The last fifty years have seen the world brought closer together than ever before by changes in global travel and communications. At the same time, however, it has been made more fragmented, divided by race, religion and material inequality - while some of us surf the internet, for many the goal is still basic electricity.
David Reynolds's epic history encompasses this diversity, sweeping across the major dramatic political and economic upheavals, and also giving a lively overview of social change, from cities and cars, TV and computers to women's, gay and civil rights, pop music and the pill. Drawing on an immense range of recent research, this is a compelling chronicle of our times.
About the Author
David Reynolds is Fellow of Christ's College Cambridge. His previous books include The Creation of the Anglo-American Alliance and Rich Relations: The American Occupation of Britain.
Series: Penguin History Ser.
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 31st May 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 5.4
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1