When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell-shocked and traumatized, the West faced a world it no longer recognized: The old order had collapsed, replaced by an age of machines. The world hurtled forward on gears and crankshafts, and terrifying new ideologies arose from the wreckage of pas...
By Philipp Blom
Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (June 30, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 7.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 5719119
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
If you enjoy your history presented with panache and covering a wide swath, with insight and depth, then FRACTURE: LIFE & CULTURE IN THE WEST, 1918-1938, has your name on it. Building upon ideas first presented in THE VERTIGO YEARS, Blom contends tha