Worlds Ago: A Memoir of My Journeying Years

 
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Originally published in 1993, Worlds Ago is not only about the politics of the times, but also about the world into which Walter Laqueur was born and raised and the world that shaped him: pre-war Germany in 1921, where he witnessed the rise of the Nazi party. It is a story of families, friendships, and early love; achievements and disappointments; and facing and surviving dangerous circumstances in which many of those close to him lost their lives. It was a world where calm seas and waters were rare and survivors were lucky to escape the engines of war.

This memoir further recounts his experience as an agricultural laborer on a kibbutz, in what was Palestine at the time, living among Bedouin and Arab herdsmen, sharing their labor and lifestyle. Laqueur became a journalist and writer in his twenties, and witnessed dramatic events in the Middle East and the emergence of Israel in the aftermath of World War II. He came to know many of the leading figures on both sides who were involved in the establishment of the State of Israel. Walter Laqueur went on to become one of the leading historians and interpreters of the Weimar period in Germany. This new edition, revised to tell his story up until 1948, also includes a new preface and conclusion.

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Walter Laqueur was director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London and served as chairman of the International Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington until 2000. He was founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary History and other publications. Laqueur taught at Georgetown, Harvard, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis University, and Tel Aviv University.



Walter Laqueur was director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London and served as chairman of the International Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington until 2000. He was founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary History and other publications. Laqueur taught at Georgetown, Harvard, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis University, and Tel Aviv University.

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"The author, a prolific scholar and publicist, and a recognized specialist in the history of contemporary Germany, of fascism, and of the Communist international movement, lays bare the roots of those scholarly interest in his personal experience, and especially in his early years in Germany (1921-1938) and in the subsequent ones in Palestine/Israel."

Virginia Quarterly Review

"Walter Laqueur has made numerous contributions to the history of Germany, Russia, and the Middle East, edited the Journal of Contemporary History, turned out numerous articles and reviews in historical journals and the press, and even written a novel. The total amount of his literary output is staggering, and much of it is distinguished. . . . His memoir rewards the reader, and one certainly gains renewed appreciation and respect for his historical judgments given the nature of his early experience."

—Irwin Wall, Central European History

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