In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond [Audiobook]

In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond [Audiobook]
In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond [Audiobook] by Robert D Kaplan, read by Paul Boehmer
2016 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 52 mins | 296.27MB

In Bucharest, Romania's capital, Kaplan discovered that few Westerners were reporting on the country - one of the darkest corners of Europe during the Cold War. In an intense and cinematic travelogue, Kaplan explores the history and culture of the only country in the West where the leading intellectuals have been right-wing rather than left-wing; a country that gave rise to the dictator Ion Antonescu, Hitler's chief foreign accomplice during WWII; a country where the Latin West mixes with the Greek East, producing a fascinating fusion of cultures.

In Europe's Shadow is a deep and vivid immersion into one place, a country that is a metaphor for Europe's current challenge in confronting Vladimir Putin's Russia. With the brilliant, insightful Kaplan as our narrator and eyewitness, this book is a shorthand masterpiece about imperialism and a country critical to our understanding of the last century in Europe.