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  • Where the Iron Crosses Growby Robert Forczyk

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this remarkable work, acclaimed author, academic and ex US staff and armour officer Robert Forcyzk has diligently assembled new research to investigate the intense and sometimes barbaric fighting for the Crimea region in World War II, where first a German and then a Soviet army were surrounded and totally obliterated. This definitive work deals... more...

  • Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American Westby Pawel Goral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. more...

  • Into That Darknessby Gitta Sereny

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    Based on 70 hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, commandant of Treblinka (the largest of the extermination camps), this book bares the soul of a man who continually found ways to rationalize his role in Hitler's final soulution. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Biography Between Structure and Agencyby Volker Berghahn; Simone Lassig

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 120.00

    While bookstore shelves around the world have never ceased to display best-selling "life-and-letters" biographies in prominent positions, the genre became less popular among academic historians during the Cold War decades. Their main concern then was with political and socioeconomic structures, institutions, and organizations, or-more recently-with... more...

  • VEB Bordellby Uta Falck

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 14.31

    Hauptbeschreibung Jenseits sensationslüsterner Medienberichte liefert Uta Falck hier erstmals eine chronologisch angelehnte Gesamtdarstellung zum Thema Prostitution in der DDR. Sie geht dabei den sich wandelnden gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen genauso nach wie den veränderten Motiven der Beteiligten. Dominierten in der Nachkriegszeit vor allem... more...

  • Ostalgie internationalby Thomas Kunze; Thomas Vogel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 16.22

    Hauptbeschreibung Die DDR mühte sich einst redlich um internationale Anerkennung - mit durchaus beachtlichem Erfolg. Bis heute wird das Andenken an den "Arbeiter- und Bauern-Staat" und seine Entwicklungsprojekte in einigen Ländern intensiv gepflegt. So fährt man in Kuba mit dem Simson-Moped zum "DDR-Strand", trifft man sich in Namibia im "Ossi-Klub",... more...

  • Das Schicksal der DDR-Verlageby Christoph Links

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Buchlandschaft in Ostdeutschland hat sich seit 1990 radikal verändert. Von den ehemals 78 staatlich lizenzierten Verlagen der DDR existiert in eigenständiger Form kaum noch ein Dutzend. Die Mitarbeiterzahl ist unter ein Zehntel gefallen. In dieser Region wird heute weniger als ein Prozent des deutschen Buchumsatzes erzeugt.... more...

  • Dritte Generation Ostby Michael Hacker; Stephanie Maiwald; Johannes Staemmler; Judith Enders; Adriana Lettrari; Hagen Pietzcker; Henrik Schober; Mandy Schulze

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung Über 2,4 Millionen Ostdeutsche erlebten die Wende von 1989 als Kinder und Jugendliche. In der DDR geboren, aber in der vereinten Bundesrepublik erwachsen geworden, haben sie einzigartige Umbruchserfahrungen gemacht. Sie sind dadurch zu doppelten Vermittlern geworden - zwischen den Generationen und zwischen Ost und West. Eine Rolle,... more...

  • The Pity of It Allby Amos Elon

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 20.99

    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 starts at the end, with their tragic demise in Hitler's Third Reich. Now, in this important work of historical restoration, Amos Elon takes... more...

  • Der Kapitalismus entdeckt das Volkby Simon Gonser

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    For a long time, big banks had little interest in having workers or employees as their customers. Only in the aftermath of the German Economic Miracle did Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, and Commerzbank begin wooing the ?common people? and their savings with new financial products. But were the big banks the real driving forces behind this... more...