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Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 | Richard J Evans
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An Economist Best Book of the Year Sweeping . . . an ambitious synthesis . . . [Evans] writes with admirable narrative power and possesses a wonderful eye for local color . . . Fascinating. Stephen Schuker, The Wall Street JournalFrom the bestselling author of The Third Reich at War, a masterly account of Europe in the age of its global hegemony; the latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series Richard J. Evans, bestselling historian of Nazi Germany, returns with a monumental new addition to the acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series, covering the period from the fall of Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I. Evans s gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. Among the great themes it discusses are the decline of religious belief and the rise of secular science and medicine, the journey of art, music, and literature from Romanticism to Modernism, the replacement of old-regime punishments by the modern prison, the end of aristocratic domination and the emergence of industrial society, and the dramatic struggle of feminists for women s equality and emancipation. Uniting the era s broad-ranging transformations was the pursuit of power in all segments of life, from the banker striving for economic power to the serf seeking to escape the power of his landlord, from the engineer asserting society s power over the environment to the psychiatrist attempting to exert science s power over human nature itself. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the reader a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe."
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this chilly and dark evening: broccoli florets, green beans, bella mushrooms, and carrots sautéed in extra virgin olive oil; cucumbers, grape tomatoes, walnuts, rotisserie chicken, black olives, and mozzarella slices; parmesan cheese and garlic parmesan dressing; and white peach ginger sparkling water. MMMmmm ?! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! ???

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#BookNLunch! Audiobook today. Accompaniment this warm, bright noon hour: pancakes, eggs over-easy, bacon, corned beef hash, and hot tea. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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