In europe travels through the twentieth century and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. From bbc radio 4 book of the week the dutch journalist geert mak travels through europe at the close of the twentieth century reflecting on the history of the last 100 years and its legacy. This book is a history of europe in the twentieth century written as a travelogue that intermingles oral history with personal experiences and contemporary contrasts it reminds me of walter cronkites twentieth century television series written in book form written by a european it lends a different perspective to many of the historic events. Mak combines the larger story of twentieth century europe with details that suddenly give it a face a taste and a smell his unique approach makes the reader an eyewitness to his own half forgotten past full of unknown peculiarities sudden insights and touching encounters. Mak travels around europe on the cusp of the twenty first century reporting a centurys worth of history a fine piece of travel writing matched to an even better set of historical essays
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