One World Divisible : A Global History Since 1945 Paperback
The second half of the twentieth century was dominated by the unfolding drama of the Cold War, from the Berlin blockade to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A booming global economy has had its sinister shadow in the apparently insoluble crises that havebeset much of the Third World.
Above all, peace in the West has been offset by wars of unbelievable murderousness elsewhere.
Reynolds' account is both an overview of the trends underlying this spectacular and awful variety, and an insight into the lives led in its midst.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 928 pages, 8pp b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/05/2001
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780140295108
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Review by boppisces
This book sets out to cover the issues contributing to a global history in the post-war world since 1945 including political, social, technological and cultural changes. Reynolds discusses the march of capitalism and the erosion of the state, the cold war, East and West Germany, Japan, China, Korea, India, Africa, Vietnam, Israel, Islam, genetics, nuclear power etc. A fairly good summary of the time period and a useful reference book for those studying this topic. Included are maps, further reading, notes and an index.