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No Serious Historian Utters Lightly A Balanced serious historian utters lightly A balanced f the past unobscured by the emotional distortion that always accompanies present experience is hard enough to Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) obtain Writing a book about the most recent chapterf history bordering Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 on the present while remaining a balancedbserver intending to create a truthful narrative is in my Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale opinion a monumental task Kershaw takesn the challenge and ffers the reader if heshe is an inhabitant citizen f Europe a rare gift a view from above Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) onto the territoryne has to navigate Agree with the authors expressed pinions at times r don t It is not a book that is supposed to put forward a specific political perspective It does not Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian offer solutions However itffers something we are in great need for if we are to find solutions it Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time offers perspective Contemporary historian Ian Kershaw had to write a bookn twentieh century Europe for the Penguin History f Europe series he decided to write two books The first book To Hell and Back covers the period 1919 to 1949 while the second book Roller Coaster covers the period 1950 2017 year f publishing Before going into Roller Coaster I d like to comment n the whole Penguin series I have been a big fan f this series which focuses n Europe from the time f pre classical Greece up to 2017 Each book deals with a specific era and is written by a different author The problem with this is the huge imbalance it creates Some authors are frankly better writers than Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, others which means that some books are simply better thanthers Also each author is a historian bringing his Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. own attitude and convictions to the book which means in effect that each partf the story is written from a different angle Lastly the timespan covered in each book differs tremendously meaning that some historical periods are glossed The Reformation (World History Series) over whilether periods are covered in depthAs to this last point I am aware f the scarcity f evidence problem for the historian in general the further we go back in time the scarce Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One our historical resources become the less we can write about the period But this problem simply doesn t cover the whole groundf imbalances inherent in the Penguin series For example the period from pre classical Greece to the fall Date With A Dead Doctor of the western Roman Empire ca 1000 BC 400 AD is described inne meagre book Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of about 300 pages Consider the period 1919 2017 which is covered in two books preceding the 1000 pages mark I don t mention this to be a sour grape but havinbg read the whole seriesf books I can make up the balance and I have to conclude that the further chronologically the series progresses the pages are needed to cover smaller spans Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of time For me this is a big minus especially since the historical material doesn t warrant this approach Anyway back to Kershaw s bookKershaw has an accessible and attractive stylef writing he s gifted and his approach to
twentieth century covering all political social etc perspectives from all different European angles deserves applause He sketches the developments in the Western and Eastern European blocs in relation to the background Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of developments in the USSR and the USA The contentf the first 23 book in general up to 2001 is extremely interesting Me having been born in 1988 I grew up in a globalized world in which liberal democracy was deemed to be the golden standard for individual happiness A unipolar world in which the USA was the shining light Witchopoly of freedom So reading about Europe s post World War pastffers me gems Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of insight which are very helpful to put contemporary phenomena in perspective For example the conceptf an ever closer union is a key thought in European integration movements such as the EU the Eurozone etc and which has to be explained in terms Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of massive World War II trauma Also the historyf Eastern European countries which had to resist terrible bureaucratic centralized ppression and paid dearly for it e I m very surprised at the praise this is getting n GR as ther dissenters have pointed ut it reads like newspaper articles strung together and generally exhibits the kind Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) of two cheers for liberalism thinking that caused the catastrophes GFC reactionary nationalism and son Boarding House of Hunks 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 volumen Europe during the war years Perhaps better than
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Judt S Post War According To Kershaw s Post War According to Kershaw 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 r individual that thinks Europe r the EU should be dismantled Though uite a lot f ground to cover in 700 pages the book is extremely well balances never rushes a subject and dealt with all the major events in the last 75 years Sometimes his wn preferences can be read clearly through the lines and The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins ovbiously not a fanf the Brexit Johnson Putin Neo Liberalism r people that actively seek to disolve the EU but as he shares this with myself I did not find it frustrating Rather do I believe that it is good that an intellectual f his stature speaks ut against this madness Extremely highly recomande. 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. .
