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By Jan Palmowski

Authoritative and up to date, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century international History presents in-depth assurance of the foremost historic figures and occasions of this century. Over 2,500 entries span political, diplomatic, and army background in addition to supplying either truth and research of those parts. writer Jan Palmowski combines complete overseas insurance with specific entries for each kingdom within the world.
a few of the exact good points of this quantity are the biographies of such international leaders as Stalin, Kennedy, Thatcher, Yeltsin, Mandela, Rabin, and Netanyahu and the assurance of political occasions and pursuits from the increase and death of communism to the cave in of the Berlin Wall, and from the top of apartheid to the Whitewater scandal. Key battles are highlighted from Yprès to the Gulf struggle crusade to the Bosnian Civil struggle and occasions comparable to the Chernobyl catastrophe. entire consciousness is paid to significant treaties and political agreements from Versailles to Maastricht, and from the Anglo-Irish contract to the Dayton Accords. worthwhile tables together with lists of office-holders for international locations and agencies and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize also are provided.
A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century international History is a useful reference paintings for pupil, academics, and a person with an curiosity within the significant figures and occasions of our smooth global.

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