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Germany

  • Future Daysby David Stubbs

    Melville House 2015; US$ 32.00

    A sweeping history of the men and women who transformed postwar Germany?and created a musical genre that revolutionized rock and roll and gave birth to hip-hop.   West Germany after World War II was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this orphaned landscape proved fertile ground for... more...

  • Germany - Culture Smart!by Barry Tomalin

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    With the FIFA World Cup in its pocket Germany is feeling its social, political, and economic power once again. After organizing a successful World Cup in 2006 and winning it against Argentina in Brazil in 2014, Germany sees a note of confidence, even triumphalism, permeating the country.   As a European leader committed to the success of the EU and... more...

  • The Rhythm of Eternityby Robbert-Jan Adriaansen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Weimar era in Germany is often characterized as a time of significant change. Such periods of rupture transform the way people envision the past, present, and future. This book traces the conceptions of time and history in the Germany of the early 20th century. By focusing on both the discourse and practices of the youth movement, the author... more...

  • Governance in der Planwirtschaftby Marcel Boldorf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    Marcel Boldorf explores the values, rules, and principles of governance that emerged from denazification and the process of cadre selection while a centralized planned economy was set up in Soviet-occupied East Germany. He considers managerial decision-making and how much freedom of action management retained with mounting centralism.... more...

  • Moskaus Spuren in Ostdeutschland 1945 bis 1949by Detlev Brunner; Elke Scherstjanoi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 24.00

    As research conditions in Russian archives began to improve in the mid-1990s, empirical studies were undertaken in Germany on Soviet occupation policy in Germany and on the Soviet military administration. This volume discusses important projects, cites deficiencies, and outlines future perspectives, thereby providing an initial assessment... more...

  • Erinnerung an Diktatur und Kriegby Andreas Wirsching; Jürgen Zarusky; Alexander Tschubarjan; Viktor Ischtschenko

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    Dictatorship and war unite but also divide historical commemoration in Russia and Germany. Twenty-nine German and Russian authors examine key issues in Russian and German cultures of remembrance and their traumatic dimensions. The book includes ?classical? memorial sites such as Stalingrad, memorials for particular groups, problematic... more...

  • Carl Friedrich Gauß und Christopher Hansteenby Karin Reich; Elena Roussanova

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    The Göttingen mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and the Norwegian astronomer and physicist Christopher Hansteen engaged in a lively correspondence, which lasted from 1832 until Gauss?s death in 1855. For the first time, this book offers a critical edition of the surviving letters. A key theme is research on the earth?s magnetism, a field... more...

  • Gottfried Ernst Groddeck und seine Korrespondentenby Hans Rothe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Gottfried Ernst Groddeck (1762?1825) is considered the founder of academic philology in Poland. Born in Gdansk, he studied classical philology in Göttingen and starting in 1786 was the private tutor and librarian for the Polish prince Czartoryski. In 1801 he became professor at Vilnius University. His correspondence is a major source on... more...

  • Classical Music in the German Democratic Republicby Kyle Frackman; Larson Powell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state. more...

  • Wings of Desireby Lothar Heinke

    Berlinica Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 5.99

    Wings of Desire — Angels of Berlin is a whimsical, colorful photo collection of the many angels that watch over Berlin, from the city?s gates and bridges, church steeples, museums, and ancient cemeteries. Some stand proudly above the entrances of mansions, and some are modestly hidden in back yards. We?ll meet angels from the Wim Wenders landmark movie... more...