|Start date||17 March 2014 19:30|
|End date||17 March 2014 20:45|
|Category||Exhibitions and talks; Libraries|
Woking Library on Monday 17 March at 7.30pm
1913: The World Before the Great War is Charles Emmerson’s second book. For years, Charles had wondered what the world looked like on the eve of the Great War and questioned if it was possible to view the world at that time as contemporaries might have viewed it, without the hindsight of the horrors to come. How did things stand not just in Europe but in Asia, Africa and America?
Using archives, diaries and newspapers, Charles set out to look at this time with fresh eyes and an important sense of place. Looking at the world in 1913 through the prism of 23 cities from London, Paris and Berlin to the less familiar stories of Tehran, Jerusalem, Constantinople and Detroit, Charles has managed to look at both the localised affairs of a particular city to the global context in which these cities found themselves.
Charles is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, where he works on resource security issues, foreign policy and global geopolitics. He has provided briefings on a range of international issues for governments, businesses and research institutes. His first book, The Future History of the Arctic, looked at the 20th century history of the most northerly part of Earth.
War and Words – Surrey Libraries’ Commemoration of The Great War