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Bloodlands

Bloodlands ebook ISBN: 0465032974
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Timothy Snyder
Number of Pages: 544 
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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 II. 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 including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Leipzig Award for European Understanding, and the Hannah Arendt Prize in Political Thought. It has been translated into more than thirty languages, was named to twelve book-of-the-year lists, and was a bestseller in six countries.

Terres de sang. L’Europe entre Hitler et Staline

Terres de sang. L’Europe entre Hitler et Staline ebook ISBN: 2072765609
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Timothy Snyder
Number of Pages: 848 
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« Voici l’histoire d’un meurtre politique de masse. » C’est par ces mots que Timothy Snyder entame le récit de la catastrophe au cours de laquelle, entre 1933 et 1945, 14 millions de civils, principalement des femmes, des enfants et des vieillards, ont été tués par l’Allemagne nazie et l’Union soviétique stalinienne. Tous l’ont été dans un même territoire, que l’auteur appelle les 'terres de sang' et qui s’étend de la Pologne centrale à la Russie occidentale en passant par l’Ukraine, la Biélorussie et les pays Baltes. Plus de la moitié d’entre eux sont morts de faim, du fait de deux des plus grands massacres de l’histoire : les famines préméditées par Staline, principalement en Ukraine, au début des années 1930, qui ont fait plus de 4 millions de morts, et l’affamement par Hitler de quelque 3 millions et demi de prisonniers de guerre soviétiques, au début des années 1940. Ils ont précédé l’Holocauste et, selon Timothy Snyder, aident à le comprendre. Timothy Snyder en offre pour la première fois une synthèse si puissante qu’un nouveau chapitre de l’histoire de l’Europe paraît s’ouvrir avec lui.

Terres de sang. L'Europe entre Hitler et Staline

Terres de sang. L'Europe entre Hitler et Staline ebook ISBN: 2072424682
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Timothy Snyder
Number of Pages: 710 
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"Voici l'histoire d'un meurtre politique de masse." C'est par ses mots que Timothy Snyder entame le récit de la catastrophe au cours de laquelle, entre 1933 et 1945, 14 millions de civils, principalement des femmes, des enfants et des vieillards, ont été tués par l'Allemagne nazie et l'Union soviétique stalinienne. Tous l'ont été dans un même territoire, que l'auteur appelle les 'terres de sang' et qui s'étend de la Pologne centrale à la Russie occidentale en passant par l'Ukraine, la Biélorussie et les pays Baltes. Plus de la moitié d'entre eux sont morts de faim. Deux des plus grands massacres de l'histoire – les famines préméditées par Staline, principalement en Ukraine, au début des années 1930, qui ont fait plus de 4 millions de morts, et l'affamement par Hitler de quelque 3 millions et demi de prisonniers de guerre soviétiques, au début des années 1940 – ont été perpétrés ainsi. Tous deux ont précédé l'Holocauste et, selon Timothy Snyder, aident à le comprendre. Les victimes des deux régimes ont laissé de nombreuses traces. Tombées après la guerre de l'autre côté du rideau de fer, elles sont restées dans l'oubli pendant plus de soixante ans et ne sont revenues au jour qu'à la faveur de la chute du communisme. Timothy Snyder en offre pour la première fois une synthèse si puissante qu'un nouveau chapitre de l'histoire de l'Europe paraît s'ouvrir avec lui. Ce faisant, il redonne humanité et dignité à ces millions de morts privés de sépultures et comme effacés du souvenir des vivants. Par sa démarche novatrice, centrée sur le territoire, son approche globale, la masse de langues mobilisées, de sources dépouillées, l'idée même que les morts ne s'additionnent pas, Timothy Snyder offre ici un grand livre d'histoire en même temps qu'une méditation sur l'écriture de l'histoire.

