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The fear and the freedom : how the Second World War changed us / Keith Lowe.

Lowe, Keith, 1970- (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 940.5314 Lowe Keith (Text) 22960001522852 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch 940.5314 LOW (Text) 0530006049081 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250043955
  • ISBN: 1250043956
  • Physical Description: xi, 561 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Myths and legends -- The end of the world -- Heroes -- Monsters -- Martyrs -- The beginning of the world -- Part II. Utopias -- Science -- Planned utopias -- Equality and diversity -- Freedom and belonging -- Part III. One world -- World economy -- World government -- World law -- Part IV. Two superpowers -- USA -- USSR -- World polarization -- Part V. Two hundred nations -- The birth of an Asian nation -- The birth of an African nation -- Democracy in Latin America -- Israel: nation of archetypes -- European nationalism -- Part VI. Te thousand fragments -- Trauma -- Loss -- Outcasts -- The globalization of peoples.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects.
War and society > History > 20th century.
HISTORY / Europe.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.

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