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Judt treats the entire continent as a whole, providing equal coverage of social changes, economic forces, and cultural shifts in western and eastern Europe. He offers a county-by-county analysis of how each Eastern nation shed Communism and traces the rise of the European Union, looking at what it represents both economically and ideologically. Along with the dealings between European nations, he also covers Europe's conflicted relationship with the United States, which learned much different lessons from World War II than did Europe. In particular, he studies the success of the Marshall Plan and the way the West both appreciated and resented the help, for acceptance of it reminded them of their diminished place in the world. No impartial observer, Judt offers his judgments and opinions throughout the book in an attempt to instruct as well as inform. If a moral lesson is to come from World War II, Judt writes, "then it will have to be taught afresh with each passing generation. 'European Union' may be an answer to history, but it can never be a substitute." This book would be an excellent place to start that lesson. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Tony's book provides us with a key to understand the contemporary world. The postwar history of Europe is elegantly narrated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Koo Tat Kee
This book combines the information content of an encyclopaedia and the thrilling of a brilliantly written fiction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christos K
I lived in Italy from 1946 through 1947. Hence Judt's book was especially interesting to me. A massive work, objective, interesting. I great work of history. Well done, TonyPublished 2 months ago by perry smith
The author provides much information and analysis to the recent history of Europe to provide reasons for different countries of Europe as it stands today. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Delaware
This is a huge commitment of your time, so it better be worth it, no? I spent about three weeks reading this on and off, because the content is as gripping as history can be, but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan Mease
The indispensable history of Postwar Europe and its position via-a-via USSR/Russia, the UK, and the U.S. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark Harbison
Fantastic. It is written very well and he is a great literary stylist. Also has a lot of material on central and eastern europe and how events in one part of Europe havd a wider... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Glen D. Maher