Friday, 5 July 2013
The Morbid Age - Richard Overy
For all its shortcomings, The Morbid Age is a magnificent read. Overy is hugely well-informed about his chosen era and, more importantly, has taken the time to consider his source material critically and in depth. The title is his thesis and he amply proves it. Essential reading for anyone interested in the period, wholly reliable within its own terms, but not the whole picture.
Talking of pictures, how great is the Christopher Nevinson painting they've put on the cover? As iconic, in its way, as the original artwork for Metropolis.