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Synopsis: SAVAGE CONTINENT: EUROPE IN THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR II

Keith Lowe's "Savage Continent" is an awe-inspiring portrait of how Europe emerged from the ashes of WWII. The end of the Second World War saw a terrible explosion of violence across Europe. Prisoners murdered jailers. Soldiers visited atrocities on civilians. Resistance fighters killed and pilloried collaborators. Ethnic cleansing, civil war, rape and murder were rife in the days, months and years after hostilities ended. Exploring a Europe consumed by vengeance, "Savage Continent" is a shocking portrait of an until-now unacknowledged time of lawlessness and terror. Praise for "Savage Continent": "Deeply harrowing, distinctly troubling. Moving, measured and provocative. A compelling and plausible picture of a continent physically and morally brutalized by slaughter". ("Dominic Sandbrook", "Sunday Times"). "Excellent". ("Independent"). "Unbearable but essential. A serious account of things we never knew and our fathers would rather forget. Lowe's transparent prose makes it difficult to look away from a whole catalogue of horrors...you won't sleep afterwards. Such good history it keeps all the questions boiling in your mind". ("Scotsman"). Keith Lowe is widely recognized as an authority on the Second World War, and has often spoken on TV and radio, both in Britain and the United States. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "Inferno: The Devastation of Hamburg", 1943 (Penguin). He lives in north London with his wife and two children.

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ISBN 9780141034515
Weight 0.39
Publisher PENGUIN GROUP (UK)
Book Size (cm.) 129x198x27
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 13
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 2
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 10.5
Language English
Number of Pages 480

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Keith Lowe's "Savage Continent" is an awe-inspiring portrait of how Europe emerged from the ashes of WWII. The end of the Second World War saw a terrible explosion of violence across Europe. Prisoners murdered jailers. Soldiers visited atrocities on civilians. Resistance fighters killed and pilloried collaborators. Ethnic cleansing, civil war, rape and murder were rife in the days, months and years after hostilities ended. Exploring a Europe consumed by vengeance, "Savage Continent" is a shocking portrait view all

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LOWE, KEITH

about author

"A British author and historian. His first novel, Tunnel Vision (2001, ISBN 0-09-941668-9), follows a man who is challenged to visit every station of the London Underground in a single day, and was shortlisted for the Author's Club First Novel Award. His second novel, New Free Chocolate Sex (2005), is about the ruthless world of chocolate marketing, and describes the hostile relationship between a chocolate company executive and a journalist who spend a weekend locked in a chocolate factory together. Lowe has published two critically acclaimed history books about the Second World War and its aftermath. Inferno (2007) described the firebombing of Hamburg by the British and American air forces in 1943, which destroyed most of the city and resulted in approximately 40,000 civilian deaths. It was reviewed extensively in the British press. His next book, Savage Continent (2012), is a history of Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, which covers the lawlessness, chaos and unconstrained violence that gripped the continent in the years 1944 to 1949. It argues that the war did not end neatly at all, but in fact continued in various guises for several years after the official ceasefire in May 1945. It covers a variety of controversial issues such as postwar vengeance, ethnic cleansing, and the many civil wars which took place across Europe.

Lowe grew up in Hampstead in London, and studied English Literature at the University of Manchester. After twelve years as a history editor at Cassell he left his job in 2010 to become a full-time writer. His books have been translated into German, Swedish, Japanese, Serbian, F...

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