Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

Random House, 11 jan. 2011 - 960 pagina's
207 Recensies

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.

Shortlisted for the Pulitzer and Samuel Johnson Prizes.

Winner of the Arthur Ross Book Award.

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Well written and thoroughly researched. - Goodreads
I can't imagine a better introduction to the subject. - Goodreads
A sublime samizdat selection. - Goodreads
A great overview although a little dull at times - Goodreads
The insight into this subject! - Goodreads
The pacing is amazing! - Goodreads

Review: Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

Gebruikersrecensie  - Kathleen - Goodreads

I am really glad that I read this-- I think I got a lot out of it -- but I can't say that it was an effortless read. (One of the blurbs says it has the "pace of a thriller and the scope of an ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

Gebruikersrecensie  - James - Goodreads

An excellent book. Clear, cogent, insightful and written with touches of the brilliant humanity and warmth with which Tony Judt seems to be able to infuse in all his writing. Volledige recensie lezen

Over de auteur (2011)

Tony Judt was educated at King's College, Cambridge and the …cole Normale Supťrieure, Paris, and taught at Cambridge, Oxford, and Berkeley. He was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University; in addition to Director of the Remarque Institute, which is dedicated to the study of Europe and which he founded in 1995.

The author or editor of fourteen books, Professor Judt was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Republic, the New York Times and many other journals in Europe and the US. Professor Judt is the author of Ill Fares the Land, Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, and Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, which was one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2005, the winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He died in August, 2010 at the age of sixty-two.

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