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Crucible: the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924

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The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark fears, and the absurdities of chance. In Petrograd, a fire is lit. The Tsar is packed off to Siberia. A rancorous Russian exile returns to proclaim a workers' revolution. In America, black soldiers who have served their country in Europe demand their rights at home. An Austrian war veteran trained by the German army to give rousing speeches against the Bolshevik peril begins to rail against the Jews. A solar eclipse turns a former patent clerk into a celebrity. An American reporter living the high life in Paris searches out a new literary style. Lenin and Hitler, Josephine Baker and Ernest Hemingway, Rosa Luxemburg and Mustafa Kemal--these are some of the protagonists in this dramatic panorama of a world in turmoil. Revolutions and civil wars erupt across Europe. A red scare hits America. Women win the vote. Marching tunes are syncopated into jazz. The real becomes surreal. Encompassing both tragedy and humor, the celebrated author of 1913 brings immediacy and intimacy to this moment of deep historical transformation that molded the world we would come to inherit.
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Europe -- History -- 1918-1945
Europe -- Politics and government
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945
Europe -- Social conditions
Europe -- Social conditions -- 1918-1945
Nineteen tens
Nineteen twenties
Postwar reconstruction
Reconstruction (1914-1939)
World War, 1914-1918
World history
title_displayCrucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924
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title_shortCrucible
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Nineteen tens
Nineteen twenties
Politics and government
Postwar reconstruction
Reconstruction (1914-1939)
Social conditions
World War, 1914-1918
World history