One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century
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One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century

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This new edition of Donald Sassoon's magisterial history of the Left in the twentieth century includes a substantial new introduction by the author. With unique authority and unparalleled scholarship, Sassoon traces the fortunes of the political parties of the left in Western Europe across 14 countries, covering the fortunes of socialism from the rise of the Bolsheviks thr...more
Paperback, 1008 pages
Published February 27th 2014 by I. B. Tauris (first published September 1996)
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Rob Manwaring
This is an impossibly, stupidly big book. It is seriously just ridiculous, and pretty much overshadows my entire bed side table. It looks, however, an amazing read. I tired to show my excitement to to Sandy about this book, and she just said, 'why do you read such long and boring books?' I will probably finish this sometime in 2046...

Just for the record, I'm still reading this, and currently in the 1980s reading about Mitterand's attempt to modernise the PS. It is a fantastic book, but has a ver...more
Szplug
Mar 03, 2013 Szplug marked it as intermittently-reading  ·  review of another edition
It will take me about that long to read...
Jonyleo
Volume I

Neste estudo, único pela sua profundidade e amplitude, Donald Sassoon retrata os vários destinos dos partidos de esquerda na Europa Ocidental. Da ascenção do bolchevismo à queda do Muro de Berlim, da Segunda Internacional à Guerra Fria e ao evento do Estado-Providência, passando por duas guerras mundiais, da militância da classe operária e das sublevações estudantis dos anos 60 à relutante aceitação da economia de mercado com a aproximação do fim do milénio, passando pelo renascer do fem...more
Joao
An incredible voyage to the role of social democrates and socialists in the building the actual welfare state and peace in europe.
Brent
Boring...I wish this was a better read...maybe that's what's wrong with socialism...
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