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Download Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (872 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Johnson Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Named one of the Best Books of the Year in 1983 by the New York Times, this fast-paced, all-encompassing narrative history covers the great events, ideas, and personalities of the six decades following the end of World War I. It offers a full-scale, if controversial, analysis of how the modern age came into being and where it is heading.

Beginning with May 29, 1919, when photographs of the solar eclipse confirmed the truth of Einstein's theory of relativity, Johnson goes on to describe Freudianism, the establishment of the first Marxist state, the chaos of Old Europe, the Arcadian 20s, and the new forces in China and Japan. Also discussed are Karl Marx, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Roosevelt, Gandhi, Castro, Kennedy, Nixon, the '29 crash, the Great Depression, Roosevelt's New Deal, and the massive conflict of World War II. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian | 2/19/2014

    " A breathtaking book that covers major historical events/trends from the twenties to the eighties. Paul Johnson manages somehow to tie everything together and present it in a package that makes sense and is a terrific read. It's not for the faint of heart however, each page is densely packed with information that takes terribly long to digest, but the effort is well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Don Fox | 1/26/2014

    " A history of the entire world, post-WWI, in one volume? Yes, and beautifully done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 1/19/2014

    " Finally finished it! Some parts were dry, but on the whole it was super interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cole | 1/14/2014

    " The amount of knowledge I'm gaining from this book is incredible. I just hope I have the good sense to turn what I'm learning into a little bit of wisdom for our modern age. I'm only 200 pages and hope I can finish by February (it's September now). What a book. "

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