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  • The Politics of Technological Change in Prussiaby Eric Dorn Brose

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95 US$ 34.36

    Throughout the 1800s the process of industrialization contributed to painful social upheaval and wrenching political readjustments in the Kingdom of Prussia, traditionally viewed as Europe's great, modernizing, economic leader. This book illuminates the early years of this transition by examining the contradictory economic policies adopted by the... more...

  • Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germanyby John Breuilly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    It is often argued that the unification of Germany in 1871 was the inevitable result of the convergence of Prussian power and German nationalism.  John Breuilly here shows that the true story was much more complex.  For most of the nineteenth century Austria was the dominant power in the region.  Prussian-led unification was highly unlikely up until... more...

  • Voyage of the Damnedby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner  St. Louis  sailed from Hamburg, one of the last ships to leave Nazi Germany before World War II erupted. Aboard were 937 Jews?some had already been in concentration camps?who believed they had bought visas to enter Cuba. The voyage of the damned had begun. Before the  St. Louis  was halfway across the Atlantic,... more...

  • The Hitler Legacyby Peter Levenda

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2014; US$ 26.95

    More than thirty years after his first investigation of the Nazi underground Peter Levenda has returned again and again to his quest for the truth about the true character of the Nazi cult and the people and political movements it has influenced in the decades since the end of World War II. The wide sweep of this investigation moves from a Ku Klux... more...

  • A Breaking of Sealsby B. Chnoupek; R. Pynsent; K. Brusak

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    A Breaking of Seals is the story of a quest - the quest to discover one of the most extraordinary and least remembered events of the Second World War. This was the participation in the Slovak Uprising of 1944 of the French soldiers who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps in Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. Under the leadership of Captain Georges de... more...

  • Preußens Zensurpraxis von 1819 bis 1848 in Quellenby Bärbel Holtz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.75

    For the first time, this volume presents a systematic edition of archival sources on Prussian censorship policy between the Carlsbad Decrees of 1819 and the March Revolution of 1848. It offers new insights into government action against the literary public at the central, regional, and local levels. New research questions are suggested... more...

  • Germanyby Neil MacGregor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 40.00

    For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people understand themselves? Neil MacGregor argues that, uniquely for any European country, no coherent, overarching narrative of Germany's history... more...

  • Otto of the Silver Handby Howard Pyle

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 8.95

    Born into a robber baron's household in medieval Germany, young Otto is caught in the middle of a violent blood feud. Nevertheless, the lad grows up to be a gentle and loving person. 55 illustrations. more...

  • Treasury of Ornamental Ironworkby Adalbert Roeper

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Sixty vintage black-and-white plates illustrate the history of German decorative ironwork from the16th to the 18th centuries. A hard-to-find celebration of the diversity and enduring beauty of Germany's handcrafted iron embellishments, this magnificent edition exhibits striking views of metal doors, balconies, window arches, gates, corner pieces,... more...