Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945
Paperback ISBN: 0061350273
Originally published in two volumes, an abridged edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Holocaust examines the anti-Semitism and persecution that led to Nazi Germany's attempts to systematically exterminate Europe's Jewish population, focusing on the people and events from the Nazi accession to power in 1933 to the end of World War II. Original. 20,000 first printing.
After the Reich
The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation
Paperback ISBN: 0465003389
When Hitler’s government collapsed in 1945, Germany was immediately subjected to brutal occupation by vengeful victors. General Eisenhower denied the Germans access to foreign aid, forcing Germans to subsist on about 1,200 calories a day. Over a million German POWs died in Allied captivity, as many as 2 million women were raped by Soviet occupiers, and hundreds of thousands of Germans died in the course of brutal deportations. In After the Reich, Giles MacDonogh has drawn from a vast array of first-person accounts to give a voice to the millions of German civilians who, having lost a brutal war, found themselves struggling to survive a hellish “peace.”
In the Garden of Beasts
Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Paperback ISBN: 030740885x
The best-selling author of Devil in the White City documents the efforts of first American ambassador to Hitler's Germany William E. Dodd to acclimate to a residence in an increasingly violent city where he is forced to associate with the Nazis while his daughter pursues a relationship with Gestapo chief Rudolf Diels. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.
In Final Defense of the Reich
The Destruction of the 6th SS Mountain Division "Nord"
Hardcover ISBN: 1591147441
In April 1945, the US 71st Infantry Division conquered Germany's 6th SS Mountain Division. The author argues that this battle proves that Germany's final combat formations fought as fiercely as their predecessors and inflicted many casualties. The book details the actions of both the 6th SS Mountain Division and the US 71st Infantry Division from their beginnings through their final battle, from the perspectives of the soldiers and civilians involved on both sides, drawing on correspondence by soldiers and interviews with veterans. Illustrated with 30 b&w historical photos and 11 maps, the work includes a glossary of terms and equipment as well as an appendix on order of battle. An extensive bibliography lists books, unpublished and privately published manuscripts, magazines and newspapers, and official reports and government publications. Rusiecki is dean of academics and deputy commandant of the US Army Inspector General School at Fort Belvoir, VA. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Portrait of a City Through the Centuries
Hardcover ISBN: 125005186x
"Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London is forever trendy. Berlin is all about volatility. Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centers of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized, and evils executed with shocking intensity. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low; few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin tells the volatile history of Europe's capital over five centuries through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis' rise to power; the demonic and charismatic dictators who schemed to dominate Europe; the genius Jewish chemist who invented poison gas for First World War battlefields and then the death camps; the iconic mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city's bricks and mortar. Alongside them are portrayed some of the countless ordinary Berliners who one has never heard of, whose lives can only be imagined: the Scottish mercenary who fought in the Thirty Years' War, the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a baroness, the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall, and the American spy from the Midwest whose patriotism may have turned the course of the Cold War. Berlin is a history book like no other, with an originality that reflects the nature of the city itself. In its architecture, through its literature, in its movies and songs, Berliners have conjured their hard capital into a place of fantastic human fantasy. No other city has so often surrendered itself to its own seductive myths. No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers"--
On Hitler's Mountain
Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood
Paperback ISBN: 0060532181
An account of a woman who spent her childhood in the shadow of Hitler's famous alpine retreat, otherwise known as "The Eagle's Nest," describes her family's witness to Third Reich activities, the impact of Aryan values on their belief systems, and her membership in the Hitler Youth. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
No Ordinary Men
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State
Hardcover ISBN: 1590176812
Looks at how a pastor and a lawyer both resisted the Nazi regime from within, how they did so and the price they paid for their honorable actions.