Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017

Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017

After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the 20th 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 most of Europe. Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent. The catastrophic era of the world wars receded into an ever more distant past, though i After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the 20th century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as be...

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Title:Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017
Author:Ian Kershaw
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Genres:History
ISBN:Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:656 pages pages

Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017 Reviews

  • David
    Feb 15, 2019
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  • Ugh
    Feb 05, 2019
    Feels like a fair, trustworthy account of the most recent 67 years of European history, well told. If you're interested in modern European history, and not already greatly familiar with it, you'll be fascinated. If you're been paying close attention, you might not find much new or quir...
  • Tim
    Jan 05, 2019
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  • Leo Abrantes
    Feb 09, 2019
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  • Riet
    Nov 23, 2018
    Dit boek verdient alleen al 5 sterren voor de ongelofelijke hoeveelheid werk, die de schrijver er voor heeft verzet. Heel interessant. voor mij vooral de eerste 30 jaar na 1950. Daarna ligt alles nog redelijk in het geheugen. Kershaw geeft nog eens gedetaileerd weer hoe de Europese Uni...
  • Titus Hjelm
    Dec 04, 2018
    Solid, but somewhat uninspired history in the liberal tradition. Nothing controversial--although on austerity Kershaw is unclear: cuts are bad, but keynesianism doesn't seem to work either--but nothing exciting either. 'Islamic terrorism' gets disproportionate attention considering the...
  • Patrick Desmet
    Sep 01, 2018
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  • Schopfi
    Jan 18, 2019
    "this is where we are now" is a sentence no serious historian utters lightly. A balanced view of the past, unobscured by the emotional distortion that always accompanies present experience is hard enough to obtain. Writing a book about the most recent chapter of history, bordering on t...
  • Ernesthc
    Sep 09, 2018
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  • Dan
    Nov 07, 2018
    A general history needs some way to put its own spin on familiar facts. Kershaw doesn't manage that. Everything feels like it could have come straight from the newspaper headlines, with occasional (and un-insightful) interjections from the op-ed pages. ...
  • Nick Harriss
    Dec 28, 2018
    The follow on to his excellent "To Hell and Back". I found the first half less interesting, as it covers much as was covered in "Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" by Tony Judt I read a while a back, but the second half covering the 90s onwards had more content. I am not sure whi...
  • Martin Poetz
    Feb 11, 2019
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  • Martyn Levitt
    Jan 19, 2019
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  • Ed Greening
    Sep 29, 2018
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  • Anton
    Dec 21, 2018
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  • haroon Saad
    Dec 10, 2018
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  • Justin Wong
    Sep 05, 2018
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  • Thomas Rotthier
    Jan 07, 2019
    Vlot geschreven overzicht van de naoorlogse Europese geschiedenis. Kershaw is geen specialist in de naoorlogse geschiedenis maar heeft zich er uitgebreid voor ingelezen. Dat maakt zijn prestatie indrukwekkend. Ik heb vooral veel bijgeleerd over de grote staatsmannen in Duitsland (...
  • Geert Claassens
    Aug 27, 2018
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    Dec 24, 2018
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    Dec 15, 2018
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    Jan 30, 2019
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    Oct 18, 2018
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    May 12, 2018
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    Oct 11, 2018
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    Aug 31, 2018
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    Nov 06, 2018
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  • Calum Petrie
    Jan 24, 2019
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  • Euan
    Jan 01, 2019
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  • Daniel1974nlgmail.com
    Nov 16, 2018
    Perhaps better than Joudt's Post War. According to Kershaw himself, the most beautifull book he ever wrote but arguably also the best book he ever wrote. It should be mandatory reading for every European politician or individual that thinks Europe should be dismantled. Though quite...