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.
The age of total war — The world revolution — Into the economic abyss — The fall of liberalism — Against the common enemy — The arts 1914-1945 — End of empires — Cold War — The golden years — The social revolution 1945-1990 — Cultural revolution — The third world — áReal socialism' — The crisis decades — Third world and revolution — End of socialism — The avant-garde dies - the arts after 1950 — Sorcerers and apprentices - the natural sciences — Towards the millennium.
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