Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

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Vintage, 2011 - History - 524 pages
An account of the bloodlands - the lands that lie between Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany - where 14 million people were killed during the years 1933-1944.

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This book looks at Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s political policies, mostly in the years leading up to and including the 2nd World War. Stalin took over many of the Baltic states, and – via ... Read full review

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A history book I could not put down. Tells the story of the atrocities committed by both Hitler's Nazis and Stalin's Communists in the buffer countries of especially Poland and the Ukraine, but also ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

'When Timothy Snyder's book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin was published in 2010, it quickly established its author as one of the leading historians of his generation, a scholar who combined formidable linguistic skills - he reads or speaks 11 languages - with an elegant literary style, white-hot moral passion and a willingness to start arguments about some of the most fraught questions of the recent past.' New York Times

Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale University, and has written and edited a number of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books about twentieth-century European history: Bloodlands won the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in the Humanities and the literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Black Earth was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Snyder is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences, and sits on the advisory council of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research.

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