The End Is Always Near by Dan Carlin


Authors
Dan Carlin
ISBN
9780008340933
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

From the creator of the wildly popular podcast comes Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: History at the Extremes. Dan Carlin has created a new way to think about history. His award-winning podcast is revered for its unique blend of high drama, enthralling narration, and Twilight Zone-style twists. A political commentator, Carlin approaches history like a magician, employing completely unorthodox and always entertaining ways of taking a second look at what we think we know about wars, empires, and leaders across centuries and millennia.In his long-awaited first book, Carlin tackles some of history's biggest what ifs with all his trademark charm and erudition, from whether historical heroes like Alexander the Great were in fact comparable to Hitler to whether our greatest social upheavals came in the wake of our most deadly epidemics. He puts us in the shoes of good people who were led to do very bad things, compares military might across the ages and makes us think again about how and why civilisations fall.In asking and answering these questions, Carlin gets to grips with the guts of history, and shows us how the forces of our past continue to shape our present and future.
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From the creator of the wildly popular podcast comes Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: History at the Extremes. Dan Carlin has created a new way to think about history. His award-winning podcast is revered for its unique blend of high drama, enthralling narration, and Twilight Zone-style twists. A political commentator, Carlin approaches history like a magician, employing completely unorthodox and always entertaining ways of taking a second look at what we think we know about wars, empires, and leaders across centuries and millennia.In his long-awaited first book, Carlin tackles some of history's biggest what ifs with all his trademark charm and erudition, from whether historical heroes like Alexander the Great were in fact comparable to Hitler to whether our greatest social upheavals came in the wake of our most deadly epidemics. He puts us in the shoes of good people who were led to do very bad things, compares military might across the ages and makes us think again about how and why civilisations fall.In asking and answering these questions, Carlin gets to grips with the guts of history, and shows us how the forces of our past continue to shape our present and future.
ISBN:
9780008340933
Publication Date:
21 / 10 / 2019
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
Untitled
Based on a podcast, this is an interesting jump into the world of history. Dan Carlin examines some of the disasters of our history to determine their likelihood of ever happening again, as well as how they occurred in the first place. It’s grand scale history, sweeping us through the ages and inviting the reader to think about the what ifs and near misses of our pasts. - Yasmin (QBD)
, 16/02/2020

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