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The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017

Ian Kershaw.
Item #: D10199
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 704 / 2019
Publisher: Viking.
ISBN: 9780735223981
$40.00 $9.98
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In the mid 20th century, Europe enjoyed a measure of peace and prosperity, as enormous economic improvements transformed the continent and the world wars receded into an ever more distant past. Yet Europe was now a divided continent, living under the nuclear threat in a period intermittently fraught with anxiety. Picking up from To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949, Ian Kershaw traces how the Soviet bloc melted away, dictatorships vanished, and Germany was successfully reunited, but cautions that accelerating globalization has not brought a guarantee of peace and stability, and here he assesses the uncertain future of the continent.

"Writing a 67-year history of a continent with more than 40 countries is a monumental task, and Kershaw has done so with unflagging narrative drive and fine prose." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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