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Age of extremes : the short twentieth century, 1914-1991

By: Hobsbawm, Eric

0349106711 / 9780349106717
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20 cm xii, 627p., [32]p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1994.

This work is based largely on personal experience and observation.

Falling into three main chronological divisions - "The Age of Catastrophe", "The Golden Age" and "The Landslide", this is a reassessment of the 20th century.

It explores topics such as the breakdown of the Old World, and the the influence of the Third World.


3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), HBG General & world history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000


W 1995 Time-Life Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction

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