Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

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Americans call the Second World War The Good War." But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens,and 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 ...

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Dreamfable

Dec 10, 2014

Why Kiev and Ukraine resists Putin

Timothy Snyder uncovers the brutal history of how first Hitler's Nazis and then Stalin carved up Ukraine. The mass executions and forced famines, evacuations to certain death in Siberian camps, were never forgotten. Re-occupation by ethnic Russians may have taken eastern territories from Ukraine, but not the memories. Snyder's ongoing work on Ukraine can still be found in The New York Review of Books (nybooks.com) and elsewhere.

Juliana

Aug 22, 2014

Fascinating

A riveting and informative account of a tragic time in a region that saw two forms of totalitarian dictatorships. An exceptional read indeed.

Orangulu

Jan 10, 2013

A Game Changer

Snyder's research is exhaustive, his thesis unique, and his writing superb. After reading this, you will never think of WWII in the same way again.

krystalbird

Dec 23, 2012

The title explains....

Because of the content, it's difficult for me to finish this book, though it's well-written.

JosefH

Jun 23, 2011

Great book - great service

The book arrived in a timely manner and in great condition.
Very happy with the purchase.

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