From Publishers Weekly
This marvelously readable work from the author of Modern Times , a BOMC main selection in cloth, chronicles the formation of the modern world, illuminating the epoch of Andrew Jackson, Wordsworth, Goya and Beethoven.
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From Library Journal
Johnson is the author of several wide-ranging historical narratives. His best known is probably Modern Times ( LJ 5/1/83), and his most recent is Intellectuals (HarperCollins, 1988). This literally weighty but lively tome argues for the years 1815-30 as "those during which the matrix of the modern world was formed," citing developments like the rise of democracy and the separation of science from the broader culture. Johnson leaps from country to country, from politics to art to literature to medicine, in a fashion that makes for better browsing than consecutive reading. Not essential for smaller collections, but larger ones will want to continue to acquire the provocative Johnson output. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/91.- Nancy C. Cridland, Indiana Univ. Libs., Bloomington
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