The World That Never Was : A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists and Secret Agents Paperback
The last years of the nineteenth century saw the birth of a new phenomenon: international terrorism.
Bombings and assassinations shook the great cities of Europe and America, threatening social order.
Fiendish networks of anarchist conspiritors were blamed and the public whipped into a frenzy of anxiety.
The reality was rather different. These dramatic events were only the most visible part of a longer, clandestine struggle waged between the forces of revolution and reaction, in which little was as it seemed.
Alex Butterworth interweaves group biography, cultural history and meticulous detective work to create a revelatory account of the age.
Both intimate and panoramic, it is a story with uncanny resonances for today.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/03/2011
- Category: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780099551928