Geert Mak


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in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
January 01, 1946

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Dutch historian mostly known for his documentary series 'In Europa' (In Europe) and book of the same name. Nowadays he gives lectures about the Netherlands in the USA.


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In Europe: Travels Through ...

4.34 avg rating — 3,178 ratings — published 2004 — 41 editions
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Reizen zonder John: op zoek...

3.86 avg rating — 2,247 ratings — published 2012 — 27 editions
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De eeuw van mijn vader

4.12 avg rating — 1,745 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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Hoe God verdween uit Jorwer...

3.77 avg rating — 1,037 ratings — published 1996 — 15 editions
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De levens van Jan Six

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In Europa: Reizen door de t...

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Grote verwachtingen. In Eur...

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De brug

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“careful reconstruction of the British war-cabinet meetings between Friday, 24 May and Tuesday, 28 May, five days that could have changed the world. Lukac’s conclusion is inescapable: never was Hitler as close to total control over Western Europe as he was during that last week of May 1940. Britain almost presented him with a peace agreement which he would probably have accepted, and only one man was finally able to stand in the way: Churchill. Besides Churchill, the British war cabinet in those days had four other members, at least two of whom could be counted among the ‘appeasers’: Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax. The other two, Clement Atlee and Arthur Greenwood (representing Labour), had no experience in government at that time. On”
Geert Mak, In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century

“These austere lifestyles were accompanied by an ideal of equality. In the first half of the twentieth century, most Americans liked to see themselves as members of a more or less uniform middle class. ‘The rich man smokes the same sort of cigarettes as the poor man, shaves with the same sort of razor, uses the same sort of telephone, vacuum cleaner, radio and TV set,’ Harper’s Magazine wrote with satisfaction in 1947. With this ideal came a sense of proportion; you didn’t always need to”
Geert Mak, In America: Travels with John Steinbeck

“Yet even that equality within the American middle classes had started to erode. The new models of car, for example, were categorised by rank and status. For those starting out there was the Chevrolet, next came the Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles and Buicks, while the seriously rich drove Cadillacs. Not only that; buying and consuming were increasingly a social norm. You had to drive a new Pontiac, and by 1959 anyone still riding around in a 1956 model was”
Geert Mak, In America: Travels with John Steinbeck

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