The Twilight Years

The Twilight Years : The Paradox of Britain Between the Wars

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"Thought-provoking and illuminating...Overy's study of British culture between the wars is absorbing and unexpectedly moving."
-The New York Times Book Review Original, entertaining, and ever-surprising, The Twilight Years tells the story of how an abiding fear of war influenced English life in the aftermath of World War I. Britain had become a laboratory for modern thought and experimentations, from eugenics to Freud's unconscious. And drawing upon these innovative ideas and concepts, intellectuals, politicians, scientists, and artists-among them Arnold Toynbee, Aldous Huxley, and H.G. Wells-grappled with a creeping fear that the West was staring down the end of civilization. The Twilight Years speaks to the frightening power of ideas in a rapidly changing world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 521 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 35.56mm | 385.55g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0143118110
  • 9780143118114
  • 1,605,808

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About Professor of History Richard Overy

Richard Overy is Professor of Modern History at King's College, London. He has written extensively on modern German and European history, and is the author of Russia's War and The Penguin Atlas of the Third Reich.
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