The Age of Extremes
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The Age of Extremes : A History of the World, 1914-1991

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 35.56mm | 635.03g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Vintage Books.
  • 32PP OF PHOTOS (68 B&W PHOTOS)
  • 0679730052
  • 9780679730057
  • 71,945

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"Penetrating. . . . Offers a powerful interpretation of the wellsprings of an age of unprecedently economic transformation, mass slaughter and social upheaval. . . . Facts roll off Hobsbawm's pages like thunderbolts."  —The New Republic "A magical re-creation of the most creative and destructive, the most utopian and 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."  —Robert Heilbroner "Powerful. . . . A bracing and magisterial work."  —The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

About Eric Hobsbawm

Born in 1917, Eric Hobsbawm was educated in Austria, Germany, and England.  He was Emeritus Professor of history at Birbeck College, University of London, and Emeritus Universtiy Professor of politics and socity at the New School for Social Research.  He is the author of more than fourteen books, including The Age of Capital, The Age of Revolution, The Age of Empire, and The Jazz Scene. He died in 2012.show more