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

Author: Philipp Blom
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Blom
ISBN: 9780857892195 0857892193 0857892207 9780857892201
OCLC Number: 915155441
Description: xii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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! --
Prewar: 1929 : The magnetic city --
1930 : Lili and the Blue Angel --
1931 : The anatomy of love in Italy --
1932 : Holodomor --
1933 : Pogrom of the intellect --
1934 : Thank you, Jeeves --
1935 : Route 66 --
1936 : Beautiful bodies --
1937 : War within a war --
1938 : Epilogue: Abide by me.
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A sweeping and vibrant history of Europe and America during the inter-war years, by the acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years.  Read more...

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