Book: Keith Lowe «Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II»

Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another 10 years... Across Europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than 35 million people had been killed in the war. The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, the media, transport, local and national government - were either entirely absent or hopelessly compromised. Crime rates were soaring, economies collapsing, and the European population was hovering on the brink of starvation. In this epic book, Keith Lowe describes a continent still racked by violence, where large sections of the population had yet to accept that the war was over. He outlines the warped morality and the insatiable urge for vengeance that were the legacy of the conflict. He describes the ethnic cleansing and civil wars that tore apart the lives of ordinary people from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean, and the establishment of a new world order that finally brought...

Издательство: "Viking" (2012)

Формат: 160x240, 496 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-670-91746-4

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Keith Lowe

Keith Lowe may refer to:
* Keith Lowe (author), English writer
* Keith Lowe (footballer), English footballer
* Keith Lowe (musician), American bassist from Seattle

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