower detente, Communist confrontation: a new strategic triangle - America, Russia, China; West Germany looks east; Western Europe looks north and south; America in retreat, detente in decline; new Indochina wars -Communist against Communist; Afghanistan, the Olympics and the demise of detente -- Part 11 Israel, oil and Islam: October 1973 -Arab gamble, superpower crisis; partial peace - Israel, Egypt and the Palestinians; the Gulf state and the oil boom; the Iranian revolution and Islamic resurgence -- Part 12 Capitalist revolutions, Asian style: the West and stagflation; the Japanese "miracle"; the Asian tigers; the tiger cubs; the Chinese dragon; the Indian elephant -- Part 13 Challenges for the West: Thatcherism, Reaganomics and the crisis of capitalism; Latin America - debt, democracy and revolution; sub-Saharan Africa - the collapse of the state; the "New Cold War" and transatlantic turmoil -- Part 14 Chips and genes: science, business and government; telecommunications and the satellite revolution; computers and the electronics revolution; the "information society" and international rivalries; molecular biology and the revolution in genetics
Analysis 20th Century history (c 1914+)
Notes Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject History, Modern -- 1945-1989.
World politics -- 1989-
World politics -- 1945-1989.
History, Modern -- 1989-
World politics -- 1945-1955.
International relations.
Reading List AIH108 prescribed text 2019
AIH108 prescribed text 2018
LC no. 00002228
ISBN 0140295100