Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II

Keith Lowe (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$23.00  $21.16
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
July 02, 2013
Pages
460
Dimensions
6.14 X 0.94 X 9.2 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250033567
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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.

Reviews

"A superb and immensely important book." --The Washington Post

"A breathtaking, numbing account of the physical and moral desolation that plagued Europe in the late 1940s. Authoritative but never dry, stripping away soothing myths of national unity and victimhood, this is a painful but necessary historical task superbly done." --Kirkus Reviews

"Lowe's work, thoroughly researched and written with scrupulous objectivity, promises to be the year's best book on European history." --Financial Times (London)

"Deeply harrowing. Moving, measured, and provocative. A compelling picture of a continent physically and morally brutalized by slaughter." --The Sunday Times (London)

"A graphic and chilling account of the murderous vengeance, terroristic reprisals, and ferocious ethnic cleansing that gripped Europe following--and often as a direct continuation of--the Second World War. Keith Lowe's excellent book paints a little-known and frightening picture of a continent in the embrace of lawlessness, chaos, and unconstrained violence." --Ian Kershaw, author of The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945

"Savage Continent is a powerful and disturbing book, painstakingly researched and written with both authority and an impressive historical sweep." --James Holland, author of Italy's Sorrow and The Battle of Britain