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The Lost Revolution: Germany 1918 to 1923
The Lost Revolution
Germany 1918 to 1923
Paperback      ISBN: 160846539x

Chris Harman unearths the history of the lost revolution in Germany--the swastika entered modern history on uniforms of the counterrevolutionary troops of 1918-1923--and reveals its lessons for struggles for a better world.

Chris Harman is the author of many books, including A People's History of the World.

The Emigrants
The Emigrants
Paperback      ISBN: 087351260x

Bojer's novel of Norwegian emigration in the 1880s tells of young villagers who leave the Old World to seek a better life. Their trek takes them to homesteads in North Dakota, where they find that breaking the sod and surviving blizzards are easier than feeling at home in this new land.

Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class: Admiral Hipper-Blücher-Prinz Eugen-Seydlitz-Lützow
Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class
Admiral Hipper-Blücher-Prinz Eugen-Seydlitz-Lützow
Paperback      ISBN: 1591141680

The warships of the World War II German Navy are among the most popular subjects in naval history, and one of the best collections is the concise but authoritative six volume series written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each book contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, and are heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. The first five volumes of this much sought after series are now available in paperback, with the sixth volume German Light Cruisers of World War II, planned for release in the fall of 2014.

This volume covers the Admiral Hipper class, among the largest heavy cruisers to serve in World War II. Intended to be a class of five, they enjoyed contrasting fortunes: Seydlitz and L tzow were never completed; Bl cher was the first major German warship sunk in action; Admiral Hipper became one of the most successful commerce raiders of the war; while the Prinz Eugen survived to be expended as a target in one of the first American nuclear tests in 1946.

In Final Defense of the Reich: The Destruction of the 6th SS Mountain Divison
In Final Defense of the Reich
The Destruction of the 6th SS Mountain Divison "nord"
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591147441

In April 1945, the American 71st Infantry Division exacted the final vestiges of life from the Reich's 6th SS Mountain Division in central Germany. This analysis of the battle demonstrates that the Wehrmacht's last gasp on the Western Front was anything but a whimper as some historians charge. Instead, Stephen Rusiecki argues, the Nazis fought to exact every last bit of pain possible. The book follows the histories of both the German and American divisions from their inceptions until their fateful confrontation and serves as a testament to the human experience in war, from the perspective of the soldiers and the civilians who suffered the brunt of the fighting.

Valkyrie: An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler
Valkyrie
An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler
Paperback      ISBN: 0306817713

When on July 20, 1944, a bomb--boldly placed inside Hitler's headquarters by Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg-- exploded without killing the F hrer, the subsequent coup d' tat against the Third Reich collapsed. The conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged. One of the few survivors of the conspiracy was Hans Bernd Gisevius, who had used his positions in the Gestapo and the Abwehr (military intelligence) to further the anti-Nazi plot. Valkyrie, an abridgment of Gisevius's classic insider's account To the Bitter End, is an intimate memoir as riveting as it is exceptional.

October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day That Changed the World
October 31, 1517
Martin Luther and the Day That Changed the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1612616569

"This volume is small but weighty and a solid addition for all modern Christianity collections." --Ray Olson, Booklist

With a foreword by James Martin, this classic reader on the Reformation by Martin Marty answers the question: Why is the Reformation relevant today?

Most importantly, this book is about how the Reformation impacts us devotionally as Christians of any denomination.

As we move toward the commemoration on October 31, 2017, this is the book you need. Accessible for church groups or personal reading, this is not a historical narrative of Reformation events, but an explanation of the issues that led to Luther's posting of the 95 Theses and their implications for the Church and the world.

As one of the world's preeminent Luther scholars, Martin Marty also explores the concept of repentance as a central theme of the Theses. In a foreword, James Martin, SJ, offers context and a shared vision.

This year began with the joint ecumenical commemoration in Lund, Sweden, on October 31, 2016, attended by Pope Francis and members of the Lutheran World Federation and other Christian churches. Martin Marty explains how this event, and indeed all ecumenical dialogue that has happened over the past few hundred years and will happen in this coming year, represents a change of heart.

"Valuable insight." - Kathleen Norris

On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood
On Hitler's Mountain
Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0060532181

Growing up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden -- just steps from Adolf Hitler's alpine retreat -- Irmgard Hunt had a seemingly happy, simple childhood. In her powerful, illuminating, and sometimes frightening memoir, Hunt recounts a youth lived under an evil but persuasive leader. As she grew older, the harsh reality of war -- and a few brave adults who opposed the Nazi regime -- aroused in her skepticism of National Socialist ideology and the Nazi propaganda she was taught to believe in.

In May 1945, an eleven-year-old Hunt watched American troops occupy Hitler's mountain retreat, signaling the end of the Nazi dictatorship and World War II. As the Nazi crimes began to be accounted for, many Germans tried to deny the truth of what had occurred; Hunt, in contrast, was determined to know and face the facts of her country's criminal past.

On Hitler's Mountain is more than a memoir -- it is a portrait of a nation that lost its moral compass. It is a provocative story of a family and a community in a period and location in history that, though it is fast becoming remote to us, has important resonance for our own time.

The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler
The Duel
The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler
Paperback      ISBN: 0300089163

This is a day-by-day account of the eighty-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler--poised on the edge of absolute victory--and Churchill--threatened by imminent invasion and defeat--on the eve of the second World War.

"A masterful book--masterful in its portrayal of its protagonists, masterful in its overall understanding of the death-struggle in which they engaged, masterful, above all, in its vivid, suspenseful chronicling of the most momentous eighty days in the history of this century." --Geoffrey Ward

"This is a marvelous book. John Lukacs has lucid, unsentimental insight into the mind and character of both Churchill and Hitler." --Conor Cruise O'Brien

"A wonderful story wonderfully told." --George F. Will

"It is salutary to be reminded in this powerful study how close Hitler came to winning in 1940. . . . An impressive study . . . written] with elegance and panache." --Peter Stansky, New York Times

"A master of narrative history on a par with Barbara Tuchman and Garrett Mattingly." --Kirkus Reviews
Matriarch of Conspiracy: Ruth Von Kleist, 1867-1945
Matriarch of Conspiracy
Ruth Von Kleist, 1867-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0961277696
Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Eichmann Before Jerusalem
The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Paperback      ISBN: 0307950166

A New York Times Notable Book
A National Jewish Book Award finalist

In 1960, Adolf Eichmann took to the defendant's box in Jerusalem and insisted that he was no "manager of the Holocaust," as his accusers claimed, just a smalltime bureaucrat following orders. Like countless others, Hannah Arendt--covering the trials for The New Yorker--believed him. Eichmann Before Jerusalem challenges this history for the first time, completely reassessing Eichmann's story and drawing upon a wealth of newly uncovered materials that reveal his great deception, as well as bringing to light shocking truths about Nazis in the post-war world. Mapping out the astonishing links between innumerable past adherents--from ace Luftwaffe pilots to SS henchmen--both in exile and in Germany, Bettina Stangneth reconstructs in detail the secret life of one of the Holocaust's principal organizers.