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This is an auction for STRANGE REBELS: 1979 AND THE BIRTH OF THE 21st CENTURY, by Christian Caryl.

"If you haven't thought much about the year 1979, it's time you should. In this provocative work of scholarship and reporting, Christian Caryl argues that this was the year when a counter-revolution-led by Margaret Thatcher, John Paul II, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Deng Xiaoping-changed the course of history. After reading this book you won't think the same way about the 20th century again."
- Anne Applebaum, author of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

"Christian Caryl tells the story of a pivotal year - and its consequences - with intelligence, grace and lucidity."
- Fareed Zakaria

Amazon.com review:

"Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In Strange Rebels, veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today and the problems that plague it began to take shape in this pivotal year. Weaving the story of each of these counterrevolutions into a brisk, gripping narrative, Strange Rebels is a ground-breaking account of how these upheavals marked a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, giving birth to our modern age in the process."

Hardback 2013.

407 pages.

Very good condition.

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