A magnificent piece of historical exposition... an essential read. (INDEPENDENT)
A masterpiece (GUARDIAN)
A brilliant and stimulating book. (FINANCIAL TIMES)
The power of Hobsbawm's exploration of the age of hot and cold wars lies in its brilliant synthesis of familiar, though sometimes forgotten, facts and ideas. It combines an Olympian, multi-lingual erudition and an addictive, readable style. (Ben Pimlott, INDEPENDENT on Sunday Books of The Year) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Eric Hobsbawn is a fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he taught until retirement at Birkbeck College, University of London, and since then at the New York School for Social Reseach in New York. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Hobsbawm is considered by many to be a pioneer of modern British history. However, it is difficult to attribute too much to his person considering his very obvious links with the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dommy
good book for those who want to knoe more about the recent historyPublished 11 months ago by Anna Dref
Hobsbawm's take on the 20th century is both thorough and engaging. The breadth of knowledge he draws on is vast, and he covers subjects not usually addressed in large-scale... Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2013 by Quentin
Hobsbwam writes in a methodical but enticing manner. He gets you to think of the events almost in real time.Published on 19 July 2013 by Geoff the bookworm