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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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German History Since 1800
German History Since 1800
by Mary Fulbrook
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In 1800 there was no "Germany" as we think of a unitary nation state today. Still nominally held together under the framework of the Holy Roman Empire, its political shape and boundaries were in a state of flux. In the following two centuries, Germany... (read more)

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Oberammergau : Troubling Story of World's Most Famous Passion Play (00 Edition)
Oberammergau : Troubling Story of World's Most Famous Passion Play (00 Edition)
by James Shapiro
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The Bavarian village of Oberammergau has staged the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ nearly every decade since 1634. Each production of the Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands, many drawn by the spiritual benefits it promises. Yet... (read more)

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Wagner Clan: the Saga of Germany's Most Illustrious and Infamous Family (09 Edition)
Wagner Clan: the Saga of Germany's Most Illustrious and Infamous Family (09 Edition)
by Jonathan Carr
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An Economist Best Book of 2007, Jonathan Carrs The Wagner Clan proves, with the sweeping scope of a Wagnerian opera, that the history of Europe and that of the infamous composers family are inextricably intertwined. Carr presents not only Richard Wagner... (read more)

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German Women's Movement: Class and Gender in Hanover, 1880-1933
German Women's Movement: Class and Gender in Hanover, 1880-1933
by Nancy Ruth Reagin
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Nancy Reagin analyzes the rhetoric, strategies, and programs of more than eighty bourgeois women's associations in Hanover, a large provincial capital, from the Imperial period to the Nazi seizure of power. She examines the social and demographic... (read more)

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Before Catastrophe: The Distinctive Path of German Zionism
Before Catastrophe: The Distinctive Path of German Zionism
by Hagit Lavsky
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Until now, the history of the German Zionist movement after the first World War and its role in the development of the world Zionist movement has been virtually ignored. Before Catstrophe reveals the social and political background of German Zionism, the... (read more)

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From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany
From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany
by Richard Weikart
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From Darwin to Hitler elucidates the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality throughout history. This book is a provocative yet balanced work that addresses a wide range of topics, from the value of human life to sexual mortality, to... (read more)

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From Bundesrepublik to Deutschland: German Politics after Unification
From Bundesrepublik to Deutschland: German Politics after Unification
by Michael G Huelshoff
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Analyzes Germany's new role in world politics... (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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When the Berlin Wall came down and the two Germanies were reunited, culture was held up to be one of the keys to national unity. Ironically, however, it is the realm of culture that most clearly demonstrates the continued divisions between east and west.... (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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This book provides a comprehensive overview 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. It is concerned with social change,... (read more)

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The German Wars: A Concise History, 1859-1945
The German Wars: A Concise History, 1859-1945
by Michael A Palmer
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The German Wars: A Concise History, 1859-1945 outlines the history of European warfare from the Wars of German Unification to the end of the World War II. The title aside, the book is not be another history of the German military; it takes a much broader... (read more)

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Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman
by Ika Hugel Marshall
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A rare and intimate look at race in Germany.... (read more)

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Fremde: A Discourse of the Foreign
Fremde: A Discourse of the Foreign
by Gino Chiellino
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Gino Chiellino is a foreigner (an Auslander, a Fremder) -- an Italian living in Germany and writing in German. The experience of being foreign defines his life and his work, and it is the issue he addresses in this selection of essays. Yet Gino Chiellino... (read more)

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Opposing Hitler: Adam Von Trott Zu Solz, 1909-1944
Opposing Hitler: Adam Von Trott Zu Solz, 1909-1944
by Kenneth A.e. Sears.
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This book examines the role of one of the most charismatic leaders of the opposition to the Nazis within Germany. Adam von Trott zu Solz was a boy when Germany was militarily defeated in 1918, and during his youth, he witnessed the nations economic... (read more)

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Texts & Contexts #0014: Jews and Germany: From the "Judeo-German Symbiosis" to the Memory of Auschwitz
Texts & Contexts #0014: Jews and Germany: From the "Judeo-German Symbiosis" to the Memory of Auschwitz
by Enzo Traverso
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The Jews and Germany debunks a modern myth: that once upon a time there was a Judeo-German symbiosis, in which two cultures met and brought out the best in each other. Enzo Traverso argues that to the contrary, the attainments of Jews in the German... (read more)

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