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The Age of Extremes

UK Publisher: Abacus

The Age of Extremes is eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm’s personal vision of the ‘short’ twentieth century, from 1914 to 1991. Remarkable in its scope, and breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, this immensely rewarding book reviews the uniquely destructive and creative nature of the troubled twentieth century and makes challenging predictions for the future.

‘A masterpiece’ – Guardian

‘The best account of our calamitous century’ – John Simpson, Spectator


Eric Hobsbawm was widely acknowledged as the most important left-wing historian of the twentieth century. Born in Alexandria in 1917,...