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To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949: Volume 8
To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949: Volume 8 (Hardback)
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In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison. In 1939 Europeans would initiate a second conflict that managed to be even worse - a war in which the killing of civilians was central and which culminated in the Holocaust. To Hell and Back tells this story with humanity, flair and originality. Kershaw gives a compelling narrative of events, but he also wrestles with the most difficult issues that the events raise - with what it meant for the Europeans who initiated and lived through such fearful times - and what this means for us.



History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 24/09/2015 ISBN-13: 9780713990898  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ian Kershaw is the author of Hitler, Fateful Choices and The End.

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