Bloodlands

Bloodlands ebook ISBN: 135135020X
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: Helen Roche
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A flagbearer for the increasingly fashionable genre of "transnational history," Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands is, first and foremost, a stunning example of the critical thinking skill of evaluation. Snyder's linguistic precocity allows him to cite evidence in 10 languages, putting fresh twists on the familiar story of World War II fighting on the Eastern Front from 1941-45. In doing so, he works to humanize the estimated 14 million people who lost their lives as their lands were fought over repeatedly by the Nazis and their Soviet opponents. Snyder also works to link more closely the atrocities committed by Hitler and Stalin, which he insists are far too often viewed in isolation. He focuses heavily on the adequacy and relevance of his evidence, but he also uses the materials he has culled from so many different archives as fuel for an exemplary work of reasoning, forcing readers to confront the grim realities that lie behind terms such as 'cannibalism' and 'liquidation.' In consequence, Bloodlands has emerged, only a few years after its publication, as one of the seminal works of its era, one that is key to Holocaust studies, genocide studies and area studies, and to sociology as well as to history. A masterly work of literature as well as of history, Bloodlands will continue to be read for decades.

Bloodlands

Bloodlands ebook ISBN: 1101529245
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Christine Cody
Number of Pages: 336 
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It was called the New Badlands, home to the survivors of a cataclysm that altered the entire nation. Then the vampires arrived, and it was rechristened the Bloodlands. Not because of the vampire, but because of the gun-for-hire who'd decided to slay every monster in the country by any and every means necessary.

Children of the Bloodlands

Children of the Bloodlands ebook ISBN: 1773052292
Publisher: ECW Press
Author: S.M. Beiko
Number of Pages: 488 
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The dazzling second book in S.M. Beiko’s Realms of Ancient series Three months after the battle of Zabor, the five friends that came together to defeat her have been separated. Burdened with the Calamity Stone she acquired in Scion of the Fox, Roan has gone to Scotland to retrace her grandmother’s steps in an attempt to stop further evil from entering the world. Meanwhile, a wicked monster called Seela has risen from the ashy Bloodlands and is wreaking havoc on the world while children in Edinburgh are afflicted by a strange plague; Eli travels to Seoul to face judgment and is nearly murdered; Natti endures a taxing journey with two polar bears; Phae tries desperately to obtain the key to the Underworld; and Barton joins a Family-wide coalition as the last defense against an enemy that will stop at nothing to undo Ancient’s influence on Earth — before there is no longer an Earth to fight for. Darkness, death, and the ancient powers that shape the world will collide as our heroes discover that some children collapse under their dark inheritance, and those who don’t are haunted by blood.

Revolution and the Bloodlands

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Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 148 
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On 4 September 1937, Ignace Reiss was assassinated in Switzerland, less than two months after his defection from the Soviet Union. Decades later his wife, Elisabeth K. Poretsky published a memoir focused on her husband's life, as well as that of their friends, who as Soviet agents, also faced similar fates. Memoirs were used in early studies of the Soviet Union during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, but by the latter decade scholars began to view using these narratives as problematic. This MRP reconsiders the value of using memoirs as a historical source, particularly Poretsky's Our Own People, and examines the insight it offers about the schisms within Soviet intelligence during the interwar period. It is a micro history which reveals the experiences of Poretsky, her family and friends, as well as their views and actions that led to breaking with Soviet intelligence. While their motivations and Polish revolutionary identities did not fade from the group of friends, the tumult of the interwar world and the policies and practices of Soviet intelligence changed around them over the course of the 1920s and 1930s. Poretsky's Our Own People provides what might be termed an 'intimate' history of the broader political shifts in Stalin's Soviet Union, in which personal relationships, individual motivations, views and ethnic identities contributed to the purging of Polish-Jewish elements of Soviet intelligence during the Great Purges of 1936-1938. This intimate history therefore demonstrates the value of using such memoirs as a historical source as this allows for a more textured understanding the past and those who lived it.

Out of the Bloodlands

Out of the Bloodlands ebook ISBN: 9780900157660
Publisher: Ben Uri Gallery
Author: Rachel Dickson
Number of Pages: 112 
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-First survey of a century-long contribution of Polish artists in Britain -Tells parallel narratives of Polish Jewish and non-Jewish artists and their respective cultural contributions -Includes contemporary Polish artists currently working in Britain who came for wholly positive reasons -Contributes to current debates around migration and identity -Includes material from private archives and collections A new survey of the contribution of Polish-born artists to British visual culture based on Ben Uri's exhibition of the same title. It is particularly apt as the Polish community approaches its millionth citizen in Britain, making it the nation's largest migrant group, and as Poland is about to celebrate its centenary as an independent nation state. It narrates the story of the Polish community in Britain and Poland's recent turbulent history through the lens of art, tracing the complex stories of Polish-born artists - both Jews and non-Jews - who fled successive regimes, were variously persecuted, imprisoned and interned, crossed continents. But it also looks at Polish people born to today's world, who have come to Britain to study or develop professionally. It brings together a century of artworks and archival material by both celebrated and lesser-known Polish-born artists from the Ben Uri Collection, as well as Polish institutions and private collectors in Britain. Paintings, posters, prints, drawings, cartoons, book illustrations, film and sculpture explore issues of identity and migration, whilst intersecting with formal art historical developments, ranging from expressionism to Pop Art.

