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kindle ´ In Europa 752 pages Download ¸ Geert Mak Ü From the First World War to the waning days of the Cold War a poignant exploration on what it means to be European at the end of the twentieth century Geert Mak crisscrosses Europe from Verdun to Berlin SaintPetersburg to Srebrenica in search of evidence and witnesseEry school in the shadow of Chernobyl His uniue approach makes thereader an eyewitness to a half forgotten past full of unknown peculiarities sudden insights and touching encounters Sweeping in scale but intimate in detail In Europe is amasterpiece From the Trade Paperback editio If you have to read one book on modern European history i recommend this one the chapters flow easily very informative a pleasure to read

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From the First World War to the waning days of the Cold War a poignant exploration on what it means to be European at the end of the twentieth century Geert Mak crisscrosses Europe from Verdun to Berlin SaintPetersburg to Srebrenica in search of evidence and witnesses of the last I can only echo the many superlatives that are expressed in the reviews it's a great overview of the 20th century in Europe handsomely told through travelogues I noticed a few historical errors and dated views but I certainly do not want to undervalue the merit of this book In my opinion the strongest chapter was on the second world war In the chapters starting with the 1950's the tempo was a bit too high and the stories Geert Mak relates inevitably became personal and subjective

kindle ↠ Û Geert Mak

In EuropaHundred years of Europe Using his skills as an acclaimed journalist Mak locates the smaller personal stories within the epic arc ofhistory talking to a former ticket taker at the gates of the Birkenau concentration camp or noting the neat rows of tiny shoes in the abandoned nurs It is an encyclopaedic project To visit all the places having a historical importance in Europe during XXth century With the meticulousness of a entomologist he explores these places by testing here to find the truthThat starts joyfully in Paris with the World Fair of 1900 But already the festival is sad All is place for the tragedy Mak goes everywhere He finds in Berlin the place where Rathenau was assassinated Rathenau was able to succeed Without his death no Hitler The role of the chance in HistoryAnd after WWII Cold WarIt is the story of a kind of suicide Why European people destroyed themselves It is also the twilight of this culture is it possible to make emerge a common conscience of this disaster I acknowledge that I am skeptical This book has the same importance as those of Paxton and Furet