The Historian’s List: 20th Century

Paul Johnson — Modern Times: A History of the World

Henry Kissinger — Diplomacy

Peter Calvocoressi — World Politics Since 1945

Magaret MacMillan — Peacemakers / Paris 1919

John Lewis Gaddis — The Cold War: A New History

Timothy Snyder — Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Anne Applebaum — Gulag: A History


Other readings:

  1. Sheila Fitzpatrick, Everyday Stalinism or Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s (one of my all-time favourites).
  2. Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century.
  3. Tony Judt, Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945.
  4. David S. Landes, The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present.
  5. Richard J. Evans, The Third Reich Trilogy.



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