Publisher description for A dictionary of contemporary world history : from 1900 to the present day / Jan Palmowski.

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Find out the facts behind the headlines with this fully revised dictionary of contemporary world history. Recently updated to include entries on America and the Middle East, this authoritative dictionary provides both fact and analysis of figures and events of the modern world from 1900 to the present day. Featuring biographical entries on major historical figures, political and military leaders, and leading thinkers who influenced events. Subject entries cover international organizations, treaties, religious and political movements, as well as key incidents, places, and battles. Over 2,600 entries all written by an authority in the field make this a comprehensive reference work that will prove invaluable to a range of readers from students of history, politics, and international relations, to anyone with an interest in the modern world.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
History, Modern -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.