Document Type

Interview

Duration

01:11:57

Publication Date

6-19-2008

Journal, Book or Conference Title

New Books Network

Abstract

Today I'm very pleased to have Professor Walter Moss of Eastern Michigan University on the program. Walt and I have known each others for years, and I've long admired him. Walt is best known for his many works on Russian history, though his new book--the topic of our discussion today--is nothing less than an interpretation of the entire twentieth century. An Age of Progress? Clashing Twentieth Century Global Forces (Anthem Press, 2008) is a remarkable book. Readable yet scholarly, balanced yet challenging, expansive yet detailed, the book is a sort of model for the way "big" history should be written. If you seek insight into the meaning of the twentieth century for the twenty first, you should read this book. I'm glad I did.

Keywords

20th Century, Capitalism, Communism, Genocide, Liberalism, Nationalism, Politics, Socialism, World History

Rights

Copyright © 2008 New Books In History

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/history_nbih/15