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Title Year zero : a history of 1945 / Ian Buruma.
Author Buruma, Ian.
Publication New York : The Penguin Press ; London : Atlantic Books, 2013.
Edition [International edition].
Description 1 online resource (615 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 468-518) and index.
Summary A history professor describes the events during the year World War II ended, beginning a new era of prosperity in America, rebirth and rebuilding in Europe, and the start of the Cold War era.
"Many books have been written, and continue to be written, about the Second World War: military histories, histories of the Holocaust, the war in Asia, or collaboration and resistance in Europe. Few books have taken a close look at the immediate aftermath of the worldwide catastrophe. Drawing on hundreds of eye-witness accounts and personal stories, this sweeping book examines the seven months (in Europe) and four months (in Asia) that followed the surrender of the Axis powers, from the fate of Holocaust survivors liberated from the concentration camps, and the formation of the state of Israel, to the incipient civil war in China, and the allied occupation of Japan. It was a time when terrible revenge was taken on collaborators and their former masters; of ubiquitous black markets, war crime tribunals; and the servicing of millions of occupation troops, former foes in some places, liberators in others. But Year Zero is not just a story of vengeance. It was also a new beginning, of democratic restorations in Japan and West Germany, of social democracy in Britain and of a new world order under the United Nations. If construction follows destruction, Year Zero describes that extraordinary moment in between, when people faced the wreckage, full of despair, as well as great hope. An old world had been destroyed; a new one was yet to be built."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Liberation complex. Exultation ; Hunger ; Revenge. -- Clearing the rubble. Going home ; Draining the poison ; The rule of law. -- Never again. Bright confident morning ; Civilizing the brutes ; One world -- Epilogue.
Note Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EBL platform, viewed March 9, 2016).
Subject History, Modern -- 1945-1989.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War (1939-1945) -- Peace. (OCoLC)fst01181185
History, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00958367
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
History, Modern -- 1945-1989.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Alt Title Year 0
History of 1945
Related To Print version: 9781594204364 9780143125976 (DLC) 2013007702 (OCoLC)829937181
ISBN 9781782392088 (electronic bk.)
1782392084 (electronic bk.)
9781101638699 (electronic bk.)
1101638699 (electronic bk.)

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