Thinking the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0143123041
ISBN-13: 9780143123040
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Description: The triumphant final book by Tony Judt, indomitable public critic and author ofPostwar One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt brings the past century vividly to life in this unprecedented and original history. Structured as a series of  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The triumphant final book by Tony Judt, indomitable public critic and author ofPostwar One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt brings the past century vividly to life in this unprecedented and original history. Structured as a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder,Thinking the Twentieth Centurypresents the triumphs and the failures of the twentieth century's most prominent intellectuals and their ideas, guiding readers through the debates that defined our world. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight,Thinking the Twentieth Centuryis a tour de force: a masterful analysis of the life of the mind and an unforgettable guide to leading the mindful life.

Tony Judt was educated at King's College, Cambridge and the cole Normale Sup rieure, Paris, and taught at Cambridge, Oxford, and Berkeley. He was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University, as well as founder and director of the Remarque Institute, creating an ongoing conversation between Europe and America. The author or editor of fourteen books, Professor Judt was a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Republic, the New York Times and many other journals across Europe and the United States. Professor Judt is the author of The Memory Chalet, Ill Fares the Land, Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, Thinking the Twentieth Century (with Timothy Snyder) and Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, which was one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2005, the winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He died in August 2010 at the age of sixty-two.

Foreword
The Name Remains: Jewish Questioner
London and Language: English Writer
Familial Socialism: Political Marxist
King's and Kibbutzim: Cambridge Zionist
Paris, California: French Intellectual
Generation of Understanding: East European Liberal
Unities And Fragments: European Historian
Age of Responsibility: American Moralist
The Banality of Good: Social Democrat
Afterword
Works Dismissed
Index

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