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คำที่เกี่ยวข้อง WORLD WAR HISTORY I & II

Synopsis: 1913: THE WORLD BEFORE THE GREAT WAR

Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features - last summers in grand aristocratic residences, a flurry of extravagant social engagements - or its most destructive ones: the unresolved rivalries of the great European powers, the anxieties of a period of accelerated change, the social fear of revolution, the violence in the Balkans. Our images of the times are too often dominated by the faded pastels of upper-class indulgence or by the unmitigated blackness of a world rushing headlong into the abyss of an inevitable war. 1913: The World before the Great War proposes a strikingly different portrait, returning the world in that year to its contemporary freshness, its future still undecided, its outlook still open. Told through the stories of twenty-three cities - Europe's capitals at the height of their global reach, the emerging metropolises of America, the imperial cities of Asia and Africa, the boomtowns of Australia and the Americas - Charles Emmerson presents a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities, from St Petersburg to Shanghai and from Los Angeles to Jerusalem. What emerges is a rich and complex world, more familiar than we expect, connected as never before, on the threshold of events which would change the course of global history.

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ISBN 9780099575788
Weight 0.507
Publisher THE RANDOM HOUSE GROUP LIMITED
Book Size (cm.) 129x198x39
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 14.224
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 8.89
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 21.336
Language English
Number of Pages 544

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Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features - last summers in grand aristocratic residences, a flurry of extravagant social engagements - or its most destructive ones: the unresolved rivalries of the great European powers, the anxieties of a period of accelerated change, the social fear of revolution, the violence in the Balkans. Our images of th view all

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EMMERSON, CHARLES

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Charles Emmerson was born in Melbourne Australia, and grew up in London, where he now lives. After studying Modern History at Oxford University he took up an Entente Cordiale scholarship to continue his studies in international relations and international public law at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Since then he has worked as a researcher for the International Crisis Group working on international security issues, an Associate Director and Fellow of the World Economic Forum, responsible for their global risks' work, a leader writer for the Financial Times, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, working on resource security issues, foreign policy and global geopolitics. He is the author of The Future History of the Arctic (2010) and 1913: The World Before the Great War (2013). He has provided briefings on a range of international issues for governments, businesses and research institutes, and writes regularly on international affairs.

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