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  • Nineteen tens.
  • Nineteen thirteen, A.D.
  • History, Modern -- 20th century.
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    1913 : in search of the world before the Great War / Charles Emmerson.
    by Emmerson, Charles.
    New York : Public Affairs, 2013.
  • Nineteen tens.
  • Nineteen thirteen, A.D.
  • History, Modern -- 20th century.
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    9781610392563 :
    1610392566 :
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    xiv, 526 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
    1st ed.
    Introduction -- I Centre of the Universe: London: World City ; Paris: The Eternal, the Universal ; Berlin: Powerhouse ; Rome: The Pope's aeroplane ; Vienna: Shadows and Light ; St. Petersburg: Eastern Colossus -- II The Old New World: Washington DC: Republic, Nation, Empire ; New York: Metropolis ; Detroit: A Model Future ; Los Angeles: Boom! ; Mexico City: Monroe's Bequest -- III The World Beyond: Winnipeg-Melbourne: Britain Abroad ; Buenos Aires: Southern Star ; Algiers: The Radiance of the Republic ; Bombay-Durban: Tapestry of Empire ; Tehran: Under Foreign Eyes ; Jerusalem: Zion and its Discontents -- IV Twilight Powers: Constantinople: Tides of History ; Peking-Shanghai: Walking Slumber ; Tokyo: Rising Sun ; London: Beyond the Horizon -- Epilogue: The Afterlife of 1913.
    Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2013.
    Today, 1913 is viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Emmerson liberates the world of 1913 from this "prelude to war" narrative, and explores it as it was, in all its richness and complexity. From Europe's capitals, at the height of their global reach, to the emerging metropolises of Canada and the United States, the imperial cities of Asia and Africa, and the boomtowns of Australia and South America, he provides a view of a world crackling with possibilities, its future still undecided, its outlook still open.--Excerpted from front cover flap.
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