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Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash

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Timothy Garton Ash is the author of The File, In Europe's Name, and three volumes of "history of the present": The Polish Revolution (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), The Uses of Adversity (for which he was awarded the Prix Europ?en de l'Essai), and The Magic Lantern, his personal account of the revolutions of 1989, which has now appeared in fifteen languages. A Fellow of Saint Antony's College, Oxford, he lives in Oxford with his wife and two sons.

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The File
A Personal History
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 1998
Price: $16.00

"An invaluable document for our time, bravely and beautifully written.  A chilling portrait of treachery and compromise that will not let me go."--John le Carré

In 1978, fresh out of Oxford, Timothy Garton Ash set out for Berlin to see what he could learn from the divided city about freedom and despotism. As... Read more >
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The File
A Personal History
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Free World
America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 6, 2005
Price: $13.99

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History of the Present
Essays, Sketches, and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.95

The 1990s. An extraordinary decade in Europe. At its beginning, the old order collapsed along with the Berlin Wall. Everything seemed possible. Everyone hailed a brave new Europe. But no one knew what this new Europe would look like. Now we know. Most of Western Europe has launched into the unprecedented... Read more >
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History of the Present
Essays, Sketches, and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $11.99

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In Europe's Name
Germany and the Divided Continent
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: Trade Paperback, 700 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $29.00

"Among the most important books on recent international history...An immense research effort"—The New York Times Book Review

"A subtle account of German policy toward the East over the past quarter century, elegantly written and suffused with...original insights."—The New York Review of Books Read more >
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In Europe's Name
Germany and the Divided Continent
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook, 700 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $23.99

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The Magic Lantern
The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 1993
Price: $15.00

With a new Afterword by the author.  This is Garton Ash's acclaimed eyewitness account of the revolutions that swept Communism from Eastern Europe in 1989.  Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections or sitting in at the meetings of an unlikely coalition of bohemian intellectuals and Catholic clerics orchestrating the liberation of Czechoslovakia... Read more >
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The Magic Lantern
The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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