Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

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Basic Books, Oct 2, 2012 - History - 544 pages
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"The most important work of history for years." --Antony Beevor, Telegraph, Book of the Year
Americans think of World War II as the "Good War." But his view overlooks the horrors perpetrated by America's own ally, the Soviet Union. In deliberate killing policies carried out over twelve years, the Soviet and Nazi regimes killed 14 million people in a zone of death between Berlin and Moscow. At war's end, these bloodlands fell behind the iron curtain, leaving their history in darkness. In Bloodlands, acclaimed historian Timothy Snyder offers an assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive account of this central tragedy of modern history.
 

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The history of mass killings in the lands between Soviet Russia and Germany in the run-up to and during World War II, where Stalin and Hitler oversaw the slaughter of millions of people, mostly Jews ... Read full review

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In spite of the abundant WWII literature and movies, we only have a partial understanding of things since the first half of the 20th century is still too often viewed through Western European eyes ... Read full review

Contents

AWARDS FOR SNYDERS BLOODLANDS
Title Page
Introduction
THE SOVIET FAMINES
CLASS TERROR
NATIONAL TERROR
MOLOTOVRIBBENTROP EUROPE
THE ECONOMICS OF APOCALYPSE
THE NAZI DEATH FACTORIES
RESISTANCE AND INCINERATION
ETHNIC CLEANSINGS
STALINIST ANTISEMITISM
CONCLUSION
NUMBERS AND TERMS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES

FINAL SOLUTION
HOLOCAUST AND REVENGE
INDEX

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About the author (2012)

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.

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