The Age of Extremes, 1914-1991

The Age of Extremes, 1914-1991

by Eric Hobsbawm
     
 

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Dividing the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1950, the Golden Age, 1950-1973, and the Landslide, 1973-1991, Hobsbawm marshals a vast array of data into a volume of unparalleled inclusiveness, vibrancy, and insight, a work that ranks with his classics The Age of Empire and The Age of Revolution. Includes 32 pages of photos.  See more details below

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Dividing the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1950, the Golden Age, 1950-1973, and the Landslide, 1973-1991, Hobsbawm marshals a vast array of data into a volume of unparalleled inclusiveness, vibrancy, and insight, a work that ranks with his classics The Age of Empire and The Age of Revolution. Includes 32 pages of photos.

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New Republic
Penetrating....Offers a powerful interpretation of the wellsprings of an age of unprecedented economic transformation, mass slaughter and social upheaval....Facts roll off Hobsbawm's pages like thunderbolts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679730057
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
406,943
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.34(d)

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Robert Heilbroner
A magical re-creation of the most creative and destructive, the most utopian and the most doubt-ridden period of human history....I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures.

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