This is a good history f 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 f Europe To Hell and Back Europe 1914 1949 Roller Coaster is mostly narrative with some sociology style discussions f societal structure ideology and economicsWhat s welcome about this volume is that it tells the mainstream history Our Planet: Our Home of the great powers Germany France Italy the UK etc and then for each chapter conducts a tour through allf the Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 other countriesf Europe Portugal Spain Ireland the countries f Eastern Europe the Soviet UnionRussia Turkey If you re a pretty well read history buff you probably know the stories f Germany France and the UK pretty well But the broad scope here is great because you can see for instance the evolution Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of say Bulgaria in the contextf everything else going n The minor stars here are Hungary Czechoslovakia and Poland Poland s recent turn to a authoritarian style should be f great interest to American readers Kershaw is also pretty good n the breakup f Yugoslavia and the ensuing hostilities though for me I still don t understand what was really going n in Serbia Bosnia Herzegovina Montenegro etc It s also really interesting for an American reader because the United States is ff stage Reagan gets some attention but for instance President Ford is never mention and Carter appears ver a little 3 page stretch The book will help Americans understand better why Europeans with the exception f the UK see us as an A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) ocean away as we areAnd then there are the two major stars One is Germany In his Afterword Kershaw underscores the radical differences between the Germanyf the 1930s and the Germany f the 2010s It is really incredible and Kershaw keeps ur eyes n the move toward democracy and eventual unification f East and West But none In the End of that would have been possible without the agencyf Mikhail Gorbachev the ther major star The first 5 chapters and maybe the last 2 are somewhat boring for my taste but chapters 7 10 with Gorbachev at the center are exciting and well told Another nice thing about the book is that it keeps ne s attention n the economic history For example the strong impact n the evolution f the EU and its finances wing to the German aversion to inflationUnfortunately I m really confused about the audience for this book and how it was intended to be read and used There are non descriptive chapter titles Eg Chapter 6 is entitled Challenges Er what kind f challenges While each chapter doesn t describe a specific swath f years each chapter would have benefited from some kind f subtitle for that ne it would be Political Turbulence f the Late 1960s and Early 1970s Within a chapter there are sections with useful titles like The Migrant Crisis p 512
AND BREXIT P 532 BUT HONESTLYBrexit p 532 but honestly not put these section titles in the table f contentsThe explanation f terms the bibliography and the index are weak Just for example n terms Unless you ve read some European history are you going to know what is meant by athe falange It s not even in the index Another The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy one Pillarisation Maybe if you re English and have paid attention to the Belgians you would know it The book was published by Allen LanePenguin but honestly can you toss the American reader a bone This book is cryingut for an annotated bibliography guide for further reading It s not that bvious but the book has some historiographical axes to grind for instance Kershaw the book has some historiographical axes to grind for instance Kershaw some investment in the great man style f history Why not help the reader I think such a guide would be valuable than the mere list Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of books we have at the end The usual God s viewf European history in the given period but very well written and keeping ne turning pages until the end highly recommended and arguably among the best in the "series The Pursuit f Glory and The Pursuit When a Man Loves a Woman of Power are thether truly utstanding books in the " The Pursuit f Glory and The Pursuit Keep From Falling of Power are thether truly Catalogue the Insanity outstanding books in the though all 9that i read at least were interesting A goodverview Blessed Homecoming of the postwar years which mostf us will benefit from reading The surprise however was that it was Shrek often dull as many criticise history for being This is not typicalf Kershaw s usual work which has vervePart f 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 bscure for general readers The main problem however is there is no Look Alikes Jr. overarching theme here giving coherence to the whole The publishers have beenverly ambitious in covering the whole f 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 r 2000 Very well written and researched as expected by a leading scholar in the field Despite being a tad Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin outside his subject specialism Ian Kershaw wrote a compelling fascinating insightful accountf post war Europe Reservations and difficulties notwithstanding especially in regard to the author s standpoint purportedly middle ground this is a damn good book this is. The final chapter in the Penguin History Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of Europe series from the acclaimed scholar and authorf To Hell and Back After the He Remembers the Barren overwhelming horrorsf the first half The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf 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 mostf Europe Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent The catastrophic era f the. .
