This book offers a narrative, chronological, and regionally organized approach to twentieth century world history. Throughout the presentation, three themes emphasize the importance of ideology, conflict, and technology to the century's events. Its broad and inclusive focus also pays attention to necessary detail and specifics, and incorporates relevant material into the book, to give readers an uninterrupted historical narrative.
A three-part organization covers: The Decline of European Hegemony, 1900—1945; The Age of the Superpowers, 1945—1989; and The World Order in Transition, 1989—Present. Balanced coverage of major world regions includes Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the non-western world in general. A focus on both the First and Second World Wars enables readers to examine twentieth century history's theme of the primacy of conflict.
For armchair historians with particular interest in the twentieth century world.