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Overcomer Study Guide With Dvd gIt s been about two weeks since I finished the book and I wanted to add a couple of thoughts to the review because I feel like such a work deserves praise than I managed in the original lines The thing that I want to start out with is the depth in which Mak hasone in order to produce this It is unbelievable I kid you not the sheer uantity of information that you et from these 800 pages Don t et me wrong I ve read heftier books but this one is a class beyond everything out there Not only do you Demonology The Demonology Series Book One get a spectacular narrative which is in and by itself very hard to encounter nowadays but I bet if you listed out all the trivia in this book it would take you months to finish it How in the world did the author manage to comprise so much knowledge into such a succinct piece of work is a uestion that I ll probably keep asking for years I m sure one day I llet back to this book and still be amazed by it Another thing is the ability of the writer to describe people Now whenever you read history books individuals tend to blend together as the story focuses on the Fat Labels 1 general current or the mentality or just as we know it the big picture Mak seems to do very well in writing about the little picture Page after page it s not only the countries you hear about not only the economic status the political relations the international scheme not only facts numbers and statistics even though trust me youet a lot of them as well but the spotlight seems rather to be taken by villagers cab drivers brothel keepers children with flowers in their hair pub crawlers night owls heroes anti heroes anyone and everyone that was emblematic enough to be inserted in the drama There s an underlying human voice that tells the story of the 20th century and I very very much enjoyed that For a lot of us out there history can never be detached from the people who were a part of it and Mak spectacularly delivered in that field As far as history books Robert Herrick Eman Poet Lib 12 go this one is an absoluteem I doubt there is another one like it out there I doubt there will ever be one to resemble it either because of its perfect timing Written at the end of the 20th century this work takes the reader through all of Europe s history since the 1900s The turn of phrase is bewitching the historical information abundant and the stories of peoples of places of humans of countries of peace of war of love of hate beautifully intertwined to present a masterpiece of a painting of Europe For me it has been a thrilling read and I think that it will be for any history Global Brazil And U S Brazil Relations geek out there Ok many pages but each one is worth its own time and together they willive you a sympathetic portrait of contemporary Europe one with than a few surprises Especially Peregrinaje good at reminding us of Stalin s fatal rule and the contemporary French and British confusions An excellent section on the Spanish Civil War Read learn savor Mak took a year to travel around Europe and to survey its histories from 1900 to 1999 He determined his itinerary by events from certain periods for example the month of November had him in Berlin Niesky Gdansk Moscow and Chernobyl the years of history surveyed 1980 1989 The book is well informed but never overtly scholarly It s an erudite companion over terrain visible and buried A perfectuide In Europe was recommended to me by Tony Judt s Postwar A History of Europe Since 1945 which it is an excellent complement to I borrowed it a while before lockdown but it has taken this long for my brain to stop skittering just about sufficiently for 800 page non fiction to become manageable I definitely would not describe this as a pleasant distraction from lockdown and the pandemic however The opposite if anything as it led me to consider how the history of the 21st century in Europe will be told Books will doubtless be written examining how the pandemic played out across Europe including analysis of how the UK ended up with such an appalling "Death Toll I Already Have Tentative Theories If You Ve " toll I already have tentative theories If you ve read my non fiction reviews it will not surprise you to learn that
they centre uponcentre upon and austerity The evisceration of social care and the NHS worsening ineuality cascading failures of political accountability and loss of public trust in politicians and institutions coupled with the immediate and appalling irresponsibility of our hideously incompetent current Hans Goebl government Don t fuckinget me started There is perhaps some cold comfort in the knowledge that by 1920 the 20th century had already proved cataclysmic than the 21st has been thus far comparing the First World War and Spanish Flu pandemic with the War on Terror and COVID 19 This is just the beginning of our 21st century pandemic thoughThe format of In Europe combines travelogue narrative history and personal testimony The author travelled across cities from Moscow