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    Description"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") The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt, "Thinking the Twentieth Century" maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age on to a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas--a time when, for good and for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, "Thinking the Twentieth Century" is a tour-de-force, a classic engagement of modern thought by one of the century's most incisive thinkers. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure--a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt's astounding eloquence and range are here on display as never before. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder draw us deep into their analysis, making us feel that we too are part of the conversation. We become aware of the obligations of the present to the past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society, then and now. In restoring and indeed exemplifying the best of intellectual life in the twentieth century, " Thinking the Twentieth Century" opens pathways to a moral life for the twenty-first. This is a book about the past, but it is also an argument for the kind of future we should strive for: "Thinking the Twentieth Century" is about the life of the mind--and the mindful life.


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    Title
    Thinking the Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of History Tony Judt, With Housum Professor of History Timothy Snyder
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 414
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594203237
    ISBN 10: 1594203237
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, HIS037070
    B&T Approval Code: A14504600, A10170000, A14204050
    DC21: 320.092
    DC22: 320.092
    Libri: ZWAN8000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
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    LC classification: JC257.J83 J8 2012
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    Thema V1.0: QDTS, JPA
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Penguin Press
    Imprint name
    Penguin Press
    Publication date
    02 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Tony Judt is the author or editor of fifteen books, including "The Memory Chalet" and "Postwar," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was University Professor at New York University and the founder of the Remarque Institute. He died in August 2010 at the age of sixty-two. Timothy Snyder is Professor of History at Yale University and the author of five award-winning books, most recently "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin."
    Review quote
    "Scintillating... a lively, browsable, deeply satisfying meditation on recent history by a deservedly celebrated public intellectual." --"Publisher's Weekly" (starred review)--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)