Based on research from five continents, keith Lowe’s The Fear and the Freedom tells the very human story of how the war not only transformed our world but also changed the very way we think about ourselves. While that book painted a picture of europe in all its horror as wwII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at all that has happened since, focusing on the changes that were brought about because of WWII―simultaneously one of the most catastrophic and most innovative events in history.
It was because of the war that penicillin was first mass-produced, computers were developed, and rockets first sent to the edge of space. All of these things and more came about as direct consequences of the war and continue to affect the world that we live in today. But amidst the waves of revolution and idealism there were also fears of globalization, a dread of the atom bomb, and an unexpressed longing for a past forever gone.
The fear and the freedom is the first book to look at all of the changes brought about because of WWII. The war created new philosophies, new architecture: this was the era of Le Corbusier, new ways of living, Simone de Beauvoir and Chairman Mao. Bestselling historian keith lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world.
The fear and the freedom is Keith Lowe’s follow-up to Savage Continent. It killed millions and eradicated empires, creating the idea of human rights, and giving birth to the UN.
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
In some of the monstrous acts of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen, tens of millions were expelled from their ancestral homelands. Based principally on primary sources from a dozen countries, Savage Continent is the chronicle of a world gone mad, the standard history of post–World War II Europe for years to come.
Picador USA. The institutions that we now take for granted―such as police, media, transport, and local and national government―were either entirely absent or compromised. Winner of the pen hessell-Tiltman Prize "A superb and immensely important book. Jonathan yardley, the washington postthe Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years.
. The end of world war ii in europe is remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, but the reality was quite different. In savage continent, where concentration camps were reopened, Keith Lowe describes a continent where individual Germans and collaborators were rounded up and summarily executed, and violent anti-Semitism was reborn.
. Savage continent is the story of post–war Europe, from the close of the war right to the establishment of an uneasy stability at the end of the 1940s. Across europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed, and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war.
The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization
Them" nationalism is an extreme reaction to utopian cosmopolitanism, rampant outsourcing, which advocates open borders, free trade, and has branded nationalist sentiments as bigotry. Judis found that almost all people share nationalist sentiments that can be the basis of vibrant democracies as well as repressive dictatorships.
. Dionne, the american prospectwhy Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back?Trump in America, Brexit in the U. K. Germany, and hungary, and china -- why has nationalism suddenly returned with a vengeance? is the world headed back to the fractious conflicts between nations that led to world wars and depression in the early 20th Century? Why are nationalists so angry about free trade and immigration? Why has globalization become a dirty word?Based on travels in America, the Netherlands, Austria, and Asia, and nativist or authoritarian leaders in Turkey, anti-EU parties in Italy, Russia, France, Poland, Europe, India, veteran political analyst John B.
Today's outbreak of toxic "us vs. Picador USA. Can a new international order be created that doesn't dismiss what is constructive about nationalism? As he did for populism in The Populist Explosion, a runaway success after the 2016 election, Judis looks at nationalism from its modern origins in the 1800s to today to find answers.
Essential reading. E. J.
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won
Drawing on 3, 000 years of military history, bestselling author Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. The axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.
An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict. Picador USA. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya.
The second world wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. A definitive account of world war II by America's preeminent military historianWorld War II was the most lethal conflict in human history.
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
Germans and collaborators everywhere were rounded up, tormented and summarily executed. Based principally on primary sources from a dozen countries, Savage Continent is a frightening and thrilling chronicle of a world gone mad, the standard history of post WWII Europe for years to come. Massacres were an integral part of the chaos and in some places – particularly Greece, Yugoslavia and Poland, as well as parts of Italy and France – they led to brutal civil wars.
Concentration camps were reopened and filled with new victims who were tortured and starved. Crime rates were soaring, economies collapsing, and the European population was hovering on the brink of starvation. These images of victory and celebration are so strong in our minds that the period of anarchy and civil war that followed has been forgotten.
Across europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war. It is fondly remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, danced, drank and made love until the small hours. In some of the greatest acts of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen, tens of millions were expelled from their ancestral homelands, often with the implicit blessing of the Allied authorities.
The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, transport, the media, local and national government - were either entirely absent or hopelessly compromised. Violent anti-semitism was reborn, sparking murders and new pogroms across Europe. In savage continent, keith lowe describes a continent still racked by violence, where large sections of the population had yet to accept that the war was over.
Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
What it cost, and what Stalin ruthlessly enacted, transformed the country and its ruler in profound and enduring ways. By 1934, when the soviet union had stabilized and socialism had been implanted in the countryside, praise for his stunning anti-capitalist success came from all quarters. But that bargain would not unfold as envisioned.
The wholesale collectivization of some 120 million peasants necessitated levels of coercion that were extreme even for Russia, and the resulting mass starvation elicited criticism inside the party even from those Communists committed to the eradication of capitalism. While stalin revived a great power, building a formidable industrialized military, the Soviet Union was effectively alone and surrounded by perceived enemies.
It is a landmark achievement in the annals of historical scholarship, and in the art of biography. Picador USA. The quest for security would bring Soviet Communism to a shocking and improbable pact with Nazi Germany. The lives of stalin and hitler, drew ever closer to collision, and the fates of their respective dictatorships, as the world hung in the balance.
Pulitzer prize-finalist stephen kotkin has written the definitive biography of joseph stalin, joseph stalin, ” otherwise known as collectivization, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, regardless of the cost.
Stalin: waiting for hitler, 1929–1941 is a history of the world during the build-up to its most fateful hour, from the vantage point of Stalin’s seat of power.
