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    DescriptionWe have entered an age of forgetting. Our world, we insist, is unprecedented, wholly new. The past has nothing to teach us. Drawing provocative connections between a dazzling range of subjects, from Jewish intellectuals and the challenge of evil in the recent European past to the interpretation of the Cold War and the displacement of history by heritage, the late historian Tony Judt takes us beyond what we think we know of the past to explain how we came to know it, showing how much of our history has been sacrificed in the triumph of myth-making over understanding and denial over memory. "Reappraisals "offers a much-needed road map back to the historical sense we urgently need.

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    Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of History Tony Judt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143115052
    ISBN 10: 0143115057

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    LC classification: D422 .J84 2009
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    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Tony Judt was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University, as well as the founder and director of the Remarque Institute, dedicated to creating an ongoing conversation between Europe and the United States. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge, and the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and also taught at Cambridge, Oxford, and Berkeley. Professor Judt was a frequent contributor to "The New York Review of Books," "The Times Literary Supplement," " The New Republic," "The New York Times," and many journals across Europe and the United States. He is the author or editor of fifteen books, including "Thinking the Twentieth Century," "The Memory Chalet," "Ill Fares the Land," "Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century," and "Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945," which was one of "The New York Times Book Review"'s Ten Best Books of 2005, the winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He died in August 2010 at the age of sixty-two.
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    "Exhilarating . . . brave and forthright." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Perhaps the greatest single collection of thinking on the political, diplomatic, social, and cultural history of the past century." -"Forbes" "By turns fascinating [and] edifying . . . Judt is one of our foremost historians of Europe, an elegant writer and subtle thinker." -"Los Angeles Times"