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Title 1917 : Lenin, Wilson, and the birth of the new world disorder / Arthur Herman.
Author Herman, Arthur, 1956- author.
Publication [New York] : HarperAudio, 2017.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 43 min., 27 sec.)) : digital
Time 164327
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Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by Stefan Rudnicki.
Summary 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.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed December 15, 2017).
Subject Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 -- Influence.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 -- Influence.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924. (OCoLC)fst00055663
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. (OCoLC)fst00034612
Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921) (OCoLC)fst01907572
World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1913-1921.
Nineteen seventeen, A.D.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Nineteen seventeen, A.D. (OCoLC)fst01037811
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1913-1921
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Rudnicki, Stefan, 1945- narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Note Subtitle also appears on OverDrive title details screen as: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the year that created the modern age
ISBN 9780062791467 (electronic audio bk.)
006279146X (electronic audio bk.)

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