A History of Europe Since 1945

eBook - 2006
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year 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.
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781440624766
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Dec 29, 2015

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1914 --- by --- Tony Judt
What an amazing book. A forced march through the history of Europe from the end of World War Two 2005. And what a history it has been: the rebuilding of Europe from the destruction of the War; laying the foundations for what was to become the European Union; the Cold War; the Communist occupation of western Europe; the fall of the Berlin wall; the de-Russification of eastern occupied Europe. This is an immense tome that covers what might appear to be a relatively short period of time in a relatively small part of the world. But the events here were constructive, they were a rebuilding that followed the most horrible world the world had experienced. Judt examines the economics, the culture, the trade as well as the people of this promising era. Well written and easily put down.

Jan 16, 2015

Terrific and amazing.

jeanpg Feb 03, 2012

Excellent chronology of postwar European history with, as prior comments allude to, incredible scope & fascinating details interwoven seamlessly. Many interesting quotes also &, although lengthy, read extremely well (listened to in the MP3 format during daily commute).

Nov 20, 2010

This is, quite simply, one of the greatest books I've read on modern history. Staggering in its scope, research and clarity. Anyone who passes up the chance of reading this masterpiece is crazy. No matter how much you think you know about Europe since 1945, I bet you'll learn a lot from this.

Aug 09, 2010

This book is really long. But how could it not be? Its subject is simply the entire history of Europe since World War II. It's riveting and engaging, and full of fascinating details that you didn't learn in history class. If you enjoy "big history" books, or like trying to make sense of how things got to be the way they are, then this is for you.

Oct 20, 2008

lots of details

Jul 17, 2008

An excellent review of politics and communism in Eastern Europe and its impact on Western Europe in the post war period. Good understanding of the social dimension of the time as well.

Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 2006 Pulitzer prize for non-fiction.


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