It killed millions and eradicated empires, creating the idea of human rights, and giving birth to the UN. All of these things and more came about as direct consequences of the war and continue to affect the world that we live in today. The fear and the freedom is the first book to look at all of the changes brought about because of WWII.
The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us #ad - While that book painted a picture of europe in all its horror as wwII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at all that has happened since, focusing on the changes that were brought about because of WWII―simultaneously one of the most catastrophic and most innovative events in history. It was because of the war that penicillin was first mass-produced, computers were developed, and rockets first sent to the edge of space.
But amidst the waves of revolution and idealism there were also fears of globalization, a dread of the atom bomb, and an unexpressed longing for a past forever gone. Based on research from five continents, keith Lowe’s The Fear and the Freedom tells the very human story of how the war not only transformed our world but also changed the very way we think about ourselves.
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War IIPicador #ad - The institutions that we now take for granted―such as police, media, transport, and local and national government―were either entirely absent or compromised. Winner of the pen hessell-Tiltman Prize "A superb and immensely important book. Jonathan yardley, the washington postthe Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years.
. The end of world war ii in europe is remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, but the reality was quite different. Picador USA. Across europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed, and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war. Based principally on primary sources from a dozen countries, Savage Continent is the chronicle of a world gone mad, the standard history of post–World War II Europe for years to come.
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II #ad - Savage continent is the story of post–war Europe, from the close of the war right to the establishment of an uneasy stability at the end of the 1940s. In savage continent, where concentration camps were reopened, Keith Lowe describes a continent where individual Germans and collaborators were rounded up and summarily executed, and violent anti-Semitism was reborn.
. Crime rates soared, economies collapsed, and whole populations hovered on the brink of starvation.
The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against GlobalizationColumbia Global Reports #ad - Today's outbreak of toxic "us vs. Can a new international order be created that doesn't dismiss what is constructive about nationalism? As he did for populism in The Populist Explosion, a runaway success after the 2016 election, Judis looks at nationalism from its modern origins in the 1800s to today to find answers.
Them" nationalism is an extreme reaction to utopian cosmopolitanism, rampant outsourcing, free trade, which advocates open borders, and has branded nationalist sentiments as bigotry. Dionne, the american prospectwhy Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back?Trump in America, Brexit in the U. K. And china -- why has nationalism suddenly returned with a vengeance? is the world headed back to the fractious conflicts between nations that led to world wars and depression in the early 20th Century? Why are nationalists so angry about free trade and immigration? Why has globalization become a dirty word?Based on travels in America, anti-EU parties in Italy, the Netherlands, and Asia, Poland, France, Russia, Germany, Europe, India, and Hungary, and nativist or authoritarian leaders in Turkey, Austria, veteran political analyst John B.
The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization #ad - . Judis found that almost all people share nationalist sentiments that can be the basis of vibrant democracies as well as repressive dictatorships. Picador USA. Essential reading. E. J.
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War IISt. Martin's Press #ad - Concentration camps were reopened and filled with new victims who were tortured and starved. 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. Germans and collaborators everywhere were rounded up, tormented and summarily executed.
The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, transport, the media, local and national government - were either entirely absent or hopelessly compromised. 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.
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. Picador USA. Violent anti-semitism was reborn, sparking murders and new pogroms across Europe. Crime rates were soaring, economies collapsing, and the European population was hovering on the brink of starvation.
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II #ad - 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. Across europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war.
Individuals, communities and sometimes whole nations sought vengeance for the wrongs that had been done to them during the war.
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and WonBasic Books #ad - Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The second world wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war.
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won #ad - . Drawing on 3, bestselling author victor davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, 000 years of military history, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Picador USA. The axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.
An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict. A definitive account of world war II by America's preeminent military historianWorld War II was the most lethal conflict in human history.
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold WarSimon & Schuster #ad - Winner of the 2019 new-york historical society barbara and david zalaznick book prize in american history winner of the 2018 American Academy of Diplomacy Douglas Dillon Award Shortlisted for the 2018 Duff Cooper Prize in Literary Nonfiction The award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.
In the wake of world war ii, with britain’s empire collapsing and Stalin's on the rise, US officials under new secretary of state George C. Bringing to bear fascinating new material from american, Russian, German, and other European archives, Steil’s account will forever change how we see the Marshall Plan and the birth of the Cold War.
Given current echoes of the cold war, as putin’s Russia rattles the world order, the tenuous balance of power and uncertain order of the late 1940s is as relevant as ever. Focusing on the critical years 1947 to 1949, the berlin blockade, Benn Steil’s thrilling account brings to life the seminal episodes marking the collapse of postwar US-Soviet relations—the Prague coup, and the division of Germany.
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War #ad - In each case, we see and understand like never before Stalin’s determination to crush the Marshall Plan and undermine American power in Europe. Picador USA. Their massive, costly, and ambitious undertaking would confront Europeans and Americans alike with a vision at odds with their history and self-conceptions.
The marshall plan provides critical context into understanding today’s international landscape. A polished and masterly work of historical narrative, this is an instant classic of Cold War literature.
Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941Penguin Press #ad - Pulitzer prize-finalist stephen kotkin has written the definitive biography of joseph stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, Joseph Stalin, ” otherwise known as collectivization, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity, regardless of the cost.
. Picador USA. The lives of stalin and hitler, and the fates of their respective dictatorships, drew ever closer to collision, as the world hung in the balance. Stalin, however, never forgave and never forgot, with shocking consequences as he strove to consolidate the state with a brand new elite of young strivers like himself.
