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    DescriptionTwo explorers set out on a journey from which only one of them will return. Their unknown land is that often fearsome continent we call the 20th Century. Their route is through their own minds and memories. Both travellers are professional historians still tormented by their own unanswered questions. They needed to talk to one another, and the time was short. 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) Tony Judt, By (author) Timothy Snyder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 312 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099563556
    ISBN 10: 009956355X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ
    DC23: 306.0904
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    02 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tony Judt was one of the great historians and public intellectuals of his time. Educated at King's College, Cambridge, and the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, he taught at Cambridge, Oxford and Berkeley. He 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 America.The author or editor of fourteen books, Professor Judt was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, and The New York Times. Timothy Snyder studied at Brown and Oxford, held fellowships in Paris, Warsaw and Vienna and at Harvard, and is The Houslum Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of five award-winning and critically-acclaimed books of European history; the most recent of which, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, won the Leipzig Prize for European Understanding, was named a book of the year by a dozen publications and has beentranslated into twenty-five languages.
    Review quote
    "Timothy Snyder's initiative has prompted a sparkling dialogue which, through following the stages of Tony Judt's life and emergence as an exceptional historian, offers important reflections on major currents of political thinking in the 20th century" Ian Kershaw "There is much brilliance here to enjoy ... The best kind of book" -- David Aaronovitch The Times "Brilliant to the bitter end...Tony Judt was combative and razor-sharp even as he was dying...A moving, enlightening and provocative read...It is impossible not to marvel at the dying man's extraordinary mental recall and moral integrity ... This book, bristling with learning, is a staggering achievement" -- Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times "Thinking the Twentieth Century is a substantial achievement" -- Tony Barber Financial Times "Brilliantly eloquent" -- Neil Ascherson Guardian