Complete 20th Century History for Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level

Embed critical source analysis skills with full syllabus support

Author John Cantrell, Author Neil Smith, and Author Peter Smith

Suitable for:  Students of Cambridge IGCSE, IGCSE 9-1 & O Level History (0470/0977/2147)

Price:  £27.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-842492-5
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Paperback: 424 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Complete support for Option B and all of the depth studies in the latest Cambridge IGCSE, IGCSE (9-1) & O Level syllabuses (0470/0977/2147). Help students develop and apply crucial historical skills with extensive source material and stimulating discussion topics.


  • Be confident of full syllabus support with a comprehensive mapping grid drawn directly from the latest syllabuses (0470/0977/2147)
  • Drive exam success with extensive source analysis opportunities plus revision and exam-style questions and interactive tests on the accompanying support site
  • Support every learner, with straightforward language and clearly defined historical terms
  • Covers varied and exciting 20th century topics, including detailed coverage of the Cold War, and post 1945 UN

This page was last updated on 20 May 2022 at 04:30 GMT


  • I really like the format of the book, I feel it is chronological and clearly set out. I liked the source work, the discussion points, quick questions etc. It is very colourful and includes maps, which I love! I will be ordering the book, especially as it has chapters on the new syllabus sections! - Vikki Drury, History Teacher, Gateway High, Zimbabwe
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Table of Contents

Syllabus matching grid
What's on the support website?
Core Content
1: Were the peace treaties of 1919-23 fair?
2: To what extent was the League of Nations a success?
3: Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?
4: Who was to blame for the Cold War?
5: How effectively did the United States contain the spread of Communism?
6: How secure was the Soviet Union's control over Eastern Europe, 1948-c. 1989?

7: Why did events in the Gulf matter, c. 1970-2000?
Depth Studies
8: The First World War, 1914-18
9: Germany, 1918-45
10: Russia, 1905-41
11: The United States, 1919-41
12: China, c. 1930-c. 1990
13: South Africa, c. 1940–c. 1994
14: Israelis and Palestinians since 1945
15: Preparing for assessment
16: Index