I am admittedly am an extremely slow reader. I started Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt in April 2014 and I am only now finishing it up. I highly recommend the book. The book is around 700 pages of carefully linked together facts documenting the history of Europe from 1945 until around 2000. The books makes an effort to steer clear of any strong ideological bent and focuses on the who, what, when, where of major events of the era.
A reason I took so long to get through the book was I was constantly distracted by items from the history which caused me to stop and do some extra research on the person, place, event etc. I just started to take some notes on things I found interesting and to look up later. I plan on just reviewing my notes and reposing some of what I noted and links to more information on the item. Maybe it would be a way to adsorb the information better and others might find the notes and links interesting. I highly recommend you get a copy of the book if you find the notes/links compelling.
- Half of Serbia’s male population between 18 to 55 died in WW1
- Grand Illusion 1937
- Stefan Zweig
- Walter Benjamin
- Archilochus: “The Fox knows many things but the Hedgehog knows one big thing”
- ” The Hedgehog and the Fox” – Isaiah Berlin