In this history of the years 1848-1875, the author's intention is not to summarize facts, but rather to draw facts together into a historical synthesis, make sense of the period and trace the roots of the present world back to it.
Another banger from Hobsbawm. His writing style is so captivating, in large part due to how confident and clever he is. I constantly find myself chuckling at the little quips he sprinkles in. Truly one of the best historians to ever do it 🌟5/5🌟