A brilliant work of narrative history with an international cast of characters that captures this definitive period after the close of the Great War.
CHARLES EMMERSON is an Australian-born writer and historian. He studied modern history at Oxford University and international relations in Paris. He is the author of The Future History of the Arctic and 1913- The World Before the Great War. He lives in London.
Ricochets the reader around the globe, providing a visceral sense
of the power and pace of the whirlwind that in the wake the Great
War birthed the world as we know it. The result is a
kaleidoscopic portrait, brilliantly curated and elegantly executed,
of a world on the cusp of modernity * Wade Davis, author of
Into the Silence *
A remarkable book... An amazingly audacious and completely innovative way of writing history ... immediate and gripping -- William Boyd
An ambitious, original, seductive and important work -- Robert Gildea
Brings this extraordinary time to life with great vividness by evoking key moments from the daily lives of a dazzling variety of people -- Adam Hochschild
Emmerson skilfully tells the story of this lingering end to the Great War and Europe's subsequent and dramatic transformation * History of War *