Richard J. Evans
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
About The Book
In A Life in History, Richard Evans tells the story of Hobsbawm as an academic, but also as witness to history itself, and of the twentieth century’s major political and intellectual currents. Eric not only wrote and spoke about many of the great issues of his time, but participated in many of them too, from Communist resistance to Hitler to revolution in Cuba, where he 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.
This, the first biography of Eric Hobsbawm, is far more than a study of a professional historian. It is a study of an era.
Published by Little, Brown
About The Author
Sir Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of History at Cambridge University and Provost of Gresham College, London. His previous books includer Altered Pasts, The Third Reich in History and Memory, In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich, The Third Reich at War, and The Third Reich in Power.
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