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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.Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel I first decided to write this book while changing trains at the Westbahnhof, Viennaa#39;s main railway terminus. ... I had just returned from Prague, where the playwrights and historians of Vaclav Havela#39;s Civic Forum were dislodging a Communist police ... And in the taxi on the way to the railway station Austrian radio carried the first reports of an uprising against the nepotistic anbsp;...

Author:Tony Judt
Publisher:Penguin - 2006-09-05


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