Bloodlands

Bloodlands ebook ISBN: 9781797050621
Publisher: Bloodlands
Author: Daniel Pierce
Number of Pages: 344 
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In a world where vampires have conquered Mankind, Turner West is the only thing they fear.Threaded with silver through his body, he is a Bonemaker-- a rare human who can Unmake vampires with a single cut of his blade. Crossing the prairie of what was once the United States, Turner will face a blood-crazed cult, a governor who wants power more than life itself, and a trio of beautiful women who will help him toward his ultimate goal: ridding the world of bloodsuckers.There's just one problem. Turner's exploits have attracted a vampire so old, his very existence threatens what remains of the human race. Extinction is upon us.

Le Prince rouge - Les vies secrètes d'un archiduc de Habsbourg

Le Prince rouge - Les vies secrètes d'un archiduc de Habsbourg ebook ISBN: 2072482410
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Timothy Snyder
Number of Pages: 378 
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Des palais de la monarchie des Habsbourg aux chambres de torture de l'Union soviétique, ce livre fait le récit d'un vie hors du commun, suspendue entre l'effondrement des empires centraux, consécutif à la Première Guerre mondiale, et l'émergence de l'Europe moderne. William de Habsbourg, le Prince rouge, porta l'uniforme d'un officier autrichien, l'habit de cour d'un archiduc de Habsbourg, le simple costume d'un exilé parisien, le collier de l'ordre de la Toison d'or et, de temps à autre, une robe. Il parlait le polonais dans lequel il avait été élevé, l'italien de sa mère, l'allemand de son père, l'anglais de ses amis britanniques de sang royal et l'ukrainien de la terre sur laquelle il espérait régner. Parvenu à la majorité pendant la Grande Guerre, il avait rejeté sa famille pour se battre aux côtés des Ukrainiens. Quand le rêve de devenir leur roi s'effondra, il devint tour à tour un allié des impérialistes allemands, un célèbre noceur français, un monarchiste autrichien enragé, un adversaire de Hitler et un espion de Staline pour le compte des Anglais et des Français. Sur fond de capitales européennes et de champs de bataille, de stations de ski et de cellules de prison, Le Prince rouge saisit un moment unique de l'histoire de l'Europe où l'ordre ancien cède brutalement la place à un avenir incertain dans lequel toute chose, y compris l'identité elle-même, semble à saisir.

Black Earth

Black Earth ebook ISBN: 1473522706
Publisher: Random House
Author: Timothy Snyder
Number of Pages: 480 
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE We have come to see the Holocaust as a factory of death, organised by bureaucrats. Yet by the time the gas chambers became operation more than a million European Jews were already dead: shot at close range over pits and ravines. They had been murdered in the lawless killing zones created by the German colonial war in the East, many on the fertile black earth that the Nazis believed would feed the German people. It comforts us to believe that the Holocaust was a unique event. But as Timothy Snyder shows, we have missed basic lessons of the history of the Holocaust, and some of our beliefs are frighteningly close to the ecological panic that Hitler expressed in the 1920s. As ideological and environmental challenges to the world order mount, our societies might be more vulnerable than we would like to think. Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands was an acclaimed exploration of what happened in eastern Europe between 1933 and 1945, when Nazi and Soviet policy brought death to some 14 million people. Black Earth is a deep exploration of the ideas and politics that enabled the worst of these policies, the Nazi extermination of the Jews. Its pioneering treatment of this unprecedented crime makes the Holocaust intelligible, and thus all the more terrifying.

