World 2.0: A History from Enlightenment to Terrorism and Beyond
Decisive Events in Modern History Since 1776
World 2.0: A History from Enlightenment to Terrorism and Beyond offers a compelling, refreshing new look at some of the most influential, spectacular, moving, misguided and horrible events of the past 250 years.
Some of the events that are discussed in-depth:
● American Revolution
● American Civil War
● Women's movement
● Chinese Civil War and Revolution
● World War II
● Building the Bomb
● Cold War
● Civil Rights Movement
● Chinese Cultural Revolution
World 2.0: A History stands out for combining fast-paced storytelling and vivid accounts of the situation on the ground with in-depth analysis and explanation of the reasons behind events, while also revealing intimate, surprising, even shocking connections between the past and our present.
We may be tempted to view our world as that shining city upon a hill, but we are tied to the past by a thousand strings. And with growing tensions caused by rising income inequality, persistent discrimination and ruthless religious extremism, can you really afford not to learn from it?