Readership: All those interested in the history of Europe in the twentieth century.
"This book will almost certainly have a prominent place on the reading lists of courses on contemporary European History." - Christopher Reeves, Political Studies Review
"Wasserstein fashions a powerful narrative." - Sunday Independent.
"This is a huge synthesis marvelously researched, enriched with interesting pictures and a massive bibliography." - Sunday Independent. Milton Shain.
"A rich and broad ranging synthesis...Numerous plums enrich an always fluently written and insightful text that artfully conceals the vast amount of material that has been synthesized." - Mark Mazower. Times Literary Supplement.
"An admirable work of scholarly
synthesis, which should be required reading... for anyone absorbed by the perplexing century we recently left behind." - Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The Spectator
"eloquent, exhaustive and highly learned, this book is both a considerable achievement and an enlivening read...a highly competent and impressive book." - John Bew, Times Higher Education Supplement
"Thoughtful, fast-moving... exciting. As narrative histories of the last century go, this is as good as it gets." - Dominic Sandbrook, Literary Review
"By turns grim, humorous and surprising, this is a fascinating sweep of the century, covering war, politics, and social, cultural and economic change." - Belfast Telegraph
1: Europe in 1914
2: Europe at War 1914-17
3: Revolutionary Europe 1917-1921
4: Recovery of the Bourgeiosie 1929-1936
5: Depression and Terror 1929-1936
6: Europe in the 1930s
7: Spiral into War 1936-1939
8: Hitler Triumphant 1939-1942
9: Life and Death in Wartime
10: The End of Hitler's Europe 1942-1945
11: Europe Partitioned 1945-1949
12: West European Recovery 1949-1958
13: Stalin and His Heirs 1949-1964
14: Consensus and Dissent in Western Europe 1958-1973
15: Europe in the 1960s
16: Strife in Communist Europe 1964-1985
17: Stress in Liberal Europe 1973-1989
18: The Collapse of Communism 1985-1991
19: After the Fall 1991-2005
20: Europe in the New Millennium