Fifty years of Europe: an album

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Villard, Nov 1, 1997 - Fiction - 366 pages
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Is there really a new Europe? Have the extraordinary transformations of the last half century - the rise and fall of the Eastern Bloc, Germany's reunification, ethnic warfare, even the ongoing creation of a common parliament and currency - rendered our culture not only unrecognizable but unimaginable? These are among the myriad questions posed by Jan Morris in Fifty Years of Europe. Morris, one of our era's most engaging historians and celebrated travelers, revisits the continent she's long known so well and tries to discover whether she now knows it at all. How she contrasts her European experiences today with those of two generations past makes for an insightful and highly personal study.

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User Review  - Alan301261 - LibraryThing

not the fluent prose I have come to expect of Jan Morris, a very staccato style of writing. Essentially a collection of snapshots from her travels through Europe. Although there are at times common ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the dramatic changes in Europe have produced a virtual industry of publications. Now comes the book we've been waiting for: master travel writer Morris's (Sydney, 1992 ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Jan Morris is a travel writer and historian. Her many books include Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire, The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage, Conundrum, and Among the Cities.

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