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The Age of Interconnection

A Global History of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Jonathan Sperber

January 2023

ISBN: 9780190918958

688 pages

Price: £30.99



A monumental and accessible global history of the second half of the twentieth century, from the end of World War Two to the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, offering readers the most complete portrait of the age available.

  • First major global history of the entire era
  • Clear-eyed, narrative-based organization
  • Creative and illustrative use of maps, graphs, statistics

About the Author(s)

Jonathan Sperber, Curators' Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, University of Missouri

Jonathan Sperber is Curators' Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Missouri. His previous book, Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in biography.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: The Material World
    Chapter 1: Nature
    Chapter 2: Disease
    Chapter 3: Technologies
    Part 2: Interactions
    Chapter 4: Markets
    Chapter 5: Migrations
    Chapter 6: The Powers
    Part 3: Varieties of the Social
    Chapter 7: Societies
    Chapter 8: Labor
    Chapter 9: Leisure
    Chapter 10: Consumers
    Part 4: Dreams and Nightmares
    Chapter 11: Beliefs
    Chapter 12: Murder
    Chapter 13: Utopias
    Epilogue: The Zeroes
    Select Bibliography

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