Europe East And West

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Random House, Apr 30, 2011 - History - 352 pages
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Collected here for the first time are some of the numerous essays and lectures by Norman Davies, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Europe, The Isles and Rising '44. Spanning more than fifteen years of his remarkable career, this highly accessible collection addresses many of the issues that continue to dominate the political and cultural climate of Europe today.

From the classical origins of the idea of Europe to the division between East and West during the Cold War; from the Jewish and Islamic strands in European history to the expansion of Europe to other continents; from the misunderstood Allied victory in 1945 to Britain's place in Europe; from reflections on the use and abuse of history to personal recollections on learning languages - this companion volume to the bestselling Europe looks at European history from a variety of unusual and entertaining angles in an equally stimulating and accessible way.

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User Review  - Cheryl (Bored in Vernal) - Goodreads

"Thirty years ago, when I wrote my first book, the Cold War was at its height." I was hooked on this book of essays from this very first sentence in Davies' introduction. Why? It came as quite a shock ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

I love history, especially WWII and European history, so I really enjoy this one. This is one of those books you can jump around in.. some essays are better than others. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Norman Davies C.M.G., F.B.A. is Professor Emeritus of the University of London, a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and the author of several books on Polish and European history, including God's Playground, White Eagle, Red Star, Europe, The Isles and Rising '44.

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