Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

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Basic Books, 2010 - History - 524 pages
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Americans call the Second World War aThe Good War.a But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizensaand kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war's end, both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness.Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single history, in the time and place where they occurred: between Germany and Russia, when Hitler and Stalin both held power. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history.

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…was by far the hardest book I have read in many years not due to prose or formatting but the content. Bloodlands details how between 1933 to 1945, Stalin and Hitler killed approximately fourteen ... Read full review

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This is an important book and a must read. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Timothy Snyder is Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of The Reconstruction of Nations, Sketches from a Secret War, and The Red Prince. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.