"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
About the Author
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.