to Lisbon and Sarajevo to Keffalonia during 1999 locating major events of the 20th century and observing their legacy at its end Understandably the book is thus dominated by the two world wars particularly the second Mak is a fluid elouent writer who stitches together a remarkable amount of material into an extremely involving and wide ranging continental narrative The only notable flaw is freuent low level sexism that proved somewhat tiresome All women mentioned were either beautiful or he could tell they had been when younger I ve read a lot of books written by men though so am fairly inured to that sort of thing The only occasion it really bothered me was this on the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising An impressive number of women took part approximately a third of the membership of the resistance Greek Mythology Set groups consisted ofirls and young women Almost all of them were in love Such patronising *Comments Aside I Found Mak S Accounts Of The Atrocities *aside I found Mak s accounts of the atrocities disasters that wracked Europe humane thoughtful and moving He also manages to clearly explain complex political situations without losing nuance no mean feat The chapters covering the Spanish Civil War are an excellent example of this as they summarise the complicated myriad of roups fighting in the civil war as well as the wider international conseuences The vividness of ev. From the First World War to the waning days of the Cold War a poignant exploration on what it means to be European at the end of the twentieth century Geert Mak crisscrosses Europe from Verdun to Berlin SaintPetersburg to Srebrenica in search of evidence and witnesses of the last. ,
Geert Mak ✓ 4 SummarySo deserves reater focus and consideration than I could manage Despite its ambitiousness this book is very interesting and a must read for all the aspiring reportersMak wrote a Confluencias great account of the Twentieth Century of the Old Continent In Europe is aoldmine of historical informations Trade Unions In The Course Of European Integration given by a brilliant and well documented journalist Yet like in manyems there are a few imperfections Sometimes Geert Mak could be a better observer like in Cassino where he surprisingly forgets to mention the famous bombardment of the monastery Besides as a Dutchman he does not seem to show a reat sympathy for Brussels Indeed he did a wonderful job and his writing is never boring Like a ood wine this book is becoming better year after year Fundamentals Of Retailing And Shopper Marketing gaining a sociological as well as a cultural value This because just nine years after its publication places like Saint Petersburg Prague Moscow Warsaw and Bucharest are changed a lot A bit heavy to carry but extremely user friendly to read In Europe is one of the best books I ve read in uite awhile and I ve been recommending it to everybody I know Geert Mak a Dutch journalist spent most of 1999 traveling t I can only echo the many superlatives that are expressed in the reviews it s areat overview of the 20th century in Europe handsomely told through travelogues I noticed a few historical errors and dated views but I certainly do not want to undervalue the merit of this book In my opinion the strongest chapter was on the second world war In the chapters starting with the 1950 s the tempo was a bit too high and the stories Geert Mak relates inevitably became personal and subjective It is an encyclopaedic project To visit all the places having a historical importance in Europe during XXth century With the meticulousness of a entomologist he explores these places by testing here to find the truthThat starts joyfully in Paris with the World Fair of 1900 But already the festival is sad All is place for the tragedy Mak Champions Of Freedom The Ludwig Von Mises Lecture Series goes everywhere He finds in Berlin the place where Rathenau was assassinated Rathenau was able to succeed Without his death no Hitler The role of the chance in HistoryAnd after WWII Cold WarIt is the story of a kind of suicide Why European people destroyed themselves It is also the twilight of this culture is it possible to make emerge a common conscience of this disaster I acknowledge that I am skeptical This book has the same importance as those of Paxton and Furet From BBC Radio 4 Book of the weekThe Dutch journalist Geert Mak travels through Europe at the close of the twentieth century reflecting on the history of the last 100 years and it s legacy Nicholas Farrell readsEpisode 2 of 5It is 1999 and Geert Mak the Dutch journalist retraces the historic journey Lenin made in 1917 from Zurich to Petrograd by way of Stockholm and HelsinkiEpisode 3 of 5Today he takes in St Petersburg s fadedrandeur and looks back to the moment in 1917 when Lenin first arrived in the city when it was called Petrograd Episode 4 of 5Today Mak takes in Kiev Odessa and Istanbul where the past haunts the present and he considers what it means to be a EuropeanEpisode 5 of 5Today he meets a famous cosmonaut and looks at the fall