The fire and the darkness : the bombing of Dresden, 1945
(Playaway)

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Published
Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2020].
Format
Playaway
Edition
Unabridged.
ISBN
9781250774712, 1250774713
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Hudson Public Library - AudiovisualAUDIOBOOK 940.5421 MCKAYAvailable

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Published
Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2020].
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (approximately 14 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250774712, 1250774713

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Title from container.
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"HD."
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"Light."
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Previously released by Macmillan Audio, ℗2020.
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Read by Leighton Pugh.
Description
"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 McKays 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 McKays 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."--,Provided by publisher.

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