eBook Modern History in Pictures, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465407766
  • ISBN-13: 9781465407764
  • DDC: 909.82
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

The twentieth century saw seismic changes in every country and walk of life, from the collapse of global empires to the horrors of world war, from the rise of mass media to the development of motor transportation, air travel, and the digital revolution. In this book, all of the most significant happenings of the last century are captured in a unique storyboard style, showing how each event unfolded through a series of contemporary photographs. Each image is dated, and clear, concise text explains how the story unfolds from frame to frame. Dramatic double-page photographs capture critical turning points in each decade. Earth-shattering events are presented as you've never seen them before, offering unique and fascinating insight into the stories that shaped the modern world. Decade by decade, world-changing events from around the globe are covered, concluding with an adaptable text-only timeline of events.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Introduction.
1: 1900-09.
2: Anglo-Boer War: 1895–1902.
3: Into the Skies: 1900–1909.
4: A Century of Flight.
5: Russo-Japanese War: 1904–1905.
6: First Russian Revolution: 1904–1906.
7: San Francisco Earthquake: 1906.
8: 1910-19.
9: The Mexican Revolution: 1910–1920.
10: Race to the South Pole: 1911–1912.
11: A Century of Agriculture.
12: Imperial China Falls: 1898–1912.
13: Votes for Women: 1912–1921.
14: The Road to World War I: 1906–1914.
15: The Fronts are Established: 1914.
16: Aircraft Go to War: 1911–1918.
17: Gallipoli Campaign: 1914–1916.
18: The Somme: 1916.
19: Ireland’s Easter Rising: 1914–1922.
20: Arab Revolt: 1914–1919.
21: The Battle of Verdun: 1916.
22: Revolution in Russia: 1917–1922.
23: The War Ends: 1917–1919.
24: 1920-29.
25: Prohibition: 1919–1933.
26: A Century of Art.
27: Irish Civil War: 1919–1923.
28: The Rise of Stalin: 1917–1939.
29: Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb: 1922–1924.
30: Rise of Modern Turkey: 1908–1923.
31: The Great Depression: 1929–1941.
32: 1930-39.
33: Gandhi Resists British Rule: 1917–1937.
34: Rise of the Nazis: 1923–1934.
35: China at War: 1921–1941.
36: A Century of Architecture.
37: Mussolini Invades Ethiopia: 1922–1936.
38: Abdication Crisis: 1936–1937.
39: Spanish Civil War: 1933–1939.
40: The Road to World War II: 1935–1939.
41: From Blitzkrieg to Resistance: 1939–1944.
42: 1940-49.
43: Battle of Britain and the Blitz: 1940–1944.
44: War in the Atlantic: 1939–1943.
45: Barbarossa: Hitler Invades Russia: 1941–1944.
46: Attack on Pearl Harbor: 1941.
47: War in the Pacific: 1941–1945.
48: The Desert War: 1940–1943.
49: D-Day: 1944.
50: End of the War in Europe: 1944–1945.
51: Nuclear Bombs Dropped on Japan: 1945.
52: The Holocaust: 1938–1945.
53: The Iron Curtain Descends: 1939–1950.
54: War in Indochina: 1940–1954.
55: Independence for India and Pakistan: 1939–1948.
56: A Century of Cars.
57: Berlin Blockade: 1948–1949.
58: Israel Declares Statehood: 1946–1949.
59: China Goes Red: 1946–1949.
60: 1950-59.
61: The Rock and Roll Explosion: 1949–1960.
62: McCarthyism: 1947–1954.
63: The Decolonization of Africa: 1939–1965.
64: Korean War: 1950–1953.
65: Hungarian Revolution: 1956.
66: Suez Crisis: 1953–1956.
67: A Century of Cinema.
68: War in Algeria: 1956–1962.
69: Che Spreads the Revolution: 1954–1968.
70: 1960-69.
71: Cuban Missile Crisis: 1959–1962.
72: The Swinging Sixties: 1960–1969.
73: Assassination of JFK: 1963.
74: The Struggle for Civil Rights: 1954–1965.
75: Equality for Aboriginal Australians: 1939–2008.
76: War in Vietnam: 1955–1968.
77: Cultural Revolution in China: 1966–1976.
78: Six-Day War: 1967.
79: A Century of Music.
80: The Year of Protests: 1968.
81: Prague Spring: 1968.
82: Space Race: 1957–1969.
83: 1970-79.
84: Decade of Terror: 1968–1978.
85: Founding of Bangladesh: 1970–1972.
86: Rule of Idi Amin: 1971–1979.
87: The Troubles in Northern Ireland: 1968–1998.
88: Massacre at the Olympics: 1972.
89: Chile in Turmoil: 1970–1998.
90: Yom Kippur War: 1973.
91: Watergate: 1972–1974.
92: Division of Cyprus: 1960–1974.
93: Carnation Revolution: 1974–1976.
94: Lebanese Civil War: 1975–1990.
95: USA Withdraws from Vietnam: 1968–1975.
96: Angolan Civil War: 1975–2003.
97: Khmer Rouge: 1970–1979.
98: A Century of Medicine.
99: Soviet-Afghan War: 1978–1988.
100: Iranian Revolution: 1977–1979.
101: Iranian Hostage Crisis: 1979–1981.
102: Nicaraguan Revolution: 1972–1990.
103: 1980-89.
104: Iran–Iraq War: 1980–1988.
105: Solidarity Movement: 1980–1989.
106: Falklands Conflict: 1982.
107: A Century of Fashion.
108: Bhopal Disaster: 1984.
109: Ethiopian Famine: 1984–1985.
110: Glasnost Transforms the USSR: 1985–1991.
111: Chernobyl Disaster: 1986.
112: Revolution in the Philippines: 1981–1986.
113: Fall of the Berlin Wall: 1989.
114: Tiananmen Square: 1989.
115: 1990-.
116: War in the Gulf: 1990–1991.
117: End of Apartheid: 1960–1994.
118: End of the USSR: 1991.
119: War in the Balkans: 1991–1995.
120: UN in Somalia: 1991–1995.
121: The Chechen Crisis: 1991–2006.
122: Rwanda Genocide: 1994.
123: A Century of Technology.
124: Clinton Impeached: 1995–1999.
125: 9/11 and the War on Terror: 2001–2011.
126: Global Economic Crisis: 2007-.
127: Arab Spring: 2011-.
Timeline.
Index.
Acknowledgments.