Hold onto your hats everyone – Donny Gluckstein will be talking about his brilliant new book, A People’s History of the Second World War (Pluto, 2012) at Bookmarks bookshop this coming Saturday (10th).
For anyone who doesn’t know about the book, read this little blurb:
Gluckstein unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought ‘from below’ and fundamentally challenges our understanding of the Second World War – both about the people who fought it and the reasons for which it was fought.
Using examples from countries under the Nazi heel, in the colonies and within the Axis and Allied camps, Gluckstein brings to life the very different struggle of the people’s and resistance movements which proliferated during the war. He shows how they fought not just fascism, but colonialism and empire, and were betrayed by the Allies at the war’s end.
It promises to be a great evening of discussion. The event starts at 6.30pm, and entry costs £2. Bookmarks bookshop is at 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE. Get there early to bag a good seat. For more details, and to reserve your place, go to the Bookmarks website.