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The Resource History of the present : essays, sketches, and dispatches from Europe in the 1990s, Timothy Garton Ash

History of the present : essays, sketches, and dispatches from Europe in the 1990s, Timothy Garton Ash

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History of the present : essays, sketches, and dispatches from Europe in the 1990s
Title
History of the present
Title remainder
essays, sketches, and dispatches from Europe in the 1990s
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Garton Ash
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers a first-hand record of the dramatic history of the final decade in the twentieth century in Europe, describing such key events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the rise of democracy in Eastern Europe, and the European monetary union
  • "Timothy Garton Ash chronicles this formative decade through a glittering collection of essays, sketches, and dispatches written as history was being made. He joins the East Germans for their decisive vote for unification and visits their former leader in prison. He accompanies the Poles on their roller-coaster ride from dictatorship to democracy. He uncovers the motives for monetary union in Paris and Bonn. He walks in mass demonstrations in Belgrade and travels through the killing fields of Kosovo. Occasionally, he even becomes an actor in a drama he describes: debating Germany with Margaret Thatcher or the role of the intellectual with Vaclav Havel in Prague. Ranging from Vienna to Saint Petersburg, from Britain to Ruthenia, Garton Ash reflects on how the single great conflict of the cold war has been replaced by many smaller ones. And he asks what part the United States still has to play. Sometimes he takes an eagle's-eye view, considering the present attempt to unite Europe against the background of a thousand years of such efforts. But often he swoops to seize one telling human story, that of a wiry old farmer in Croatia, a newspaper editor in Warsaw, or a bitter, beautiful survival from Sarajevo."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Garton Ash, Timothy
Dewey number
940.55/9
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D2009
LC item number
.G37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe
Label
History of the present : essays, sketches, and dispatches from Europe in the 1990s, Timothy Garton Ash
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-392) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map: Europe in 1989 -- The solution -- Après le Déluge, Nous -- The Chequers Affair -- Germany unbound -- The visit -- Seven cities -- Fathers and sons -- Intellectuals and politicians -- Marta and Helena -- Catching the wrong bus? -- Cleansed Croatia -- Bosnian glimpses -- Bosnia in our future -- Abnormal normality -- Forty years on -- The Serbian tragedy -- Bad memories -- Trials, purges, and history lessons -- The case for liberal order -- Good-bye to Bonn -- "Be not afraid!" -- Cry, the dismembered country -- Long live Ruthenia! -- Where Is Central Europe now? -- Helena's kitchen -- War over Kosovo -- Return to Kosovo -- The protectorate -- Anarchy and madness -- Envoi -- Map: Europe in 2000
Control code
44768917
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 405 pages
Isbn
9780375503535
Lccn
00062553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
History of the present : essays, sketches, and dispatches from Europe in the 1990s, Timothy Garton Ash
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map: Europe in 1989 -- The solution -- Après le Déluge, Nous -- The Chequers Affair -- Germany unbound -- The visit -- Seven cities -- Fathers and sons -- Intellectuals and politicians -- Marta and Helena -- Catching the wrong bus? -- Cleansed Croatia -- Bosnian glimpses -- Bosnia in our future -- Abnormal normality -- Forty years on -- The Serbian tragedy -- Bad memories -- Trials, purges, and history lessons -- The case for liberal order -- Good-bye to Bonn -- "Be not afraid!" -- Cry, the dismembered country -- Long live Ruthenia! -- Where Is Central Europe now? -- Helena's kitchen -- War over Kosovo -- Return to Kosovo -- The protectorate -- Anarchy and madness -- Envoi -- Map: Europe in 2000
Control code
44768917
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 405 pages
Isbn
9780375503535
Lccn
00062553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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