Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Age
Jeremy Black

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The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Age

About the Event

In 1917, the rising global tensions caused by the First World War culminated in the entrance of the U.S. into the conflict and the eruption of the Russian Revolution. In commemoration of the centennial of these tumultuous events, historian Jeremy Black explores the world leaders who were reshaping the global landscape - including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Vladimir Lenin - and reveals how the Great War ushered in the birth of the modern age and foreshadowed an even greater conflict to come. 

Author Jeremy Black at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13th August, 2011. Black's book 'War Since 1900' is a comprehensive survy of modern warefare. Picture:Scott Taylor Universal News And Sport (Europe)  All pictures must be credited to (Office)0844 884 51 22.

Black, an FPRI Senior Fellow, is professor of history at Exeter University. He studied at Queens’ College Cambridge, St John’s College Oxford, and Merton College Oxford before joining the University of Durham as a lecturer in 1980. There he gained his PhD and ultimately his professorship in 1994. He is the author of over 100 books on military and diplomatic history.





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Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black - Jeremy Black is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Professor of History at Exeter University in the UK. A prolific lecturer and writer, Black is the author of over 100 books and an expert on military, diplomatic, and cartographic history. The Society of Military History recognized Jeremy Black’s work in April 2008, presenting him with the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for lifetime achievement.