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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1 edition (Sept. 5 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143037757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143037750
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.4 x 4.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 930 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "mmmmark" on Feb. 14 2006
Format: Hardcover
Overall: a tremendously insightful and worthwhile read. There is always a danger with non fiction books as large in scope as this of descending into, what the book jacket even describes as, "dutiful plodding" -- which is to say that an author will, by virtue of the enormity of the subject, inevitably end up devoting more effort to tedious elaborations on the necessary facts and background, than towards readability or an overall coherence and flow, which itself can be detrimental if too short on those same facts and background. But I can say with honesty that this book falls into neither trap: it really is very readable and, at the same time, huge in its informativeness. Beyond the book's simple value as a history of Europe, the ideas that it explores in its periphery -- ranging from fashion to economics, from art to philosophy --- in order to illuminate some topic are simply fantastic and add a new dimension to the endeavour. Judt's focus, to be clear, is always distinctly on Europe, but the way he, for instance, stops to explore the nuances of the intellectual scene that preceded some political action or the films of a particular era and what their themes and tones reflected of the general mood, shade in issues and events that would have otherwise be near uselessly abstract to one who hasn't lived through them (like myself). I've always personally found the lack of these qualities in other history books to be oddly impractical and ultimately a disservice to those who truly want to understand something.Read more ›
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The book is very enlightening, giving details from as many different angles as possible. This might be a little difficult to follow, but read correctly, it gives you several different 'frames' that make up the context as a whole. The result is a better comprehension of the history of that time with the possibility of comparing it to Europe and eastern Europe today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. Romyn on Dec 22 2010
Format: Hardcover
Deeply interesting history of Europe post-Hitler. As many academics have, in fact, lived this history, it is often difficult for younger people to learn about the events that shaped Europe (and the world in general) into what it is now.
Some interesting and controversial opinions are voiced, but it certainly is an epic work that has been very, very thoroughly researched.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rodge TOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 30 2010
Format: Paperback
That's pretty high and wide-ranging praise but for this book its justified. Really, this book covers all the ground it could be expected to, getting to the heart of diverse and complex matters efficiently and elegantly, while making sure to give even nations on the edges their due. Judt tells an overarching narrative of what happened to Europe in the period 1945 to 2005. Of course this is a huge and ambitious project to say the least, but trust me, Judt is up to it.

Frankly I found the earliest 3/4s of the book to be the most enlightening. At the end Judt tries to pull things together and make some judgements on what Europe is now and what direction it might be heading. He doesn't really address the huge challenges of the future; the likely Islamification and gentrification of the formerly dominant white races in European society. On the other hand, the challenges Europe has gone through to be reborn following the devastation of war upon war make it seem unwisely pessimistic to get all alarmed about the future. So perhaps Judt's view is the best after all.

This is a very long book and a very readable book. Honestly, it didn't really feel like work until the last 200 pages or so. By then, it wasn't hard to find the resolve to press on to the finish.
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