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The Legacy of the Second World War

The Legacy of the Second World War

  • Author: John Lukacs
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300114397
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Sixty-five years after the conclusion of World War II, its consequences are still with us. In this probing book, the acclaimed historian John Lukacs raises perplexing questions about World War II that have yet to be explored. In a work that brilliantly argues for World War II's central place in the history of the twentieth century, Lukacs applies his singular expertise toward addressing the war's most persistent enigmas. The Second World War was Hitler's war. Yet questions about Hitler's thoughts and his decisions still remain. How did the divisions of Europe—and, consequently, the Cold War—come about? What were the true reasons for Werner Heisenberg's mission to Niels Bohr in Copenhagen in September 1941? What led to “Rainbow Five,' the American decision to make the war against Germany an American priority even in the event of a two-ocean world war? Was the Cold War unavoidable? In this work, which offers both an accessible primer for students and challenging new theses for scholars, Lukacs addresses these and other riddles, revealing the ways in which the war and its legacy still touch our lives today.

Fünf Tage in London

Fünf Tage in London

England und Deutschland im Mai 1940

  • Author: John Lukacs
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783886807079
  • Category:
  • Page: 237
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The Legacy of the Great War

The Legacy of the Great War

Ninety Years On

  • Author: Jay Winter
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 0826271995
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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In late 2007 and early 2008, world-renowned historians gathered in Kansas City for a series of public forums on World War I. Each of the five events focused on a particular topic and featured spirited dialogue between its prominent participants. In spontaneous exchanges, the eminent scholars probed each other’s arguments, learned from each other, and provided insights not just into history but also into the way scholars think about their subject alongside and at times in conflict with their colleagues. Representing a fourth generation of writers on the Great War and a transnational rather than an international approach, prominent historians Niall Ferguson and Paul Kennedy, Holger Afflerbach and Gary Sheffield, John Horne and Len Smith, John Milton Cooper and Margaret MacMillan, and Jay Winter and Robert Wohl brought to the proceedings an exciting clash of ideas. The forums addressed topics about the Great War that have long fascinated both scholars and the educated public: the origins of the war and the question of who was responsible for the escalation of the July Crisis; the nature of generalship and military command, seen here from the perspectives of a German and a British scholar; the private soldiers’ experiences of combat, revealing their strategies of survival and negotiation; the peace-making process and the overwhelming pressures under which statesmen worked; and the long-term cultural consequences of the war—showing that the Great War was “great” not merely because of its magnitude but also because of its revolutionary effects. These topics continue to reverberate, and in addition to shedding new light on the subjects, these forums constitute a glimpse at how historical writing happens. American society did not suffer the consequences of the Great War that virtually all European countries knew—a lack of perspective that the National World War I Museum seeks to correct. This book celebrates that effort, helping readers feel the excitement and the moral seriousness of historical scholarship in this field and drawing more Americans into considering how their own history is part of this story.

Stalingrad

Stalingrad

  • Author: Antony Beevor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783570551349
  • Category:
  • Page: 543
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Origin Of The Second World War

Origin Of The Second World War

  • Author: A.J.P. Taylor
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684829479
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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From the Back Cover: From the moment of its publication in 1961, A.J.P. Taylor's seminal work caused a storm of praise and controversy, and it has since been recognized as a classic: the first book ever to examine exclusively and in depth the causes of the Second World War and to apportion the responsibility among Allies and Germans alike. With crisp, clear prose and brilliant analysis, Taylor established that the war, "far from being premeditated, was a mistake, the result on both sides of diplomatic blunders." He argued that Hitler was more an opportunist than an ideologue who owed his successes to Great Britain's and France's tacking between resistance and appeasement, and to an American policy akin to "the significant episode of the dog in the night, to which Sherlock Holmes once drew attention. When Watson objected: 'But the dog did nothing in the night," Holmes answered: 'That was the significant episode.' "The Times Literary Supplement called The Origins of the Second World War "simple, devastating, superlatively readable, and deeply disturbing," and it remains so now-a groundbreaking book of enduring importance.

