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David Reynolds - The Long Shadow (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Synopsis

Subtitled : The Great War & The Twentieth Century.

The First World War shaped the 20th Century at home and abroad, through the widening of the democratic franchise, the creation of states in Europe and the Middle East, and the establishment of an ‘international order

One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilisation, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II.

In The Long Shadow critically acclaimed historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the twentieth century. He shows how events in that turbulent century - particularly World War II, the Cold War, and the collapse of Communism - shaped and reshaped attitudes to 1914–18.

By exploring big themes such as democracy and empire, nationalism and capitalism, as well as art and poetry, The Long Shadow is stunningly broad in its historical perspective. Reynolds throws light on the vast expanse of the last century and explains why 1914-18 is a conflict that America and the world is still struggling to comprehend.

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  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
  • Published : 2013 (Simon & Schuster - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9780857206350
  • SKU : B000990
  • PPC : SP650gm
  • RRP : £14.99 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The Long Shadow ventures across the traditional subcultures of historical scholarship to offer a rich and layered examination not only of politics, diplomacy, and security but also of economics, art, and literature. The result is a magisterial reinterpretation of the place of the Great War in modern history."

"In Britain we too have lost touch with the Great War. Our overriding sense now is of a meaningless, futile bloodbath in the mud of Flanders - of young men whose lives were cut off in their prime for no evident purpose." - Goodreads Reviews.

The Author
David Reynolds, FBA is a British historian. He is Emeritus Professor of International History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He attended school at Dulwich College on a scholarship and studied at Cambridge and Harvard Universities.

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