A classic study of fifteen crucial years in the formation of the modern world
A work of this kind stands or falls on the richness of its material, the scope of its coverage, the intelligence of its arguments, and on all these counts this book not merely stands, but towers above any other history of the period - Sunday Telegraph (UK)
Paul Johnson was born in 1928. He edited the New Statesman in the 1960s and has written over forty books. His Modern Times, a history of the world from the 1920s to the 1990s, has been translated into more than fifteen languages. As well as a weekly column in the Spectator, he contributes to newspapers all over the world.