THE WORLD THAT NEVER WAS: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents.

BUTTERWORTH, Alex.

Verlag: Pantheon, 2010., 2010
ISBN 10: 037542511X / ISBN 13: 9780375425110
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Inhaltsangabe: A thrilling history of the rise of anarchism, told through the stories of a number of prominent revolutionaries and the agents of the secret police who pursued them.
 
In the late nineteenth century, nations the world over were mired in economic recession and beset by social unrest, their leaders increasingly threatened by acts of terrorism and assassination from anarchist extremists. In this riveting history of that tumultuous period, Alex Butterworth follows the rise of these revolutionaries from the failed Paris Commune of 1871 to the 1905 Russian Revolution and beyond. Through the interwoven stories of several key anarchists and the secret police who tracked and manipulated them, Butterworth explores how the anarchists were led to increasingly desperate acts of terrorism and murder.
 
Rich in anecdote and with a fascinating array of supporting characters, The World That Never Was is a masterly exploration of the strange twists and turns of history, taking readers on a journey that spans five continents, from the capitals of Europe to a South Pacific penal colony to the heartland of America. It tells the story of a generation that saw its utopian dreams crumble into dangerous desperation and offers a revelatory portrait of an era with uncanny echoes of our own.

Über den Autor: ALEX BUTTERWORTH is a historian and dramatist whose first book, Pompeii: The Living City, won the Longman-History Today New Generation Book of the Year Award in 2006. He lives in Oxford, England.

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Buchbeschreibung Pantheon, 2010., 2010. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Bibliography. Index. Fiendish anarchist conspirators were blamed for bombings and assassinations at end of the 19th and early 20th century and the public whipped into a frenzy of anxiety. The reality was rather different. These dramatic events were only the visible part of a longer, clandestine struggle waged between the forces of revolution and reaction, in which little was as it seemed. Butterworth interweaves group biography, cultural history and meticulous detective work to create a revelatory account of the age. A story with uncanny resonance for today. Artikel-Nr. A-41473138

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