Summary: From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe's peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock reveals how leaders such as Charles de Gaulle, Willy Brandt, and Margaret Thatcher balanced their nations' interests against
the demands of the reigning superpowers, leading to great strides in economic and political unity. He re-creates Europeans' struggles with their troubling legacy of racial, ethnic, and national antagonism, and shows that while divisions persist, Europe stands on the threshold of changes that may profoundly shape the future of world affairs.
Summary: From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe's peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock reveals how leaders such as Charles de Gaulle, Willy Brandt, and Margaret Thatcher balanced their nations' interests against the demands of the reigning superpowers, leading to great strides in economic and political unity. He re-creates Europeans' struggles with their troubling legacy of racial, ethnic, and national antagonism, and shows that while divisions persist, Europe stands on the threshold of changes that may profoundly shape the future of world affairs. ...show less
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"Should be read and studied by a generation of students of European history. . . . One could not want a clearer exposition and a better guide."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Lively and insightful. . . . A thoughtful narrative that challenges some previous assumptions about key events that shaped our world."
--The Washington Post Book World
"Splendid. . . . Hitchcock is a gifted storyteller, with a knack for choosing the right anecdote and quotation to enliven his story."
"Energetic and fluid. . . . A confident, sharp-minded account."
"Every now and then books come along that tell you who the master historians of the next generation are going to be. I had this sense as I read Will Hitchcock's The Struggle for Europe. Shrewd, comprehensive, elegantly written, always convincing in its arguments, it is without question the most successful analytical synthesis of recent European history now available."
--John Lewis Gaddis, Yale University
"There is nothing more important at this juncture of our history than a crash course for Americans in modern European history. And there is no better place to start than with William I. Hitchcock's book. . . . It deserves serious attention."
--Daily News Tribune
"A clear exposition of postwar developments. . . . Sober and comprehensive."
"Lucid, highly readable. . . . Scholarly without being tedious, a sturdy companion to Richard Vinen's A History in Fragments."
"Two features of this book stand out: its easy, lucid style, which allows deeply thought-out analyses to be slipped into the readable narrative; and the confident way it treats regional complexities, from Ulster to Greece, yet preserves the larger picture of Europe's remarkable transformation. This is a very deft and mature work."
--Paul Kennedy, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
"Succinct and handy. . . . Its analysis is adept, well supported with statistics, and quite readable."
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