The Fear and the Freedom by Keith Lowe

The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us by Keith Lowe
English | 2017 | History | ePUB | 30 MB

Bestselling historian Keith Lowe’s The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world.
The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe’s follow-up to Savage Continent. While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror as WWII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at all that has happened since, focusing on the changes that were brought about because of WWII―simultaneously one of the most catastrophic and most innovative events in history. It killed millions and eradicated empires, creating the idea of human rights, and giving birth to the UN. It was because of the war that penicillin was first mass-produced, computers were developed, and rockets first sent to the edge of space. The war created new philosophies, new ways of living, new architecture: this was the era of Le Corbusier, Simone de Beauvoir and Chairman Mao.

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