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Author Åsbrink, Elisabeth, author.

Title 1947 : where now begins / Elisabeth Åsbrink ; translated from the Swedish by Fiona Graham.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, 2017.


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 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    909.82 ASB    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    909.82 ASB    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    909.82 ASB    Available
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Description 280 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-280).
Summary "In the aftermath of World War II, the world shudders for a number of years. People try to find their way back to homes that are no longer there, or on to an uncertain future across the ocean. Some run from their deeds, and most get away. Among the millions across Europe looking for a new home is Elisabeth Åsbrink's father, a ten-year-old Hungarian Jewish boy in a refugee camp. The year 1947 marks a turning point in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States. The division of Germany sets off the Cold War, the CIA is established, a UN committee is given four months to find a solution to the problem of Palestine. Production begins on the Kalashnikov, the first computer bug is discovered, Simone de Beauvoir meets the love of her life in Chicago, an ill George Orwell is writing his last book, and Christian Dior introduces the hyper-feminine New Look as women are forced out of jobs and back into the home. In [this book], Åsbrink creates a poignant mosaic of key moments that shaped the contemporary Western world, capturing the forces that would go on to govern our lives for the next seventy years."--Jacket.
Language In English, translated from the Swedish.
Subject Nineteen forty-seven, A.D.
Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
History, Modern -- 20th century -- Chronology.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Genre/Form Chronologies.
Added Author Graham, Fiona (Translator of Swedish), translator.
Added Title 1947, where now begins
Nineteen forty-seven, where now begins
ISBN 9781590518960 (hardcover) $25.95
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