The Age of Catastrophe: A History of the West, 1914-1945

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Yale University Press, 2015 - 998 páginas
One of Germany's leading historians presents an ambitious and masterful account of the years encompassing the two world wars

Characterized by global war, political revolution and national crises, the period between 1914 and 1945 was one of the most horrifying eras in the history of the West. A noted scholar of modern German history, Heinrich August Winkler examines how and why Germany so radically broke with the normative project of the West and unleashed devastation across the world.

In this total history of the thirty years between the start of World War One and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Winkler blends historical narrative with political analysis and encompasses military strategy, national identity, class conflict, economic development and cultural change. The book includes astutely observed chapters on the United States, Japan, Russia, Britain, and the other European powers, and Winkler's distinctly European perspective offers insights beyond the accounts written by his British and American counterparts. As Germany takes its place at the helm of a unified Europe, Winkler's fascinating account will be widely read and debated for years to come.
 

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THE AGE OF CATASTROPHE: A History of the West 1914-1945

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An appropriately vast history of the years between World War I and World War II, after which the "bipolar world" of today came into being. German historian Winkler (Germany: The Long Road West: Volume ... Leer reseña completa

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The First World War
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19183392
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The Second World War and the Holocaust
673
Retrospective of an PExceptional eriod
903
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
917
NOTES
922
INDEX
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Heinrich August Winkler is one of Germany's leading historians and emeritus professor of history at Humboldt University in Berlin. Stewart Spencer is an acclaimed translator whose work includes biographies of Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner, Cosima Wagner and W.A. Mozart, all published by Yale University Press.

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