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

Author: Philipp Blom
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The award-winning author of The Vertigo Years argues that in the aftermath of World War I, Western culture redirected energies into hedonistic, aesthetic and intellectual adventures of self-discovery in ways that triggered world-changing innovations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Electronic book
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: 9780465022496 0465022499 9780465040711 0771012683 9780771012686 0465040713 9780465040711
OCLC Number: 1055348605
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 482 pages) : illustrations
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.
Other Titles: Life and culture in the West, 1918-1938
Responsibility: Philipp Blom.

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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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