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The Resource 1946 : the making of the modern world, Victor Sebestyen

1946 : the making of the modern world, Victor Sebestyen

Label
1946 : the making of the modern world
Title
1946
Title remainder
the making of the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Victor Sebestyen
Title variation
Nineteen forty-six:
Title variation remainder
the making of the modern world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A narrative account of the world-changing negotiations of the post-World War II era draws on new archival material and interviews to analyze the influences of discussions surrounding such events as the development of the atomic bomb, Britain's withdrawal from India and the creation of the Israeli state."--NoveList
  • A revelatory book about the year that would signal the beginning of the Cold War, the end of the British Empire, and the beginning of the rivalry between the United States and the USSR. Victor Sebestyen reveals the events of 1946 by chronologically framing what was taking place in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, with seminal decisions made by heads of state that would profoundly change the old order. Whether it was the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the Bikini Atoll underwater atomic bomb test, or the Great Calcutta Killings in India, 1946 was a year of seismic events. Sebestyen begins the week before Christmas 1945, when Stalin announced that the USSR would not withdraw its troops from Iran, and ends with Emperor Hirohito's official unveiling of Japan's new constitution. 1946 would see the map of Eastern Europe redrawn, Chinese communists gaining decisive victories, and the birth of Israel. Though Truman, Stalin, Churchill, MacArthur, Ben-Gurion, Hirohito, and Menachem Begin are part of the story, Sebestyen also writes about the enormous suffering and ongoing persecution of civilians in the aftermath of the war: the ethnic cleansing of the German population from Czechoslovakia and Poland; the rise of a violent new anti-Semitism; the civil wars in China and Greece; the mass starvation in Japan, Eastern Europe, and Germany on a scale not seen since the Middle Ages; the spread of diseases; and such total desolation that schools, government, and transportation were nonexistent and currency was worthless. Drawing on personal testimonies and new archival research, Sebestyen has written a vivid narrative that evokes the beginning: of the Cold War in a devastated landscape of dystopian horrors.--Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebestyen, Victor
Dewey number
909.82/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.S365 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World politics
  • Nineteen forty-six, A.D
  • Nineteen forty-six, A.D
  • World politics
Label
1946 : the making of the modern world, Victor Sebestyen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan ... London, in 2014"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I'm tired of babying the Soviets" -- The American century -- The Russians: "a tsarist people" -- Stunde Null: zero hour -- Austria forgets its past -- The spy comes in from the cold -- Austerity Britain -- A performance at the Bolshoi -- The declaration of Cold War -- The abdication crisis -- Rape and pillage -- "Woe, woe to the Germans" -- "Anywhere but home" -- "This Chinese cesspit" -- Iron Curtain -- The fog of war -- Sunset on the Raj -- Refugees -- Trials and errors -- A Greek tragedy -- She'erit Ha-Pleta: the surviving remnant -- "A Jewish-Bolshevik plot": blood libels -- The war against terror -- "Listen world. This is crossroads" -- The glory of France: "resistance in the heart" -- Stalin's Turkish bluff -- The bloodbath in Calcutta -- "Half-nun, half-whore" -- The return of the king -- "Sand down a rat hole" -- The general orders: democracy -- The big freeze
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101870426
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015014902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2426097
  • (OCoLC)903634681
  • (OCoLC)ocn903634681
  • 2415823
  • 2426097
Label
1946 : the making of the modern world, Victor Sebestyen
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan ... London, in 2014"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I'm tired of babying the Soviets" -- The American century -- The Russians: "a tsarist people" -- Stunde Null: zero hour -- Austria forgets its past -- The spy comes in from the cold -- Austerity Britain -- A performance at the Bolshoi -- The declaration of Cold War -- The abdication crisis -- Rape and pillage -- "Woe, woe to the Germans" -- "Anywhere but home" -- "This Chinese cesspit" -- Iron Curtain -- The fog of war -- Sunset on the Raj -- Refugees -- Trials and errors -- A Greek tragedy -- She'erit Ha-Pleta: the surviving remnant -- "A Jewish-Bolshevik plot": blood libels -- The war against terror -- "Listen world. This is crossroads" -- The glory of France: "resistance in the heart" -- Stalin's Turkish bluff -- The bloodbath in Calcutta -- "Half-nun, half-whore" -- The return of the king -- "Sand down a rat hole" -- The general orders: democracy -- The big freeze
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101870426
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015014902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2426097
  • (OCoLC)903634681
  • (OCoLC)ocn903634681
  • 2415823
  • 2426097

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