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

Year zero : a history of 1945, Ian Buruma, (eAudio)

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Year zero : a history of 1945
Title
Year zero
Title remainder
a history of 1945
Statement of responsibility
Ian Buruma
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come across Asia and all of continental Europe. It was the greatest global power vacuum in history, and 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 darkness to come. At the same time, in the wake of unspeakable loss, the euphoria of the liberated was extraordinary, the revelry unprecedented. The postwar years gave rise to the European welfare state, the United Nations, American democracy, Japanese pacifism, and the European Union. Society-wide reeducation was imposed on the vanquished on a scale that had no historical precedent. Much that was done was ill-advised, but in hindsight these efforts were relatively enlightened, humane, and effective. A poignant grace note throughout his history is Buruma's own father's story. Seized by the Nazis during the occupation of Holland, he spent much of the war in Berlin as a slave laborer and by war's end was literally hiding in the rubble of a flattened city, having barely managed to survive starvation rations, Allied bombing, and Soviet shock troops when the end came. His journey home and attempted reentry into "normalcy" stand in many ways for his generation's experience. A work of enormous range and stirring human drama, conjuring both the Asian and European theaters with equal fluency, Year Zero is a book that Ian Buruma is perhaps uniquely positioned to write
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Buruma, Ian
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Gildart Jackson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jackson, Gildart
  • hoopla digital
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  • History, Modern
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Year zero : a history of 1945, Ian Buruma, (eAudio)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11024997
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 27 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781482925272
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11024997
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11024997
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Year zero : a history of 1945, Ian Buruma, (eAudio)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11024997
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 27 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482925272
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11024997
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11024997
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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