About this book
An acclaimed and magisterial narrative history of Europe in our time. 'It escapes from the stale paradigms of the Cold War, places the European Union in perspective, and has fresh and provocative things to say about every aspect that it touches' "TLS, Books of the Year"
Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. This title tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here.