20th Century Dreams by Nik Cohn, Guy Peellaert |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
20th Century Dreams

20th Century Dreams

by Nik Cohn, Guy Peellaert
     
 

The Secret History of Our Times

An old man had died. The name on his passport is Max Vail. Born in St. Petersburg at the turn of the century, his long and astonishingly varied life was spent in moving relentlessly up the ladders of power. This journey took him to Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London, and finally America, and involved him with almost all the great

Overview

The Secret History of Our Times

An old man had died. The name on his passport is Max Vail. Born in St. Petersburg at the turn of the century, his long and astonishingly varied life was spent in moving relentlessly up the ladders of power. This journey took him to Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London, and finally America, and involved him with almost all the great names of the age.

20th-Century Dreams derives from the journal Max left at his death. More than a personal testament, it provides a new and often shocking insight into recent history - its buried liaisons and indiscretions, its plots, deceptions, fateful meetings and stolen romances. Among the eighty-five scenarios, we see Jackie Kennedy and the young Cassius Clay, Hitler and Windsors, Lord Lucan and Martin Bormann, Elvis and Bill Clinton, Idi Amin and the Queen. And over them all hangs the shadow of Max Vail himself, the eternal loner who is their missing link.

An inspired collaboration from the team that made Rock Dreams one of the lasting classics of the 1970's, 20th Century Dreams may well be the ultimate expression of celebrity worship gone made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402830396
Publisher:
Secker & Warburg
Publication date:
03/22/2002
Pages:
256

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >