9781250258014-1250258014-The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945

The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945

ISBN-13: 9781250258014
ISBN-10: 1250258014
Author: McKay, Sinclair
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781250258014
ISBN-10: 1250258014
Author: McKay, Sinclair
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors McKay, Sinclair wrote The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945 comprising 400 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1250258014 and 9781250258014. Since then The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.62 or rent at the marketplace.

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A gripping work of narrative nonfiction recounting the history of the Dresden Bombing, one of the most devastating attacks of World War II.

On February 13th, 1945 at 10:03 PM, British bombers began one of the most devastating attacks of WWII: the bombing of Dresden. The first contingent killed people and destroyed buildings, roads, and other structures. The second rained down fire, turning the streets into a blast furnace, the shelters into ovens, and whipping up a molten hurricane in which the citizens of Dresden were burned, baked, or suffocated to death.

Early the next day, American bombers finished off what was left. Sinclair McKay’s The Fire and the Darkness is a pulse-pounding work of history that looks at the life of the city in the days before the attack, tracks each moment of the bombing, and considers the long period of reconstruction and recovery. The Fire and the Darkness is powered by McKay’s reconstruction of this unthinkable terror from the points of view of the ordinary civilians: Margot Hille, an apprentice brewery worker; Gisela Reichelt, a ten-year-old schoolgirl; boys conscripted into the Hitler Youth; choristers of the Kreuzkirche choir; artists, shop assistants, and classical musicians, as well as the Nazi officials stationed there.

What happened that night in Dresden was calculated annihilation in a war that was almost over. Sinclair McKay’s brilliant work takes a complex, human, view of this terrible night and its aftermath in a gripping book that will be remembered long after the last page is turned.

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