History of the Present

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Vintage | Jul 01, 2009 | ISBN 9780307530844

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    Vintage | Sep 11, 2001 | 496 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780375727627

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    Vintage | Jul 01, 2009 | ISBN 9780307530844

Praise

"This is a kind of writing—it could be called the history of the present—for which it is not easy to find examples in earlier literature. . . . Garton Ash is, in the most literal sense of the term,
a contemporary historian. He writes primarily as a witness to the events he is treating, and not just as an outside witness but often as an inside one as well; for his own involvement in these events, emotional and intellectual, is of such intensity that he can speak, in a sense, from the inside as well as the outside.
Yet the sense of the historic dimension of the events in question is never lost. And the quality of the writing places it clearly in the category of good literature."
—George F. Kennan, on The Uses of Adversity


From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

Introduction
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
Bosniain 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
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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