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War
A polished and masterly work of historical narrative, this is an instant classic of Cold War literature. Picador USA. In the process, the european union, they would drive the creation of NATO, and a Western identity that continues to shape world events. Bringing to bear fascinating new material from american, and other European archives, German, Russian, Steil’s account will forever change how we see the Marshall Plan and the birth of the Cold War.
Given current echoes of the cold war, as putin’s Russia rattles the world order, the tenuous balance of power and uncertain order of the late 1940s is as relevant as ever. Marshall set out to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritarianism. The marshall plan provides critical context into understanding today’s international landscape.
Focusing on the critical years 1947 to 1949, benn steil’s thrilling account brings to life the seminal episodes marking the collapse of postwar US-Soviet relations—the Prague coup, the Berlin blockade, and the division of Germany. Their massive, costly, and ambitious undertaking would confront Europeans and Americans alike with a vision at odds with their history and self-conceptions.
In each case, we see and understand like never before Stalin’s determination to crush the Marshall Plan and undermine American power in Europe. Winner of the 2019 new-york historical society barbara and david zalaznick book prize in american history winner of the 2018 American Academy of Diplomacy Douglas Dillon Award Shortlisted for the 2018 Duff Cooper Prize in Literary Nonfiction The award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.
The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era
There is no one solution to addressing the concerns that populists raise, but Eichengreen argues that there is an obvious place to start: shoring up and improving the welfare state so that it is better able to act as a buffer for those who suffer most during economic slumps. Picador USA. In the simplest terms, populism is a political ideology that vilifies economic and political elites and instead lionizes 'the people.
The people, populists of all stripes contend, need to retake power from the unaccountable elites who have left them powerless. Populism of the right and left has spread like wildfire throughout the world. Yet while there is more than a grain of truth that bankers, financiers, and 'bought' politicians are responsible for the mess, populists' own solutions tend to be simplistic and economically counterproductive.
. And typically, populists' distrust of elites shades into a catchall distrust of trained experts because of their perceived distance from and contempt for 'the people. Another signature element of populist movements is faith in a savior who can not only speak directly to the people, but also serve as a vessel for the plain people's hopes and dreams.
Moreover, by arguing that the ordinary people are at the mercy of extra-national forces beyond their control--international capital, immigrants, cosmopolitan globalists--populists often degenerate into demagoguery and xenophobia. Alternating between the present and earlier populist waves from modern history, he argues that populists tend to thrive most in the wake of economic downturns, when it is easy to convince the masses of elite malfeasance.
The impulse reached its apogee in the united States with the election of Trump, but it was a force in Europe ever since the Great Recession sent the European economy into a prolonged tailspin.
The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War
Pantheon Books. These were written by three unknown authors who were clearly eyewitnesses and probably Roman officers. Caesar’s clear and direct prose provides a riveting depiction of ancient warfare and, not incidentally, a persuasive portrait for the Roman people and for us of Caesar himself as a brilliant, moderate, and effective leader—an image that was key to his final success.
Kurt A. The civil war describes the conflict in the following year which, Pompey, and the defeat of Pompey’s heirs and supporters, after the death of his chief rival, resulted in Caesar’s emergence as the sole power in Rome. Together, these five narratives present a comprehensive picture of military and political developments leading to the collapse of the Roman republic and the advent of the Roman Empire.
The gallic war is caesar’s own account of his two invasions of Britain and of conquering most of what is today France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The landmark julius caesar is the definitive edition of the five works that chronicle the military campaigns of Julius Caesar. Accompanying caesar’s own commentaries are three short but essential additional works, the African War, known to us as the Alexandrian War, and the Spanish War.
Raaflaub’s masterful translation skillfully brings out the clarity and elegance of Caesar’s style, appendices, and illustrations, and this, together with such Landmark features as maps, detailed annotations, will provide every reader from lay person to scholar with a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
With 2-color text, maps, and illustrations throughout; web essays available at http://www. Thelandmarkcaesar.
Pantheon Books. Picador USA. Torn about leaving his beloved june and the other slaves that have become his family, and legendary, Guy eventually sets out with Samuel Ward and a battalion of men on a treacherous, trek to Quebec. The two men experience the inevitable toll the brutality of war takes, and it changes them forever.
Based closely on the known historical record, Crossing Point brings to life the American Revolution in all of its bloody detail. When the revolutionary war begins, guy watson is a slave to the Hazzard family in Rhode Island, but he is soon engaged in service for the American army by Samuel Ward, head of one New England's most prominent families.
Upon their eventual return home, they come to realize the cost of war not just for those in battle, but also for those who stayed. Crossing point vividly shares a little-known chapter in the national founding, and raises the question of what justice was fought for by the men who faced an uncertain freedom when the last shots were fired.
The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World
Concise and accessible, based on real-world situations, on a lucid understanding of network science, and on a clear taxonomy of strategies, this will be a go-to resource for anyone looking for a new way to think about strategy in politics or business. Now, anne-marie slaughter—one of foreign policy’s top 100 global thinkers from 2009 to 2012, and the first woman to serve as director of the State Department Office of Policy Planning—applies network theory to develop a new set of strategies for the post-Cold War world.
From a renowned foreign-policy expert, a new paradigm for strategy in the twenty-first century In 1961, Thomas Schelling’s The Strategy of Conflict used game theory to radically reenvision the U. S. Soviet relationship and establish the basis of international relations for the rest of the Cold War. Yale university press academic.
Pantheon Books. While chessboard-style competitive relationships still exist—U. S. Iranian relations, for example—many other situations demand that we look not at individual entities but at their links to one another. Picador USA. We must learn to understand, shape, and build on those connections.