But stalin did not flinch. The quest for security would bring Soviet Communism to a shocking and improbable pact with Nazi Germany. What it cost, and what Stalin ruthlessly enacted, transformed the country and its ruler in profound and enduring ways. The wholesale collectivization of some 120 million peasants necessitated levels of coercion that were extreme even for Russia, and the resulting mass starvation elicited criticism inside the party even from those Communists committed to the eradication of capitalism.
Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 #ad - Stephen kotkin’s stalin: waiting for hitler, 1929–1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. Stalin: waiting for hitler, 1929–1941 is a history of the world during the build-up to its most fateful hour, from the vantage point of Stalin’s seat of power.
The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern EraOxford University Press #ad - There is no one solution to addressing the concerns that populists raise, but Eichengreen argues that there is an obvious place to start: shoring up and improving the welfare state so that it is better able to act as a buffer for those who suffer most during economic slumps. Populism of the right and left has spread like wildfire throughout the world.
In the simplest terms, populism is a political ideology that vilifies economic and political elites and instead lionizes 'the people. The people, populists of all stripes contend, need to retake power from the unaccountable elites who have left them powerless. Going back to the 1890s, a series of such saviors have come and gone in the US alone, from William Jennings Bryan to Huey Long to--finally--Donald Trump.
In the populist temptation, the eminent economic historian Barry Eichengreen focuses on the global resurgence of populism today and places it in a deep context. Moreover, by arguing that the ordinary people are at the mercy of extra-national forces beyond their control--international capital, immigrants, cosmopolitan globalists--populists often degenerate into demagoguery and xenophobia.
The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era #ad - Lucidly explaining both the appeals and dangers of populism across history, this book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand not just the populist phenomenon, but more generally the lasting political fallout that follows in the wake of major economic crises. Alternating between the present and earlier populist waves from modern history, he argues that populists tend to thrive most in the wake of economic downturns, when it is easy to convince the masses of elite malfeasance.
Yet while there is more than a grain of truth that bankers, and 'bought' politicians are responsible for the mess, financiers, populists' own solutions tend to be simplistic and economically counterproductive. Picador USA.
The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish WarPantheon #ad - Raaflaub’s masterful translation skillfully brings out the clarity and elegance of Caesar’s style, detailed annotations, appendices, and this, together with such Landmark features as maps, and illustrations, will provide every reader from lay person to scholar with a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
With 2-color text, maps, and illustrations throughout; web essays available at http://www. Thelandmarkcaesar. Com/ picador USA. Pantheon Books. Together, these five narratives present a comprehensive picture of military and political developments leading to the collapse of the Roman republic and the advent of the Roman Empire.
The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War #ad - The gallic war is caesar’s own account of his two invasions of Britain and of conquering most of what is today France, Belgium, and Switzerland. Accompanying caesar’s own commentaries are three short but essential additional works, the African War, known to us as the Alexandrian War, and the Spanish War.
The landmark julius caesar is the definitive edition of the five works that chronicle the military campaigns of Julius Caesar. The civil war describes the conflict in the following year which, and the defeat of Pompey’s heirs and supporters, after the death of his chief rival, Pompey, resulted in Caesar’s emergence as the sole power in Rome.
. These were written by three unknown authors who were clearly eyewitnesses and probably Roman officers. Caesar’s clear and direct prose provides a riveting depiction of ancient warfare and, moderate, a persuasive portrait for the Roman people and for us of Caesar himself as a brilliant, not incidentally, and effective leader—an image that was key to his final success.
Crossing PointRare Bird Books, A Vireo Book #ad - Picador USA. Upon their eventual return home, they come to realize the cost of war not just for those in battle, but also for those who stayed. Based closely on the known historical record, Crossing Point brings to life the American Revolution in all of its bloody detail. When the revolutionary war begins, but he is soon engaged in service for the American army by Samuel Ward, Guy Watson is a slave to the Hazzard family in Rhode Island, head of one New England's most prominent families.
Crossing Point #ad - . Pantheon Books. Crossing point vividly shares a little-known chapter in the national founding, and raises the question of what justice was fought for by the men who faced an uncertain freedom when the last shots were fired. Torn about leaving his beloved june and the other slaves that have become his family, Guy eventually sets out with Samuel Ward and a battalion of men on a treacherous, and legendary, trek to Quebec.
The two men experience the inevitable toll the brutality of war takes, and it changes them forever.
The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked WorldYale University Press #ad - Now, anne-marie slaughter—one of foreign policy’s top 100 global thinkers from 2009 to 2012, and the first woman to serve as director of the State Department Office of Policy Planning—applies network theory to develop a new set of strategies for the post-Cold War world. We must learn to understand, shape, and build on those connections.
Concise and accessible, based on real-world situations, on a lucid understanding of network science, and on a clear taxonomy of strategies, this will be a go-to resource for anyone looking for a new way to think about strategy in politics or business. Picador USA. From a renowned foreign-policy expert, a new paradigm for strategy in the twenty-first century In 1961, Thomas Schelling’s The Strategy of Conflict used game theory to radically reenvision the U.
The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World #ad - S. Soviet relationship and establish the basis of international relations for the rest of the Cold War. Pantheon Books. Yale university press academic. While chessboard-style competitive relationships still exist—U. S. Iranian relations, for example—many other situations demand that we look not at individual entities but at their links to one another.