The Fortress

The Fortress ebook ISBN: 1541697324
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Alexander Watson
Number of Pages: 400 
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A prizewinning historian tells the dramatic story of the siege that changed the course of the First World War In September 1914, just a month into World War I, the Russian army laid siege to the fortress city of Przemysl, the Hapsburg Empire's most important bulwark against invasion. For six months, against storm and starvation, the ragtag garrison bitterly resisted, denying the Russians a quick victory. Only in March 1915 did the city fall, bringing occupation, persecution, and brutal ethnic cleansing. In The Fortress, historian Alexander Watson tells the story of the battle for Przemysl, showing how it marked the dawn of total war in Europe and how it laid the roots of the bloody century that followed. Vividly told, with close attention to the unfolding of combat in the forts and trenches and to the experiences of civilians trapped in the city, The Fortress offers an unprecedentedly intimate perspective on the eastern front's horror and human tragedy.

Bloodland

Bloodland ebook ISBN: 9781571780836
Publisher: Council Oak Books
Author: Dennis McAuliffe
Number of Pages: 341 
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Journalist Dennis McAuliffe, Jr. opens old family wounds and ultimately exposes a widespread murder conspiracy and shameful episode in American history.

Bloodlands 2

Bloodlands 2 ebook ISBN: 9781091695542
Publisher:
Author: Daniel Pierce
Number of Pages: 338 
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Turner West is a busy man.After killing the vampire lord Silas, he hoped to build a safe haven to protect his people and his women from danger, but the land has other plans.New undead killers have emerged, and something unholy has been born--and it wants blood.With his women, his knife, and his will, he will fight against a danger that far surpasses all that has come before, and this time it's using nature itself to hunt him down.

Blood Lands

Blood Lands ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Cotton-Branch Publishing
Author: Ralph Cotton
Number of Pages: 282 
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She moved her sights over to the parson, then to Evans, then to Muller. They fit the description Reese had given her before he died. These were the ones; if by some fluke they weren’t her attackers, her father’s killers, too bad, she thought. If that was the case, they had simply picked the wrong day to come calling. Her sights homed onto Muller, the one farthest away, the one most likely to get atop his horse and make a run for it. She rested the sights there and waited, breathing slowly, calmly. Strange, she thought, how not long ago she had looked for the slightest reason not to kill these men, these men who had violated her, who had taken her father’s life, and in that sense destroyed hers. But that had changed. Now, if they fit the description, or matched the names, or came close to doing either, she wanted them dead. The killing had begun. The quicker they were dead, the sooner she could live in a home of her own—something she’d never had. And more than that, she could hold her head up and live there in peace, like regular, everyday folks—something she’d never known. A tear glistened in her eye, but there was no time to wipe it away. She wouldn’t let it affect her aim. *Preview of Ralph Cotton's Wolf Valley at the end of this book.

De la tyrannie

De la tyrannie ebook ISBN: 9782072742521
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Author: Timothy Snyder
Number of Pages: 112 
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Entamé au lendemain de l'élection de Donald Trump, ce texte se présente comme un guide de résistance, proposant aux Américains - mais aussi à l'Europe - un bref catalogue d'idées pour préserver les libertés dans les années à venir. En vingt chapitres didactiques, l'historien explique les parallèles entre la situation actuelle aux Etats-Unis et l'histoire de l'Europe du XXe siècle. Snyder propose une série de préceptes élémentaires : ne pas faire preuve d'obéissance anticipée, protéger les institutions, faire attention aux mots et s'élever contre l'usage dévoyé des termes patriotiques, chercher la vérité des faits, refuser l'Etat de parti unique, se sentir responsable du monde... Ce bréviaire tonique pour temps difficiles est fort utile pour comprendre l'avènement de Donald Trump et lutter contre la montée en force des extrémismes en Europe.

La reconstruction des nations. Pologne, Ukraine, Lithuanie, Bélarus (1569-1999)

