At a glance:
- Author: John Lukacs
- First Published: 1978
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1945
- Setting: Europe and the United States
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Politics, Twentieth century, Europe or Europeans, 1940's, Political science, Politicians, Heads of state, Geopolitics
- Locales: Europe, United States, North America
Without doubt, 1945 was a crucial year in world history. “Null Jahr” (Year Zero) as the Germans called it, saw developments which were to shape world affairs: the suicide of Hitler and the fall of National Socialism in Germany, the first indications of hostility between the Western democracies and the Soviet Union that foreshadowed the Cold War, the dropping of the atomic bombs upon Japan, and the clear emergence of the United States as a dominant power in the world. In this book, Lukacs seeks to explain the importance of the major personages and events of 1945, and to...
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