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Published: 07 September 2012

664 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198228790

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The Shock of America

Europe and the Challenge of the Century

David Ellwood

Oxford History of Modern Europe

  • Offers a new angle on contemporary European-US relations, relating cultural varieties to traditional forms of power over time
  • Provides an exceptionally wide-ranging survey of Europe's responses to the challenge of America's capacity for world-stirring innovation, including politics, economics, and popular culture
  • Richly documented with every form of primary and secondary source, including a long list of feature and documentary films from various epochs down to the present
  • Unique contribution to European and wider debates about 'Americanization' and 'anti-Americanism'
  • Sets today's debates over the evolution of US power in the world in a strong, multi-dimensional, historical framework
  • Covers Europe's three greatest military-political conflicts of the contemporary era: the Great War, World War II, and the Cold War