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  • Obedient Unto Deathby Werner Kindler

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Between 1941 and 1944 Waffen-SS Oberscharführer (Sergeant) Werner Kindler took part in 84 days of close combat, qualifying him for the Close Combat Clasp in Gold, the Third Reich's highest decoration for a frontline soldier. He was also awarded the German Cross in Gold, the Iron Cross First and Second Class and the Wound Badge in Gold. Drafted... more...

  • Gay Berlinby Robert Beachy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    An unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Known already in the 1850s for the friendly company of its ?warm brothers? (German slang for men who love other men),... more...

  • Reactionary Modernismby Herf

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    In a unique application of critical theory to the study of the role of ideology in politics, Jeffrey Herf explores the paradox inherent in the German fascists' rejection of the rationalism of the Enlightenment while fully embracing modern technology. He documents evidence of a cultural tradition he calls 'reactionary modernism' found in the writings... more...

  • Weimar Germanyby Eric D. Weitz

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Weimar Germany still fascinates us, and now this complex and remarkably creative period and place has the history it deserves. Eric Weitz's Weimar Germany reveals the Weimar era as a time of strikingly progressive achievements--and even greater promise. With a rich thematic narrative and detailed portraits of some of Weimar's greatest figures, this... more...

  • Price of Freedomby Piotr S. Wandycz

    Routledge 1993; US$ 39.95

    Seeking to fill a gap in our knowledge of East Central Europe, this book is a comparative history of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary from their medieval origins to the post-Communist present. more...

  • The German Workerby Alfred Kelly

    University of California Press 1987; US$ 12.95

    In the two generations before World War I, Germany emerged as Europe's foremost industrial power. The basic facts of increasing industrial output, lengthening railroad lines, urbanization, and rising exports are well known. Behind those facts, in the historical shadows, stand millions of anonymous men and women: the workers who actually put down the... more...

  • Modernism and Fascismby Roger Griffin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...

  • Frontsoldatenby Stephen G. Fritz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.00

    Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers….I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides... more...

  • A Special Missionby Dan Kurzman

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 15.00

    The shocking and incredible story behind Hitler?s “special mission? to kidnap Pope Pius XII-kill him, if necessary-and the surprising result of its failure more...

  • German Philhellenismby Damian Valdez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book is an account of the modern German fascination with the art, politics and religion of ancient Greece from Winckelmann to Nietzsche's generation. more...