In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century

Author(s): Geert MakDate: 2008-06-10
Format: EPUB
Language: English
ISBN10: 0307280578
ISBN13: 9780307280572

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.

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In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century Reviewed by Free Library on 5/13/2012 Rating: 5

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