THE AGE OF EXTREMES A HISTORY OF THE WORLD 1914 1991

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The Age Of Extremes

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : 0394585755
Genre : History
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An incisive overview of the history of the twentieth century reviews the legacy of two world wars, the Depression, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, the collapse of the USSR, and the era's technological and scientific advances. 12,500 first printing.
Category: History

The Age Of Extremes

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : 0679730052
Genre : History, Modern
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Skotein Epeiros

Author : Mark Mazower
ISBN : 9602212233
Genre : Europe
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Category: Europe

Interesting Times

Author : Eric Hobsbawm
ISBN : 9780307426413
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm’s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, “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.” Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary with the terrible “short century” which is the subject of Age of Extremes, his most widely read book, Hobsbawm has, for eighty-five years, been committed to understanding the “interesting times” through which he has lived. Hitler came to power as Hobsbawm was on his way home from school in Berlin, and the Soviet Union fell while he was giving a seminar in New York. He was a member of the Apostles at King’s College, Cambridge, took E.M. Forster to hear Lenny Bruce, and demonstrated with Bertrand Russell against nuclear arms in Trafalgar Square. He translated for Che Guevara in Havana, had Christmas dinner with a Soviet master spy in Budapest and an evening at home with Mahalia Jackson in Chicago. He saw the body of Stalin, started the modern history of banditry and is probably the only Marxist asked to collaborate with the inventor of the Mars bar. Hobsbawm takes us from Britain to the countries and cultures of Europe, to America (which he appreciated first through movies and jazz), to Latin America, Chile, India and the Far East. With Interesting Times, we see the history of the twentieth century through the unforgiving eye of one of its most intensely engaged participants, the incisiveness of whose views we cannot afford to ignore in a world in which history has come to be increasingly forgotten. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ideologies In The Age Of Extremes

Author : Willie Thompson
ISBN : 0745327125
Genre : History
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This book provides a history of political ideologies during the period famously described by Eric Hobsbawn as "The Age of Extremes" -- from the First World War to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Ideologies in the Age of Extremes introduces the key ideologies of the age; liberalism, conservatism, communism, and fascism.Willie Thompson identifies the political influence of mass movements as a key feature. He uses a powerful approach that considers the different ideologies in relation to each other. This allows him to show that they often emerged from a common root or merged into a common future, stealing each other’s clothes and reinventing themselves as the stark opposite of a competing ideology. This sophisticated yet accessible analysis will be of great interest to students of 20th century history and political theory.
Category: History

The New American Imperialism

Author : Vassilis Fouskas
ISBN : 0275984761
Genre : Political Science
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Examines the staying power of the global supremacy of the United States, which is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance in Eurasia is sustained.
Category: Political Science

Teaching Global History

Author : Alan J. Singer
ISBN : 9781136835803
Genre : Education
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Teaching Global History challenges prospective and beginning social studies teachers to formulate their own views about what is important to know in global history and why. It explains how to organize the curriculum around broad social studies concepts and themes and student questions about humanity, history, and the contemporary world. All chapters include lesson ideas, a sample lesson plan with activity sheets, primary source documents, and helpful charts, graphs, photographs, and maps. High school students’ responses are woven in throughout. Additional material corresponding to each chapter is posted online at http://people.hofstra.edu/alan_j_singer. The traditional curriculum tends to highlight the Western heritage, and to race through epochs and regions, leaving little time for an in-depth exploration of concepts and historical themes, for the evaluation of primary and secondary sources, and for students to draw their own historical conclusions. Offering an alternative to such pre-packaged textbook outlines and materials, this text is a powerful resource for promoting thoughtful reflection and debate about what the global history curriculum should be and how to teach it.
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Business In The Age Of Extremes

Author : Hartmut Berghoff
ISBN : 9781108633932
Genre : History
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This collection of essays explores the impact that nationalism, capitalism and socialism had on economics during the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on Central Europe, contributors examine the role that businesspeople and enterprises played in Germany's and Austria's paths to the catastrophe of Nazism. Based on new archival research, the essays gathered here ask how the business community became involved in the political process and describes the consequences arising from that involvement. Particular attention is given to the responses of individual businesspeople to changing political circumstances and their efforts to balance the demands of their consciences with the pursuit for profit.
Category: History

The Rise Of The Global Economy

Author : Michael Veseth
ISBN : 1579583695
Genre : Business & Economics
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Through a compilation of more than 400 articles and 100 photos the book traces the varied efforts of businesses, governments, regions and individuals to cope with the economic, cultural and personal impact of the world's increasingly complex means of economic interaction.
Category: Business & Economics