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The Resource 1913 : in search of the world before the Great War, Charles Emmerson

1913 : in search of the world before the Great War, Charles Emmerson

Label
1913 : in search of the world before the Great War
Title
1913
Title remainder
in search of the world before the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Charles Emmerson
Title variation
Nineteen-thirteen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspective narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features... In this illuminating history, Charles Emmerson liberates the world of 1913 from this "prelude to war" narrative, and explores it as it was, in all its richness and complexity. Traveling from Europe's capitals, then at the height of their global reach, to the emerging metropolises of Canada and the United States, the imperial cities of Asia and Africa, and the boomtowns of Australia and South America, he provides a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities, its future still undecided, its outlook still open." -- front cover flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emmerson, Charles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
History, Modern
Label
1913 : in search of the world before the Great War, Charles Emmerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-501) and index
Contents
Introduction -- I Centre of the Universe: London: World City; Paris: The Eternal, the Universal; Berlin: Powerhouse; Rome: The Pope's aeroplane; Vienna: Shadows and Light; St. Petersburg: Eastern Colossus -- II The Old New World: Washington DC: Republic, Nation, Empire; New Work: Metropolis; Detroit: A Model Future; Los Angeles: Boom!; Mexico City: Monroe's Bequest -- III The World Beyond: Winnipeg-Melbourne: Britain Abroad; Buenos Aires: Southern Star; Algiers: The Radiance of the Republic; Bombay-Durban: Tapestry of Empire; Tehran: Under Foreign Eyes; Jerusalem: Zion and its Discontents -- IV Twilight Powers: Constantinople: Tides of History; Peking-Shanghai: Walking Slumber; Tokyo: Rising Sun; London: Beyond the Horizon -- Epilogue: The Afterlife of 1913
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 526 p.
Isbn
9781610392563
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
2013935895
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808413578
  • (OCoLC)ocn808413578
  • 569026
Label
1913 : in search of the world before the Great War, Charles Emmerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-501) and index
Contents
Introduction -- I Centre of the Universe: London: World City; Paris: The Eternal, the Universal; Berlin: Powerhouse; Rome: The Pope's aeroplane; Vienna: Shadows and Light; St. Petersburg: Eastern Colossus -- II The Old New World: Washington DC: Republic, Nation, Empire; New Work: Metropolis; Detroit: A Model Future; Los Angeles: Boom!; Mexico City: Monroe's Bequest -- III The World Beyond: Winnipeg-Melbourne: Britain Abroad; Buenos Aires: Southern Star; Algiers: The Radiance of the Republic; Bombay-Durban: Tapestry of Empire; Tehran: Under Foreign Eyes; Jerusalem: Zion and its Discontents -- IV Twilight Powers: Constantinople: Tides of History; Peking-Shanghai: Walking Slumber; Tokyo: Rising Sun; London: Beyond the Horizon -- Epilogue: The Afterlife of 1913
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 526 p.
Isbn
9781610392563
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
2013935895
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808413578
  • (OCoLC)ocn808413578
  • 569026

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