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Tony Judt

From Stalin to Sartre, from Milosevic to Monty Python, from Berlusconi and baby-boomers to Bardot and Beckham, Postwar] tells the histories of modern Europe, cultural, political, economic and social, from the end of WWII to the enlargement of the EU and the election of Benedict XVI. Tony Judt has drawn on forty years of reading and writing about modern Europe to create a rich account of the continent’s recent past. Postwar integrates international relations, domestic politics, ideas, social change, economic development and culture – high and low – into a single narrative.

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William Heinemann
Hardcover 878 pages

About the author

Tony Judt was born in London in 1948. He was educated at Cambridge and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris and has taught at Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley, and New York University, where he is currently the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies and Director of the Remarque Institute, which he founded in 1995. The author of eleven books, he is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Republic, the New York Times and many other journals in Europe and the US.