Proud Tower (ljudbok)
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Engelska
Inläsare
Wanda McCaddon
Utgivningsdatum
2005-06-26
Förlag
Blackstone Publishing
ISBN
9781483075402
Proud Tower (ljudbok)

Proud Tower (ljudbok)

A Portrait of the World before the War, 1890-1914

Ljudbok (MP3), Engelska, 2005-06-26
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The fateful quarter century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was ';heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.' The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate of change to that point in history, a cataclysmic shaping of destiny.Barbara Tuchman brings to vivid life the people, places, and events that shaped the years leading up to the Great War: the Edwardian aristocracy; the anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev's Russian Ballet and Stravinsky's music; the Dreyfus Affair; two peace conferences in the Hague; and, finally, the youth, ideals, enthusiasm, and tragedy of socialism, epitomized by the death of heroic Jean Jaures on the night the war began and an epoch ended.
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