Almost a decade in the making by Tony Judt (, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world’s most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar (2005) is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy. If you want a single volume history of the last half century, this is it.

960 pages in Vintage paperback edition

ISBN 978-0099542032


Tony Judt

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