The perfect gift for anyone with an interest in history.
Has never been out of print in German, selling more than two million copies.
Similar to E H Gombrich’s A Little History of the World.
Translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell.
“Zweig drops into periods of history expertly…a series of short thrill-rides, where even if the reader knows why something occurred, it’s still a treat to see how Zweig raises the tension as he races to a well-known conclusion… Triumph and Disaster is stellar historical writing. Even as it zips by, it fully embraces this central thesis: sometimes the greatest change comes from the most unlikely places.” —Noah Cruickshank, the Field Museum, in Shelf Awareness
“Gems of literary perfection. I felt I had never read such lucid, liquid prose.” —Simon Winchester, Telegraph
“The perfect stocking-filler for the Europhile in your life.” —Philosophy Football
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