Books The Age of Extremes A History of the World, 1914-1991 by E. J. Hobsbawm Paperback, 627 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $19 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Age of ExtremesSubtitleA History of the World, 1914-1991AuthorE. J. Hobsbawm Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary An overview of the history of the twentieth century reviews the legacy of two world wars, the Depression, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, the collapse of the USSR, and the era's technological and scientific advances Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Age of Extremes Review You Must Read This A History Both Global and Personal September 1, 2006 Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Extremes completes his four-book study of world history that began with The Age of Revolution in 1962. Author and historian Michael Kazin talks about its significance.