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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

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ISBN13: 9780143037750
ISBN10: 0143037757
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Postwar is a fascinating account of European history between 1945 and 2005. Tony Judt masterfully weaves together a narrative of a time in world history that is as complicated as it is immediately relevant to the world we live in today.
Recommended by Jake W., Powells.com

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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

Synopsis:

In this magnificent, unprecedented history of postwar Europe, esteemed historian Judt covers 34 countries across 60 years in a single integrated narrative, using a great deal of material from newly available sources.

Synopsis:

Tony Judt's POSTWAR is an unprecedented accomplishment: the first truly European history of contemporary Europe, from Lisbon to Leningrad, based on research in six languages, covering thirty-four countries across sixty years in a single integrated narrative, using a great deal of material from newly available sources.

About the Author

Tony Judt, the author of eleven books, is Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University and director and founder of the Remarque Institute.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part One: Post-War: 1945-1953

I. The Legacy of War

II. Retribution

III. The Rehabilitation of Europe

IV. The Impossible Settlement

V. The Coming of the Cold War

VI. Into the Whirlwind

VII. Culture Wars

Coda. The End of Old Europe

Part Two: Prosperity and Its Discontents: 1953-1971

VIII. The Politics of Stability

IX. Lost Illusions

X. The Age of Affluence

XI. The Social Democratic Hour

XII. The Spectre of Revolution

XIII. The End of the Affair

Part Three: Recessional: 1971-1989

XIV. Diminished Expectations

XV. Politics in a New Key

XVI. A Time of Transition

XVII. The New Realism

XVIII. The Power of the Powerless

XIX. The End of the Old Order

Part Four: After the Fall: 1989-2005

XX. A Fissile Continent

XXI. The Reckoning

XXII. The Old Europe—:and the New

XXIII. The Varieties of Europe

XXIV. Europe as a Way of Life

Epilogue

From the House of the Dead: An Essay on Modern European Memory

Index

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partlycloudy, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by partlycloudy)
If you are interested in European history, and especially post World War 11 history, you will learn so much from this huge and compelling book. It touches upon all aspects - political, cultural, intellectual - of that history and ranges across the entire region. In the process it whets your appetite to read much more.
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Tony Judt has given us a truly monumental account of events in Europe since the end of the second world war. No one interested in this period should overlook it. I found it valuable on many levels but notably because it clarifies much that was inaccurately reported at the time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143037750
Subtitle:
A History of Europe Since 1945
Author:
Judt, Tony
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Europe History 1945-
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060905
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Change the four 8-page inserts from the
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
9.16x6.06x1.66 in. 2.10 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Postwar is a fascinating account of European history between 1945 and 2005. Tony Judt masterfully weaves together a narrative of a time in world history that is as complicated as it is immediately relevant to the world we live in today.

"Synopsis" by , In this magnificent, unprecedented history of postwar Europe, esteemed historian Judt covers 34 countries across 60 years in a single integrated narrative, using a great deal of material from newly available sources.
"Synopsis" by , Tony Judt's POSTWAR is an unprecedented accomplishment: the first truly European history of contemporary Europe, from Lisbon to Leningrad, based on research in six languages, covering thirty-four countries across sixty years in a single integrated narrative, using a great deal of material from newly available sources.
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