Introduction. Part I: The Great War Years: 1900?19. Chapter 1: Overview of a Century. Chapter 2: Fin de Siecle ? Wrapping Up the Nineteenth Century. Chapter 3: The Great War: 1914?18. Part II: The Years of the Great Dictators: 1919?45. Chapter 4: The Red Flag ? Communism. Chapter 5: Men in Black (Shirts): The Right-Wing Dictators. Chapter 6: The Twenties: The Decade that Roared. Chapter 7: I?m the King of the World! Europe?s Empires. Chapter 8: Depression and Aggression. Chapter 9: The War of the World. Part III: The Divided World: 1945?89. Chapter 10: You?re Cold as Ice! The Cold War. Chapter 11: Don?t Let the Sun Go Down on Me: The End of Empires. Chapter 12: Africa?s Wind of Change. Chapter 13: Going Bananas: Latin America. Chapter 14: Asian Tigers. Chapter 15: Disneyland: Post-War America. Chapter 16: Red on Red: Russia and China. Part IV: To the Millennium. Chapter 17: Muddle in the Middle East. Chapter 18: Europe Rides Again. Chapter 19: New Order: Wrapping up the Twentieth Century. Chapter 20: And the Living Is Easy ? For Some. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Iconic Images. Chapter 22: Ten Triumphs of Technology. Chapter 23: Ten Films That Made an Impact. Chapter 24: Ten International Bodies that Made a Difference. Chapter 25: Ten BAD Ideas. Index.
Dr Sean Lang studied history at Oxford and is the author of the best-selling British History For Dummies and European History For Dummies. He is coeditor of Twentieth Century History Review, and regularly appears on radio and television talking about history.
"This is a fascinating insight into an eventful century?" (BBC History Magazine, April 2008)