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Essential Modern World History Students' Book

An entry-level textbook for students, covering the heartland of modern world history, including World War I, Nazi Germany, international relations between 1919 and 1939, World War II, and the Cold War. It should be suitable for pupils studying Modern World History for GCSE, Certificate of Achievement IGCSE or S Grade. Each topic is pared down to its essentials and memorable key ideas. There are tasks which are designed to get students thinking about the key ideas in the ways that examiners expect. The text concentrates on human stories which bring the topic to life.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Britain and the Great War Chapter 2 Britain 1906-18 Part 1: The Liberal reforms Part 2: Votes for women Part 3: The home front in the first world war Chapter 3 Making peace 1919-23 Chapter 4 Keeping the peace in the 1920s Chapter 5 Democracy to Destruction: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-45 Part 1: Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start? Part 2 - the rise of the Nazis: How did Germans feel about the Nazis in the 1920s? Part 3: How effectively did the Nazis control Germany? Part 4: Life in Nazi Germany Chapter 6 The Road to War Chapter 7 Britain in the Second World War Part 1: The military war Part 2: The Home Front Chapter 8 The Coming of the Cold War 1945-49 Chapter 9 Cold War - Hot War 1950-72 Chapter 10 The Fall of the Wall: Soviet control of Eastern Europe 1953-89?

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Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust.

About the Author

Ben Walsh is a GCSE Assistant Examiner for OCR Modern World History, teaches AQA Modern World History at Stafford College and does regular INSET for all aspects of the teaching of Modern World History and the use of ICT in history teaching.


This is a glossy, colourful book that any history teacher would want to pick up and flick through immediately upon seeing it...A lot of thought has clearly gone into designing different visuals in this book...It is one of the best textbooks I have seen in terms of activities and has already given me ideas on how to spice up some of my lessons. -- SATH Resources Review 20030918 Ben Walsh has built up a commanding position as the leading author of history textbooks for the modern period in England and Wales...this is undoubtedly the best organized and most tightly written of his books...With it short pithy sections, excellent pictures and well-focused tasks, this is an easily used textbook which should allow a full range of pupils to gain a sound introduction to the essential moments of modern world history. -- SATH 20030301 This is a glossy, colourful book that any history teacher would want to pick up and flick through immediately upon seeing it...It is one of the best textbooks I have seen... -- SATH Resources Review 20030918 Ben Walsh's textbook is a very useful book, which I am sure will soon esablish itself as a top-selling title for GCSE and IGCSE. -- SATH Resources Review 20030918

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