To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back Europe, 1914-1949

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Synopsis

'Superb ... likely to become a classic' Observer

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141980430
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxv, 592 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 449g
Height: 198mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 31mm