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The Resource Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924, Charles Emmerson

Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924, Charles Emmerson

Label
Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924
Title
Crucible
Title remainder
the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924
Statement of responsibility
Charles Emmerson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
UOK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emmerson, Charles
Dewey number
940.51
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (1914-1939)
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Nineteen tens
  • Nineteen twenties
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World history
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924, Charles Emmerson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2019 by Bodley Head in the United Kingdom
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 621-721) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 739 pages
Isbn
9781610397827
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1122791743
  • 2081976
  • 2081976
  • (OCoLC)1122791743
  • 2081976
  • 2081976
Label
Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924, Charles Emmerson
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2019 by Bodley Head in the United Kingdom
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 621-721) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 739 pages
Isbn
9781610397827
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1122791743
  • 2081976
  • 2081976
  • (OCoLC)1122791743
  • 2081976
  • 2081976

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