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  • Ricochets the reader around the globe, providing a visceral sense of the power and pace of the whirlwind that in the wake the Great War birthed the world as we know it. The result is a kaleidoscopic portrait, brilliantly curated and elegantly executed, of a world on the cusp of modernity

    Wade Davis, author of Into the Silence
  • A remarkable book… An amazingly audacious and completely innovative way of writing history … immediate and gripping

    William Boyd
  • An ambitious, original, seductive and important work

    Robert Gildea
  • Brings this extraordinary time to life with great vividness by evoking key moments from the daily lives of a dazzling variety of people

    Adam Hochschild
  • Emmerson skilfully tells the story of this lingering end to the Great War and Europe’s subsequent and dramatic transformation

    History of War

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