Strange Rebels 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0465065678
ISBN-13: 9780465065677
Edition: N/A
Authors: Christian Caryl
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/11/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In Strange Rebels, veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today and the problems that plague it began to take shape in this pivotal year. Weaving the story of each of these counterrevolutions into a brisk, gripping narrative, Strange Rebels is a groundbreaking account of how these upheavals marked a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, giving birth to our modern age in the process.

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