“The Modern Era” covers the period from the emergence of the Middle East to the New Millennium. The development of the Middle East, the collapse of Soviet communism, and the explosion of advanced technologies in the late 20th century figure prominently in this volume. Also discussed are the contributions and influence of historic personalities such as Nikita Khrushchev, Mikhail Gorbachev, and American presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Bill Clinton. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are also provided.