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Kershaw s work with his superb two volume biography f Hitler He is a fines work with his superb two volume biography The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives of Hitler He is a fine and has written an excellent book the latest volume in Penguin s historyf Europe seriesHow Let the Wolf Howl one approaches a volume like this will dependn The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini one s age when encountering it Younger readers may well run into a volume like this in an assigned seminarr advanced course r a preparation for some form f comprehensive examination As a text it succeeds admirably and is well written and Blue Guide New York organized and fairly thorough in its coverage While Kershaw admits his limitations up front his coveragef the wide range f difficult areas in the book is astonishing while at the same time not verdone I especially liked the section Homesick on the Yugoslav Civil War Readers will likely need additional work if they want to follow upn nuances in technological change A Criminal Affair 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 topicsWhenne comes n a volume like this at a later age the thought is to moan about just this at a later age the thought is to moan about just much ne remembers from this broad span f events and see whether ne s memories match with the accounts f 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 f a massive work like this in particular how does it compare with Tony Judt s work Postwar I am not getting rid f my copy f 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 f the book A book that ffers much but with significant gaps and an absence f analysis Europe s story since 1950 is ne Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star of threat change success challenge and improvement perhaps lostpportunity too and so promises a rollercoaster Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of a ride for the reader Ian Kershaw s book was in the main a pleasure to read and covers a great deal in its pages but like the aforementioned rollercoaster it has dips and can feel uneven at timesThe early years leading to the 1960s is very well done and as the story moves from the 1970s I started to feel the book wasnly partly delivering The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky on its sub titlef Europe 1950 2017I was disappointed not to see significant r detailed mention f tourism trade and culture The impact Works Days on Europe s nations and its fabric from tourism has changed economies lives and indeed coastlines andther
*infrastructure with construction *with construction resorts roads and airports Yet little is discussed Likewise trade there s naturally mention f East and West and their differences and changes in traditional industry but nothing n the success for example f the German car industry worldwide and how this drove and used technology Nothing n say high tech r global European brands and how these contributed to wealth and global trade How design manufacturing techniues and supply chains evolved Nothing n say Rotterdam s place in world shipping and logistics nothing The King's Commissar on fishing and the political and environmental impacts exhausted stocks and uotas Nothingn Russia s supply Bloodmage of energy to muchf western Europe There is sparse mention f sport so nothing n the Olympic games Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction or football skiingr say motor sport all again supporting international jobs in design construction technology and reaching far into and across Europe for dependent and interdependent industries Likewise culture and arts Music is near ignored and yet its place in people s lives and as commercial ventures with performers Making Instruments Count: Essays on Historical Scientific Instruments Presented to Gerard L'Estrange Turner on world stadium filling toursr classical concerts Not even a mention Every Sigh, the End of the Eurovision song contest an annual televised extravaganza that sees numerous European nations compete Nothingn how art has become and architecture draw people to museums galleries and citiesThe internet gets a simple single mention it was invented by Tim Berners Lee So nothing The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence the Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence on how it the internet changed how people governments and companies trade work and speak with eachther In this book it has no impact r influence n Europe there is nothing Milk, Turkey, and Neurosis: Or, How Mother (Almost) Ruined My Life on social media and how this is usedr influences politics discussion and people s beliefs Quest for Celestia: A Reimagining of the Pilgrim's Progress or ability to view and challenge news andpinionSurprising too was no mention whatsoever f the European Space Agency r ther European bodies who have played central roles in Europe and wider Nothing n Europe s work to help medicine Red CrossMSF disease Ebola A Christmas Tree for Lydia or Polio and famine Ethiopia Biafrar less palatably how crime and criminals in Europe responded to world social and technological trends The God Solution: A Reply To The God Delusion or indeed helped create global criminality no mentionf drugs modern slavery Eterlimus or cyber crime no mentionn intelligence work yet NATO for example gets lots f mentions Not a single word n Europol The Guilty Feminist: From our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies or InterpolAll in all it was a useful book but with much missing including any sourcesr references and the dd tiresome pinion from the author One wonders if this would have been a better book had it been split at say 1973 Bunless Oven: Bring Hope to Your Trying-To-Conceive Tears oil crisisr 1989 collapse Stomp the Elephant in the Office of the Soviet Unio. S after 2008 were the clearest warnings to Europeans that there was no guaranteef peace and stability and even today the continent threatens further fracturing In this remarkable book Ian Kershaw has created a grand panorama There's a Light at the Top of the Stairs of the world we live in and where it came from Drawingn examples from all across Europe The Global Age is an endlessly fascinating portrait The Very Busy Bee (Peek A Boo Pop Ups) of the recent past and present and a cautious look intour futu.