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Judt, Tony (Author) & Snyder, Timothy (Co-Author/Editor). THINKING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: TONY JUDT WITH TIMOTHY SNYDER. New York City, NY: The Penguin Press, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 414 pages. Fine/Fine.

The authors' "summing up" volume on subject. One of the most valuable books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Second and Softcover Editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Tony Judt's and Timothy Snyder's "Thinking The Twentieth Century". Their magisterial summation of the 20th century, the most glorious and the most abysmal in recorded history at the same time. "The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt. Maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age on to a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas, a time when the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. A tour-de-force, a classic engagement of modern thought by one of the century's most incisive thinkers. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure: A series of intimate conversations between Judt and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. We become aware of the obligations of the Present to the Past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society. Opens pathways to the twenty-first" (Publisher's blurb). "Ideas crackle in this triumphant final book, taking readers on a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought" (Los Angeles Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Tony Judt and Timothy Snyder collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online are subsequent printings, have serious flaws, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. Two of the greatest historian/thinkers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TONY JUDT TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1594203237. $60.00

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