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Savage Continent

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Author: Keith Lowe
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250015049
Size: 20.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Book Description: The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years... The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century's most iconic moments. It is fondly remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, danced, drank and made love until the small hours. These images of victory and celebration are so strong in our minds that the period of anarchy and civil war that followed has been forgotten. Across Europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war. The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, the media, transport, local and national government - were either entirely absent or hopelessly compromised. Crime rates were soaring, economies collapsing, and the European population was hovering on the brink of starvation. In Savage Continent, Keith Lowe describes a continent still racked by violence, where large sections of the population had yet to accept that the war was over. Individuals, communities and sometimes whole nations sought vengeance for the wrongs that had been done to them during the war. Germans and collaborators everywhere were rounded up, tormented and summarily executed. Concentration camps were reopened and filled with new victims who were tortured and starved. Violent anti-Semitism was reborn, sparking murders and new pogroms across Europe. Massacres were an integral part of the chaos and in some places – particularly Greece, Yugoslavia and Poland, as well as parts of Italy and France – they led to brutal civil wars. In some of the greatest acts of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen, tens of millions were expelled from their ancestral homelands, often with the implicit blessing of the Allied authorities. Savage Continent is the story of post WWII Europe, in all its ugly detail, from the end of the war right up until the establishment of an uneasy stability across Europe towards the end of the 1940s. Based principally on primary sources from a dozen countries, Savage Continent is a frightening and thrilling chronicle of a world gone mad, the standard history of post WWII Europe for years to come.


1946 The Making Of The Modern World

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Author: Victor Sebestyen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447250508
Size: 44.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 438
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Book Description: With the end of the Second World War, a new world was born. The peace agreements that brought the conflict to an end implemented decisions that not only shaped the second half of the twentieth century, but continue to affect our world today and impact on its future. In 1946 the Cold War began, the state of Israel was conceived, the independence of India was all but confirmed and Chinese Communists gained a decisive upper hand in their fight for power. It was a pivotal year in modern history in which countries were reborn and created, national and ideological boundaries were redrawn and people across the globe began to rebuild their lives. In this remarkable history, the foreign correspondent and historian Victor Sebestyen draws on contemporary documents from around the world - including Stalin's personal notes from the Potsdam peace conference - to examine what lay behind the political decision-making. Sebestyen uses a vast array of archival material and personal testimonies to explore how the lives of generations of people across continents were shaped by the events of 1946. Taking readers from Berlin to London, from Paris to Moscow, from Washington to Jerusalem and from Delhi to Shanghai, this is a vivid and wide-ranging account of both powerbrokers and ordinary men and women from an acclaimed author.


God Of War

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Author: Lian Yu
Publisher: Funstory
ISBN: 1647966914
Size: 57.26 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: He was a stranger who had appeared in the Another World. A scroll of magic Sheepskin s, a magic of Fire Attribution s, had awakened the Spiritual Sense in his body. What secret did Devil Clan and the Orcs, the Elves and Giants, his companion in life and death mean? What kind of person was the companion who lived and died with him? The thousand year old grudge between the seven great races, the great war of God And Devil, once again began.


The Lost Continent

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Author: C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803273320
Size: 62.84 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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Book Description: A fictionalized account of the last days of the doomed island of Atlantis.


The Liberation Of The Camps

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Author: Dan Stone
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300216033
Size: 52.77 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: Seventy years have passed since the tortured inmates of Hitler’s concentration and extermination camps were liberated. When the horror of the atrocities came fully to light, it was easy for others to imagine the joyful relief of freed prisoners. Yet for those who had survived the unimaginable, the experience of liberation was a slow, grueling journey back to life. In this unprecedented inquiry into the days, months, and years following the arrival of Allied forces at the Nazi camps, a foremost historian of the Holocaust draws on archival sources and especially on eyewitness testimonies to reveal the complex challenges liberated victims faced and the daunting tasks their liberators undertook to help them reclaim their shattered lives. Historian Dan Stone focuses on the survivors—their feelings of guilt, exhaustion, fear, shame for having survived, and devastating grief for lost family members; their immense medical problems; and their later demands to be released from Displaced Persons camps and resettled in countries of their own choosing. Stone also tracks the efforts of British, American, Canadian, and Russian liberators as they contended with survivors’ immediate needs, then grappled with longer-term issues that shaped the postwar world and ushered in the first chill of the Cold War years ahead.


Akim Foo

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Author: Sir William Francis Butler
Publisher:
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Size: 14.54 MB
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Category : Ashanti War, 1873-1874
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Roots And Branches

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Author: Michael Craton
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483152073
Size: 78.65 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: Roots and Branches: Current Directions in Slave Studies discusses slavery including its history and impact on modern society. Organized into nine chapters, the book first covers slavery in the Americas, and then discusses slavery and its legacy. The first two chapters discuss the dispersion of African population and slavery within Africa, and the third chapter concerns itself with slave plantations. Chapter 4 discusses the Afro-American slave culture, while Chapter 5 covers the relationship between slavery and Protestant ethics. The sixth chapter covers the legacy of slave families in North America, and the next chapter relates slavery and peasantry as a process. Chapter 8 tackles the relationship between race and slavery in the Americas, and the last chapter deals with slavery and underdevelopment. Readers concerned with sociological issues, specifically slavery, will find this book a great source of insights.


The Lusiad

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Author: Luís de Camões
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 70.98 MB
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Category : Explorers
Languages : en
Pages : 358
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