The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Johnson

Narrated By: Wanda McCaddon

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2012

Duration: 48 hours 54 minutes


This is an extraordinary chronicle of the fifteen years, 1815-1830, that laid the foundations of modern society. It is a history of people, ideas, politics, manners, morals, economics, art, science and technology, diplomacy, business and commerce, literature, and revolution.

From Wellington at Waterloo and Jackson at New Orleans to the surge of democratic power and reform, this tumultuous period saw the United States transform itself from an ex-colony into a formidable nation, Britain become the first industrial world power, Russia develop the fatal flaws that would engulf her in the twentieth century, and China and Japan set the stage for future development and catastrophe. Provocative, challenging, and listenable, this remarkable story is told through the lives and actions of its outstanding, curious, and ordinary people.

"A colossal effort of energy and imagination."-Hugh Thomas, author of Rivers of Gold


Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830

by Paul Johnson

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Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830, Paul Johnson