Try an audiobook on us

Postwar

A History of Europe Since 1945
By: Tony Judt
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 43 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)
Regular price: £31.99
£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Postwar by Tony Judt, read by Ralph Cosham.

Tracing the story of postwar Europe and its changing role in the world, Judt's magnificent history of the continent of our times investigates the political, social and cultural history of Europe from the wreckage of postwar Europe to the expansion of the EU into the former Soviet empire. Judt's stress is on the continent as a whole, from Greece to Norway, from Portugal to Russia.

This, uniquely, is a history that pays due attention to both Western and Eastern Europe, to cultural and social developments as to political and diplomatic events. Throughout Judt shows how politics, society, culture and popular culture influenced each other. A masterly and definitive history of our continent in a crucial period of its history, Europe in our time.

©2017 Tony Judt (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    27
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Monumental

Vast in scope and detail. It behoves Europeans to remember well our troubled past, for it is all to easy to forget. This book offers little comfort, instead it forensically dissects the different currents of shared European postwar experience, and reveals starkly the abyss upon which our civilisation is built. A magnificent work of history.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Extraordinaire

Extremly learned and facinating. Some will probably argue that it contains too much of jewish suffering/extermination, but i think it's proper when thinking about the abyss nazism created. It gives interpretational depth also to other forms of totalitarian ideologies.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Patrick
  • 11-03-19

The Definitive Survey of Europe After WW2

A lot happened after world war 2 and until about 2007 and this book endeavors to give you an overview of it all. This is essential reading for this period and something that I even find myself coming back to when I need context for another title.