ERIC HOBSBAWM: A Life In History


ERIC HOBSBAWM: A Life In History

SIR RICHARD J. EVANS    Book Number: 87675    Product format: Hardback

At the time of his death at the age of 95, Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was the most famous historian in the world, whose writings have had a huge and lasting effect on the practice of history. His interests stretched across many countries and cultures, ranging from poetry to jazz, literature to politics. He experienced life not only as a university teacher but also as a young Communist in the Weimar Republic, a radical student in Cambridge, a political activist, an army conscript, a Soho 'man about town', a Hampstead intellectual, a Cambridge don, an influential journalist, a world traveller, and finally a Grand Old Man of Letters. From Communist resistance to Hitler to revolution in Cuba, where Hobsbawm acted as an interpreter for Che Guevara, he was a prominent part of the Jazz scene in Soho in the late 1950s, and his writings played a pivotal role in the emergence of New Labour in the late 1980s and early 1990s. From insecure teenager to lover, family man and husband, the biography is based on exclusive and unrestricted access to his papers and material from 17 archives across three continents. It is the first biography written with empathy and rigour of a humble and indefatigable life-long Marxist. 785pp, charts and photos and colour plates. Pagemarker.
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