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All Reviewed Nonfiction


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    Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt

    Postwar is an awe-inspiring history of the European community rebuilt from the remnants of World War II. It plunges into the horrendous regimes of postwar dictators, perilous revolutions led by university students, and viscous wars that both tore down and gave birth to new nations.

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    How Propaganda Works by Jason Stanley

    How Propaganda Works rigorously defines, describes, and identifies propaganda in modern democracies. In today's world, propaganda has learned to wear a number of masks. Jason Stanley provides us with the tools necessary to build sound arguments against this enemy of reason.

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    Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed

    In the ruins of WWI, war debt and reparations weighed heavily on European countries. The central bankers of Britain, France, and Germany had to come together alongisde the United States – now a first-class economic power – to rebuild the global economy. Their mistakes would soon drive the world to the Great Depression.