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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - Community Reviews back

by Tony Judt
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The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it 6 years ago
“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...
nouveau
nouveau rated it 7 years ago
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 ...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 8 years ago
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...
AC
AC rated it 9 years ago
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.
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