The Fear and the Freedom

The Fear and the Freedom

How the Second World War Changed Us

Hardback576pp Illustrated232x155mm

9781250043955     Product Code: 510488


The Second World War was one of the most destructive in history, but also one of the most innovative, sweeping away empires and creating new global institutions. Ranging over five continents, this study examines how the war shaped the modern world, inaugurating the arms race and the space race, the United Nations and Bretton Woods, decolonization and globalization. With demagoguery on the rise again, it argues, we cannot afford to ignore this legacy.

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