The Resource 1913

1913

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1913
Title
1913
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Subject
Summary
An International Bestseller"An absolute gem of a book." —The ObserverJust before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century's most exciting year . . .It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It was the year Charlie Chaplin signed his first movie contract, and Coco Chanel and Prada opened their first dress shops. It was the year Proust began his opus, Stravinsky wrote The Rite of Spring, and the first Armory Show in New York introduced the world to Picasso and the world of abstract art. It was the year the recreational drug now known as ecstasy was invented.It was 1913, the year before the world plunged into the catastrophic darkness of World War I.In a witty yet moving narrative that progresses month by month through the year, and is interspersed with numerous photos and documentary artifacts (such as Kafka's love letters), Florian Illies ignores the conventions of the stodgy tome so common in "one year" histories. Forefronting cultural matters as much as politics, he delivers a charming and riveting tale of a world full of hope and unlimited possibility, peopled with amazing characters and radical politics, bristling with new art and new technology . . . even as ominous storm clouds began to gather
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  • Illies, Florian
  • Whiteside, Shaun
  • Searle, Jamie Lee
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Art
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Label
1913
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76001890-5065-452b-8eed-a42f400ce39a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781612193526
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
1913
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76001890-5065-452b-8eed-a42f400ce39a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781612193526
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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