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Fracture : life & culture in the West, 1918-1938

Author: Philipp Blom
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fracture.
(CaOONL)20149078714
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Blom
ISBN: 9780465040711 0771012683 9780771012686 0465040713 9780465022496 0465022499
OCLC Number: 898475864
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Table of Contents; List of Illustrations ; Introduction: 1,567 Days; PART I: Postwar ; 1918: Shell Shock ; 1919: A Poet's Coup; 1920: Moonshine Nation ; 1921: The End of Hope ; 1922: Renaissance in Harlem ; 1923: Beyond the Milky Way ; 1924: Men Behaving Badly ; 1925: Monkey Business ; 1926: Metropolis ; 1927: A Palace in Flames ; 1928: Boop-Boop-a-Doop!; PART II: Prewar ; 1929: The Magnetic City ; 1930: Lili and the Blue Angel; 1931: The Anatomy of Love in Italy ; 1932: Holodomor ; 1933: Progrom of the Intellect ; 1934: Thank You, Jeeves ; 1935: Route 66 ; 1936: Beautiful Bodies. 1937: War Within a War 1938: Epilogue: Abide by Me; Acknowledgments; Credits; Bibliography; Notes; Index.
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From the critically-acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years comes a major new history of the interwar period, the few decades of peace that gave birth to the political and cultural movements that would  Read more...

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