Author(s): Norman Lowe
'...clear, uncluttered text and simple explanations of complex issues...a book with little pretensions beyond helping to prepare candidates for examinations, but it does its job well.' W.K.Ritchie Following the enormous success of the first edition, Norman Lowe has revised his best-selling book, bringing it up-to-date and in line with the latest GCSE syllabus developments. In this edition coverage of world history has been extended to the present day and there is a new work section with documentary exercises for practice in interpreting historical sources. Additional illustrations have been inserted for even clearer presentation.
Preface - Foreword - The World in 1914: Outbreak of the First World War - The First World War and its Aftermath - Russia 1905-24 - Britain 1918-39 - France in Decline 1918-40 - Italy 1918-45: the First Appearance - The USA and the World Economic Crisis - Germany 1918-39: the Weimar Republic and Hitler - Stalin and the USSR 1924-39 - Turkey, Japan and Spain between the Wars - The Empires between the Wars - The League of Nations - Foreign Affairs and International Relations 1919-33 - Foreign Affairs and International Relations 1933-9 - The Second World War 1939-45 - The Cold War: Problems of International Relations after the Second World War - The Spread of Communism outside Europe and its Effect on International Relations - Internal Affairs of the Communist States - China under the Communists - The United Nations - Western Europe since 1945 - The USA, the Americas and Japan after 1945 - The End of the Empires - The New Commonwealth States - Problems in Africa - The Middle East