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The World on Fire book. Anthony Read is one of those writers who can craft a coherent narrative out of seemingly random parts.

The World on Fire book. Through his prose we are told of the year 1919, the year of the Paris Peace Conference and (one would wish) a better hope for the future. However, as Read remarks, just because the guns on the Western Front are silent does not mean that peace is all pervasive.

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While the Western leaders were hammering out a peace treaty in Paris to end the Great War, a new war had already begun. Bolshevism-the creed of the Russian Revolution-had burst on the scene in 1917 and seared itself into the world's consciousness even faster than al-Qaeda would some eighty years later. The Allied powers tried to destroy it at its source by intervening, controversially and unsuccessfully, in the civil war in Russia.

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World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability is a 2003 book by the American lawyer Amy Chua. It is an academic study into ethnic and sociological divisions in regard to economic and political systems. It is an academic study into ethnic and sociological divisions in regard to economic and political systems in various societies. The book discusses the concept of market-dominant minorities, defined as an ethnic minorities who, under given market conditions tend to dominate economically, often significantly, over all other ethnic groups in the country.

Anthony Read is the author of many books, most recently The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle.

Anthony Read became a full-time writer after a successful career in television production

Anthony Read became a full-time writer after a successful career in television production.

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  • Wen
I disagree strongly with some of the other reviewers of this fascinating book; I find Read's writing both skillful and full of dry understated ironies and humor. It has real literary value as well as historical analysis. I found it hard to put down and in fact went out and purchased another of his books, the 2004 Devil's Disciples, on the immediate circle of Hitler's advisers. So much for the claim that the author is only a writer of children's literature. Perhaps that experience is why his writing is so much better than academic writers or political theorists. Do we critique E.B. White's essays because he wrote Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little? I think not.

Previous reviewers have largely missed the point (and the theme) of this book: it is not about the Russian Revolution. It does cover that event in a marvelously brief and powerful Prologue. And it goes on with an overview of the Civil War. But what Read really does show -- did the reviewers read the entire book? -- how the hysteria Bolshevism produced played out in many other parts of the world. While this global perspective may include some mistakes (I am not a European historian so I cannot comment on that), it does provide a truly global comparative view, and it is full of interesting gems that those trained in national histories might miss. And while there is little detail beyond 1919 -- a common fault in "pivotal year" books -- he does indeed mention in passing later developments. I found the brief reference to post 9/11 hysteria relevant. As Twain said, history does not repeat itself, but it echoes. I suppose one could also use 1949, the year of Communist China, as another catalyst of political hysteria, evidenced by McCarthyism in the United States.

I do wish he had used Japan as another example. After all, Japanese troops did stay in Siberia for a disastrous three years in hopes that the revolution would fail. Few nations had a greater fear of communism in that era than Japan, and it blinded them to danger from the right. The Tokyo urban riots of 1919 scared the leadership so much they imposed rice price controls that impoverished farmers.

Still, the book is an excellent read and frequently provocative. Readers should judge for themselves if the reviewers have a political axe to grind or are fair to this book. I think you will enjoy reading it.
  • Tejar
I thought I was somewhat familiar with events in America in 1919, but this book put a lot of information in perspective... really gave me an understanding of the collapse of the German government and the unceratin foundations of the new central European countries> iwas a bit disappointed by the limted information about the Russian Civil War, but all in all, a good book about particulars in a period that most works have omitted.
  • Άνουβις
It is not easy to write a book about Bolshevism and keep it interesting. Apart from the fact that Bolshevism in itself is a horrible and hopeful parenthesis in human history, it is also a very boring subject since you also have to deal with marxism-leninism. Anthony Read has written a book that rises above all that dreary information and manages to paint a picture that is fascinating and thought provoking when you consider what happened after 1919.

Mr Read is a good author. His writing is well structured and easy to follow. He manages to mix statistics with a number of minor and interesting human stories that keeps the story alive. He has done his homework and managed to find material that few have had the interest or strength to assemble. His ambition is to paint the situation in the world during 1919 against the terrible events taking place in Russia. We are taken on a tour through a number of countries and are told about everything from local wars, revolutions to labor conditions in the industries of the early 1900s. We also meet a number of interesting people, some that did not have their major impact until several decades later but here have their roots and experiences.

Reading the book it comes as a cold reminder to you that it is less than 100 years ago that people starved to death all over Europe as a result of the First World War. The Living conditions for a majority of working people are hard to believe seen from the perspective of today. Even without the threat of communism hanging over the world, at least as perceived by a lot of people, it is very easy to understand the struggle for better living conditions that was necessary.

Some of the developments sparked further interest as the information about the wars between Hungary and Romania as well as the Bolshevik assault on the Baltic countries are presented in a little to general terms.

One major point that reduced this book from five stars to four is the balance between various conflicts. The Largest battle with Bolshevism was undoubtedly fought in Russia and it was lost. The War between Red and White in Russia is not a focus in this book but the title sort of indicates that it should be. After all, the majority of losses and the effects of Bolshevism / communism came to be in Russia and then the Soviet Union. Instead the focus is more on the struggle between labor and industry in the US, Great Britain and Germany. That struggle was interesting too but it sort of pales compared to what took place in the East.

There are a lot of valuable lessons to be learned from this period. One of them, and very well presented, is how easy it is to create mass hysteria and how fast public order can break down by just pulling out the police. Also, how easy it is to forget all the killings that have taken place under the red banners.

For those who have always heard that the roots to the Second World war comes from the First One this book is an excellent presentation. Why did the second World War come about? To a large extent the answers are in this book.