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The fire and the darkness : the bombing of Dresden, 1945, Sinclair McKay

Label
The fire and the darkness : the bombing of Dresden, 1945
Title
The fire and the darkness
Title remainder
the bombing of Dresden, 1945
Statement of responsibility
Sinclair McKay
Title variation
Bombing of Dresden, 1945
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A gripping work of narrative nonfiction recounting the history of the Dresden Bombing, one of the most devastating attacks of World War II. On February 13th, 1945 at 10:03 PM, British bombers began one of the most devastating attacks of WWII: the bombing of Dresden. The first contingent killed people and destroyed buildings, roads, and other structures. The second rained down fire, turning the streets into a blast furnace, the shelters into ovens, and whipping up a molten hurricane in which the citizens of Dresden were burned, baked, or suffocated to death. Early the next day, American bombers finished off what was left. Sinclair McKay's The Fire and the Darkness is a pulse-pounding work of history that looks at the life of the city in the days before the attack, tracks each moment of the bombing, and considers the long period of reconstruction and recovery. The Fire and the Darkness is powered by McKay's reconstruction of this unthinkable terror from the points of view of the ordinary civilians: Margot Hille, an apprentice brewery worker; Gisela Reichelt, a ten-year-old schoolgirl; boys conscripted into the Hitler Youth; choristers of the Kreuzkirche choir; artists, shop assistants, and classical musicians, as well as the Nazi officials stationed there. What happened that night in Dresden was calculated annihilation in a war that was almost over. Sinclair McKay's brilliant work takes a complex, human, view of this terrible night and its aftermath in a gripping book that will be remembered long after the last page is turned."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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McKay, Sinclair
Dewey number
940.54/2132142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
D757.9.D7
LC item number
M335 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bombardment of Dresden (Germany : 1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Dresden (Germany)
  • Germany
Label
The fire and the darkness : the bombing of Dresden, 1945, Sinclair McKay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: the approaching fury. The days before -- In the forests of the Gauleiter -- The dethroning of reason -- Art and degeneracy -- The glass man and the physicists -- 'A sort of little London' -- The science of doomsday -- The correct atmospheric conditions -- Hosing out -- The devil will get no rest -- Part two: Schreckensnacht. The day of darkness -- Five minutes before the sirens -- Into the abyss -- Shadows and light -- 10.03 p.m. -- The burning eyes -- Midnight -- The second wave -- From among the dead -- The third wave -- Part three: aftershock. Dead men and dreamers -- The radiant tombs -- The meanings of terror -- The music of the dead -- Recoil -- 'The Stalinist style' -- Beauty and remembrance
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxv, 369 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of numbered (1-38) plates
Isbn
9781250258014
Lccn
2019044455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1097579472
Label
The fire and the darkness : the bombing of Dresden, 1945, Sinclair McKay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: the approaching fury. The days before -- In the forests of the Gauleiter -- The dethroning of reason -- Art and degeneracy -- The glass man and the physicists -- 'A sort of little London' -- The science of doomsday -- The correct atmospheric conditions -- Hosing out -- The devil will get no rest -- Part two: Schreckensnacht. The day of darkness -- Five minutes before the sirens -- Into the abyss -- Shadows and light -- 10.03 p.m. -- The burning eyes -- Midnight -- The second wave -- From among the dead -- The third wave -- Part three: aftershock. Dead men and dreamers -- The radiant tombs -- The meanings of terror -- The music of the dead -- Recoil -- 'The Stalinist style' -- Beauty and remembrance
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxv, 369 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of numbered (1-38) plates
Isbn
9781250258014
Lccn
2019044455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1097579472

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