After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the 20th century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as being 'to Hell and back', the years from 1950 to 2017 brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe. Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent. The catastrophic era of the world wars receded into an ever more distant past, though i...
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Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017 Reviews
A general history needs some way to put its own spin on familiar facts. Kershaw doesn't manage that. Everything feels like it could have come straight from the newspaper headlines, with occasional (and un-insightful) interjections from the op-ed pages.