This well-written dictionary covers the period 1789-1945. It has longer articles on keywords than most of its competitors and has been well reviewed: 'There is one book on my study desk that I cherish more than any other. It is "The Penguin Dictionary of Modern History"' - Brian MacArthur, "The Times". 'An invaluable, user-friendly reference book, designed to appeal to all ages' - "Radio Times".
Duncan Townson is the author of a number of books: most recently A Dictionary of Contemporary History (Blackwell). He lives in Sevenoaks, Kent.