Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Austria, Germany, and England. He taught at Birkbeck College, the University of London, and the New School for Social Research in New York. He is the author of "The Age of Revolution," "The Age of Capital," "The Age of Empire," and "The Age of Extremes," and The New Press has published his books "On History," "Uncommon People," "Industry and Empire," "Bandits," "On the Edge of the New Century," "Revolutionaries," his memoir "Interesting Times," "On Empire," and "Fractured Times." Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012.
"Enthusiastically recommended. Hobsbawm speaks from a base of wisdom that easily draws attention." --Library Journal "Hobsbawm's elegant analysis brings a century of incredible change into some semblance of frame and focus, even as it prods us to ask why we study the information we call history." --Kirkus Reviews