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Defining Moments in History: Over a Century of the People, Discoveries, Disasters and Political and Cultural Events That Rocked the World

Defining Moments in History: Over a Century of the People, Discoveries, Disasters and Political and Cultural Events That Rocked the World (Paperback)

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Countries have been born, and states have ceased to be, alliances formed and broken, political movements have had their genesis, people have been empowered and subdued. The break-up of the Soviet Union and the formation of the countries thereafter, the creation of the EU, the end of Apartheid, equal rights, women's right to vote, the Kyoto agreement, war, and many other changes - great and small - have all had successes, failures, implications and consequences, but are united by the fact that they have all played a part in shaping the world as we see it today, our attitudes and our actions. Some well-known since the classroom, others a new discovery or insight, "The Little Black Book: History" charts the most significant historical, social, political and cultural moments of the last one hundred years and places each event, person, movement and idea in context to provide a comprehensive understanding of a century of world history.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500 Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Publication Date: 01/01/2007 ISBN-13: 9781844035915  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Bianca Jackson was born in Vancouver to South African immigrants. She studied for a BA in English Literature at Reed College, Portland, Oregon and afterwards taught English in Japan. In 2001 she came to the UK to complete an MA in Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change at the University of Sussex. After having travelled some more, she is now studying for a doctorate degree in Sexual Dissidence in Indian Anglophone Literature at Oxford. As well as immersing herself in education, she sings opera, has tested on-line poker games and been an AIDS activist and freelance editor. Jonathan Morton completed his BA in History with English Literature and Creative Writing at University of East Anglia and then an MA in Modern European History and PGCE at Christ Church, Oxford. He taught English in Prague and explored Eastern Europe and Russia. He contributed to 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and now works as a secondary school teacher to inspire a passion for history in young people. He writes poetry and reviews and has been published in Iota, Reactions, Spiked and other magazines. London.

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