Postwar : a history of Europe since 1945 / Tony Judt.
By: Judt, Tony.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2005Description: xv, 878 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781594200656; 1594200653.Subject(s): Europe -- History -- 1945-DDC classification: 940.55 LOC classification: D1051 | .J84 2005Other classification: 15.70 | NQ 5820 | NQ 5870
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1: Post-war: 1945-1953 -- The legacy of war -- Retribution -- The rehabilitation of Europe -- The impossible settlement -- The coming of the cold war -- Into the whirlwind -- Culture wars -- The end of old Europe -- 2: Prosperity and its discontents: 1953-1971 -- The politics of stability -- Lost illusions -- The age of affluence -- The social democratic hour -- The spectre of revolution -- The end of the affair -- 3: Recessional: 1971-1989 -- Diminished expectations -- Politics in a new key -- A time of transition -- The new realism -- The power of the powerless -- The end of the old order -- 4: After the fall: 1989-2005 -- A fissile continent -- The reckoning -- The old Europe--and the new -- The varieties of Europe -- Europe as a way of life -- From the house of the dead: an essay on modern European memory.
The first truly European history of contemporary Europe, from Lisbon to Leningrad, based on research in six languages, covering 34 countries across 60 years, using a great deal of material from newly available sources. The book integrates international relations, domestic politics, ideas, social change, economic development, and culture--high and low--into a single grand narrative. Every country has its chance to play the lead, and although the big themes are handled--including the cold war, the love/hate relationship with America, cultural and economic malaise and rebirth, and the myth and reality of unification--none of them is allowed to overshadow the rich pageant that is the whole.--From publisher description.