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review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download Read & Download Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017 S after 2008 were the clearest warnings to Europeans that there was no guarantee of peace and stability and even today the continent threatens further fracturing In this remarkable book Ian Kershaw has created a grand panorama of the world we live in and where it came from Drawing on examples from all across Europe The Global Age is an endlessly fascinating portrait of the recent past and present and a cautious look into our futu. A good overview of the postwar years which most of us will benefit from reading The surprise however was that it was often dull as many criticise history for being This is not typical of Kershaw s usual work which has vervePart of the problem is that it starts with the Cold War s early years This is sensible but makes for a dry start and many will lose interest Anti Communist protests in the GDR and Poland are interesting if you already know about the later Hungarian and Czech uprisings but a bit obscure for general readers The main problem however is there is no overarching theme here giving coherence to the whole The publishers have been overly ambitious in covering the whole of the time since the war which doesn t have a clear narrative It would ve been far better to tackle the postwar years in two volumes probably splitting the story in 1973 1989 1992 or 2000

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review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download Read & Download Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017 The final chapter in the Penguin History of Europe series from the acclaimed scholar and author of To Hell and Back After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the twentieth century described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as being 'to Hell and back' the years from 1950 to 2017 brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent The catastrophic era of the. I first read Ian Kershaw s work with his superb two volume biography of Hitler He is a fine historian and has written an excellent book the latest volume in Penguin s history of Europe seriesHow one approaches a volume like this will depend on one s age when encountering it Younger readers may well run into a volume like this in an assigned seminar or advanced course or a preparation for some form of comprehensive examination As a text it succeeds admirably and is well written and organized and fairly thorough in its coverage While Kershaw admits his limitations up front his coverage of the wide range of difficult areas in the book is astonishing while at the same time not overdone I especially liked the section on the Yugoslav Civil War Readers will likely need additional work if they want to follow up on nuances in technological change or the financialeconomic background to the Great Recession but that was to be expected and there is a huge recent literature to go to for these topicsWhen one comes on a volume like this at a later age the thought is to moan about just how much one remembers from this broad span of events and see whether one s memories match with the accounts of the book This was enjoyable since the accounts that were relevant ring true and start to move from news accounts and columns in the Economist to historical writingAnother important issue is the general perspective of a massive work like this in particular how does it compare with Tony Judt s work Postwar I am not getting rid of my copy of Judt but this is also a fine work Kershaw is especially convincing at drawing together the ways in which Europe by 2017 was immeasurably better than it was in 1950 even when the entire continent seems in decline How The Global Age fits with Postwar will reuire a bit thought but I remain hopeful as Kershaw does at the end of the book

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review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download Read & Download Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017 World wars receded into an ever distant past though its long shadow continued to shape mentalitiesYet Europe was now a divided continent living under the nuclear threat in a period intermittently fraught with anxiety There were by most definitions striking successes the Soviet bloc melted away dictatorships vanished and Germany was successfully reunited But accelerating globalization brought new fragilities The interlocking crise. I m very surprised at the praise this is getting on GR as other dissenters have pointed out it reads like newspaper articles strung together and generally exhibits the kind of two cheers for liberalism thinking that caused the catastrophes GFC reactionary nationalism and so on of the early twenty first century Perhaps he just tried to include too much I imagine writing a book like this is uite a difficult task But it certainly doesn t live up to Kershaw s earlier volume on Europe during the war years


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    PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download Read & Download Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017 A book that offers much but with significant gaps and an absence of analysis Europe's story since 1950 is one of threat change success challenge and improvement perhaps lost opportunity too and so promises a rollercoaster of a ride for the re

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    review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] I first read Ian Kershaw’s work with his superb two volume biography of Hitler He is a fine historian and has written an excellent book the

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    Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw Read & Download Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017 Perhaps better than Judt's Post War According to Kershaw himself the most difficult book he ever wrote but arguably also the best book he ever wrote It should be mandatory reading for every European politician or individu

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    Read & Download Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017 PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw I'm very surprised at the praise this is getting on GR; as other dissenters have pointed out it reads like newspaper articles strung together and generally exhibits the kind of two cheers for liberalism thinking that caused the catastrophes GFC reactionary nationalism and so on of the early twenty first century P

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    Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] Contemporary historian Ian Kershaw had to write a book on twentieh century Europe for the Penguin History of Europe series he decided to write two books The first book To Hell and Back covers the period 1919 to 1949 while the second

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    review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download this is where we are now is a sentence no serious historian utters lightly A balanced view of the past unobscured by the emotional distortion that always accompanies present experience is hard enough to obtain Writing a book about the most r

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    Read & Download Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017 Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] Very well written and researched as expected by a leading scholar in the field Despite being a tad outside his subject specialism Ian Kershaw wrote a compelling fascinating insightful account of post war Europe Reservations and difficulties notwithstanding especially in regard to the author's standpoint purportedly middle ground this is a damn good book

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    review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] Ian Kershaw Ö 8 Read & Download A good overview of the postwar years which most of us will benefit from reading The surprise however was that it was often dull as many criticise history for being This is not typical of Kershaw's usual work which has ver

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    PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] The usual God's view of European history in the given period but very well written and keeping one turning pages until the end; highly recommended and arguably among the best in the series The Pursuit of Glory an

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    review à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Ian Kershaw PDF FREE [Roller Coaster Europe 1950 2017] This is a good history of Europe since 1950 that has some blemishes I'll get to in a moment I picked it up because I had read and thoroughly enjoyed Kershaw's earlier volume in the Penguin History of Europe To Hell and Back Europe 1914 1949 Roller Coaster is mostly narrative with some sociology style discussions of societ

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