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To hell and back: Europe, 1914-1949

To hell and back: Europe, 1914-1949

Kershaw, Ian, author

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. Ian 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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published UK: Allen Lane, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Ian Kershaw
ISBN: 0713990899, 9780713990898
Note: Maps on lining papers.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xx, 592 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm.
Series: The Penguin history of Europe ; 8
Subject: Europe History 1871-1918.; World War, 1914-1918 Causes.; Europe History 1918-1945.; Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Causes.
Series Title: Penguin history of Europe ; 8.