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Crimes and Mercies free pdf More than 9 million Germans died as a result of deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies after World War IIone quarter of the country was annexed, and about 15 million people expelled in the largest act of ethnic cleansing the world has ever known. Over 2 million of these alone, including countless children, died on the road or in concentration camps in Poland and elsewhere. That these deaths occurred at all is still being denied by Western governments. At the same time, Herbert Hoover and Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King created the largest charity in history, a food-aid program that saved an estimated 800 million lives during three years of global struggle against postWorld War II faminea program they had to struggle for years to make accessible to the German people, who had been excluded from it as a matter of official Allied policy. Never before had such revenge been known. Never before had such compassion been shown. The first English-speaking writer to gain access to the newly opened KGB archives in Moscow and to recently declassified information from the renowned Hoover Institution in California, James Bacque tells the extraordinary story of what happened to these people and why. Revised and updated for this new edition, bestseller "Crimes and Mercies" was first published by Little, Brown in the U.K. in 1997."

About James Bacque

James BacqueJames Bacque is a novelist, book editor, essayist and historian whose work has helped raise awareness in human rights issues associated with war crimes, particularly spurring debate on and research into the treatment of German POWs at the end of World War II. His fiction titles include "The Lonely Ones," 1969 ("Big Lonely" in the paperback edition, 1970)- "A Man of Talent," 1972- "Creation" (with Robert Kroetsch and Pierre Gravel), 1972- "The Queen Comes to Minnicog," 1979- and "Our Fathers War," 2006. His history titles include "Crimes and Mercies," an immediate bestseller upon release, and "Other Losses.""

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Author : James Bacque
Publisher : Talon Books
Data Published : 15 December 2013
ISBN : 0889227691
EAN : 9780889227699
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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