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- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 24.95
In The Body of Brooklyn David Lazar, an acclaimed essayist and prose stylist, offers a vividly detailed, hilarious, and touching recollection of his Brooklyn upbringing in the 1960s and 70s. His immigrant Jewish heritage and his bodily history--from the travails of childhood obesity to the sexual triumphs of post-adolescent leanness--form the core... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 22.50
From Elie Wiesel to Benjamin Wilkomirski to David Sedaris, the veracity of writers? claims has been suspect. In this fascinating and timely collection of essays, leading writers meditate on the subject of truth in literary nonfiction. As David Lazar writes in his introduction, ?How do we verify? Do we care to? (Do we dare to eat the apple of knowledge... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00
This collection of essays does not conceive of the impressive economic and political stability of the postwar era as a quasi-natural return to previous patterns of societal development but approaches it as an attempt to establish 'normality' upon the lingering memories of experiencing violence on a hitherto unprecedented scale. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 39.00
The essays in this collection examine the interwar period. They explore the lingering consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war, and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00
Links two fundamental political structures of the Cold War era; the transatlantic security system and the international monetary system. Both Washington and London identified the cost of British and American troops in Germany as a major reason for the decline of their currencies, whereas Germany reluctantly traded 'Money for Security.' more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00
This book brings together the work of historians and political theorists to examine the complex relationship among nineteenth-century democracy, nationalism, and authoritarianism. Political thinkers were faced with a battery of new terms - 'Bonapartism', 'Caesarism', and 'Imperialism' among them - with which to make sense of their era. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 50.00
The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War is a multi-author work that looks at all aspects of German-American relations in the years from Germany's defeat in World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany's reunification. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 34.00
This book addresses key issues in the historical struggle for civil rights, political rights, and social rights in the USA and Germany from the late nineteenth century to the present. Issues include the rights of women and minorities, National Socialism, and the emergence of the concept of social rights. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00
Represents the cooperative effort of American and German scholars to systematically study the similarities and differences in the understanding of republicanism and liberalism in America and the German states. The book stimulates new efforts toward a comprehensive interpretation of political, intellectual, and social developments in the 'modernizing'... more...