Germany 1945: From War to Peace by Richard Bessel

Germany 1945: From War to Peace

byRichard Bessel

Hardcover | June 22, 2009

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Fascinating….Bessel does an excellent job of evoking the blasted landscape of a conquered Germany. <_o3a_p>

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“A sober yet powerful account.”
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Authoritative and dramatic, Germany 1945 by distinguished British historian Richard Bessel is groundbreaking history that brilliantly explores the devastation and remarkable rebirth of Germany at the end of World War II. Called “a masterly account by a first rate historian,” by Ian Kershaw (Hitler), Germany 1945 is sure to become the definitive work on the subject.<_o3a_p>

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Richard Bessel is a professor of twentieth-century history at the University of York and the author ofNazism and War.
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Title:Germany 1945: From War to PeaceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.38 × 6.5 × 1.86 inPublished:June 22, 2009Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060540362

ISBN - 13:9780060540364

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?A masterly account by a first-rate historian of the scarcely credible levels of death and destruction in Germany during the final, apocalyptic phase of the Second World War, and the ways in which the experience of these terrible months helped to forge the first, tentative stages of the extraordinary recovery from Nazism that led to the building of a peaceful and prosperous society?truly, as Richard Bessel states, ?life after death.?? (Ian Kershaw)