In Europe's Shadow

  • by Robert D. Kaplan
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Bucharest, Romania's capital, Kaplan discovered that few Westerners were reporting on the country - one of the darkest corners of Europe during the Cold War. In an intense and cinematic travelogue, Kaplan explores the history and culture of the only country in the West where the leading intellectuals have been right-wing rather than left-wing; a country that gave rise to the dictator Ion Antonescu, Hitler's chief foreign accomplice during WWII; a country where the Latin West mixes with the Greek East, producing a fascinating fusion of cultures.
In Europe's Shadow is a deep and vivid immersion into one place, a country that is a metaphor for Europe's current challenge in confronting Vladimir Putin's Russia. With the brilliant, insightful Kaplan as our narrator and eyewitness, this book is a shorthand masterpiece about imperialism and a country critical to our understanding of the last century in Europe.
Robert D. Kaplan is the author of 16 books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, Balkan Ghosts, and Warrior Politics. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for over three decades. In 2011, Foreign Policy magazine named Kaplan among the world's "100 Top Global Thinkers".

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The hard truth!

Past, present and a possible future due to the geopolitical location of Romania. A book that you should read/listen even if you are the biggest Romanian nationalist!
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- Ovidiu

Fascinating history lesson

clearly written by someone who knows and loves Romania. fascinating and easy to listen to.

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- amotherandstudent

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2016
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books