1946 The making of the modern world

Victor Sebestyen, 1956-

Book - 2014

"A narrative account of the world-changing negotiations of the post-World War II era draws on new archival material and interviews to analyze the influences of discussions surrounding such events as the development of the atomic bomb, Britain's withdrawal from India and the creation of the Israeli state,"--NoveList.

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Published
New York : Pantheon Books [2014]
Edition
First American edition
Language
English
Item Description
"Originally published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan ... London, in 2014"--Title-page verso.
Physical Description
xxiii, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-424) and index.
ISBN
9781101870426
Main Author
Victor Sebestyen, 1956- (author)
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