1945: The War That Never Ended

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Yale University Press, 2006 - History - 792 pages
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This is a masterpiece of historical writing, a book that compels its readers to reflect anew on the shaping forces of history. Beginning with the siege of Berlin, 1945 provides rich insight into the conflicts, motives, and counter-motives that marked the end of World War II and established the lasting patterns of deceit, uncertainty, and distrust that defined the Cold War.

"Superbly sensitive to the ground-level tragedy and the high-level politics of 1944-45, the readably fluent Dallas proves integral to understanding both what is known and unknown about the cataclysmic conclusion of the Second World War.”--Booklist (starred review)

"One comes away from reading Gregor Dallas’s eloquent book with a profound sense of the war’s futility, wastefulness, and unintended consequences."--James J. Sheehan, Commonweal
 

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Takes a long time to actually get to 1945, but a powerful (though repetitive) re-cap up to '45, and passionate description of the failures of the "peace". Read full review

Contents

One flag one shot Berlin 30 April 1945
1
ARMIES
19
SEASONS
137
PEOPLE
395
EUROPE EUROPE
569
Chronology
637
Glossary of names
653
Glossary of organizations
666
Notes
675
Bibliography
705
Index
716
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Gregor Dallas is the author of 1918: War and Peace, 1815: The Roads to Waterloo, and other major histories.

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