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Bitter Road to Freedom, The -- A New History of the Liberation of Europe

Hitchcock, William L.

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ISBN 10: 0743273818 / ISBN 13: 9780743273817
Published by Free Press, New York, 2008
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Historian William Hitchcock has written a compelling and important study that sheds new light on one of the most momentous events in world history, the epic liberation of Europe in World War II. Using recent archival materials as well as traditional sources, Hitchcock's account includes more than one viewpoint, and demonstrates that history should not be written only by the victors. This is great history without triumphalism, although due credit is given to the bravery and hardship endured by Allied forces and includes not only the courage of the liberators, of which we are justly proud, but also the hazards and difficulties endured by our liberated allies, who not only had to survive years of Nazi occupation, but then the often tragic aftermath that ravaged them. An unread copy of this landmark book, in AS NEW condition, binding firm and tight, DJ unchipped, unclipped and unmarked, no remainder marks and first printing indicator line starting with "1." Scarce in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 150217

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Title: Bitter Road to Freedom, The -- A New History...

Publisher: Free Press, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: B & W Photographs

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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A revisionist account of the liberation of Europe in World War II from the perspectives of Europeans offers insight into the more complicated aspects of the occupation, the cultural differences between Europeans and Americans, and their perspectives on the moral implications of military action. 75,000 first printing.

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William I. Hitchcock teaches history at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1965, and has lived in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Paris, Brussels, Washington, DC, Boston and New Haven.  He received his B.A. from Kenyon College in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1994. He taught at Yale for six years and won a teaching prize there. He has also taught at Wellesley College. He is the author of France Restored: Cold War Diplomacy and the Quest for Leadership in Europe (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998); co-editor, with Paul Kennedy, of From War to Peace: Altered Strategic Landscapes in the Twentieth Century (New Have: Yale University Press, 2000); and The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent, 1945-present (New York: Doubleday and Anchor, 2003-2004).

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