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Last Days in Old Europe

by Bassett, Richard hardback, 224 pages
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Penguin Books Ltd 
31/01/2019 
United Kingdom 

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Part memoir, part reflection, this book brings to life central Europe during the last ten years of the Cold War. It begins in Trieste in 1979 where the embers of the Habsburg Empire still burnt brightly, and then moves to the darker, claustrophobic world of Vienna in 1985. It recreates the farce and tragedy of the last days of communism.

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