The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us (Hardback)Keith Lowe (author)
Scientists delivered new technologies, politicians fantasized about overhauled societies, some argued for global government, others for independence. It was an era of wonder and terror, and it resonates in the arguments about nationalism, immigration and globalisation that we have today.
As well as analyzing the major changes and they myths that emerged, The Fear and the Freedom uses individual stories to show how leaders and ordinary people coped with the post-war world and turned one of the greatest traumas in history into an opportunity for change.
This is the definitive exploration of the aftermath of WWII - and the impact it still has.
'Ceaselessly insightful, a masterpiece of historical inquiry.' - Sunday Telegraph
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 801 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm
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