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Eisenhower and Adenauer: Alliance Maintenance under Pressure, 1953-1960

by Steven J. Brady Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

This book addresses the US-West German alliance in the 1950s, during which time Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Konrad Adenauer in the Federal Chancery. This is a unique multi-lateral, multi-archival...


Hitler and Abductive Logic: The Strategy of a Tyrant

by Ben Novak Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Was Hitler rational? This question has spawned vociferous debates among historians, and has fascinated every layman who has ever dipped into a biography of Hitler. In Hitler and Abductive Logic, Ben Novak argues...


Suppressed Terror: History and Perception of Soviet Special Camps in Germany

by Bettina Greiner Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

After World War II, 154,000 Germans were arrested by the Soviet secret police and held incommunicado in so-called special camps in the Soviet occupation zone. One third of the inmates did not survive captivity....


Why the Germans? Why the Jews?

by Gotz Aly Henry Holt and Co. (April 15, 2014)

A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions,...


Snow White and Other Fairy Tales

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Dover Publications (July 25, 2013)

Eleven timeless tales recount the adventures of "The Brave Little Tailor," "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "Jorinda and Joringel," "The Fisherman and His Wife," and more.


School for Barbarians: Education Under the Nazis

by Erika Mann & Thomas Mann Dover Publications (January 28, 2014)

Published in 1938, this well-documented indictment reveals the systematic brainwashing of Germany's youth, involving the alienation of children from parents, promotion of racial superiority, and development...


German POWs, Der Ruf, and the Genesis of Group 47: The Political Journey of Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter

by Aaron D. Horton Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 11, 2013)

This work traces the lives and careers of German authors Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter,


Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders and Critics, 1914-1939

by Robert Ellis Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 10, 2013)

Between 1918 and 1939 Ernst Toller was one of Germany’s prominent left-wing intellectuals, He was a leader of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, famous playwright of the 1920s and best known spokesman against...


The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

by Ted Barris Thomas Allen Publishers (September 16, 2013)

One night in 1944, eighty airmen escaped a German POW compound in Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape." Ted Barris writes of the planners, task leaders, and key players in the escape attempt,...


Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

by Michael B. Barrett Indiana University Press (October 23, 2013)

In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without...


Meet Me in Munich

by Moses Wolff Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Munich’s Oktoberfest, held each year since 1810 from late September through the first weekend in October, is one of the most famous events in Germany. It is a beer drinker’s paradise—over the course of...


The True German

by Werner Otto Mueller-Hill & Benjamin Carter Hett St. Martin's Press (September 24, 2013)

Werner Otto Müller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany...


Doctor Goebbels

by Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel Skyhorse (June 09, 2010)

Quite possibly the most dangerous and intelligent member of the Nazi hierarchy, Joseph Goebbels’s flair for propaganda and spectacular organization ensured the fu¨hrer’s rise to power. As founder of the...


Hitler & Mussolini: The Secret Meetings

by Santi Corvaja & Robert Miller Enigma Books (May 01, 2008)

The only book of its kind, telling the story through the eyes of the participants.


Mission at Nuremberg

by Tim Townsend William Morrow (March 11, 2014)

Mission at Nuremberg is Tim Townsend’s gripping story of the American Army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a compelling and thought-provoking tale that raises questions...


Swastika Nation

by Arnie Bernstein St. Martin's Press (September 03, 2013)

In the late 1930s, the German–American Bund, led by its popinjay dictator Fritz Kuhn, was a small but powerful national movement in pre-World War II America, determined to conquer the United States government...


Frederick the Great

by Giles MacDonogh St. Martin's Press (July 30, 2013)

Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron...


A Concise History of Nazi Germany

by Joseph W. Bendersky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2013)

This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph W. Bendersky offers an authoritative survey of the major political,...


The German Genius

by Peter Watson HarperCollins e-books (June 22, 2010)

The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson (Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer...


The Fall of the Berlin Wall

by William F. Buckley, Jr. & Henry A. Kissinger Wiley (April 21, 2008)

"Eloquent . . . immensely readable . . . the saga of the victory of capitalism over the brutal and irrational fraud that was state socialism."

