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Postwar

Tony Judt

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Mens & Maatschappij
  • Uitgever: Vintage Books
  • ISBN: 9780099542032
  • Review:
A History of Europe Since 1945
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Paperback
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:juni 2010
Afmetingen:19,8 x 13 x 4,7 cm
Aantal pagina's:960 pagina's
Illustraties:Met illustraties
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Auteur:Tony Judt
Auteur:Tony Judt
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Originele Titel:Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

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An acclaimed and magisterial narrative history of Europe in our time. 'It escapes from the stale paradigms of the Cold War, places the European Union in perspective, and has fresh and provocative things to say about every aspect that it touches' }TLS, Books of the Year


Europe in 1945 was prostrate. 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. Running right up to the Iraq war and the election of Benedict XVI, Postwar makes sense of Europe's recent history and identity, of what Europe is and has been. It is nothing less than a masterpiece. It is shortlisted for the Pulitzer and Samuel Johnson Prizes. It is the winner of the Arthur Ross Book Award.