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  • Different Drummersby Michael H. Kater

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    In Different Drummers , Michael Kater explores the underground history of jazz in Hitler's Germany. He offers a frightening and fascinating look at life and popular culture during the Third Reich, showing that for the Nazis, jazz was an especially threatening form of expression. In tracing the growth of what would become a bold and eloquent form... more...

  • Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republicby Elaine Kelly

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic uses the reception of the Germanic musical heritage to chart the changing landscape of musical culture in the German Democratic Republic. Author Elaine Kelly demonstrates the nuances of musical thought in the state, revealing a model of societal ascent and decline that has implications that reach... more...

  • Music, Piety, and Propagandaby Alexander J. Fisher

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Music, Piety, and Propaganda: The Soundscapes of Counter-Reformation Bavaria explores the nature of sound as a powerful yet ambivalent force in the religious struggles that permeated Germany during the Counter-Reformation. Author Alexander J. Fisher goes beyond a musicological treatment of composers, styles, and genres to examine how music and sound... more...

  • The German Home Front 1939?45by Brian L Davis; Malcolm McGregor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    This book outlines and illustrates the living conditions of German civilians in World War II, and the Nazi state's basic structure. German families suffered the same hardships as British labour conscription, extra civic duties, severe shortages of food and necessities, disrupted transport, homelessness and evacuation, separation from loved ones and,... more...

  • Infanticide and Abortion in Early Modern Germanyby Margaret Brannan Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first work to look at the full range of three centuries of the early modern period in regards to infanticide and abortion, a period in which both practices were regarded equally as criminal acts. Faced with dire consequences if they were found pregnant or if they bore illegitimate children, many unmarried women were left with little... more...

  • Die Stadt, das Geld und der Marktby Karl Christian Führer

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.00

    In West Germany profit-hungry speculators were blamed for rising real estate prices and rental costs. Karl Christian Führer analyzes events in the real estate markets in major cities such as Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, and West Berlin and the heated debate about speculation before 1985. He shatters popular notions while offering... more...

  • Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935--1945by Rolf-Dieter Müller; Janice W. Ancker

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 40.00

    Since the end of World War II, Germans have struggled with the legacy of the Wehrmacht -- the unified armed forces mobilized by Adolf Hitler in 1935 to ensure the domination of the Third Reich in perpetuity. Historians have vigorously debated whether the Wehrmacht's atrocities represented a break with the past or a continuation of Germany's military... more...

  • The Myth and Reality of German Warfareby Gerhard P. Gross; David T. Zabecki; Robert M. Citino

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 50.00

    Surrounded by potential adversaries, nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany faced the formidable prospect of multifront wars and wars of attrition. To counteract these threats, generations of general staff officers were educated in operational thinking, the main tenets of which were extremely influential on military planning across... more...

  • 1933by Philip Metcalfe

    The Permanent Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    ?Using letters, diaries, and memoirs, Metcalfe distills the personalities, viewpoints, and day-to-day reactions of five alert and often directly involved witnesses to Hitler?s consolidation of power. They are: U.S. Ambassador to Germany, William Dodd, and his high-spirited daughter, Martha; Bella Fromm, a glamorous German society columnist who was... more...

  • Daum's boysby Alan S. Ross

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This highly original book is the first in-depth study of a footsoldier of the seventeenth-century German Republic of Letters. Its subject, the German polymath and schoolteacher Christian Daum, is today almost completely forgotten, yet he left behind one of the largest private archives of any early modern European scholar. On the basis of this unique... more...