1922 By Nick Rennison

  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Release date: 03-31-22

1922 AudioBook Summary

1922 was a year of great turbulence and upheaval. Its events reverberated throughout the rest of the 20th century and still affect us today, 100 years later.

Empires fell. The Ottoman Empire collapsed after more than six centuries. The British Empire had reached its greatest extent, but its heyday was over. The Irish Free State was declared, and demands for independence in India grew. New nations and new politics came into existence. The Soviet Union was officially created, and Mussolini’s Italy became the first Fascist state.

In the USA, Prohibition was at its height. The Hollywood film industry, although rocked by a series of scandals, continued to grow. A new mass medium – radio – was making its presence felt, and, in Britain, the BBC was founded. In literature, it was the year of peak modernism. Both T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses were first published in full.

In society, already changed by the trauma of war and pandemic, the morals of the past seemed increasingly outmoded; new ways of behaving were making their appearance. The Roaring ’20s had begun to roar, and the Jazz Age had arrived.

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