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  • Dead Funnyby Rudolph Herzog; Jefferson Chase

    Melville House 2011; US$ 26.00

    In Nazi Germany, telling jokes about Hitler could get you killed   Hitler and Göring are standing on top of the Berlin radio tower. Hitler says he wants to do something to put a smile on the Berliners? faces. Göring says, ?Why don?t you jump??   When a woman told this joke in Germany in 1943, she was arrested by the Nazis and sentenced to death... more...

  • A Short History of Nuclear Follyby Rudolph Herzog; Jefferson Chase

    Melville House 2013; US$ 26.00

    In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café , a blackly sardonic people?s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed author of Dead Funny , presents a devastating account of history?s most irresponsible uses... more...

  • The Culture of Defeatby Wolfgang Schivelbusch; Jefferson Chase

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 21.99

    A fascinating look at history's losers-the myths they create to cope with defeat and the steps they take never to be vanquished again History may be written by the victors, Wolfgang Schivelbusch argues in his brilliant and provocative new book, but the losers often have the final word. Focusing on three seminal cases of modern warfare-the South... more...

  • Soldiersby Sonke Neitzel; Harald Welzer; Jefferson Chase

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of covertly recorded, meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs during World War II that recently had been declassified. Neitzel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in Washington,... more...

  • Death in Venice and Other Storiesby Thomas Mann; Jefferson P. Chase; Martin Swales

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 7.95

    A haunting novella, Death in Venice tells the story of a man who falls into foolish love, only to reap his own ruin. Gustav von Aschenbach, a dignified but lonely writer in the twilight of his life, is enjoying a Venetian vacation when he notices the taut, lean figure of a Polish boy. His name is Tadzio?and he embodies the sleek perfection of youth.... more...

  • Soldatenby Soenke Neitzel; Harald Welzer; Jefferson Chase

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 26.99

    A trove of previously unpublished, transcribed conversations among German POWs ? secretly recorded by the Allies ? reveals the extent of their brutality, and changes our understanding of the mindset of the German soldier during World War II. On a visit to the British National Archives in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of... more...

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