What is Maoism? Who was Steve Biko? When did the Suez Crisis occur and how was it resolved? How did the Watergate scandal unfold? What were the aims of the Baader Meinhof Gang? The answers to these, as well as thousands of other questions, can all be found in Peter Teed's remarkably comprehensive Dic­tionary of Twentieth-Century History, the most up-to-date reference of its kind. Offering over 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries, this book spans the century from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 right up to the recent Allied victory over Iraq in the Gulf War. A team of expert advisers, selected for their regional expertise, provide authoritative coverage of all the major countries, figures, movements, events, and incidents that have helped shape this turbulent century. A unique feature of the book is the attention it pays to the social, cultural, and technological dimensions of twentieth-century life, offering entries, for example, on Picasso, the Beatles, and feminism. Fully cross-referenced and readily accessible to all kinds of readers this is a must for every home and office.

Dictionary of Twentieth-Century History by Peter Teed