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“History writing at its best . . . teasing out extraordinary parallels between our current world and that of a century ago.” —Tim Butcher, author of Blood RiverA pandemic has killed millions. Violent uprisings are tearing apart the Middle East. Nationalism is… on the march in Europe. An unlikely candidate is running for president in the US on a populist platform to put “America first.” The year is 1920. 1920: A Year of Global Turmoil tells the story of twelve months that set in motion one hundred years of history. From America to Asia, the events of 1920 foreshadowed the decline of empires, the coming of another global conflict, and the rise of an American president who would change his country's relationship with the world. Weaving personal accounts with grand narrative, it vividly illuminates a past that echoes the present.