By Ian Kershaw

O primeiro de dois volumes, A Beira do Abismo e a enormous nova historia da Europa moderna e um dos maiores triunfos de Ian Kershaw. No Ver?o de 1914, a maior parte da Europa mergulhou numa guerra t?o catastrofica que levou gerac?es a recuperar dela. O desastre aterrorizou os seus sobreviventes, chocados por a civilizac?o que assumiam ser o modelo para o resto do mundo ter sucumbido a barbaridade. Em 1939, os europeus iniciariam um segundo conflito que provou ser ainda pior - uma guerra que tinha na morte de civis um objectivo crucial, e cujo fim n?o impediu que a violencia continuasse, moldando um continente retalhado que emergia. . The Sunday Times

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