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The Resource A world on edge : the end of the great war and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug ; translated by Jefferson Chase

A world on edge : the end of the great war and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug ; translated by Jefferson Chase

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A world on edge : the end of the great war and the dawn of a new age
Title
A world on edge
Title remainder
the end of the great war and the dawn of a new age
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Schönpflug ; translated by Jefferson Chase
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A World on Edge reveals Europe in 1918, left in ruins by World War I. But with the end of hostilities, a radical new start seems not only possible, but essential, even unavoidable. Unorthodox ideas light up the age like the comets that have recently passed overhead: new politics, new societies, new art and culture, new thinking. The struggle to determine the future has begun. For rulers and revolutionaries, a world of power and privilege was dying while for others, a dream of overthrowing democracy was being born. With novelistic virtuosity, historian Daniel Schönpflug describes this watershed year as it was experienced on the ground open ended, unfathomable, its outcome unclear. Told from the vantage points of people, famous and ordinary, good and evil, who lived through the turmoil and combining a multitude of acutely observed details, Schönpflug composes a brilliantly conceived panorama of a world suspended between enthusiasm and disappointment, and of a moment in which the window of opportunity was suddenly open, only to quickly close shut once again
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1969-
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Schönpflug, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Chase, Jefferson S.
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  • History, Modern
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
A world on edge : the end of the great war and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2017 as 'Kometenjahre' by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH
  • Translation first published in 2018 in the United States by Metropolitan Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Dreamland
  • Five:
  • A deceptive peace
  • Six:
  • The end of the beginning
  • Prologue
  • One:
  • The beginning of the end
  • Two:
  • A day and an hour
  • Three:
  • Revolutions
  • Four:
Control code
p2251289173
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
300 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509818518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A world on edge : the end of the great war and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2017 as 'Kometenjahre' by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH
  • Translation first published in 2018 in the United States by Metropolitan Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Dreamland
  • Five:
  • A deceptive peace
  • Six:
  • The end of the beginning
  • Prologue
  • One:
  • The beginning of the end
  • Two:
  • A day and an hour
  • Three:
  • Revolutions
  • Four:
Control code
p2251289173
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
300 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509818518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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