9780143123040

Thinking the Twentieth Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143123040

  • ISBN10:

    0143123041

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-29
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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Summary

The triumphant final book by Tony Judt, indomitable public critic and author of Postwar 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 Centurypresents 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 Centuryis a tour de force: a masterful analysis of the life of the mind and an unforgettable guide to leading the mindful life.

Author Biography

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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