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.
A History of Modern Germany
Paperback ISBN: 0691007950
This first volume of a major reassessment of the last five centuries of German history deals with that age of German history which had the widest effect on the rise of modern Western civilization. Against the background of medieval culture, the author shows the origins of Luther's religion and the growth of various Protestant churches, as well as the subsequent restoration of the Roman Catholic Church. The history of the religious movements of the Reformation and the Counter Reformation is closely co-ordinated with the great transformation simultaneously taking place in the social, economic, and intellectual institutions of Europe. Included are detailed discussions of the effects of the Black Death, the rise of the cities, Luther's social ethics, The Thirty Years' War, and the Peace of Westphalia in 1648.
How the Nazis Ruled Europe
Paperback ISBN: 014311610x
Draw ing on an unprecedented range and variety of original research, HitlerÂ's Empire sheds new light on how the Nazis designed, maintained, and lost their European dominionÂ—and offers a chilling vision of what the world would have become had they won the war. Mark Mazower forces us to set aside timeworn opinions of the Third Reich, and instead shows how the party drew inspiration for its imperial expansion from America and Great Britain. Yet the NazisÂ' lack of political sophistication left them unequal to the task of ruling what their armies had conquered, despite a shocking level of cooperation from the overwhelmed countries. A work as authoritative as it is unique, HitlerÂ's Empire is a surprisingÂ—and controversialÂ— new appraisal of the Third ReichÂ's rise and ultimate fall.
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.
German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Hardcover ISBN: 0547863381
A revelatory history of the role of German women in the Holocaust reveals their lesser-known roles as plunderers, witnesses and actual executioners on the Eastern front, describing how period nurses, teachers, secretaries and wives responded to what they believed to be Nazi opportunities only to perform brutal duties. 30,000 first printing.
Hardcover ISBN: 1400067510
"As a young man, Joseph Goebbels was a budding narcissist with constant need of approval. Through political involvement, he found personal affirmation within the German National Socialist Party. In this comprehensive volume, Peter Longerich documents Goebbels' descent into antisemitism and ideology and ascent through the ranks of the Nazi party, where he became an integral member Hitler's inner circle and where he shaped a brutal campaign of Nazi propaganda. In life and in his grisly family suicide, Goebbels was one of Hitler's most loyal accolytes. Though powerful in the party and in wartime Germany, Longerich's Goebbels is a man dogged by insecurities and consumed by his fierce adherence to the Nazi cause. Longerich engages and challenges the careful self-portrait that Goebbels left behind in his diaries, and, as he delves deep into the mind of Hitler's master propagandist, Longerich discovers first-hand how the Nazi message was conceived. This complete portrait of the man behind the message is sure tobecome a standard for historians and students of the holocaust for years to come"--