Bloodlands
Author : Timothy Snyder
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2012-10-02
Total pages :544
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780465032976
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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.

Bloodlands
Author : Helen Roche
Publisher : CRC Press
Release :2017-07-05
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781351350204
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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
Author : Christine Cody
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2011-07-26
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101529249
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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
Author : S.M. Beiko
Publisher : ECW Press
Release :2018-09-25
Total pages :488
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781773052298
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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.

Bloodlands
Author : Daniel Pierce
Publisher : Bloodlands
Release :2019-02-16
Total pages :344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1797050621
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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.

Revolution and the Bloodlands
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :2018
Total pages :148
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1112609347
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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
Author : Rachel Dickson
Publisher : Ben Uri Gallery
Release :2019-12
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0900157666
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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.

The Fortress
Author : Alexander Watson
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2020-02-25
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781541697324
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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.

Bloodlands 2
Author : Daniel Pierce
Publisher :
Release :2019-03-26
Total pages :338
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1091695547
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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.

Bloodlands
Author : Helen Roche
Publisher :
Release :2017-07-15
Total pages :128
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1912302764
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A flagbearer for the increasingly fashionable genre of "transnational history," Timothy Snyder's Bloodlandsis, 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, Bloodlandshas 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, Bloodlandswill continue to be read for decades.

Bloodland
Author : Dennis McAuliffe
Publisher : Council Oak Books
Release :1999
Total pages :341
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1571780831
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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.

Bloodland
Author : Alan Glynn
Publisher : Picador
Release :2012-01-31
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781429927321
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A Picador Paperback Original A helicopter crash off the coast of Ireland sends unexpected ripples through the international community in this intricate new thriller from the author of Winterland and Limitless (now a major motion picture). Susie Monaghan was on the cusp of stardom when her life was cut short by a tragic helicopter crash. After a full investigation, her death was ruled an accident: case closed. But a hungry young journalist named Jimmy Gilroy isn't buying the official story. Before dying, Susie's path had crossed with an unlikely gallery of powerful men: an ex-Prime minister with a carefully guarded secret; the businessman brother of a U.S. Senator angling for the Oval Office; and a billionaire investor with his eye on an extremely rare commodity. Might there also be a link between Susie's death and a deranged security contractor operating in Congo? Piece by piece, Jimmy uncovers a bizarre nexus of coincidence among these disparate people and events, revealing a conspiracy of frightening reach and consequence--one that could cost him his life. Set against a vividly drawn world of corporate and political intrigue, Alan Glynn's Bloodland is a riveting paranoid thriller of uncommon depth and page-turning suspense.

Blood Lands
Author : Ralph Cotton
Publisher : Cotton-Branch Publishing
Release :2018-10-23
Total pages :282
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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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.

Bloodland
Author : William W. Johnstone
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
Release :1999
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0786006293
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It has been 14 years since Key Lessard set foot in his hometown of Lewiston, Nebraska--years spent honing his mercenary fighting skills in foreign lands. But Lessard hasn't come home to fight--until he discovers that a neo-Nazi corps has banded together in a secret society of hate, and turned the heartland into a bloody killing field. Now it's up to Lessard to infiltrate the depraved Nazi squadron and blow each and every one of them to Hell!

Uncertain Empire
Author : Joel Isaac,Duncan Bell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2012-09-01
Total pages :314
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780199986668
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Historians have long understood that the notion of "the cold war" is richly metaphorical, if not paradoxical. The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union was a war that fell ambiguously short of war, an armed truce that produced considerable bloodshed. Yet scholars in the rapidly expanding field of Cold War studies have seldom paused to consider the conceptual and chronological foundations of the idea of the Cold War itself. In Uncertain Empire, a group of leading scholars takes up the challenge of making sense of the idea of the Cold War and its application to the writing of American history. They interrogate the concept from a wide range of disciplinary vantage points--diplomatic history, the history of science, literary criticism, cultural history, and the history of religion--highlighting the diversity of methods and approaches in contemporary Cold War studies. Animating the volume as a whole is a question about the extent to which the Cold War was an American invention. Uncertain Empire brings debates over national, global, and transnational history into focus and offers students of the Cold War a new framework for considering recent developments in the field.

