Year Zero

Year Zero

A History of 1945

Audiobook CD - 2013 | Unabridged
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A global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II. Regime change had come on a global scale: across Asia (including China, Korea, Indochina, and the Philippines, and of course Japan) and all of continental Europe. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it. In human terms, the scale of transformation is almost impossible to imagine. Great cities around the world lay in ruins, their populations decimated, displaced, starving. Harsh revenge was meted out on a wide scale, and the ground was laid for much horror to come. At the same time, the euphoria of the liberated was extraordinary. The postwar years gave rise to the European welfare state, the United Nations, decolonization, Japanese pacifism, the European Union, and the Cold War.--From publisher description.
Contents: Exultation
Hunger
Revenge
Going home
Draining the poison
The rule of law
Bright confident morning
Civilizing the brutes
One world
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: 940.5314 B
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (ca. 14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Jackson, Gildart - Narrator
ISBN: 9781482925296
148292529X
9781482925319
1482925311

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