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Eric Hobsbawm
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Eric Hobsbawm was born in 1917 and educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. From 1947-1982 Hobsbawm was Professor of Economic and Social History at Birbeck College, University of London. He also taught at Stanford, MIT, Cornell, and the New School for Social Research from 1982-2001. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of more than 20 books of history including The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes. He lives in London with his wife, Marlene.

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The Age of Capital
1848-1875
Written by Eric Hobsbawm


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 1996
Price: $16.95

Hobsbawm penetratingly and authoritatively analyzes the rise of industrial capitalism and the consolidation of bourgeois culture. The Age of Capital, the second volume in Hobsbawm's four-volume world history, is a history not only of Europe, but of the world, encompassing the extension of capitalist economy to the four corners of the... Read more >

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Age of Empire: 1875-1914

Written by Eric Hobsbawm


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 1989
Price: $18.00

In The Age of Empire, the third in Hobsbawm's four-volume world history, he examines the crucial years that formed the modern world. It is the story of the strange death of the nineteenth century, the world made by and for liberal middle classes in the name of universal progress and civilization... Read more >

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The Age of Extremes
A History of the World, 1914-1991
Written by Eric Hobsbawm


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $19.00

The Age of Extremes, the fourth and final volume in Hobsbawm's astounding history of the world, is a brilliant chronicle of the events that have given shape to the twentieth century. The book is divided into three parts: "The Age of Catastrophe 1914-1950," "The Golden Age 1950-1973," and "The Landslide 1973-1991."  In... Read more >

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The Age of Revolution: 1749-1848

Written by Eric Hobsbawm


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 1996
Price: $17.00

Between 1789 and 1848 the world was transformed by both the French Revolution and by the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. In The Age of Revolution, the first of his four volume world history, Hobsbawm traces with characteristic analytical clarity the changes brought about in every sphere of European life... Read more >

Interesting Times
A Twentieth-Century Life
Written by Eric Hobsbawm


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

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On Empire
America, War, and Global Supremacy
Written by Eric Hobsbawm


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

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