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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
The German Empire, one of Europe's great historians and men of letters chronicles one of history's most fateful transformations--Germany's rise from new nation to prime mover in the chain of events that sent it hurtling into two world wars. In 1871, Otto von Bismarck fused with "blood and iron" a motley collection of principalities, Free... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95
Tensions between Catholic and Protestant factions of the Roman Empire erupted into what became know as the Thirty Years' War in 1618. German poet, historian, philosopher and dramatist Friedrich Schiller writes about the effect this war had on the territories in which it was fought, most of which became modern-day Germany. Schiller wrote this history... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99
The orders came from Patton himself: Take a strike force behind enemy lines--with no air or ground support--and liberate a POW camp at Hammelburg, where Patton's son-in-law was held. Captain Abe Baum and an armored task force answered the call, crashing through an enemy-held town, plunging into German territory, and fighting their way to Hammelburg.... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00
By addressing the problem of Berlin?s cross-border commuters, the author traces a hitherto largely neglected phenomenon in contemporary history. Until the building of the Berlin Wall, numerous inhabitants of the divided city worked in their ?other? Berlin. However, the Cold War and conflicting economic systems made commuting across the Iron Curtain... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
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. Within days the barbed-wire entanglement would undergo an extraordinary metamorphosis: it became an imposing 103-mile-long wall guarded by three... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 14.95
A New York Review Books Original In 1905 the young Swiss writer Robert Walser arrived in Berlin to join his older brother Karl, already an important stage-set designer, and immediately threw himself into the vibrant social and cultural life of the city. Berlin Stories collects his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical observations on every... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
? Stasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. . . . A heartbreaking, beautifully written book. Aclassic.? ?Claire Tomalin, Guardian ?Books ofthe Year? AnnaFunder delivers a prize-winning and powerfully rendered account of theresistance against East Germany?s communist dictatorship in these harrowing,personal tales of... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99
German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars who were outside the commonly known Max Horkheimer-Hannah Arendt circles, who are less well-known but not less important. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99
?Scores highly in thoroughness, clarity, and human sympathy. If you want a model of how to defy uncomprehending power . . . or a model of how to laugh at the Devil, Wilson has provided a reliable guide as to how Luther did it.? --- Sunday Telegraph (UK) Martin Luther changed Europe and, through Europe, the world. It was he who originally... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 20.99
Jagdverband 44 was formed in February 1945 on Hitler's orders, to fly the Me 262 "Stormbird", the world's first operational jet fighter, and demonstrate its superiority. The unit was led by the legendary Adolf Galland, who recruited some of Germany's leading aces into it, to the extent that it was said that the Knight's Cross was its unofficial badge.... more...