Histories of the Aftermath

Histories of the Aftermath

The Legacies of the Second World War in Europe

  • Author: Frank Biess,Robert G. Moeller
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781845457327
  • Category: History
  • Page: 321
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In 1945, Europeans confronted a legacy of mass destruction and death: millions of families had lost their homes and livelihoods; millions of men in uniform had lost their lives; and millions more had been displaced by the war’s destruction, and the genocidal policies of the Nazi regime. From a range of methodological historical perspectives—military, cultural, and social, to film and gender and sexuality studies—this volume explores how Europeans came to terms with these multiple pasts. With a focus on distinctive national experiences in both Eastern and Western Europe, it illuminates how postwar stabilization coexisted with persistent insecurities, injuries, and trauma.

The Legacy of World War II

The Legacy of World War II

  • Author: Lauri Seidlitz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780778721178
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 48
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This thoughtful book describes the course of events that followed the end of World War II, and the war's long-term legacy. Readers will learn about war crimes trials in Japan and Germany which brought to light the horrifying mass murder of six million Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. in an attempt to ensure the survival of the Jewish people. Discussion boxes describe the Paris Peace Conference in 1947 which redrew international boundaries and created the state of Israel, reconstruction in Germany and Japan, the founding of the United Nations, and setting the stage for the cold war.

Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered

Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered

  • Author: Gordon Martel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134714173
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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When A.J.P. Taylor's The Origins of the Second World War appeared in 1961 it made a profound impact. The book became a classic and a central point of reference in all discussion on the Second World War. The second edition of this distinguished collection, written by leading experts in the field, is designed to bring the state of the argument up to date. The issues discussed include: * the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles * Hitlers foreign policy * Appeasement * AJP Taylor and the Russians * the treatment of the crises leading up to war including the Anschluss, Danzig, Abysinnian crises and the Spanish Civil War. This second edition will ensure that The Origins of the Second World War will remain a high priority student and scholarly reading lists.

Confronting Memories of World War II

Confronting Memories of World War II

European and Asian Legacies

  • Author: Daniel Chirot,Gi-Wook Shin,Daniel Sneider
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295805323
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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The legacy of the Second World War has been, like the war itself, an international phenomenon. In both Europe and Asia, common questions of criminality, guilt, and collaboration have intersected with history and politics on the local level to shape the way that wartime experience has been memorialized, reinterpreted, and used. By directly comparing European and Asian legacies, Confronting Memories of World War II, provides unique insight into the way that World War II continues to influence contemporary attitudes and politics on a global scale. The collection brings together experts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to explore the often overlooked commonalities between European and Asian handling of memories and reflections about guilt. These commonalities suggest new understandings of the war's legacy and the continuing impact of historical trauma.

Children of World War II

Children of World War II

The Hidden Enemy Legacy

  • Author: Kjersti Ericsson,Eva Simonsen
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1845208803
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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There is a hidden legacy of war that is rarely talked about: the children of native civilians and enemy soldiers. What is their fate?This book unearths the history of the thousands of forgotten children of World War II, including its prelude and aftermath during the Spanish Civil War and the Allied occupation of Germany. It looks at liaisons between German soldiers and civilian women in the occupied territories, and the Nazi Lebensborn program of racial hygiene. It also considers the children of African-American soldiers and German women. The authors examine what happened when the foreign solders went home and discuss the policies adopted towards these children by the Nazi authorities as well as postwar national governments. Personal testimonies from the children themselves reveal the continued pain and shame of being children of the enemy.Case studies are taken from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Denmark and Spain.

