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The Other Europe: Eastern Europe To 1945

The Other Europe: Eastern Europe To 1945

By E. Garrison Walters

Syracuse University Press, 1988, 443 pp.

Writing the history of Eastern Europe in one volume, once an author has cleared the first hurdle of defining the area, is still no easy task, as it means covering the internal and external affairs of eight or ten countries in addition to the broad political and economic trends affecting them all. In this book, intended for general rather than specialist consumption, Walters shows admirable selectivity in providing relevant information without overkill. On the interwar period his book does not displace the earlier works of Hugh Seton-Watson and Joseph Rothschild but it is a worthy companion to them.