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The Recovery of Europe: From Devestation to Unity - Richard Mayne

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, ¾" closed tear to the head of the upper panel, further small nicks. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.

From the cover: “Fifteen million dead; many more maimed and crippled; sixty million refugees. Five million homes destroyed; whole cities annihilated. Roads blocked with rubble and craters; thousands of bridges down, rail and water traffic halted. Farms laid waste; women and children begging for bread sold by the slice, peasants hunting wild pigs with bows and arrows. This is no vision of thermonuclear disaster, but Europe as it was twenty-five years ago. Today, amid motorways and supermarkets, it seems incredible. Just as incredible, in I945, would have been a vision of Europe today. The Recovery of Europe shows how dramatically Europe has transformed itself — politically, economically, socially, culturally — from World War II until now.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 375
ISBN: 0297001566

£8.50 (Now Sold)