Blood Lies
Author : Grover Furr
Publisher : Red Star Publishers
Release :2014
Total pages :583
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0692200991
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BLOOD LIES: The Evidence that Every Accusation against Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union in Timothy Snyder's "Bloodlands Is False." PLUS: What Really Happened in: the Famine of 1932-33; the "Polish Operation"; the "Great Terror"; the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact; the "Soviet invasion of Poland"; the "Katyn Massacre"; the Warsaw Uprising; and "Stalin's Anti-Semitism" (ISBN: 978-0-692-20099-5) by Grover Furr "Bloodlands. Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder" (N.Y: Basic Books, 2010) is by far the most successful attempt to date to equate Stalin with Hitler, the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany. It has received dozens of rave reviews, prizes for historiography; and has been translated into 25 languages. Snyder's main target is Joseph Stalin. His broader claim is that the Soviets killed 6 to 9 million innocent civilians while the Nazis were killing about 14 million. Snyder finds parallels between Soviet and Nazi crimes at every turn. Grover Furr methodically checked every single footnote to anything that could be construed as a crime by Stalin, the USSR, or pro-Soviet communists. Snyder's main sources are in Polish and Ukrainian, in hard-to-find books and articles. Many sources are reprinted in Blood Lies in their original languages - Polish, Ukrainian, German, Russian - always with English translations. Furr has found that every single "crime" Snyder alleges is false - a fabrication. Often Snyder's sources do not say what he claims. Often Snyder cites anticommunist Polish and Ukrainian secondary sources that do the lying for him. Not a single accusation holds up. Blood Lies exposes the lies and falsehoods behind Soviet history of the Stalin period with the same meticulous attention to detail as Furr's 2011 work "Khrushchev Lied," and his 2013 book "The Murder of Sergei Kirov."

Black Earth
Author : Timothy Snyder
Publisher : Random House
Release :2015-09-17
Total pages :480
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781473522701
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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.

Bloodland
Author : Chuck Hustmyre
Publisher : Chuck Hustmyre
Release :2018-04-03
Total pages :378
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 138647875X
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In the war zone that is the U.S./Mexico border, DEA Special Agent Scott Greene wants justice for a murdered fellow agent, but the killers are outside of his reach, on the other side of the imaginary line that separates one country from another. So he crosses that line and inadvertently unleashes a storm so violent and so stunning that it turns Scott and his only ally, a Mexican cop named Benny Alvarez, into fugitives on both sides of the border as they fight to expose a scheme so corrupt that it could bring down both the U.S. and Mexican governments. (Previously published as CARTEL)

The Thin Justice of International Law
Author : Steven R. Ratner
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release :2015-01-15
Total pages :500
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780191009112
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In a world full of armed conflict and human misery, global justice remains one of the most compelling missions of our time. Understanding the promises and limitations of global justice demands a careful appreciation of international law, the web of binding norms and institutions that help govern the behaviour of states and other global actors. This book provides a new interdisciplinary approach to global justice, one that integrates the work and insights of international law and contemporary ethics. It asks whether the core norms of international law are just, appraising them according to a standard of global justice derived from the fundamental values of peace and the protection of human rights. Through a combination of a careful explanation of the legal norms and philosophical argument, Ratner concludes that many international law norms meet such a standard of justice, even as distinct areas of injustice remain within the law and the verdict is still out on others. Among the subjects covered in the book are the rules on the use of force, self-determination, sovereign equality, the decision making procedures of key international organizations, the territorial scope of human rights obligations (including humanitarian intervention), and key areas of international economic law. Ultimately, the book shows how an understanding of international law's moral foundations will enrich the global justice debate, while exposing the ethical consequences of different rules.

These Are Not Gentle People
Author : Andrew Harding
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2020-09-14
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781529405613
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THE STORY BEHIND NEW BBC RADIO SERIES AND PODCAST "BLOOD LANDS" "Utterly gripping, timely and shocking" PHILIPPE SANDS "Compelling and disturbing . . . quietly devastating" DAMON GALGUT "This is a book of profound importance . . . A masterpiece" ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH "A smartly paced true-crime thriller with a vivid cast of characters . . . as tense as it is disturbing" JOHN CARLIN, author of Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation Two dead men. Forty suspects. The trial that broke a small South African town "Look what the fucking dogs did to them, someone muttered. No-one mentioned the rope, or the monkey-wrench, or the gun, or the knife, or the stick, or the whip, or the blood-stained boots. In fact, no-one said much at all. It seemed simpler that way. There was no sense in pointing fingers.'" At dusk, on a warm evening in 2016, a group of forty men gathered in the corner of a dusty field on a farm outside Parys in the Free State. Some were in fury. Others treated the whole thing as a joke - a game. The events of the next two hours would come to haunt them all. They would rip families apart, prompt suicide attempts, breakdowns, divorce, bankruptcy, threats of violent revenge and acts of unforgivable treachery. These Are Not Gentle People is the story of that night, and of what happened next. It's a courtroom drama, a profound exploration of collective guilt and individual justice, and a fast-paced literary thriller. Award-winning foreign correspondent and author Andrew Harding traces the impact of one moment of collective barbarism on a fragile community - exploding lies, cover-ups, political meddling and betrayals, and revealing the inner lives of those involved with extraordinary clarity. The book is also a mesmerising examination of a small town trying to cope with a trauma that threatens to tear it in two - as such, it is as much a journey into the heart of modern South Africa as it is a gripping tale of crime, punishment and redemption. When a whole community is on trial, who pays the price?