Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

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$18.99  $17.66
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Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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Pages
480
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5.1 X 7.9 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781101903476

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About the Author
Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His books, which have been published in over forty languages, include Bloodlands, Black Earth, On Tyranny, Road to Unfreedom, Our Malady, and On Freedom. His work has inspired poster campaigns and exhibitions, sculptures, a punk rock song, a rap song, a play, and an opera, and he has appeared in over fifty films and documentaries. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Reviews
"Clear-eyed . . . Arresting . . . An unorthodox and provocative account . . . Snyder is admirably relentless."--The New Yorker

"Black Earth is mesmerizing . . . Remarkable . . . Gripping . . . Disturbingly vivid . . . Mr. Snyder is sometimes mordant, often shocked, always probing."--The Wall Street Journal

"Revelatory . . . Evocative . . . Most relevant today."--The Atlantic

"An unflinching look at the Holocaust . . . Mr. Snyder is a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present." --The New York Times

"Snyder's historical account has a vital contemporary lesson. . . . It's a testament to his intellectual and moral resources that he can so deeply contemplate this horrific past in ways that strengthen his commitment to building a future based on law, rights, and citizenship."--The Washington Post

"Black Earth elucidates human catastrophe in regions with which a Western audience needs to become familiar."--The New York Times Book Review

"An impressive reassessment of the Holocaust, which steers an assured course [and] challenges readers to reassess what they think they know and believe . . . Black Earth will prove uncomfortable reading for many who hew to cherished but mythical elements of Holocaust history."--The Economist

"Excellent in every respect . . . Although I read widely about the Holocaust, I learned something new in every chapter. The multilingual Snyder has mined contemporaneous Eastern European sources that are often overlooked."--Stephen Carter, Bloomberg

"In Black Earth, a book of the greatest importance, Snyder now forces us to look afresh at these monumental crimes. Written with searing intellectual honesty, his new study goes much deeper than Bloodlands in its analysis, showing how the two regimes fed off each other."--Antony Beevor, The Sunday Times