In 1848, historian Mike Rapport examines the roots of the ferment and then, with breathtaking pace, chronicles the explosive spread of violence across Europe. A vivid narrative of a complex chain of interconnected revolutions, 1848 tells the exhilarating story of Europe's violent Spring of Nations and traces its reverberations to the present day.
Wall Street Journal
“A fully nuanced portrait of a tumultuous year.”
New York Times
“A lively, panoramic new history… a good yarn, with a keen eye for ground-level details.”
“Absorbing…anyone wishing a vivid account of a crucial period in European history can spend many hours engrossed in this book."