In Europe Travels Through the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0307280578
ISBN-13: 9780307280572
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Description: 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, Saint Petersburg to Srebrenica in search of  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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, Saint Petersburg to Srebrenica in search of evidence and witnesses of the last hundred years of Europe. Using his skills as an acclaimed journalist, Mak locates the smaller, personal stories within the epic arc of history-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 nursery school in the shadow of Chernobyl. His unique approach makes the reader 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 a masterpiece.

Geert Mak is a journalist and historian, and one of The Netherlands' bestselling writers; his books include Jorwerd, Amsterdam and In Europe, and have won many prizes.

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