out from the demise of the Soviet Union To conclude Mak has written a new epilogue bringing his reflections on the continent up to date Nicholas Farrell readsAs the new millennium was about to dawn Geert Mak was commissioned by the newspaper he worked for to write a series of articles assessing the shape Europe was in and the legacy left behind by the twentieth century s turbulent history Mak travelled back and forth all over the continent painting a lively and engaging portrait of the places he visited and the people he encountered who shared their stories with him Book of the Week begins with Mak setting off from Amsterdam for Paris where he finds the remnants of the spectacular World s Fair held there in 1900 Then he follows in the footsteps of Lenin as he made his fateful journey from Zurich to Petrograd via Stockholm and Helsinki in 1917 He contrasts the Bolshevik leader s fiery politics with the measured route taken by the Scandinavians Then on to Odessa and Istanbul where traces of acceptance and tolerance are found amid the worst excesses of tyranny Finally to Moscow where he meets the Russian cosmonaut Anatoli Artsybarski who recalls orbiting the Earth as the Soviet Union ceased to exist in December 1991 A new piece by Geert Mak specially written for Book of the Week
updates his reflections twenty years onAbridged by Rowan RouthProduced by Elizabeth Allardhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb09ntd0f If you have to read onehis reflections twenty years onAbridged by Rowan RouthProduced by Elizabeth Allardhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb09ntd0f If you have to read one on modern European history i recommend this one the chapters flow easily very informative a pleasure to read BOTWhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb09ntd0fDescription 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 it s legacy Nicholas Farrell readsAs the new millennium was about to dawn Geert *it s legacy Nicholas Farrell readsAs the new millennium was about to dawn Geert was commissioned by the newspaper he worked for to write a series of articles assessing the shape Europe was in and the legacy left behind by the twentieth century s turbulent history Mak travelled back and forth all over the continent painting a lively and engaging portrait of the places he visited and the people he encountered who shared their stories with him Book of the Week begins with Mak setting off from Amsterdam for Paris where he finds the remnants of the spectacular World s Fair held there in 1900 Then he follows in the footsteps of Lenin as he made his fateful journey from Zurich to Petrograd via Stockholm and Helsinki in 1917 He contrasts the Bolshevik leader s fiery politics with the measured route taken by the Scandinavians Then on to Odessa and Istanbul where traces of acceptance and tolerance are found amid the worst excesses of tyranny Finally to Moscow where he meets the Russian cosmonaut Anatoli Artsybarski who recalls orbiting the Earth as the Soviet Union ceased to exist in December 1991 A new piece by Geert Mak specially written for Book of the Week updates his reflections twenty years on. Ery school in the shadow of Chernobyl His uniue approach makes thereader an eyewitness to a half forgotten past full of unknown peculiarities sudden insights and touching encounters Sweeping in scale but intimate in detail In Europe is amasterpiece From the Trade Paperback editio. Ents are also brought to life by literary uotes and first person accounts some from famous sources like Orwell and others The Macintyre Reader gathered by Mak himself When he was travelling Europe in 1999 even the First World War was still within living memory Mak s interview material intermittently reminded me of Svetlana Alexievich s magnificent collections of personal testimonies as he presents uite a few recollections without context as they speak powerfully for themselves In 2020 the Second World War is passing from living memory accelerated by a plague that is especially deadly to the elderly I no longer have any living relatives from the Greatest Generation The voices Mak recorded in 1999 are all the important nowThere are many highlights in this book I just didn t make a note of their page numbers Many of the most memorable parts were horrifying for example how the Catholic church failed to protest against the pre war Nazienocide of disabled people Latvia s ethusiastic pre emption of the Holocaust and the British decision to bomb German civilians rather than industry in the final years of WWII The comparisons between different manifestations of fascism across Europe were fascinating as I previously knew nothing about Portugal s Salazar and little about Spain s Franco I also appreciated the commentary on how De Gaulle essentially invented a new and Articles On Novels By Jerry Spinelli Including glorious narrative of resistance for France to replace the shame of surrender and moral failures of Vichy Like Judt Makives the East of Europe eual weight to the West and shows the USSR s patchwork legacy across