Richard J. Evans The Pursuit of Power

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The Pursuit of Power

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ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar... a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman 'Transnational history at its finest ... .. social, political and cultural themes swirl together in one great canvas of immense detail and beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times 'Dazzlingly erudite and entertaining' Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the sense of wonder that permeated this remarkable era, as rulers and ruled navigated overwhelming cultural, political and technological changes. It was a time where what was seen as modern with amazing speed appeared old-fashioned, where huge cities sprang up in a generation, new European countries were created and where, for the first time, humans could communicate almost instantly over thousands of miles. In the period bounded by the Battle of Waterloo and the outbreak of World War I, Europe dominated the rest of the world as never before or since: this book breaks new ground by showing how the continent shaped, and was shaped by, its interactions with other parts of the globe. Richard Evans explores fully the revolutions, empire-building and wars that marked the nineteenth century, but the book is about so much more, whether it is illness, serfdom, religion or philosophy. The Pursuit of Power is a work by a historian at the height of his powers: essential for anyone trying to understand Europe, then or now.

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Sir Richard J. Evans is President of Wolfson College, Cambridge and Provost of Gresham College. Until 2014 he was the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich, The Third Reich in Power and The Third Reich at War. He was knighted in 2012.

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Praise for Richard Evans and the Third Reich trilogy

“[Evans’s] three-volume history . . . [is] a masterpiece. Fluidly narrated, tightly organized and comprehensive.” —William Grimes, The New York Times

“For Mr. Evans, the job of the historian is not to join in with moral debate but to make it possible. . . . There are moral lessons in history, but they are for the readers of historical writing to take, not for the historian to give.” —The Wall Street Journal

“The clearest and most gripping account I’ve read of German life before and during the rise of the Nazis.” —A. S. Byatt, Times Literary Supplement 

“A wonder of synthesis and acute judgment . . . The definitive study for at least a generation . . . [A] magnificent achievement.” —Benjamin Schwartz, Atlantic Monthly (editor’s choice)

“Beautifully written . . . easily digestible, even gripping . . . This is history in the grand style, the kind of large-scale narrative that few historians dare to write these days. It is difficult to imagine how it could be improved upon, let alone surpassed.” —The Washington Post

“If any work of accurate history has a chance to correct the distortions of public memory, this is it.”—Walter Reich, The New York Times

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