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The world that never was : a true story of dreamers, schemers, anarchists and secret agents

Author: Alex Butterworth
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The World That Never Was" is a thrilling history of the rise of anarchism, told through the stories of several violent revolutionaries and the secret police who pursued them.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Butterworth
ISBN: 9780224078078 0224078070
OCLC Number: 467749359
Description: xiii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A distant horizon --
Communards --
From prince to anarchist --
Around the world in 280 days --
To the people --
Forward! --
Propaganda by deed --
Spies and tsaricides --
Inconvenient guests --
Voices in the fog --
The holy brotherhood --
A great new tide --
The making of the martyrs --
Decadence and degeneration --
The revolution is postponed --
Deep cover --
The Russian memorandum --
Dynamite in the city of light --
Wicked laws --
The mysteries of Bourdin and the baron --
A time of harmony --
Conspirary theories --
Agents unmasked --
War and revolution --
Coda.
Responsibility: Alex Butterworth.

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* The last third of the nineteenth century saw the world in flux. Framed by the Paris Commune of 1871 and the 1905 revolution in St Petersburg, and spread across five continents, theirs is the story  Read more...

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