Germany 1945: From War to Peace

Paperback | August 3, 2010

byRichard Bessel

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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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“Fascinating….Bessel does an excellent job of evoking the blasted landscape of a conquered Germany.” —The New Yorker “A sober yet powerful account.”—New York Times Book Review Authoritative and dramatic, Germany 1945 by distinguished British historian Richard Bessel is groundbreaking history that brilliantly explores the devastation an...

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1945 was the most pivotal year in Germany's modern history. As World War II drew to a devastating and violent close, the German people were confronted simultaneously with making sense of the horrors just passed and finding the strength and hope to move forward and rebuild. Richard Bessel offers a provocative portrait of Germany's emerg...

Richard Bessel is a professor of twentieth-century history at the University of York and the author ofNazism and War.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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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)