Ts&Cs apply
Homelands: A Personal History of Europe (Hardback)
  • Homelands: A Personal History of Europe (Hardback)
zoom

Homelands: A Personal History of Europe (Hardback)

(author)
£22.00
Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 02/03/2023

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Drawing from the people who lived it, Homelands explores how Europe slowly recovered and rebuilt from World War Two. And then faltered.

Timothy Garton Ash, our greatest writer about Europe, has spent a lifetime studying Europe and this deeply felt book is full of vivid experiences: from his father's memories of D-Day and his own surveillance at the hands of the Stasi to interviewing Albanian guerrillas in the mountains of Kosovo and angry teenagers in the poorest quarters of Paris, as well as advising prime ministers, chancellors and presidents.

Homelands is at once a living, breathing history of a period of unprecedented progress, a clear-eyed account of how so much then went wrong and an urgent call to the citizens of this great old continent to understand and defend what we have collectively achieved.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847926616
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A moving love letter to Europe, Homelands merges memoir, political analysis and social criticism to reflect on the future of a continent still haunted by its past - Lea Ypi, author of Free

The right book for Europe, at the right time ... the perfect book for the present - Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny

Garton Ash does it brilliantly ... tremendously enjoyable ... thoughtful, honest, open, self-deprecating - Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

A panoramic contemporary history of Europe, in which sharp political analysis is enlivened with personal memoir - drawn from decades of distinguished work as a journalist and academic - FT Summer Book of 2023

Readers could hardly wish for a wiser guide. Over 40 years, Garton Ash has both watched from the stands and played on the pitch in the arena of European change - Financial Times

Outstanding ... Homelands is an elegantly written piece of contemporary history by one of Britain's leading public intellectuals - Spectator

At once accessible, engaging and erudite, Homelands is an extraordinary accomplishment, much like the author's life; it is a heartfelt call to arms - Times Literary Supplement

Personal memories matter in Europe, where the remembrance of recent horrors has shaped modern politics ... Homelands is a trip down memory lane on a continental scale ... insightful [and] downright chilling, too - Economist

We know there are Germans, Italians, Spaniards and Poles - but are there Europeans? Yes, at least one: Timothy Garton Ash. Homelands is the brilliant, captivating story of how he became one. - Mark Lilla, author of The Once and Future Liberal

This book, from a man who had a front-row seat to much of the history he describes, draws on his experiences and those of his friends to bring events to vivid life - M. E. Sarotte, author of Not One Inch

Garton Ash deftly combines scholarship, journalistic experience, and personal observations and stories in Homelands ... delightful and thought-provoking - Robert B. Zoellick, author of America in the World

Garton Ash has carved out a unique niche as a 'historian of the present.' Homelands combines his eye-witness account of Europe's evolution with his keen historical insight to offer an innovative and compelling book - Charles A. Kupchan, author of Isolationism

Insightful - Irish Independent

Rich with originality and memoiristic detail - New Statesman

A fluent and authoritative account of Europe since the Second World War - Literary Review

An insightful analysis of the transformation of central and eastern Europe in the decades between the Hungarian revolution of 1956 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine - Guardian

Garton Ash is a clear-headed chronicler of the Continent [and] Homelands is an engaging read - Irish Times

An authoritative big picture well matched with revealing, important human details - The Tablet

Timothy Garton Ash tells the epic story of ... [postwar] Europe - Irish Times

Excellent ... Read as a letter, such gemlike vignettes can be treasured. Because in them, Garton Ash has captured something of what it means to be European. Though he is proudly in love with Europe, he is not blind to its faults - Washington Examiner

You may also be interested in...

The Wager
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Unruly
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Great-Uncle Harry
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Beyond the Wall
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Killing Thatcher
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Full English
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Crypt
Added to basket
£22.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Earth Transformed
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
The Hundred Years' War on Palestine
Added to basket
Prisoners of Geography
Added to basket
An African History of Africa
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.99
Hardback
Killers of the Flower Moon
Added to basket
Pathogenesis
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Emperor of Rome
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
The Making of the Modern Middle East
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
UPROAR!
Added to basket
£11.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Lost Rainforests of Britain
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Normal Women
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: