Book: Postwar

Author: Tony Judt

Reviewer: Kim Duckett, Associate Head, Digital Technologies & Learning, NCSU Libraries

In Postwar historian Tony Judt accomplishes something truly outstanding -- a thorough look at the political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of Europe between 1945 and 2005 encompassing both East and West. I marveled at how Judt could tie together so many historical themes and ideas encompassing so many countries in such an engaging way. Despite the length, I was immensely satisfied all the way through and somewhat sad that my weeks of reading it had ended once I hit the last page.