The Pursuit of Power

Europe: 1815-1914
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Product Number: DD25937
Released: Nov 29, 2016
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ISBN: #9781681682983
Narrator/s: Napoleon Ryan
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. Among the great themes it discusses are the decline of religious belief and the rise of secular science and medicine, the journey of art, music, and literature from Romanticism to Modernism, the replacement of old-regime punishments by the modern prison, and the dramatic struggle of feminists for women's equality and emancipation. Uniting the era's broad-ranging transformations was the pursuit of power in all segments of life, from the banker striving for economic power to the serf seeking to escape the power of his landlord, from the engineer asserting society's power over the environment to the psychiatrist attempting to exert science's power over human nature itself. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the reader a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.

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Author(s): Richard J. Evans
Narrator(s): Napoleon Ryan
Product Number Z100104231
Released: Nov 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681682990
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Author(s): Richard J. Evans
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Released: Nov 29, 2016
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"In a steady, even voice, Napoleon Ryan narrates this majestic, fact-filled history of Europe between the Napoleonic Wars and WWI (1815-1914). The audiobook is as lengthy as that action-filled century, which includes revolutions, wars, the march of the Industrial Revolution, and the dramatic changes in society that resulted. Ryan fluidly shifts languages as he describes events across the length and breadth of Europe, and the world. His warm, melodic voice sweeps listeners across borders during this dynamic period. Throughout this dense history, Ryan delivers statistics, names, and events without hesitation or pause. His successful narration keeps listeners engaged with this fascinating history, full of names, innovations, inventions, economics, and social change. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"