A Short History of the 20th Century by Geoffrey BlaineyVery engaging overall and definitely filled in some gaps in my education. Interesting shift: events that I remembered as current events in school are now history. The author throws in some thematic/cultural information at random; sometimes a bit disjointed. Also I would have loved to have a timeline showing what was simultaneously happening at different parts of the world throughout the 20th century. Hard to keep track of the 1930s, e.g., in North America, Asia, Europe, etc. I will probably read his Short History of the World as well.
The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century
The 20th century began without planes, televisions, and of course, computers. These inventions radically transformed the lives of people around the globe, with many changes originating in the United States. This century witnessed two world wars, the Great Depression of the s , the Holocaust in Europe, the Cold War, revolutionary social equality movements, and the exploration of space. Follow the changes in this decade-by-decade timeline of the 20th century. This decade opened the century with some amazing scientific and technological feats: the first flight by the Wright brothers, Henry Ford's first Model-T, and Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
What Happened in the 20th Century? - Towards a Criticism of Extremist Rationality
This way, he succeeds in redefining the current human condition, visualises it from a hitherto unknown perspective, and finds evidence for unexpected or unsought connections. With the six essays contained in this volume, Peter Sloterdijk builds on his monumental Spheres -trilogy which dealt with nothing less than an explanation of the development of human history based on an atmospheric-ecological concept. It allows Sloterdijk to describe the 20th century in an equally radical and surprising new way. This era never knew the Principle of Hope, but only ever a Principle of Now that was comprised of two cooperating items, the principle of impatience and the principle of free-of-charge. Every endeavour only has a temporary character. One is patient for one last time, so that finally, after the big discovery, one never has to be patient ever again.