La reconstruction des nations. Pologne, Ukraine, Lithuanie, Bélarus (1569-1999) ebook ISBN: 2072591767
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Timothy Snyder
Number of Pages: 512 
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Dans ce livre de 2003 devenu un classique, Timothy Snyder retrace, sur une durée de plus de quatre siècles, la construction et la reconstruction de l’idée de nation dans l’Europe du Nord-Est. À l’orée de l’ère moderne, en 1569, la création de la République polono-lituanienne, dite aussi des Deux Nations, couvrant les territoires polonais, bélarusse, ukrainien et balte actuels, correspondait à une vision de la nation ouverte, fondée sur la citoyenneté et tolérante envers les langues et les religions. Elle acceptait en outre les diverses allégeances politiques en vigueur sur ces territoires. Selon l’historien américain, cette formule s’est brisée avec la révolution polonaise de 1863 et l’émergence du nationalisme moderne, qui lui a substitué une conception de la nation ethnique, linguistique et religieuse. Cette dernière ne tardera pas à susciter d’innombrables atrocités, qui culmineront, pendant et après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, dans les provinces de Galicie et de Volhynie, avec les effroyables nettoyages ethniques réciproques entre Polonais et Lituaniens. La synthèse de cette histoire de longue durée, Timothy Snyder la trouve dans le fait que, quelque amère qu’ait été la reconstruction de ces nations, une politique polonaise sage et ambitieuse a abouti, après la chute du communisme, à l’abandon des revendications territoriales entre voisins orientaux, au gel des frontières issues de la décomposition de l’Union soviétique et à la construction de l’avenir par une intégration à l’Ouest (OTAN et Union européenne). Selon Timothy Snyder, le legs de la vieille République polono-lituanienne protomoderne reste ainsi visible à qui se donne la peine de regarder sous les cendres de la géopolitique moderne.

La Guerre allemande

La Guerre allemande ebook ISBN: 9782311101386
Publisher: La Librairie Vuibert
Author: Nicholas Stargardt
Number of Pages: 800 
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En 1939, les Allemands, encore traumatisés par le souvenir de 1918, ne voulaient pas d'une nouvelle guerre. Pourtant, leur détermination aveugle fit durer les combats jusqu'en 1945. Comment ont-ils pu tenir si longtemps sous les bombardements, malgré les privations et l'accumulation des défaites ? Les Allemands avaient-ils conscience de mener une guerre génocidaire ? Dans quelle mesure crurent-ils aux mensonges d'un régime qui les menait à leur perte ? Dans La Guerre allemande, Nicholas Stargardt raconte pour la première fois la Seconde Guerre mondiale telle que l'ont vécue les Allemands. Pour cela, il brosse une vaste fresque d'histoires personnelles nourrie des journaux intimes, des lettres échangées entre les soldats et leur famille ainsi que des rapports de surveillance de la population. Mêlant la grande et la petite histoire, La Guerre allemande nous fait pénétrer dans l'intimité d'un peuple en armes, un peuple déterminé à se battre, envers et contre tout, pour une cause perdue.

Réunis dans la tombe

Réunis dans la tombe ebook ISBN: 2820517196
Publisher: Milady
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Number of Pages: 384 
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Alors qu’elle sort tout juste de son dernier combat, un fanatique se sert des nouvelles capacités de Cat pour attiser les tensions entre vampires et goules et ainsi déclencher une guerre sans précédent entre les deux espèces, ce qui mettrait en péril la vie de milliers d’innocents. Cat et Bones ne peuvent remporter cette bataille seuls. Ils vont devoir s’entourer d’alliés puissants et inattendus, dont la reine des goules de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Mais le soutien de Majestic est une arme à double tranchant... « Un couple explosif. » Charlaine Harris, auteure de True Blood

Penser le XXe siècle

Penser le XXe siècle ebook ISBN: 9782350873374
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Author: Tony Judt
Number of Pages: 528 
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"Ce livre tient de l'histoire, de la biographie et du traité d'éthique. Il est une histoire des idées politiques modernes en Europe et aux Etats-Unis. Ses thèmes sont le pouvoir et la justice, tels que les ont compris les intellectuels libéraux, socialistes, communistes, nationalistes et fascistes de la fin du XIXe à l'aube du XXIe siècle. Il est aussi la biographie intellectuelle de l'historien et essayiste Tony Judt, né à Londres au coeur du XXe siècle, juste après le cataclysme de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et l'Holocauste, et alors même que les communistes asseyaient leur pouvoir en Europe orientale. Il est enfin une contemplation des limites (et capacités de renouveau) des idées politiques, ainsi que des échecs (et devoirs) moraux des intellectuels en politique." Timothy Snyder. Penser le XXe siècle dresse un vaste tableau de la politique des idées, guidant savamment le lecteur â travers les débats qui ont défini notre monde.