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    • Fracture

    • Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938
    • By: Philipp Blom
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell-shocked and traumatized, the West faced a world it no longer recognized: The old order had collapsed, replaced by an age of machines. The world hurtled forward on gears and crankshafts, and terrifying new ideologies arose from the wreckage of past belief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of good trivia information

    • By Jean on 07-23-15
    • Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938
    • By: Philipp Blom
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 06-30-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Was auf dem Spiel steht

    • By: Philipp Blom
    • Narrated by: Oliver Siebeck
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Freiheit, Demokratie, Gerechtigkeit: Die Ideen des modernen Staats entstanden während der Aufklärung. Im 21. Jahrhundert haben wir uns längst daran gewöhnt. Dass Populisten mit dem Versprechen einer autoritären Gesellschaft Mehrheiten organisieren, ist dagegen eine neue Erfahrung. Der Historiker Philipp Blom sieht die westlichen Gesellschaften vor einer prekären Wahl: radikale Marktliberale einerseits, autoritäre Populisten andererseits. Sie gaukeln uns einfache Lösungen für die globalen Herausforderungen vor.

    Regular price: $7.85

    • A Wicked Company

    • The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment
    • By: Philipp Blom
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    The flourishing of radical philosophy in Baron Thierry Holbach’s Paris salon from the 1750s to the 1770s stands as a seminal event in Western history. Holbach’s house was an international epicenter of revolutionary ideas and intellectual daring, bringing together such original minds as Denis Diderot, Laurence Sterne, David Hume, Adam Smith, Ferdinando Galiani, Horace Walpole, Benjamin Franklin, Guillaume Raynal, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In A Wicked Company, acclaimed historian Philipp Blom retraces the fortunes of this exceptional group of friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book on Radical Enlightenment

    • By EJJ on 02-15-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Vertigo Years

    • Europe 1900-1914
    • By: Philipp Blom
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the tremendous hope for a new century embodied in the 1900 Worlds Fair in Paris to the shattering assassination of a Habsburg archduke in Sarajevo in 1914, historian Philipp Blom chronicles this extraordinary epoch year by year. Prime Ministers and peasants, anarchists and actresses, scientists and psychopaths intermingle on the stage of a new century in this portrait of an opulent, unstable age on the brink of disaster.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • How do I put this? The narration is... NOT good.

    • By Joan F. Ashcraft on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $24.95