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  • The Berlin Wallby Frederick Taylor

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Beautiful Jim Keyby Mim E. Rivas

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Beautiful Jim Key -- the one-time ugly duckling of a scrub colt who became one of the most beloved heroes of the turn of the century -- was adored not for his beauty and speed but rather for his remarkable abilities to read, write, spell, do mathematics, even debate politics. Trained with patience and kindness by one of the most renowned horse whisperers... more...

  • Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Partyby Frank McDonough

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.99

    Now fully revised and reformatted, Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party is an indispensible guide to the history of the Nazi party between its initial electoral breakthrough in 1930 and its victory in 1933. Arguing that the Nazis owed their success as much to Hitler?s charismatic leadership and their own effective propaganda and organisation as to... more...

  • Populists and Patricians (Routledge Revivals)by David Blackbourn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1987, this collection of essays, from one of the leading historians in the field, is concerned with the central debates about German history from Bismarck to Hitler. David Blackbourn questions many previously held assumptions, whether about the natural conservatism of the German peasantry of the ?feudalization? of the middle classes,... more...

  • Berlinby Rory MacLean

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London... more...

  • Social Life, Local Politics, and Nazismby Rudy J. Koshar

    The University of North Carolina Press 1986; US$ 39.99

    Social Life, Local Politics, and Nazism: Marburg, 1880-1935 more...

  • Berlin Nowby Peter Schneider; Sophie Schlondorff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe ?s most charismatic and enigmatic city It isn?t Europe?s most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its museums do not hold more treasures than those in Barcelona or London. And yet, when citizens of ?New York, Tel... more...

  • Jüdische Klagen gegen Reichsadeligeby André Griemert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    During the early modern period, Jews were not just objects of authoritarian abuse and victims of repression by the general society. This is illustrated by the strategies of action and argumentation in legal proceedings initiated by Jews at the Imperial Chamber Court against members of the nobility, the elite of the Holy Roman Empire, which are examined... more...

  • Finanzierung des Kulturstaats in Preußen seit 1800by Reinhold Zilch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 237.00

    Prussia?s remarkable rise as a cultural state in the 19th and early 20th century was financed by funds from the state budget, from individual communes, and cooperatives, by its citizens through taxes, fees, and individual contributions, and by foundations. Detailed ongoing statistics and documents spanning multiple decades reveal the details of this... more...

  • Adeligkeit, Katholizismus, Mythosby Markus Raasch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    What role did religion and myth play in the aristocracy?s oft-cited struggle to ?stay on top?? How did they influence private life and public behavior, shape economic thinking and action, change the image of women and men, ideas about education and love, and the relationship to other social classes? The essays in this volume develop new perspectives... more...