Thinking the Twentieth Century

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Penguin, Feb 2, 2012 - History - 432 pages
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"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times)
 
One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt brings the past century vividly to life in this unprecedented and original history. Structured as a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, Thinking the Twentieth Century presents the triumphs and the failures of the twentieth century's most prominent intellectuals and their ideas, guiding readers through the debates that defined our world. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a tour de force: a masterful analysis of the life of the mind and an unforgettable guide to leading the mindful life.

  

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Review: Thinking the Twentieth Century: Intellectuals and Politics in the Twentieth Century

User Review  - Craig Werner - Goodreads

For readers who don't have a clear sense of the major political and economic cross-currents that shaped 20th century Europe and in a slightly less diredt way America, this is an excellent place to ... Read full review

Review: Thinking the Twentieth Century: Intellectuals and Politics in the Twentieth Century

User Review  - Heather Fryling - Goodreads

I haven't read anything else by Tony Judt, so it was a bit strange jumping in on his recap and commentary on his academic life. I was planning to give it three stars, until I got to the last few ... Read full review

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Contents

JEWISH QUESTIONER
ENGLISH WRITER
POLITICAL MARXIST
CAMBRIDGE ZIONIST
FRENCH INTELLECTUAL
EAST EUROPEAN LIBERAL
EUROPEAN HISTORIAN
AMERICAN MORALIST
SOCIAL DEMOCRAT
AFTERWORD Tony Judt Works Discussed
Index
Copyright

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Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the author or editor of fifteen books, including The Memory Chalet and Postwar, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was the director and founder of the Remarque Institute and a professor at New York University.   Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and the author of five award-winning books, most recently Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the author or editor of fifteen books, including The Memory Chalet and Postwar, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was the director and founder of the Remarque Institute and a professor at New York University.   Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and the author of five award-winning books, most recently Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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