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The History of the Modern Worldis a concise yet comprehensive overview of the years from 1900 to the present, chronicled in a treasure trove of over 1,000 striking images and authoritative text. From the death of Queen Victoria and two World Wars to the World Trade Center attack, the election of Barack Obama, and the pageantry of Britain's recent royal wedding, here are the major events, technological advances, and people--politicians, scientists, soldiers, artists--that shaped the world.
Terry Burrows is an author of books covering a wide variety of subjects from general history to popular culture. He has also contributed to popular-history projects including Dorling Kindersley's Chronicle of the 20th Century, the Multimedia History of the World, and Discoveries.