Fracture: life & culture in the west, 1918-1938

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When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell-shocked and traumatized, the West faced a world it no longer recognized: The old order had collapsed, replaced by an age of machines. The world hurtled forward on gears and crankshafts, and terrifying new ideologies arose from the wreckage of past belief. Historian Philipp Blom argues that in the aftermath of World War I, citizens of the West launched into hedonistic, aesthetic, and intellectual adventures of self-discovery. It was a period of both bitter disillusionment and visionary progress, in which artists, scientists, and philosophers grappled with the question of how to live and what to believe in a broken age. America closed its borders to European refugees and turned away from the desperate poverty caused by the Great Depression. On both sides of the Atlantic, disenchanted voters flocked to Communism and fascism, forming political parties based on violence and revenge that presaged the horror of a new World War. Vividly re-creating this era of unparalleled ambition, artistry, and innovation, Blom captures the seismic shifts that defined the interwar period and continue to shape our world today.
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subject_facet Civilization, Civilization, Western -- 20th century, Electronic books, Europe -- Civilization -- 20th century, Europe -- History -- 1918-1945, History, History, Modern -- 20th century, Social change -- Western countries -- History -- 20th century, United States -- History -- 1919-1933, United States -- History -- 1933-1945, Western countries -- History, Western countries -- Social conditions -- 20th century, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence, World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes
title_display Fracture : life and culture in the West, 1918-1938
title_full Fracture : life & culture in the west, 1918-1938 Blom, Philipp, 1970-, Fracture : life and culture in the West, 1918-1938 / Philipp Blom, Fracture : life and culture in the west, 1918-1938 [electronic resource] / Philipp Blom, Fracture Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938
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title_sub life & culture in the west, 1918-1938
topic_facet Causes, Civilization, Civilization, Western, History, History, Modern, Influence, Nonfiction, Social change, Social conditions, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1939-1945