-The Baltimore Sun

"Buckley's lucid account celebrates the tenacity...


Dark Invasion

by Howard Blum Harper (February 11, 2014)

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum’s...


War and German Memory: Excavating the Significance of the Second World War in German Cultural Consciousness

by K. Michael Prince Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

German memories of the experience of the Second World War have been central in shaping that country's postwar historical consciousness and cultural identity. This book explores how the sufferings of average...


The Berlin Wall

by Frederick Taylor HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

On the morning of August 13, 1961, the residents of East Berlin found themselves cut off from family, friends and jobs in the West by a tangle of barbed wire that ruthlessly cut a city of four million in two....


1939: The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II

by Michael Jabara Carley Ivan R. Dee (February 16, 2009)

At a crucial point in the twentieth century, as Nazi Germany prepared for war, negotiations between Britain, France, and the Soviet Union became the last chance to halt Hitler's aggression. Michael Carley's...


From Crusade to Hazard: The Denazification of Bremen Germany

by Bianka J. Adams Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2009)

From Crusade to Hazard: The Denazification of Bremen Germany contributes to a better understanding of one of the most controversial and significant aspects of the U.S. occupation of Germany - the denazification...


The Pity of It All

by Amos Elon Henry Holt and Co. (April 26, 2013)

From an acclaimed historian and social critic, a passionate and poignant history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Third Reich

As it's usually told, the story of the German Jews...


The German Polity

by David P. Conradt & Eric Langenbacher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 18, 2013)

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of The German Polity provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary German politics, focusing especially on the recovery of the economy and Germany’s growing...


Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence

by Jefferson Adams Scarecrow Press (September 01, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence presents the turbulent history of German intelligence through a chronology, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies...


Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933-1944

by Franze Neumann & Peter Hayes Ivan R. Dee (May 16, 2009)

Franz Neumann's classic account of the governmental workings of Nazi Germany, first published in 1942, is reprinted in a new paperback edition with an introduction by the distinguished historian Peter Hayes....


Johann Leisentrit's Geistliche Lieder und Psalmen, 1567: Hymnody of the Counter-Reformation in Germany

by Richard D. Wetzel & Erika Heitmeyer Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 15, 2012)

In their analyses of a pivotal work from the Counter Reformation in Germany, the authors provide a broader knowledge of the religious, political, and humanistic currents of the sixteenth century. Their book...


German Foreign Policy, 1918-1945: A Guide to Current Research and Resources

by Christoph M. Kimmich Scarecrow Press (February 22, 2013)

Christoph Kimmich’s German Foreign Policy, 1918-1945: A Guide to Current Research and Resources is the most comprehensive guide to archival resources and published materials on the foreign policy of Weimar...


The Faithful Executioner

by Joel F. Harrington Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 19, 2013)

Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister...


Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952

by Adam R. Seipp Indiana University Press (March 07, 2013)

In 1936, the Nazi state created a massive military training site near Wildflecken, a tiny community in rural Bavaria. During the war, this base housed an industrial facility that drew forced laborers from all...


Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands

by Omer Bartov & Eric D Weitz Indiana University Press (February 15, 2013)

Shatterzone of Empires is a comprehensive analysis of interethnic relations, coexistence, and violence in Europe's eastern borderlands over the past two centuries. In this vast territory, extending from the...


Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: The Philosopher of the Second Reich

by William H. F. Altman Lexington Books (October 04, 2012)

By subjecting Nietzsche to a Platonic critique, author William H. F. Altman punctures his “pose of untimeliness” while making use of Nietzsche’s own aphoristic style of presentation. Friedrich Wilhelm...


The Lives of Hans Luther, 1879 - 1962: German Chancellor, Reichsbank President, and Hitler's Ambassador

by Edmund C. Clingan Lexington Books (January 07, 2010)

For the first time in any language, a book examines the life of Hans Luther, the German statesman whose career began at the tail end of the Weimar Republic, and ended in the immediate post-war years. Luther...


