Title Cambridge IGCSE® and O Level History, 2/e
Subtitle Option B: The 20th Century
Author Ben Walsh
ISBN 9781510421189
List price Rs 1895.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 376
Book size 210 x 274 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Hodder Education
Published in India by Hodder Education
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book


This resource is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education.


  • Provides support for Option B for the Cambridge IGCSE, IGCSE 9–1 and O Level Syllabuses (0470/0977/2147) for examination from 2020.
  • Has passed Cambridge International’s rigorous quality-assurance process.
  • Developed by subject experts.
  • For Cambridge schools worldwide.


Rely on author Ben Walsh’s bestselling approach to navigate through the content of the revised Cambridge IGCSE® and O Level History syllabuses, and help to prepare for examination.


  • Deepen understanding through clear and engaging text to build the content knowledge required by the course.
  • Develop analytical skills through carefully designed Focus Tasks on all the Focus Points or Key Questions from the syllabus.
  • Get a feel for the period and the issues through abundant source material that also ensures regular practice of source evaluation skills.
  • Remember historical facts better through memorable diagrams and timelines.
  • Consolidate learning with Exam Focus features suggesting how to tackle exam-style questions.


The course covers all the Key Questions and Focus Points for Core Content Option B ‘The 20th century: International Relations since 1919’ and selected depth studies: Germany, 1918-45; Russia, 1905-41; The USA, 1919-41.



How this book will help you to achieve your best in Cambridge IGCSE®/O-Level History

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SECTION 1: Core Content Option B

The 20th century: International Relations since 1919

Part 1: The Inter-War Years, 1919-39

Chapter 1: Were the peace treaties of 1919-23 fair?

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

Chapter 3: Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?


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

Chapter 4: Who was to blame for the Cold War?

Chapter 5: How effectively did the USA contain the spread of communism?

Chapter 6: How secure was the USSR’s control over eastern Europe, 1948-c.1989?

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

Exam Focus: Core Content questions


SECTION 2: Depth Studies

Chapter 8: Russia, 1905-41

Chapter 9: Germany, 1918-45

Chapter 10: The USA, 1919-41

Exam Focus: Paper 1 Depth Study questions

Exam Focus: Paper 4 Depth Study: Writing extended answers




Target Audience:

This textbook is written for the latest Cambridge IGCSE and O Level History syllabus.

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