Germany Poland Russia and beyond I hadn t thought of the mid 70s as a time of change before but now see that it was the Spanish Greek and Portuguese dictatorships all collapsed within a couple of years of each other Also notable were Mak s observations of Europe s boundaries the cities where people say I m Animals In Motion going to Europe The evolution of the European Union is bittersweet to read about now the UK has rudely and ignominiously flounced outNo one foresaw the current EU Who would have dared to predict in 1953 the year in which Stalin died in which George Marshall and Albert Schweitzer received the Nobel Prize for Peace in which Princess Elizabeth became ueen Elizabeth II the year in which the East Germans rebelled and the Dutch Belgian border was the scene of a fierce manhunt for butter smugglers who would have dared to predict that half a century later there would be an EU of twenty seven members with its own currency and its own parliament a free space with largely open internal borders that would stretch from Ireland by way of a united Germany to the very borders of chaotic RussiaThe tragic thing about Europe as other observers have noted has to do with the fact that those very measures needed to survive in the long term the influx of young immigrants to reverse the demographic trend towards ageing reorganisation of the welfare states to strengthen Europe s competitive position with regard to the other continents open dealings with the Muslim worldood stewardship with regard to raw materials and the environment the further strengthening and de nationalisation of Europe s military forces are at the same time often rist to the mill of paranoid populist movementsThe overwhelming impression is of Europe s wide expanse and diversityThere is no European people There is no single all embracing community of culture of tradition that binds together Jorwerd V s rosb *c and Kefallonia there are at least four of them the Northern Protestant the Latin Catholic the Greek Orthodox Kefallonia there are at least four of them Northern Protestant the Latin Catholic the Greek Orthodox the Muslim Ottoman There is not a single language but dozens of them The Italians feel very differently about the word state than do the Swedes
There are still no truly European political parties and pan European newspapersare still no truly European political parties and pan European newspapers television stations still lead a marginal existence And above all in Europe there is very little in the way of shared historical experienceAlmost every country I travelled through myself for example had come up with its own account of the unimaginable explosion of violence between 1939 1945 its own myth to explain all that unbelievable madness to justify wrongdoings to bury humiliation and create new heroesI have often had the feeling that despite our common heritage and our present day contacts Europe as it was in spring 1914 exhibited a reater cultural unity than it does today than ninety years later Then a worker in Warsaw led or less the same life as a worker in Brussels and the same went for a teacher in Berlin or in Prague a shopkeeper in Budapest or in AmsterdamAlthough I find that somewhat reductive it echoes Stefan Zweig in The World of Yesterday which Mak references in early chapters The uotes above are from the epilogue which draws together the myriad of threads in the book together into a comment on Europe s future It foresees disagreement and comments on rising neo nationalism while also marvelling at how peaceful the continent has been since 1945 in comparison to the previous millennium of war At the very end Mak sensibly caveats his conclusions thusIt remains entirely possible of course that factors such as climate change or major epidemics will once again overturn all these economic prognosesWe re definitely within the parentheses nowMy intrusive reflections on what Europe s 20th century can suggest about 2020 kept coming back to the many moments of crisis and catastrophe when established political realities suddenly collapsed into something new Sometimes for worse but sometimes for the better Seeing the spread of the anti racism movement at the moment Complications Of Alcohol Withdrawal gives me hope for positive change In the UK however it s hard to avoid seeing in the last two decades a narrative of ongoing political social and economic collapse I find it difficult to see how the UK can continue to exist as a single country under the combined strains of pandemic Brexit and each Conservativeovernment proving less capable than the one before It bothers me that I m unlikely to remember very much of this book in the long term as my mind is too scattered by immediate fears In Europe is full of thought provoking and significant material. Hundred years of Europe Using his skills as an acclaimed journalist Mak locates the smaller personal stories within the epic arc ofhistory talking to a former ticket taker at the ates of the Birkenau concentration camp or noting the neat rows of tiny shoes in the abandoned nurs. .