• The Pursuit of Glory

  • The Five Revolutions That Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815
  • By: Tim Blanning
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 35 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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The New York Times best-selling volume in the Penguin History of Europe series

Between the end of the Thirty Years' War and the Battle of Waterloo, Europe underwent an extraordinary transformation that saw five of the modern world's great revolutions - scientific, industrial, American, French, and romantic. In this much-admired addition to the monumental Penguin History of Europe series, Tim Blanning brilliantly investigates the forces that transformed Europe from a medieval society into a vigorous powerhouse of the modern world. Blanning renders this vast subject immediate and absorbing by making fresh connections between the most mundane details of life and the major cultural, political, and technological transformations that birthed the modern age.

©2007 Tim Blanning (P)2019 Tantor

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Thorough, detailed and enjoyable

I liked this book and its chronological description and detailed knowledge of this interesting time in history

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Pretty good, be critical

It’s pretty informative and decently structured, but the treatment of Napoleon was so one-dimensional and inflected with such bitterness, blemished by outdated stereotypes, that it seriously makes me question the author’s honesty and bias regarding his treatment of other subjects on which I am less well read.