1922 was a year of great turbulence and upheaval. The world had just emerged from a war that had killed millions of people and a global pandemic that had ended the lives of tens of millions more. The events from this pivotal year reverberated throughout the rest of the twentieth century and still affect us today, in many different ways, such as the shaping of Modern Ireland as we know it.
In a sequence of vividly written sketches, Nick Rennison conjures up the drama and diversity of this extraordinary year. Major global developments in history, politics, medicine, art and culture include:
Through a series of snapshots of events, from murders to football matches, from epoch-changing events like the establishment of the Soviet Union to artistic landmarks, Nick Rennison gives us a sense of what the world was like 100 years ago and provides a fascinating portrait of this rollercoaster of a year.