The Age of Extremes

The Age of Extremes

A History of the World, 1914-1991

By Eric J. Hobsbawm; E. J. Hobsbawm

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679730057, 672pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 1996


Dividing the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1950, the Golden Age, 1950-1973, and the Landslide, 1973-1991, Hobsbawm marshals a vast array of data into a volume of unparalleled inclusiveness, vibrancy, and insight, a work that ranks with his classics The Age of Empire and The Age of Revolution. Includes 32 pages of photos.

About the Author
ERIC J. HOBSBAWM is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Social History, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Industry and Empire and The Age of Extremes, among other books.