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Last Days in Old Europe: Trieste ’79, Vienna ’85, Prague ’89 by [Bassett, Richard]
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Length: 199 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Richard Bassett's spirited memoir of ten crucial years in recent European history is full of insights into the last days of two empires: the Habsburg, whose embers he savours beautifully, and the Communist, which he vividly shows us collapsing in front of him. The book is charming and funny, but it has a serious purpose, lightly worn, and a flavour all of its own. (Anne Applebaum)

Most memoirs by former journalists fail lamentably ... A vastly enjoyable exception to the rule is Richard Bassett's charming, imaginative and elegantly written memoir of his adventures in central Europe, for many years as a correspondent for The Times (Victor Sebestyen Evening Standard)

As Soviet rule in central Europe collapsed in the late 1980s, newsworthy events, thrilling and poignant, abounded. Many were enriched by the diffident, elegant presence of Richard Bassett. (Edward Lucas Financial Times)

In the 1980s Richard Bassett was "our man" in central Europe, and a high old time he appears to have had. This memoir of that period and those places is nicely crafted and would happily accompany a bottle or two of Holzpur 2004 spread over a couple of winter evenings. (David Aaronovitch The Times)

This is a gem of a book ... a charming and engaging memoir of a world now gone. (Clovis Meath Baker Standpoint)

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The final decade of the Cold War, through the eyes of a laconic and elegant observer.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1876 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0241014867
  • Publisher: Allen Lane (31 January 2019)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07G9RBVWM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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