The Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900 - 1914 -by Philipp Blom

By: Blom, Philipp ( Philip )

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---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 466 pages, colour and b&w photos and illustrations, ---"Europe, 1900 - 1914: a world adrift, a pulsating era of creativity and contradictions. The major topics of the day: terrorism, globalization, immigration, consumerism, the collapse of moral values, and the rivalry of superpowers. The twentieth century was not born in the trenches of the Somme or Passchendaele -but rather in the fifteen vertiginous years preceding World War I. In this short span of time, a new world order was emerging in ultimately tragic contradiction to the old. These were the years in which the political and personal repercussions of the Industrial Revolution were felt worldwide: Cities grew like never before as people fled the countryside and their traditional identities; science created new possibilities as well as nightmares; education changed the outlook of millions of people; mass-produced items transformed daily life; industrial laborers demanded a share of political power; and women sought to change their place in society -as well as the very fabric of sexual relations. From the tremendous hope for a new century embodied in the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris to the shattering assassination of a Habsburg archduke in Sarajevo in 1914, historian Philipp Blom chronicles this extraordinary epoch year by year. Prime Ministers and peasants, anarchists and actresses, scientists and psychopaths intermingle on the stage of a new century in this portrait of an opulent, unstable age on the brink of disaster. Beautifully written and replete with deftly told anecdotes, The Vertigo Years brings the wonders, horrors, and fears of the early twentieth century vividly to life."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: The Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900 - 1914 -by Philipp Blom

Author Name: Blom, Philipp ( Philip )

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart / M&S, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2008

ISBN Number: 0771016301

ISBN Number 13: 9780771016301

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156085

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