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The Resource The vertigo years : Europe, 1900-1914, Philipp Blom

The vertigo years : Europe, 1900-1914, Philipp Blom

Label
The vertigo years : Europe, 1900-1914
Title
The vertigo years
Title remainder
Europe, 1900-1914
Statement of responsibility
Philipp Blom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The twentieth century was born not in the trenches of the Somme, but rather in the fifteen years preceding World War I. In this short span of time, a new world order was emerging in ultimately tragic contradiction to the old. The major topics of the day: terrorism, globalization, immigration, consumerism, the collapse of moral values, and the rivalry of superpowers. These were the years in which the political and personal repercussions of the Industrial Revolution were felt worldwide: cities grew as never before, as people fled the countryside and their traditional identities; science created new possibilities as well as nightmares; education changed the outlook of millions; mass-produced items transformed daily life; industrial laborers demanded a share of political power; and women sought to change their place in society. Historian Philipp Blom chronicles this extraordinary epoch year by year, bringing the wonders, horrors, and fears of the early twentieth century vividly to life.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BKL
Dewey number
940.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D395
LC item number
.B56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The vertigo years : Europe, 1900-1914, Philipp Blom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-452) and index
Contents
1900 : the dynamo and the virgin -- 1901 : the changing of the guard -- 1902 : Oedipus Rex -- 1903 : a strange luminescence -- 1904 : His Majesty and Mister Morel -- 1905 : in all fury -- 1906 : dreadnought and anxiety -- 1907 : dreams and visions -- 1908 : ladies with rocks -- 1909 : the cult of the fast machine -- 1910 : human nature changed -- 1911 : people's palaces -- 1912 : questions of breeding -- 1913 : Wagner's crime -- 1914 : murder most foul
Control code
ocn262616681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 466 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465011162
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780465011162
Label
The vertigo years : Europe, 1900-1914, Philipp Blom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-452) and index
Contents
1900 : the dynamo and the virgin -- 1901 : the changing of the guard -- 1902 : Oedipus Rex -- 1903 : a strange luminescence -- 1904 : His Majesty and Mister Morel -- 1905 : in all fury -- 1906 : dreadnought and anxiety -- 1907 : dreams and visions -- 1908 : ladies with rocks -- 1909 : the cult of the fast machine -- 1910 : human nature changed -- 1911 : people's palaces -- 1912 : questions of breeding -- 1913 : Wagner's crime -- 1914 : murder most foul
Control code
ocn262616681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 466 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465011162
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780465011162

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