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Germany

  • Ring of Steelby Alexander Watson

    Basic Books 2014;

    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 ignited a Central Europe already deeply divided by political hostility. The Habsburgs felt Serbia threatening at every turn, challenging their power in the Balkans and their status as a great power. After two decades of inept, saber-rattling Weltpolitik , Germany, their closest ally, found itself... more...

  • The Collapseby Mary Elise Sarotte

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 to end all traffic between the city?s two halves: the democratic west and the communist east. The iconic symbol of a divided Europe, the Wall became a focus of western political pressure on East Germany; as Ronald Reagan?s famously said in a 1987 speech in Berlin, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!? But as award-winning... more...

  • 1989by Mary Elise Sarotte; Mary Elise Sarotte

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, and a dozen other locations, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia... more...

  • Lebenswelt und Kultur des Bürgertums im 19. und 20. Jahrhundertby Andreas Schulz

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 420.00

    Scholars have pointed to the decline of the middle class since the end of the 19th century. Andreas Schulz views middle class life as being a model of stability that still retains its power of identification, and offers support to those who regard themselves as members of the middle class. The addendum in the second edition covers more recent research,... more...

  • Die amerikanische Reeducation-Politik nach 1945by Heike Paul; Katharina Gerund

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    This volume illuminates the American vision for the future of Germany following the Second World War. It focuses on various measures of re-education policy, including »America Houses«, documentaries, CARE, and education reforms. Scientists from various disciplines analyze American perspectives on the Germans and the USA's strategies to position Germany... more...

  • Die Linke im Visierby Nikolaus Wachsmann; Sybille Steinbacher

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; Not Available

    Die frühen Konzentrationslager und ihre Bedeutung für die Verfolgung der politischen Linken. Die Linke stand schon in der Weimarer Republik im Visier von Hitlers Anhängern. An die Macht gekommen, errichteten die Nationalsozialisten umgehend die ersten Konzentrationslager - in Militärgebäuden, Turnhallen, Gefängnissen, stillgelegten Fabriken, einstigen... more...

  • Soldaten im Nachkriegby Jörg Echternkamp

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 70.00

    This work examines interpretations of the war during its final phase and the occupation period, the self-perceptions of military communities, as well as the reinvention of the image of the German soldier. The controversies about the war, the Wehrmacht, and value orientation did not form a barrier, but instead were a dynamic element in the process that... more...

  • Die Theorie der zentralen Orte in Israel und Deutschlandby Joachim Trezib

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 168.00

    Walter Christaller?s ?Central Place Theory? became one of the fundamental concepts in modern planning. Its traces were evident in Israel?s ?Sharon Plan? as well as in the National Socialist ?Masterplan for the East.? Central Place Theory aimed at optimizing the function of economic factors as well as the spatial distribution of the population. Joachim... more...

  • Jüdische Ärztinnen und Ärzte im Nationalsozialismusby Christoph Kopke; Thomas Beddies; Susanne Doetz

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 140.00

    Besides targeting Jewish jurists, from 1933 onward anti-Semitic movement in Germany particulary persecuted Jewish doctors. As a consequence of the ?Law for the Restoration of the Civil Service,? Jewish doctors were fired from public establishments and expelled from universities. This volume examines the history of the disenfranchisement, expulsion,... more...

  • The Weimar Republicby J. W. Hiden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.99

    It is often assumed that the Weimar Republic was bound to fail due to the harsh terms of the Versailles Settlement. Professor Hiden dispels this simplistic view and shows that it was a complex set of factors which finally brought Hitler to power. This clear and balanced study is now fully revised - for the first time since its publication in 1974 -... more...