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Cover for Makeover Edition of 20th Century

20th Century is a Horrible Histories book based on the 20th Century. 20th Century was first published in 1996. It was republished as part of the Specials Makeover editions in 2011. Each chapter is each decade.


It's history with the nasty bits left in!

Want to know:

  • Who shocked the world by showing her knickers?
  • How two monkeys and a dog became astronauts?
  • Why a posh London restaurant served stewed cat?

Discover the foul facts that make the history of the twentieth century so horrible - all the gore and more!


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Original Edition Cover of 20th Century (Originaly Named The 20th Century)

  • Introduction - 4
  • The Nineteen-hundreds - 6
  • The Nineteen-tens - 21
  • The Trendy Twenties - 39
  • The Threadbare Thirties - 60
  • The Fighting Forties - 78
  • The Fat Fifties - 98
  • The Swinging Sixties - 113
  • The Sinister Seventies - 128
  • The Greedy Eighties - 144
  • The Nostalgic Nineties - 157
  • Epilogue - 174

Additional InfoEdit

  • ISBN: 9781407111926
  • For ages 8+
  • Paperback
  • 176 Pages
  • Release: 1st Edition: 18th October 1996 and Makeover Edition: 2nd June 2011
  • Author: Terry Deary
  • Illustrators: Philip Reeve and Martin Brown (Martin Brown for front cover of makeover edition)
  • Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.1 x 21.6 CM

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