The Legacy of Nazi Occupation

The Legacy of Nazi Occupation

Patriotic Memory and National Recovery in Western Europe, 1945–1965

  • Author: Pieter Lagrou
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139431477
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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This volume, in Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare series, examines how France, Belgium and the Netherlands emerged from the military collapse and humiliating Nazi occupation they suffered during the Second World War. Rather than traditional armed conflict, the human consequences of Nazi policies were resistance, genocide and labour migration to Germany. Pieter Lagrou offers a genuinely comparative approach to these issues, based on extensive archival research; he underlines the divergence between ambiguous experiences of occupation and the univocal post-war patriotic narratives which followed. His book reveals striking differences in political cultures as well as close convergence in the creation of a common Western European discourse, and uncovers disturbing aspects of the aftermath of the war, including post-war antisemitism and the marginalisation of resistance veterans. Brilliantly researched and fluently written, this book will be of central interest to all scholars and students of twentieth-century European history.

together as One: The Legacy of James Shipley, World War II Tuskegee Airman

together as One: The Legacy of James Shipley, World War II Tuskegee Airman

  • Author: Jeremy Paul Amick
  • Publisher: Yorkshire Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781948282376
  • Category: History
  • Page: 134
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James Shipley came of age in the once segregated, rural community of Tipton, Missouri. When just a young man working for a local mechanic, a chance meeting at his local post offi ce in the early 1940s inspired his enlistment in the 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group--an all-black organization that would go on to earn the famed moniker of both "Redtails" and "Tuskegee Airmen" during the Second World War. As a mechanic with the 332nd, this book highlights Shipley's time in training in the United States, follows him through his service at airfields in Italy and his return home after the end of the war. Previous works on the Tuskegee Airmen have often focused on the experience of the pilots and offi cers who served in the 332nd, but rarely provides insight into the integral contributions of the enlisted mechanics such as Shipley. Together as One shares of the story of Shipley and the unspoken heroes, recording their dedication to the aviation success of the Tuskegee Airmen even when they had to live and work within a military framework that once denied them some of the very freedoms for which they fought.

Bitter Legacy

Bitter Legacy

Polish-American Relations in the Wake of World War II

  • Author: Richard C. Lukas
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813150434
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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In this most timely book, Richard C. Lukas offers the historical perspective that any reader, scholar, or layman needs to grasp the political turmoil in Poland in the decades after World War II. Bitter Legacy is the first major analysis of Polish-American relations from the Potsdam Conference through the Polish elections of 1947, the critical period during which Poland became a satellite in the Russian sphere. Drawing on an impressive array of primary and secondary sources, a number of which have never been used by scholars before, Lukas shows in detail why and how American policy was never able to reverse the process, begun at the Yalta Conference, that transformed Poland into a communist state. In a clear and unambiguous style, he deftly combines two traditions in the writing of diplomatic history -- one that stresses intergovernmental relations and one that emphasizes domestic concerns and pressures. The result is a revealing book that adds significantly to our understanding of Polish-American relations and of domestic history in Poland and the United States during this important Cold War phase. It will appeal not only to scholars but also to all those with an interest in Poland's history. Bitter Legacy is a sequel to Lukas's earlier volume, The Strange Allies, which has been acclaimed as the best treatment in English of United States-Polish relations during World War II. If offers the same impeccable scholarship and balanced interpretation that characterized Lukas's earlier study.

France and the Second World War

France and the Second World War

Resistance, Occupation and Liberation

  • Author: Peter Davies
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134554990
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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France and the Second World War is a concise introduction to a crucial and controversial period of French history - world war and occupation. During World War Two, France had the dramatic experience of occupation by the Germans and the legacy of this traumatic time has lived on until today, to the enduring fascination of historians and students. France and the Second World War provides a fresh and balanced insight into the events of this era of conflict, exploring the key themes of: * Occupation as a social, economic and political phenomenon * the Vichy regime and the politics of collaboration * the 'resistance', resistors and its ideology * the liberation * the legacy of the wartime period.

