Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder audiobook

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin

By Timothy Snyder
Read by Ralph Cosham

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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 Two 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, was named to twelve best book-of-the-year lists, has been translated into more than thirty languages, and was a bestseller in six countries.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Winner of the Hannah Arendt Prize in Political Thought

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade

Winner of the Leipzig Award for European Understanding

Winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal

Winner of the Emerson Prize in the Humanities

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 Two

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, was named to twelve best book-of-the-year lists, has been translated into more than thirty languages, and was a bestseller in six countries.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A startling new interpretation of the period…A stunning book.” New Yorker
“A brave and original history of mass killing in the twentieth century.” New York Review of Books
“A superb work of scholarship, full of revealing detail, cleverly compiled…and in places beautifully written…Snyder does justice to the horror of his subject through the power of storytelling.” Sunday Times (London)
“A magisterial work.” Foreign Affairs
“Snyder’s book is revisionist history of the best kind: in spare, closely argued prose, with meticulous use of statistics, he makes the reader rethink some of the best-known episodes in Europe’s modern history.” Economist (London)
“A chillingly systematic study…A significant work of staggering figures and scholarship.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Timothy Snyder

Author Bio: Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder, the Levin Professor of History at Yale University, is the award–winning author of the books of history, including the New York Times bestseller Black Earth.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English