The Age of Extremesis eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm's personal vision of the twentieth century.
Remarkable in its scope, and breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, this immensely rewarding book reviews the uniquely destructive and creative nature of the troubled twentieth century and makes challenging predictions for the future.
# A magnificent piece of historical exposition… an essential read.' INDEPENDENT
# 'A masterpiece' GUARDIAN
# 'The best account of our calamitous century… and he draws the threads together with subtlety, compassion and a gentle quizzical wit.' SPECTATOR
# 'A brilliant and stimulating book.' FINANCIAL TIMES
A magnificent piece of historical exposition... an essential read. [INDEPENDENT]A masterpiece [GUARDIAN]A brilliant and stimulating book. [FINANCIAL TIMES]The power of Hobsbawm's exploration of the age of hot and cold wars lies in its brilliant synthesis of familiar, though sometimes forgotten, facts and ideas. It combines an Olympian, multi-lingual erudition and an addictive, readable style. [Ben Pimlott, INDEPENDENT on Sunday Books of The Year]
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 12th October 1995
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.55