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The Resource Fear and freedom : how the Second World War changed us, Keith Lowe

Fear and freedom : how the Second World War changed us, Keith Lowe

Label
Fear and freedom : how the Second World War changed us
Title
Fear and freedom
Title remainder
how the Second World War changed us
Statement of responsibility
Keith Lowe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe's follow-up to Savage Continent. While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror as WWII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at all that has happened since, focusing on the changes that were brought about because of WWII--simultaneously one of the most catastrophic and most innovative events in history. It killed millions and eradicated empires, creating the idea of human rights, and giving birth to the UN. It was because of the war that penicillin was first mass-produced, computers were developed, and rockets first sent to the edge of space. The war created new philosophies, new ways of living, new architecture: this was the era of Le Corbusier, Simone de Beauvoir and Chairman Mao. But amidst the waves of revolution and idealism there were also fears of globalization, a dread of the atom bomb, and an unexpressed longing for a past forever gone. All of these things and more came about as direct consequences of the war and continue to affect the world that we live in today. The Fear and the Freedom is the first book to look at all of the changes brought about because of WWII. Based on research from five continents, Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom tells the very human story of how the war not only transformed our world but also changed the very way we think about ourselves."--Publisher's description
Writing style
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10600317
Cataloging source
  • YDX
  • YDX
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1970-
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Lowe, Keith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
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how the Second World War changed us
Label
Fear and freedom : how the Second World War changed us, Keith Lowe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 433-460) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn967067589
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xi, 561 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043955
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967067589
Label
Fear and freedom : how the Second World War changed us, Keith Lowe
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 433-460) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn967067589
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xi, 561 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043955
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967067589

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