Quite billiant...because he assembles his arguments with knowledge ranging across both countries and centuries, they have a rare potency
Eric Hobsbawn has become informally enthroned as Britain's leading historian...ge combines a novelist's narrative power with an unrivalled command of detail and source
Demonstrating that it is possible to be both erudite and accessible, he turns his attention to the "uncommon people" of the 18th and 19th centuries... [Hobsbawm] provides a brilliant deconstruction of the popular idea that revolution and sexual freedom are intrinsically connected.
Dump-if you have any- your preconceptions about Marxist history and buy this book.
One of the outstanding historians of our age