Postwar by Tony Judt
A History of Europe Since 1945

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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.



 

About Tony Judt

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TONY JUDT is the author or editor of fifteen books, including The Memory Chalet and Postwar, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was University Professor at New York University and the founder of the Remarque Institute. He died in August 2010 at the age of sixty-two.TIMOTHY SNYDER is Professor of History at Yale University and the author of five award-winning books, most recently Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.
 
Published September 5, 2006 by Penguin Books. 960 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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This is the best history we have of Europe in the postwar period and not likely to be surpassed for many years. Judt, director of New York University's Remarque Institute, is an academic histor

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The Guardian

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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt 1,000pp, Heinemann, £25 Contemporary history is not an easy option.

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This is the best history we have of Europe in the postwar period and not likely to be surpassed for many years.

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Daily Kos

What I see happening is that the plutocratic forces will rely on mercenary forces, religious fanatics, and armed gangs, which, like the Italian principalities of old, ultimately results relinquishing their monopoly on violence - and the power of the state - to the leaders of those forces.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Judt is an astute thinker and polished writer who brings extensive cultural knowledge about film, music, and literature to bear on his daunting subjects: the Holocaust, the Stalinized East, the tide-changing 1960s, the implosion of the Iron Curtain, the policies of the European Union, and the new...

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Rambles

This 800-odd page tome sets out to be the history of postwar Europe.

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