1920: A Year of Global Turmoil

David Charlwood

Historic borders in the Middle East are fragmenting, an expansionist Russia is greedily eyeing up neighbouring states, nationalism is on the march in Europe and an unlikely presidential candidate is running for election in the US on a populist platform to put 'America first'. The year is 1920.
Date Published :
November 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526729651
Pages : 296
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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Historic borders in the Middle East are fragmenting, an expansionist Russia is greedily eyeing up neighboring states, nationalism is on the march in Europe and an unlikely presidential candidate is running for election in the US on a populist platform to put 'America first'. The year is 1920.

1920: A Year of Global Turmoil tells the story of twelve months that set in motion one hundred years of history. From America to Asia, the events of 1920 foreshadowed the decline of empires, the coming of another global conflict and the rise of an American president who would change his country's relationship with the world. Weaving personal accounts with grand narrative, it vividly illuminates a past which echoes the present.

About The Author
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DAVID CHARLWOOD obtained a First Class Honours Degree in history from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has worked as an international journalist and in publishing. His research into the early Twentieth Century Middle East has been published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and he has written historical articles for a US-based think tank and contributed to BBC radio. 1920: A Year of Global Turmoil is his second book.

REVIEWS
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“History writing at its best, 1920 informs, entices and challenges, teasing out extraordinary parallels between our current world and that of a century ago. The style is crisp yet authoritative, engaging and informative, making connections between seemingly disparate events and reminding us peace is not a given, but a goal to be prized and worked towards.”

- Tim Butcher, author of Blood River

“From Ireland, to Poland, to Iraq, Armenia and Afghanistan, Charlwood immerses the reader in the
events of a tumultuous year in which hopes for a new post-war order everywhere crumble.
Well-researched and engagingly written.”

- Matthew Parker, author of Monte Cassino

“A remarkable panorama ... History at its best, narrated in gripping style.”

- Peter Caddick-Adams, author of Sand and Steel

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