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Europe between Hitler and Stalin

by Timothy Snyder Author · Ralph Cosham Narrator


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From the bestselling author of On Tyranny comes the definitive history of Hitler's and Stalin's wars against the civilians of Europe in World War Two

Americans call the Second World War "The Good War." But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war's end, both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness.

Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single history, in the time and place where they occurred: between Germany and Russia, when Hitler and Stalin both held power. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history.

Bloodlands won twelve awards, was named to twelve best book-of-the-year lists, has been translated into more than thirty languages, and was a bestseller in six countries.

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Hachette Book Group
Basic Books
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Timothy Snyder (Author)

Timothy Snyder, the Levin Professor of History at Yale University, is the award–winning author of the books of history, including the New York Times bestseller Black Earth.

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