Postwar

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Tracing the history of postwar Europe and its changing role in the world, Tony Judt’s major history of the continent in our times investigates the political, social and cultural history from Retribution and Reconstruction to Exhaustion.

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FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER AWARD

A magisterial and acclaimed history of post-war Europe, from Germany to Poland, from Western Europe to Eastern Europe, selected as one of New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year

Europe in 1945 was drained. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself. Postwar tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here, demystifying Europe’s recent history and identity, of what the continent is and has been.

‘It is hard to imagine how a better – and more readable – history of the emergence of today’s Europe from the ashes of 1945 could ever be written?All in all, a real masterpiece’ Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler

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Weight 0.696 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 4.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

933

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.55 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K