Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (Hardback)
  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (Hardback)
zoom

1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 25/01/2018
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson's entry into World War One and Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution.

In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson, champion of American democracy but also segregation; advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice; thrust the United States into World War One in order to make the "world safe for democracy"-only to see his dreams for a liberal international system dissolve into chaos, bloodshed, and betrayal.

That October Vladimir Lenin, communist revolutionary and advocate for class war and "dictatorship of the proletariat," would overthrow Russia's earlier democratic revolution that had toppled the all-power Czar, all in the name of liberating humanity-and instead would set up the most repressive totalitarian regime in history, the Soviet Union.

In this incisive, fast-paced history, New York Times bestselling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. Through the end of World War I, countries only marched into war to increase or protect their national interests. After World War I, countries began going to war over ideas. Together Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive ideologies that would sweep the world, from nationalism and globalism to Communism and terrorism, and that continue to shape our world today.

Our New World Disorder is the legacy left by Wilson and Lenin, and their visions of the perfectibility of man. One hundred years later, we still sit on the powder keg they first set the detonator to, through war and revolution.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062570888
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 708 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 38 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Hard Way
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Permanent Record
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
For the Record
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Churchill
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Paperback
Thomas Cromwell
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Margaret Thatcher
Added to basket
£35.00   £28.99
Hardback
May at 10
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Renia's Diary
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.00
Hardback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Truth to Power
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
The Man in the Red Coat
Added to basket
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.