Essential Modern World History

By Ben Walsh
August 2002
Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780719577154
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
234 pages, Illustrated
$48.50 Paper original

An accessible textbook covering the heartland of Modern World History, including World War I, Nazi Germany, International Relations between 1919 and 1939, World War II, and the Cold War. It is suitable for pupils studying Modern World History for GCSE, IGCSE or S Grade or international syllabuses.

Essential Modern World History is
- Manageable - each topic is refined to its essentials and memorable key ideas
- Practical- each topic has accessible and practical activities to help students think through the key ideas
- Motivating - the author uses interesting case studies of real people to bring the topics to life

It is supported by a comprehensive Teacher's Resource Book

Table of Contents:
Britain and the Great War
Britain 1906-18
Part 1: The Liberal reforms
Part 2: Votes for women
Part 3: The home front in the first world war
Making peace 1919-23
Keeping the peace in the 1920s
Democracy to Destruction: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-45
Part 1: Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?
Part 2 - the rise of the Nazis: How did Germans feel about the Nazis in the 1920s?
Part 3: How effectively did the Nazis control Germany?
Part 4: Life in Nazi Germany
The Road to War
Britain in the Second World War
Part 1: The military war
Part 2: The Home Front
The Coming of the Cold War 1945-49
Cold War – Hot War 1950-72
The Fall of the Wall: Soviet control of Eastern Europe 1953-89?




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