Modern World History: Option B,
The 20th Century

Windows 8 edition

By: Ben Walsh
March 2014
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781444164428
328 Pages, Illustrated
$55.95 Paper original


Provide complete support for the 20th Century section of the latest syllabus with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust.

This new edition of Ben Walsh's best-selling GCSE Modern World History provides a comprehensive textbook for Cambridge IGCSE History covering the 20th Century core content and developing the necessary skills.

It provides a winning combination of features that will meet the needs of all students:

- Clear, engaging and provocative author text brings the 20th Century period to life and summarises complicated history clearly without being simplistic

- Focus Tasks (exactly targeting each focus point of the 20th Century part of the syllabus) steadily deepen students' understanding of the content while progressively building their history skills

- Original and relevant source material - written and visual - is used for historical investigation not just for illustration

- Exam Focus and Revision Tips help students acquire both the necessary content knowledge and the essential conceptual understanding

In its previous editions this book has provided students with what they need to achieve their best possible results, and provided teachers with what they need to teach a rewarding and worthwhile course. It's a winning combination.


How this book will help you to succeed in Cambridge IGCSE History

Section 1: Core Content Option B - International Relations since 1919

Part 1 The Inter-War Years 1919-1939

1 Were the peace treaties of 1919-23 fair?

2 To what extent was the League of Nations a success?

3 Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?

Part 2 The Cold War and the Gulf, 1945-2000

4 Who was to blame for the Cold War?

5 How effectively did the USA contain the spread of Communism?

6 How secure was the USSR's control over Eastern Europe, 1948-c.1989?

7 Why did events in the Gulf matter c.1970-2000?

Exam Focus: core content option B

Section 2: Depth Studies

9 Germany, 1918-45

8 Russia, 1905-41

10 The USA,1919-41

Exam Focus: depth studies