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Postcards of Political Icons: Leaders of the Twentieth Century by Dr. Andrew Roberts

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Postcards of Political Icons: Leaders of the Twentieth Century by Dr. Andrew Roberts

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The twentieth century has seen perhaps more political upheaval and change than any other period. This book draws together a unique collection of images of the individuals who influenced and shaped the course of the century in the political arena. The result is a fascinating and unique insight into the iconography of political power.


Opening in the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II and continuing to the eve of the second Gulf War, Postcards of Political Icons tells the story of the twentieth century through images of its most recognizable leaders. The politicians who presided over the demise of colonialism, led the communist revolution, and fought two world wars are presented on these postcards in sometimes unusual-and often surprisingly personal-moments. Charles de Gaulle gazes impetuously, hands on hips, as he puffs on a cigarette; Yasser Arafat wrestles with chopsticks; while Benito Mussolini, known for his public performances, strikes a defiant pose. Reproducing many unusual and little-seen images, Postcards of Political Icons offers a fascinating glimpse at the iconography of political power-and the reality of the people behind it.

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SKU GOR002827301
Title Postcards of Political Icons: Leaders of the Twentieth Century
Author Introduction by Dr. Andrew Roberts
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher The Bodleian Library
Year Published 2008
Page Number 112
ISBN 1851243275
ISBN13 9781851243273
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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