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The Resource A world on edge : the end of the Great War and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug

A world on edge : the end of the Great War and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug

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A world on edge : the end of the Great War and the dawn of a new age
Title
A world on edge
Title remainder
the end of the Great War and the dawn of a new age
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Schönpflug
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
November 1918. The Great War has left Europe in ruins, but with the end of hostilities, a radical new start seems not only possible, but essential, even unavoidable. Unorthodox ideas light up the age: new politics, new societies, new art and culture, new thinking. The struggle to determine the future has begun. Sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, whose son died in the war, is translating sorrow and loss into art. Captain Harry Truman is running a men's haberdashery in Kansas City, hardly expecting he will soon go bankrupt--and then become president of the United States. Moina Michael is about to invent the "remembrance poppy," a symbol of sacrifice that will stand for generations to come. Meanwhile Virginia Woolf is questioning whether that sacrifice was worth it, and George Grosz is so revolted by the violence on the streets of Berlin that he decides everything is meaningless. For rulers and revolutionaries, a world of power and privilege is dying--while for others, a dream of overthrowing democracy is being born. With novelistic virtuosity, Daniel Schönpflug describes this watershed time as it was experienced on the ground--open-ended, unfathomable, its outcome unclear. Combining a multitude of acutely observed details, Schönpflug shows us a world suspended between enthusiasm and disappointment, in which the window of opportunity was suddenly open, only to quickly close shut again
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schönpflug, Daniel
Dewey number
940.3/14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
D644
LC item number
.S3613 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Reconstruction (1914-1939)
  • Peace
  • Reconstruction (1914-1939)
Label
A world on edge : the end of the Great War and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Kometenjahre. Frankfurt am Main : S. Fischer Verlag, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The beginning of the end -- A day and an hour -- Revolutions -- Dreamland -- A deceptive peace -- The end of beginning -- Epilogue: the tail of the comet
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781627797627
Lccn
2018005856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3374160
  • (OCoLC)1021807163
  • (OCoLC)on1021807163
  • 3374160
  • 3469944
Label
A world on edge : the end of the Great War and the dawn of a new age, Daniel Schönpflug
Publication
Note
Originally published: Kometenjahre. Frankfurt am Main : S. Fischer Verlag, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The beginning of the end -- A day and an hour -- Revolutions -- Dreamland -- A deceptive peace -- The end of beginning -- Epilogue: the tail of the comet
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781627797627
Lccn
2018005856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3374160
  • (OCoLC)1021807163
  • (OCoLC)on1021807163
  • 3374160
  • 3469944

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