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The Resource Year zero : a history of 1945, Ian Buruma

Year zero : a history of 1945, Ian Buruma

Label
Year zero : a history of 1945
Title
Year zero
Title remainder
a history of 1945
Statement of responsibility
Ian Buruma
Title variation
Year 0
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II. Regime change had come on a global scale: across Asia (including China, Korea, Indochina, and the Philippines, and of course Japan) and all of continental Europe. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it. In human terms, the scale of transformation is almost impossible to imagine. Great cities around the world lay in ruins, their populations decimated, displaced, starving. Harsh revenge was meted out on a wide scale, and the ground was laid for much horror to come. At the same time, the euphoria of the liberated was extraordinary. The postwar years gave rise to the European welfare state, the United Nations, decolonization, Japanese pacifism, the European Union, and the Cold War.--From publisher description
Summary
A history professor describes the events during the year World War II ended, beginning a new era of prosperity in America, rebirth and rebuilding in Europe, and the start of the Cold War era
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217170
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D840
LC item number
.B88 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
1945 and the aftermath of war
Label
Year zero : a history of 1945, Ian Buruma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exultation -- Hunger -- Revenge -- Going home -- Draining the poison -- The rule of law -- Bright confident morning -- Civilizing the brutes -- One world
Control code
ocn829937181
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781594204364
Lccn
2013007702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)829937181
Label
Year zero : a history of 1945, Ian Buruma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exultation -- Hunger -- Revenge -- Going home -- Draining the poison -- The rule of law -- Bright confident morning -- Civilizing the brutes -- One world
Control code
ocn829937181
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781594204364
Lccn
2013007702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)829937181

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