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Mighty Fortress : a New History of the German People (04 Edition)
Mighty Fortress : a New History of the German People (04 Edition)
by Steven E. Ozment
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“A masterly synthesis. (It) fizzes with bold hypotheses and subtle allusions. A heroic feat of scholarship.” The New... (read more)

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A History of Modern Germany, Volume 3: 1840-1945
A History of Modern Germany, Volume 3: 1840-1945
by Hajo Holborn
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This concluding volume of a three-volume reassessment of the last five centuries of German history develops the theme of power into what Gordon A. Craig calls a "masterly account of the dramatic, tragic and often shameful history of Germany in the most... (read more)

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1938: Hitler's Gamble
1938: Hitler's Gamble
by Giles Macdonogh
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The Third Reich came of age in 1938. Hitler began the year as the leader of a right-wing coalition and ended it as the sole master of a belligerent nation. Until 1938 Hitler could be dismissed as a ruthless but efficient dictator, a problem for Germany... (read more)

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Enduring Loss in Early Modern Germany: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives (Studies in Central European Histories)
Enduring Loss in Early Modern Germany: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives (Studies in Central European Histories)
by Lynne Tatlock.
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Editor Tatlock (humanities, Washington U., St. Louis), who has published widely on German literature and culture, had the task of organizing an international conference dedicated to the study of early modern Germany. The 16 essays selected for... (read more)

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The Turbulent World of Franz Goll: An Ordinary Berliner Writes the Twentieth Century
The Turbulent World of Franz Goll: An Ordinary Berliner Writes the Twentieth Century
by Peter Fritzsche
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Franz Göll was a thoroughly typical Berliner. He worked as a clerk, sometimes as a postal employee, night watchman, or publisher's assistant. He enjoyed the movies, ate spice cake, wore a fedora, tamed sparrows, and drank beer or schnapps. He lived his... (read more)

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The German Political Broadsheet 1600-1700; V.10: 1671-1682.
The German Political Broadsheet 1600-1700; V.10: 1671-1682.
by John Roger. Paas
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The decades following the Thirty Years' War were a time of almost continual military conflict in Europe, and the 1670s were especially turbulent. In the East, the Austrian Habsburgs faced a serious rebellion in Hungary, while in the West Louis XIV... (read more)

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Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play (Vintage)
Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play (Vintage)
by James Shapiro
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Blood and Iron: From Bismarck to Hitler the Von Moltke Family's Impact on German History
Blood and Iron: From Bismarck to Hitler the Von Moltke Family's Impact on German History
by Otto Friedrich
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In the turbulent history of modern Germany the name of Moltke has stood for military power and also enduring moral strength. In the Franco-Prussian War and then World Wars I and II, in each a Moltke was a key figure, culminating in the arrest and... (read more)

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Bo, Jenny and I: Surviving the Holocaust in Britain: A Family Memoir
Bo, Jenny and I: Surviving the Holocaust in Britain: A Family Memoir
by Huguette. Herrmann
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Bo, Jenny and I is a memoir describing the life of a young woman growing up in unusual circumstances, as well as a discussion of political and sociological effects of troubled times upon ordinary people. After an early childhood in pre-war Antwerp, the... (read more)

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Representing East Germany Since Unification: From Colonization to Nostalgia
Representing East Germany Since Unification: From Colonization to Nostalgia
by Paul. Cooke
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Cooke (German studies, U. of Leeds, UK) traces cultural representations in Germany of the former communist German Democratic Republic in the years following its collapse. He first discusses the political ramifications of state-led attempts to come to... (read more)

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Germany 1945: From War to Peace
Germany 1945: From War to Peace
by Richard Bessel
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“Fascinating….Bessel does an excellent job of evoking the blasted landscape of a conquered Germany.” —The New Yorker “A sober yet powerful account.”—New York Times Book Review Authoritative and... (read more)

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Modern Germany
Modern Germany
by Volker R Berghahn
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A comprehensive updated and expanded overview and interpretation of the development of Germany in the twentieth century, a country whose history has decisively shaped the map and the politics of modern Europe and the world in which we live.... (read more)

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Was Hitler Ill: A Final Diagnosis
Was Hitler Ill: A Final Diagnosis
by Hans-joachim Neumann And Henrik Eberle. Translated By Nick Somers.
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Four months after the end of the war, Hitler’s personal physician Theo Morell stated to his fellow prisoner Karl Brandt: “In fact, Hitler was never sick.” Brandt, who had been responsible for the “euthanasia” killings and... (read more)

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Before the Deluge: Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, a
Before the Deluge: Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, a
by Otto Friedrich
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Few poets have led lives as tempestuous as that of Vladimir Mayakovsky. Born in 1893 and dead by his own hand in 1930, Mayakovsky packed his thirty-six years with drama, politics, passion, andand#151;most importantand#151;poetry. An enthusiastic... (read more)

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Opa Nobody (American Lives)
Opa Nobody (American Lives)
by Sonya Huber
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When she was very young, Irene Kacandes knew things about her father that had no plot, no narrator, and no audience. To her childhood self these things resembled beings who resided with her family, like the ancestresses whoand#8217;d thrown themselves... (read more)

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Politics and Guilt: The Destructive Power of Silence (European Horizons Series)
Politics and Guilt: The Destructive Power of Silence (European Horizons Series)
by Gesine Schwan
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"Schwan focuses specifically on the responsibility of nations, especially d... (read more)

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An Invisible Country
An Invisible Country
by Stephan Wackwitz
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Foreword by Wendy Lesser "This family story is biography, essay, reportage, and history all in one, and at the same time an autobiography of the first rank. An Invisible Country—a brilliant book." —Frankfurter Rundschau "Stephan Wackwitz... (read more)

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Bridge Builder: An Insider's Account of Over 60 Years in Postwar Reconstruction, International Diplomacy, and German-American Relation
Bridge Builder: An Insider's Account of Over 60 Years in Postwar Reconstruction, International Diplomacy, and German-American Relation
by Walther Leisler Kiep
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Walther Leisler Kiep is one of the most independent and influential German post-war politicians. He is also a successful entrepreneur and longtime chairman of Atlantik-Brücke, the influential German-American friendship organization, which he now... (read more)

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State and Minorities in Communist East Germany.
State and Minorities in Communist East Germany.
by Mike And Norman Laporte. Dennis
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Based on interviews and the voluminous materials in the archives of the SED, the Stasi and central and regional authorities, this volume focuses on several contrasting minorities (Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, "guest" workers from Vietnam and Mozambique... (read more)

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Germania: in Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History (10 Edition)
Germania: in Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History (10 Edition)
by Simon Winder
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Germania is propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that, since 1945, so many Germans have worked to rebuild. A very funny book on serious topics---how we are... (read more)

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