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Ian Buruma
Birth date: December 28, 1951
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fossumcarl
fossumcarl rated it 7 years ago
As good as history gets. Year zero is a history of 1945 and the hopes for change that it brought and the gutting of those dreams. In the words of a reviewer, "..A heart-wrenching account of the horrors,the unimaginable cruelties, and the sheer stupidities of the last months of WWII, and the attempt ...
Sister Mary Murderous
Sister Mary Murderous rated it 8 years ago
The subject of the immediate post-World War II period has been popular in history books in recent years, including William I. Hitchcock's The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe, Tony Judt's Postwar and Tony Judt's The Politics of Retribution in Europe. These are all ex...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it 12 years ago
A Non Fiction book that gives a very scary picture of the situation in Holland around the time and since the murder of Theo van Gogh in 2004. Even more so for me, since I'm Dutch. I haven't lived in Holland for 12 years and now find that the place I was reading about was not a place I could recogniz...
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