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The Vertigo Years: Europe, 1900-1914

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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 Worlds 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.

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From 1900 to 1914, Europe was a world adrift. In this short span of time--between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of World War I--a new world order was emerging. In "The Vertigo Years," historian Philipp Blom chronicles this conflicted epoch year by year, creating a unique anatomy of a pivotal era.

From the advent of fascism to cubist painting, from the theory of relativity to consumer culture, Blom shows how the years between 1900 and 1914 molded the entire twentieth century. With deftly-told anecdotes and a novelist's sensitivity for poignancy, Blom's work brings the wonders, horrors, and fears of the early twentieth century vividly to life.

Synopsis:

The old order gives way to the new in a vast panoramic history of Europe on the brink of the Great War.

Synopsis:

From 1900 to 1914, Europe was a world adrift. In this short span of time—between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of World War I—a new world order was emerging. In The Vertigo Years, historian Philipp Blom chronicles this conflicted epoch year by year, creating a unique anatomy of a pivotal era.

From the advent of fascism to cubist painting, from the theory of relativity to consumer culture, Blom shows how the years between 1900 and 1914 molded the entire twentieth century. With deftly-told anecdotes and a novelists sensitivity for poignancy, Bloms work brings the wonders, horrors, and fears of the early twentieth century vividly to life.

About the Author

Philipp Blom was born in Hamburg and trained as a historian in Vienna and Oxford. He is the author of To Have and To Hold, Enlightening the World, and most recently The Wicked Company. He lives in Vienna.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465020294
Author:
Blom, Philipp
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
14-UP

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"Synopsis" by , From 1900 to 1914, Europe was a world adrift. In this short span of time--between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of World War I--a new world order was emerging. In "The Vertigo Years," historian Philipp Blom chronicles this conflicted epoch year by year, creating a unique anatomy of a pivotal era.

From the advent of fascism to cubist painting, from the theory of relativity to consumer culture, Blom shows how the years between 1900 and 1914 molded the entire twentieth century. With deftly-told anecdotes and a novelist's sensitivity for poignancy, Blom's work brings the wonders, horrors, and fears of the early twentieth century vividly to life.

"Synopsis" by ,
The old order gives way to the new in a vast panoramic history of Europe on the brink of the Great War.
"Synopsis" by ,
From 1900 to 1914, Europe was a world adrift. In this short span of time—between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of World War I—a new world order was emerging. In The Vertigo Years, historian Philipp Blom chronicles this conflicted epoch year by year, creating a unique anatomy of a pivotal era.

From the advent of fascism to cubist painting, from the theory of relativity to consumer culture, Blom shows how the years between 1900 and 1914 molded the entire twentieth century. With deftly-told anecdotes and a novelists sensitivity for poignancy, Bloms work brings the wonders, horrors, and fears of the early twentieth century vividly to life.

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