Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924

Author: Charles Emmerson
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark fears, and the absurdities of chance. In Petrograd, a fire is lit. The Tsar is packed off to Siberia. A rancorous Russian exile returns to proclaim a workers' revolution. In America, black soldiers who have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Emmerson
ISBN: 9781610397827 ) 1610397827 ((hardcover)
OCLC Number: 1126314121
Notes: Originally published in 2019 by Bodley Head in the United Kingdom
Description: ix, 739 s. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Charles Emmerson

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The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark fears, and the absurdities of chance. In Petrograd, a fire is lit. The Tsar is packed off to Siberia. A rancorous Russian exile returns to proclaim a workers' revolution. In America, black soldiers who have served their country in Europe demand their rights at home. An Austrian war veteran trained by the German army to give rousing speeches against the Bolshevik peril begins to rail against the Jews. A solar eclipse turns a former patent clerk into a celebrity. An American reporter living the high life in Paris searches out a new literary style. Lenin and Hitler, Josephine Baker and Ernest Hemingway, Rosa Luxemburg and Mustafa Kemal--these are some of the protagonists in this dramatic panorama of a world in turmoil. Revolutions and civil wars erupt across Europe. A red scare hits America. Women win the vote. Marching tunes are syncopated into jazz. The real becomes surreal. Encompassing both tragedy and humor, the celebrated author of 1913 brings immediacy and intimacy to this moment of deep historical transformation that molded the world we would come to inherit

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The Builders of a New World

by jmgallen (WorldCat user published 2020-02-04) Very Good Permalink

 

Wars frequently do not end neatly and World War I was no exception.  The status quo ante was not restored. ...
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