To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949: Volume 8

Author(s): Ian Kershaw


Telegraph Books of the Year and Editor's Choice 2015 BBC History Magazine Books of the Year 2015. In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison. In 1939 Europeans would initiate a second conflict that managed to be even worse - a war in which the killing of civilians was central and which culminated in the Holocaust. To Hell and Back tells this story with humanity, flair and originality. Kershaw gives a compelling narrative of events, but he also wrestles with the most difficult issues that the events raise - with what it meant for the Europeans who initiated and lived through such fearful times - and what this means for us.


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Ian Kershaw is the author of Hitler, Fateful Choices and The End.

General Fields

  • : 9780713990898
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Allen Lane
  • : 1.095
  • : December 2015
  • : 240mm X 162mm X 42mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ian Kershaw
  • : 624
  • : 940.5
  • : 1
  • : Hardback