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Comment: Good in a Good dust jacket; Hardcover; Jacket is shelfworn and edgeworn with multiple edge-tears and small edge-chips, and has been price-clipped (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Moderate wear to the covers; Ink stamp to the first endpaper; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Good binding; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5" - 9.75" tall); White dust jacket with title in green lettering; 1979, Arlington House; 560 pages; "The Intelligent American's Guide to Europe," by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Arlington House; First Ed. edition (1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870004190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870004193
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,924,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Andrew S. Rogers VINE VOICE on October 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
After years of unsuccessfully trying to track down a copy of this book to purchase, I finally had the sense to try inter-library loan. That secured the book for me, but only for three weeks. And it wasn't enough!

That's because this book is, in many ways, typical Kuehnelt-Leddihn. Its prose is fact-filled, thought-provoking, erudite and polyglot. And, of course, dense with footnotes (1,289, in fact). You need to stop frequently to process the argument just presented to you. It's hard to do that with a due date looming just ahead.

This book is divided into three sections. The first, "Europe in the Round," analyses the continent through the lenses of geography, "races, ethnic units, nations," religions, nationalities and languages, political structures, and other general themes. In the middle section, K-L takes us on a country-by-country tour of Europe as it existed in the late 1970s. Each country is presented thoroughly, but again with a focus on languages, ethnicities, and religion as well as on political institutions and development. While every country's chapter is educational, I think the most thorough, and most interesting, parts were K-L's looks at France, "the Germanies" [a term he told us back in "Menace of the Herd" was a more accurate description of the region than simply "Germany" -- and that was before the division into BRD and DDR!], and Spain.

The final section, "America, Europe, and the Continuing War," looks at America's relations with the Continent through history, with a special focus on the Cold War. It's this section that will be most familiar to students of K-L, for here he most explicitly interweaves the themes of his other works into the specific lessons the "intelligent American" should carry away about Europe.
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