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Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans After the Second World War Hardcover – 8 Jun 2012

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (8 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300166605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300166606
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 995,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This powerful study reveals the full horror of the ethnic cleansing exacted on the Germans by the victorious allies in the post-war years...This is an important book, deserving of the widest readership.' --Max Hastings, The Sunday Times

'The expulsion of Germans is understandably a politically-charged topic. Until recently it has been taboo to examine the depths of German suffering they themselves had caused. Drawing on meticulous research, Douglas thoughtfully explains the context for this policy, before showing convincingly that its rationale was flawed.' --Hester Vaizey, The Independent

'...an authoritative analysis of an episode that... has utterly failed to penetrate the popular historical memory.' --Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic - Books of the Year 2012

About the Author

R. M. Douglas is associate professor of history, Colgate University. He is the author of four previous books, including most recently Architects of the Resurrection: Ailtiri na hAiseirghe and the Fascist "New Order" in Ireland.

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