2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Plus ca change, plus la meme chose,
By A Customer
This review is from: Empires in Conflict: The History of the 20th Century: 1900-1933: 1900-33 v. 1 (Paperback)
Trouble in the Balkans, the Chinese at odds with the West. It could be last week's newspaper, but it's actually two incidents from the chapter on 1900 is this the first of a three volume potted history of the 20th century. With a chapter per year and only about 20 pages per chapter, there has to be some glossing over of the details and the author admits as much in his forward. My only grumbles would be the skipping around between subjects that the format necessitates and the occasional facts that are presented out of sequence. Even so, this is a fascinating read and has encouraged this reader to learn more.
(4 customer reviews)