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Age of Extremes Paperback – 13 Feb 1996

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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Vintage Books edition (13 February 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679730052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679730057
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 3.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 635 g
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"Penetrating. . . . Offers a powerful interpretation of the wellsprings of an age of unprecedently economic transformation, mass slaughter and social upheaval. . . . Facts roll off Hobsbawm's pages like thunderbolts." --The New Republic

"A magical re-creation of the most creative and destructive, the most utopian and most doubt-ridden period of human history. . . . I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures." --Robert Heilbroner

"Powerful. . . . A bracing and magisterial work." --The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Born in 1917, Eric Hobsbawm was educated in Austria, Germany, and England. He was Emeritus Professor of history at Birbeck College, University of London, and Emeritus Universtiy Professor of politics and socity at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of more than fourteen books, including The Age of Capital, The Age of Revolution, The Age of Empire, and The Jazz Scene. He died in 2012.

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