Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

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This much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, sweeping readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural changeall in one integrated, enthralling narrative.

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WayneB

Apr 30, 2009

Postwar

The best book on WWII that I have read. Mr. Judt had incredible background knowledge on every one of the countries, both before and after the war, and goes over each ones strategy is detail for the rebuilding. His style, knowledge, facts and details are superb, and he tells it all very eloquently. I have read many books on WWII, all mostly about what took place during the actual event. This book is about the aftermath, which by comparison, is definitely the more complicated. It takes some time to read because you have to slow down and put things in their proper perspective, but the bottom line is this is a must read for anyone wanting to understand how and why the world developed into what it is today.

davidrasch

Jan 9, 2009

What Really did happen after the shooting

This is the first post war Europe book I've read. I was stationed in Eurpoe in the early 70, in Germany, so I had some idea of the topic. The author filled in the gaps between what I saw and what I thought I saw. Put me in some mind of DeTuqueville's narrative of the difference between North and South at their border. The true and real stoery is how the individual answered and lived with their answers to the conflict and its aftermath. A really good read.

milomilo

Jul 10, 2008

Europe's History 1945-2005

Can't be praised more highly. Narrative clear and gripping, analysis full of insight but easy to follow, coverage comprehensive, and little prior knowledge needed to follow it.

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