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Postwar

A History of Europe since 1945

Postwar( )
Author: Judt, Tony
ISBN:978-0-09-954203-2
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Arrow
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself. Postwar tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here. It tells of Europe's recovery from the devastation; of the decline and fall of...
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Book Details
Pages:960
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):19.7 x 13 x 4.6 cm
Book Weight:0.713 Kilograms
Author Biography
Judt, Tony (Author)
Tony Judt was born in London, England on January 2, 1948. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge University and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He taught at numerous colleges and universities including Cambridge University; St. Anne's College, Oxford; the University of California, Berkeley and New York University. He was the author or editor off over fifteen books including Ill Fares the Land, Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, and Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award. He was also a frequent contributor to numerous journals including The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, and The New York Times. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2008. He died on August 6, 2010 at the age of 62.

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