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Interesting Times By Eric Hobsbawm

Interesting Times
by Eric Hobsbawm

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*The controversial autobiography of one of the most celebrated historians of our time
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Interesting Times Summary

Interesting Times: A Twentieth-Century Life by Eric Hobsbawm

Born in 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, the eighty-five years of Eric Hobsbawm's life are backdropped by an endless litany of wars, revolutions and counter-revolutions. He has led a remarkably fulfilling and long life; historian and intellectual, fluent in five languages, a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, until it dissolved itself, and writer of countless volumes of history. He has personally witnessed some of the critical events of our century from Hitler's rise to power in Berlin to the fall of the Berlin wall. Hobsbawm has kept his eyes and ears open for eighty-five years, and has been constantly committed to understanding the 'interesting times' (as the Chinese curse puts it) through which he has lived. His autobiography is one passionate cosmopolitan Jew's account of his travels through that past which is another country, where they do things differently, and how it became the world we now live in.

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Interesting Times Reviews

Our greatest living historian - not only Britain's, but the world's * SPECTATOR *
A remarkable book * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
Autobiography does not come much more sumptuous than this. Eric Hobsbawm writes with elegant, witty precision . . . The past he remembers lives again in these pages. . . His interesting times are also extraordinary * OBSERVER *
This is the work of a great historian at the height of his powers. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *

About Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm is a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before retirement he taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and after retirement at the New School for Social Research in New York.

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Interesting Times: A Twentieth-Century Life by Eric Hobsbawm
Eric Hobsbawm
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
Short-listed for Joe Ackerley Prize 2003
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