Kriegslicht

Kriegslicht

Roman

  • Author: Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446261338
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Nach Kriegsende wird der vierzehnjährige Nathaniel mit seiner Schwester Rachel von den Eltern in London zurückgelassen. Der geheimnisvolle „Falter", der sie in Obhut genommen hat, und dessen exzentrische Freunde kümmern sich fürsorglich um sie. Wer aber sind diese Menschen wirklich? Und was hat es zu bedeuten, dass die Mutter nach langem Schweigen aus dem Nichts wieder zurückkehrt? „Meine Sünden sind vielfältig", wiederholt sie, mehr gibt sie nicht preis. Als er erwachsen ist, beginnt Nathaniel die geheime Vergangenheit seiner Mutter als Spionin im Kalten Krieg aufzuspüren. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre nach dem „Englischen Patienten" hat Michael Ondaatje ein neues Meisterwerk geschrieben.

Geschichte Europas von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart

Geschichte Europas von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart

  • Author: Tony Judt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596180318
  • Category: Europa - Geschichte 1945-2005
  • Page: 1024
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The Legacy of the Golden Age

The Legacy of the Golden Age

The 1960s and their Economic Consequences

  • Author: Frances Cairncross
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134909896
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 212
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The 1960s were a turning point for postwar economic policy. They were the high point of along boom that ran from the end of the Second World War to the oil crisis in 1973. But they also saw the beginning of persistent and high levels of unemployment and inflation that have plagued the economy ever since. In this book, politicians, senior officials and well-known economists from several countries, including James Callaghan, Roy Jenkin, Robert Solow and Charles Kindleberger, discuss economic and social policy in the 1960s and its consequences.

The Legacy of Albert Einstein

The Legacy of Albert Einstein

A Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics

  • Author: Spenta R. Wadia
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789812772718
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 260
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This indispensable volume contains a compendium of articles covering a vast range of topics in physics which were begun or influenced by the works of Albert Einstein: special relativity, quantum theory, statistical physics, condensed matter physics, general relativity, geometry, cosmology and unified field theory. An essay on the societal role of Einstein is included. These articles, written by some of the renowned experts, offer an insider's view of the exciting world of fundamental science. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Einstein and the Search for Unification (625 KB). Contents: Einstein and the Search for Unification (D Gross); Einstein and Geometry (M Atiyah); String Theory and Einstein's Dream (A Sen); Black Hole Entropy in String Theory: A Window into the Quantum Structure of Gravity (A Dabholkar); The Winding Road to Quantum Gravity (A Ashtekar); Brownian Functionals in Physics and Computer Science (S N Majumdar); Bose-Einstein Condensation: Where Many Become One and So There is Plenty of Room at the Bottom (N Kumar); Many Electrons Strongly Avoiding Each Other: Strange Goings On (T V Ramakrishnan); Einstein and the Quantum (V Singh); Einstein's Legacy: Relativistic Cosmology (J V Narlikar); Einstein's Universe: The Challenge of Dark Energy (S Sarkar); Gravitational Radiation OCo In Celebration of Einstein's Annus Mirabilis (B S Sathyaprakash); Albert Einstein: Radical Pacifist and Democrat (T Jayaraman). Readership: Physicists, mathematicians and academics."

Trauma, Postmodernism and the Aftermath of World War II

Trauma, Postmodernism and the Aftermath of World War II

  • Author: Paul Crosthwaite
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230202955
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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The radical, 'postmodernist' waves of experimentation that swept Anglo-American fiction from the late 1960s constitute a delayed response to the upheavals of the Second World War, yet the legacy of the war barely figures in prevalent accounts of the postmodernist movement. As Paul Crosthwaite shows in this provocative book, to recognize the significance of the war in contemporary culture is to acknowledge that postmodernism, as a sensibility, aesthetic style, and mode of thought, must be entirely reconceived. Challenging dominant theorizations of the postmodern as depthless and dehistoricized, Crosthwaite demonstrates that postmodernism has not abandoned history but has rather reformulated it in terms of trauma, trauma that is traceable, time and again, to the catastrophes of the 1940s. The book stages a revealing confrontation between influential theories of trauma and postmodernism and offers innovative close readings of key texts by Virginia Woolf, Thomas Pynchon, Michael Moorcock, J.G. Ballard, Richard Powers and Ian McEwan.