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“A superb and immensely important book.” ―The Washington Post
“Lowe's work, thoroughly researched and written with scrupulous objectivity, promises to be the year's best book on European history.” ―Financial Times (UK)
“Deeply harrowing. Moving, measured and provocative. A compelling picture of a continent physically and morally brutalized by slaughter.” ―Sunday Times (UK)
“Graphic and chilling. This excellent book paints a little-known and frightening picture of a continent in the embrace of lawlessness and chaos.” ―Ian Kershaw Bestselling author of The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945
Keith Lowe is the author of two novels and the critically acclaimed history Inferno: The Fiery Devastation of Hamburg, 1943. He is widely recognized as an authority on the Second World War, and has often spoken on TV and radio, both in Britain and the United States. Most recently he was an historical consultant and one of the main speakers in the PBS documentary The Bombing of Germany which was also broadcast in Germany. His books have been translated into several languages, and he has also lectured in Britain, Canada and Germany. He lives in North London with his wife and two kids.
A look at Europe immediately after WWII. The author's premise is that most histories gloss over the chaos that lingered after the war. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Robert Sparrenberger
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A must read for those who thought the end of WWII brought peace and rehabilitation.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
For those who were taught that Europe enjoyed 100 years of peace with the defeat of the French at Waterloo, this book will crush that lie. Read morePublished 22 days ago by LeeS
This is a depressing book. For Americans, it’s easy to think that when WWII ended, life quickly returned to normal, because it did return to normal in the US. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Onyx Parrot
Excellent book. What an eye-opener! In school and in TV documentaries you'd learn about what happened during the war but not the full aftermath of what really occurred. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Wow, I didn't realize all this was going on after Germany surrendered. Those poor people! When one thinks about it, yes, how could those people find food, there were no markets. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DeeDee