Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
Named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review Almost a decade in the making , this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history... show more
Named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review Almost a decade in the making , this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy. * A Time and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year * Maps, photos, and cartoons throughout
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Pages no: 933
Edition language: English
“By the end of the twentieth century the centrality of the Holocaust in Western European identity and memory seemed secure”. Even if memory remains somewhat… asymmetrical across European nations, even if this book was completed, ironically, just a few years before the fiscal crisis kicked off – wh...
shit. goodreads.com has just updated their software and it's detecting I'm using a foreign computer. this website, once enclave of western culture is now riddled with chinese ideograms, and I can't escape ching-guo-bun-hua overwhelming my sensitive classical sensibilities with a tonal language. one ...
Ok, this is a history book.So let's introduce it with a fact: Tony Judt made it. Who else would have been able to condensate sixty years of European history in 831 pages finding room enough to spend a whole paragraph on the likes of the football/soccer star David Beckham? ("an English player of mode...
I got through about 2/5ths of this - on audible, and doubt I will finish it in the foreseeable future, since my 'car' time is now spent listening to music. The sections I listened to are, of course, very impressive, and cover the 1930s and 1940's, up to the death of Stalin.