Out of the Ashes - Post-War Europe, 1945 - 1968 - Book List

Recommended

Wegs, J. Robert. Europe Since 1945: A Concise History - 5th ed.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

Young, J.W. Cold War Europe 1945 - 1991: A Political History
London: Arnold, 1996

Background

Buchanan, T. Europe's Troubled Peace 1945 to the Present - 2nd ed.
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Burleigh, M. Small Wars, Faraway Places: The Genesis of the Modern World, 1945 - 65
London: Macmillan, 2013

Buruma, I. Year Zero: A History of 1945
London: Atlantic Books, 2013

Chapman, J. 'The BBC and the Censorship of The War Game (1965)
Journal of Contemporary History. Vol. 41. No. 1. January 2006

Douglas, R. M. Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012

Gilbert, M. European Integration: A Concise History
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012

Hall, S. 1956 - The World in Revolt
London: Faber & Faber, 2016

Hennessy, P. The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War
London: Allen Lane, 2002

Hogg, J. British Nuclear Culture: Official and Unofficial Narratives in the Long 20th Century
London: Bloomsbury, 2016

Jansen, J. C. Decolonization: A Short History
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2017

Judt, T. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
London: Heinemann, 2005

Kershaw. The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944 - 45
London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 2011
(Good on the 'ethnic cleansing' of Germans from central and Eastern Europe in 1945)

Lowe, K. Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
London: Viking 2012

McCauley, M. The Soviet Union 1917 - 1991 - 2nd edition
Harlow: Pearson Education, 1993. (Chapters 5 - 9)

Mazower, M. Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
London: Allen Lane, 1998

Pearson, R. The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire - 2nd edition
Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002

Sewell, M. The Cold War
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002

Siracusa, J. M. Nuclear Weapons - A Very Short Introduction - 2nd ed.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

Taylor, F. The Berlin Wall, 13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989
London: Bloomsbury, 2006

Tolstoy, N. Victims of Yalta - 2nd edition
London: Corgi, 1979

Tunzelmann, A. von. Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis that Shook the World
London: Simon & Schuster, 2016

Andrew Lacey
October 2018

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