The Nazi Séance

by Arthur J. Magida St. Martin's Press (November 29, 2011)

World War I left Berlin, and all of Germany, devastated. Charlatans and demagogues eagerly exploited the desperate crowds. Fascination with the occult was everywhere – in private séances, personalized psychic...


Five Germanys I Have Known

by Fritz Stern Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 24, 2007)

The "German question" haunts the modern world: How could so civilized a nation be responsible for the greatest horror in Western history? In this unusual fusion of personal memoir and history, the celebrated...


Forgotten Land

by Max Egremont Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 08, 2011)

Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire's farthest eastern redoubt, a thriving and beautiful land on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Now it lives only in history and in myth....


The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys

by Gregory A. Freeman St. Martin's Press (May 24, 2011)

Before the famed Nuremberg Tribunal, there was Rüsselsheim, a small German town, where ordinary civilians were tried in the first War Crimes Trial of World War II.

As the tide of World War II turned, a hitherto...


Germania

by Simon Winder Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 16, 2010)

A UNIQUE EXPLORATION OF GERMAN CULTURE, FROM SAUSAGE ADVERTISEMENTS TO WAGNER

Sitting on a bench at a communal table in a restaurant in Regensburg, his plate loaded with disturbing amounts of bratwurst and sauerkraut...


Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-21

by Martin Comack UPA (September 11, 2012)

Wild Socialism examines the rise, development, and decline of revolutionary councils of industrial workers in Berlin at the end of the First World War. This popular movement spread throughout Germany, and was...


The Politics of Religion in Soviet-Occupied Germany: The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg 1945-1949

by Sean Brennan Lexington Books (November 25, 2011)

This book analyzes the relationship between Soviet military authorities, the East German Communists, and the leadership of the Protestant and Catholic Churches in the Soviet zone of Germany, especially its central...


Bread, Butter, and Sugar: A Boy's Journey Through the Holocaust and Postwar Europe

by Martin Schiller Hamilton Books (February 06, 2007)

Based on the true story of Martin Schiller, a child survivor of the Holocaust, this gripping memoir describes the unfolding horror of the Nazi genocide seen through the eyes of a child. 'Menek' (Schiller's childhood...


United City, Divided Memories?: Cold War Legacies in Contemporary Berlin

by Dirk Verheyen Lexington Books (February 03, 2010)

United City, Divided Memories? focuses on the basic question of how Berlin today deals with three specific Cold War era legacies: the presence of the four Great Powers, the East German Stasi, and the Berlin...


Unlocked Memories: Young Russians under German Rule

by Alexey Vinogradov & Albert Pleysier UPA (July 10, 2012)

Unlocked Memories is a collection of memories that were shared by Russians who witnessed the German invasion of the Leningrad region in 1941. All were young during World War Two and each lived under German rule...


The German Colonial Experience: Select Documents on German Rule in Africa, China, and the Pacific 1884-1914

by Arthur J. Knoll & Hermann J. Hiery UPA (March 10, 2010)

This book provides readers with an understanding of how the Germans gained, explored, pacified, ruled, and exploited their colonies prior to their loss in World War I, by intensely scrutinizing colonial documents....


Rude Awakenings: An American Historian's Encounter With Nazism, Communism and McCarthyism

by Carol Jr. Sicherman New Academia Publishing (February 21, 2013)

A richly detailed portrait not only of a man struggling to lead an ethical life but of the disturbed times in which he lived.

Drawing on family papers, wide-ranging interviews, FBI files, American and German...


Hitler's Commanders: Officers of the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the Kriegsmarine, and the Waffen-SS

by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. & Gene Mueller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2012)

Now in an expanded edition that includes biographies of the generals of Stalingrad and a new chapter on the panzer commanders, this book offers rare insight into the men who ran Nazi Germany’s war machine....


Gustav Stresemann

by Karl Heinrich Pohl Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

As the former Foreign Minister and Chancellor of Weimar Germany, Gustav Stresemann is a familiar figure for students of German history—one who, for many, embodied the best qualities of German interwar liberalism....