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Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938 Audiobook

UNABRIDGED AUDIOBOOK

Written by:Philipp Blom

Narrated by:Ralph Lister

Genre Book: History › 20th Century

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Release Date: 06-30-15

Length of book: 16 hrs and 59 mins

Audiobook’s Summary

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.

Historian Philipp Blom argues that in the aftermath of World War I, citizens of the West launched into hedonistic, aesthetic, and intellectual adventures of self-discovery. It was a period of both bitter disillusionment and visionary progress in which artists, scientists, and philosophers grappled with…

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