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Review 'The leading historical mind of his generation' -The?Guardian'A stupendous achievement . . . Unrivalled world history for our day . . . it is unbelievable in its facts and almost incontestable in its judgements.'?-A. J. P. Taylor,?The Observer?(London)'At once entertaining and scholarly... a book as challenging as it is consistently absorbing' - Christopher Hibbert'A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' - J. H. Plumb'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and prenetrating judgements. ?There is nothing better of its kind -?Sunday Telegraph Read more About the Author J. M. Roberts (1928?2003) was a celebrated and prolific British historian and the author of a number of books, including,The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century.Odd Arne Westad has served as the Director of Research at the Nobel Institute and Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, and has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, most recently, Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750. Read more