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1 Lifelines from Our Past: A New World History Stavrianos, Leften
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1989. Remainder mark at bottom page edge. Price clipped from jacket flap. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. 276pp, Index, Notes. Language: English. 'In this stirring call for change, Stavrianos surveys world history and assesses the impact of social and technological change on people's relation to their peers and their world. He argues that human beings are not innately predisposed to either acquisitiveness or aggression. Society has shaped us to our present attitudes, and thus to our current predicament. Stavrianos paints a gloomy picture of the present: the continued exploitation of women; accelerating ecological devastation; a widening gap between rich and poor in affluent societies and between rich and poor societies; the specter of nuclear obliteration. The basic problem in contemporary society is the priority given to productivity . . . as against sustaining a healthy social environment. This book packs a punch. Recommended for most collections.'--David Keymer, Library Journal, 1990. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Page One: Major Events 1920-1981 as Presented in The New York Times Cohen, Herbert
Good. 
Hardcover. Large hardcover with dustjacket 1981 Arno Books ca. 15x11. Clean and unmarked. HEAVY JACKET WEAR; PAGES TANNED. 302pp. Language: English. From 'Paris Peace Signing' to 'Pope is Shot'. NOTE: Large size; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to 2000, Roberts, J. M.
3 Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to 2000 Roberts, J. M.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st American edition hardcover with dustjacket 1999 Viking. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Minor edge-crumpling to jacket; otherwise appears unread. 906 pages; Index; maps. Language: English. NOTE: Oversize format; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 'The venerable British historian explores the labyrinth of our century, from 1901 (a world deeply unlike our own) to the Clinton impeachment and the Kosovo conundrum. Roberts acknowledges that this formidable piece of scholarship, synthesis, and exposition is a reconsideration of facts established by others, then moves gracefully and seamlessly across continents and cultures, through decades and debacles, to produce not a snapshot of the 20th century but a comprehensive album of deeply moving pictures. ... Roberts's great strength as a narrator is his ability to identify the cultural myths that people embrace, myths that have inspired as well as retarded human progress. He reminds us, for example, that the concept of nationhood is a fairly recent one, and though it has helped map the modern world, it has also proved inadequate in many unstable parts of the globe, like the Balkans and the Middle East. Roberts is careful to consider many far-flung areas, and thus we learn not only about the origins of the great European wars, the emergence of the US as a global power, and the fall of European Communism, but developments in China, the Indian sub-continent, Korea, Japan, and Africa. ... [A]n illuminating work of scholarship by a skilled and savvy historian.'--Kirkus Reviews, 1999. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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