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Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Hitler's Furies
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.
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Hitler's Willing Executioners
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Paperback      ISBN: 0679772685
A revisionist study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust reveals why ordinary Germans from all walks of life participated willingly in the extermination of the Jews. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
DDR: Ricordando la Germania Dell'Est / Remembering East Germany
Ricordando la Germania Dell'Est / Remembering East Germany
Hardcover      ISBN: 8869655423
The Wall, certainly, but also the legendary Trabant, emblem of an entire country. The queues in front of the shops, the May Day parades, the endless and lengthy postwar reconstruction. And then there was the punk scene with its young rebels, the widespread practice of nudism, the excursions in the romantic countryside of classical German literature. East Germany, the country that imploded in the recent history of Europe, was a combination of those images, sensations, and inferences that Augusto Bordato, a sensitive connoisseur of Germany's recent history, collected during the many years he spent in East Berlin, both before andafter the Wall fell.
Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
Swansong 1945
A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393248151
A monumental work of history that captures the last days of the Third Reich as never before.
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
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.
A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich
A Most Dangerous Book
Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich
Paperback      ISBN: 0393342921
When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little book about the ancient Germans, he could not have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis would extol it as “a bible
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia
The Dictators
Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia
Paperback      ISBN: 0393327973
An analytical study of the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin discusses their public images in comparison with their private personalities, their ascents to power, their creations of extermination camps and the Soviet Gulag, and the massive wars that marked their rules. Reprint. History.
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Berlin 1961
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0425245942
In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." He knew what he was talking about. Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis of 1961 was more decisive in shaping the Cold War-and more perilous. It was in that hot summer that the Berlin Wall was constructed, which would divide the world for another twenty-eight years. Then two months later, and for the first time in history, American and Soviet fighting men and tanks stood arrayed against each other, only yards apart. One mistake, one nervous soldier, one overzealous commander-and the tripwire would be sprung for a war that could go nuclear in a heartbeat. On one side was a young, untested U.S. president still reeling from the Bay of Pigs disaster and a humiliating summit meeting that left him grasping for ways to respond. It would add up to be one of the worst first-year foreign policy performances of any modern president. On the other side, a Soviet premier hemmed in by the Chinese, East Germans, and hardliners in his own government. With an all-important Party Congress approaching, he knew Berlin meant the difference not only for the Kremlin's hold on its empire-but for his own hold on the Kremlin. Neither man really understood the other, both tried cynically to manipulate events. And so, week by week, they crept closer to the brink. Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh-sometimes startling-insights, written with immediacy and drama, Berlin 1961 is an extraordinary look at key events of the twentieth century, with powerful applications to these early years of the twenty-first. Includes photographs
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
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.
Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe
Hitler's Empire
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 dominion—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 surprising—and controversial— new appraisal of the Third ReichÂ's rise and ultimate fall.