Thinking the Twentieth Century

Thinking the Twentieth Century

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Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age onto a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. Tony Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments.--[book jacket]
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781594203237
Branch Call Number: 320.092 J932t 2012
Characteristics: xvii, 414 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Snyder, Timothy
Alternative Title: Thinking the 20th century


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Aug 04, 2012

I'm tempted to call this book "Thursdays with Tony," since, like another famous book, it consists of conversations with a professor dying of ALS. But these conversations are with a fellow professor and although they are partly biographical, the focus is on modern European history. Anyone with a background and interest in the subject will find this a rewarding read.


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