- Making the Post-War World
- Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
- Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 23-04-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
In 1946 the Cold War began, the state of Israel was conceived, the independence of India was all but confirmed, and Chinese Communists gained a decisive upper hand in their fight for power. It was a pivotal year in modern history, in which countries were reborn and created, national and ideological boundaries were redrawn, and people across the globe began to rebuild their lives.
In this remarkable history, the foreign correspondent and historian Victor Sebestyen draws on contemporary documents from around the world - including Stalin's personal notes from the Potsdam peace conference - to examine what lay behind the political decision making. Sebestyen uses a vast array of archival material and personal testimonies to explore how the lives of generations of people across continents were shaped by the events of 1946.
Taking readers from Berlin to London, from Paris to Moscow, from Washington to Jerusalem, and from Delhi to Shanghai, this is a vivid and wide-ranging account of both power brokers and ordinary men and women from an acclaimed author.
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By Jonathan Entwisle on 07-09-17
A period not often covered in detail
I don't know about anyone else but when I was taught about the second world war we always tended to stop when the allies had won. This book offers a glimpse into the world in the immediate aftermath of the war, and it isn't a pretty sight.
If you want some perspective and the behaviour of the victorious allies then I'd recommend this book.
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By JD MCCURDY on 13-05-18
Interesting and informative.
When one thinks the WW2 finished in 1945 that was that. This book brings us back to the fact and the reality how serious the aftermath of the War was throughout the World and the struggle to lay down a new world order. It highlights the importance of establishing that new world order for future generations. I found the book very informative. I'm happy to recommend the book.