Anthony Beevor is a very popular author, shown by the huge sales of his
previous books, Stalingrad and Berlin, because unlike many other
capitalist historians he is largely objective in describing events.
Hiroshima, 6 August 1945, 8:00 am. The ‘all clear’ sounded, signalling
the end of an air raid by US bombers. Workers and school children left
their homes, putting out fires, clearing damage and going to work. At
8:45 am a single US bomber flew across the city, dropping an atomic bomb
that exploded above the...
When Mikhail Gorbachev was selected as the Communist Party of the Soviet
Union’s general secretary 20 years ago, in March 1985, it marked the
beginning of the end of Stalinist rule in the Soviet Union and Eastern