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A "lively, panoramic" history of a revolutionary year (New York Times).

In 1848, a violent storm of revolutions ripped through Europe. The torrent all but swept away the conservative order that had kept peace on the continent since Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815 - but which in many countries had also suppressed dreams of national freedom. Political events so dramatic had not been seen in Europe since the French Revolution, and they would not be witnessed again until 1989, with the revolutions in Eastern and Central Europe.

In 1848, historian Mike Rapport examines the roots of the ferment and then, with breathtaking pace, chronicles the explosive spread of violence across Europe. A vivid narrative of a complex chain of interconnected revolutions, 1848 tells the exhilarating story of Europe's violent "Spring of Nations" and traces its reverberations to the present day.

©2008 Mike Rapport (P)2021 Tantor

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1848 by Mike Rapport

This is a very well researched book. However, given it’s dense coverage of complex historical events, it’s hard to follow as an audio book.

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Good History

It is good stuff. A lot of the issues in this book are relevant today. I will say this though, this is not an exciting listen. You might need to go back and or have a visual copy ready alongside. But this was a worth it purchase.

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Rang Good

Always love a good revolution! definitely a good synopsis of all that occured in 1848!