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  • ...and a hard rain fellby John Ketwig

    Sourcebooks 2008; US$ 16.00

    "A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."- Kirkus Reviews The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's... more...

  • "A Problem From Hell"by Samantha Power

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 19.99

    A character-driven study of some of the darkest moments in our national history, when America failed to prevent or stop 20th-century campaigns to exterminate Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Iraqi Kurds, Bosnians, and Rwandans . more...

  • 'A Senseless, Squalid War'by Norman Rose

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.78

    The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world. Today, no conflict is felt to be more intractable or divisive, no dispute so fraught with passion or infused with so much hatred, despite... more...

  • 'A Student in Arms'by Dr Ross Davies; Dr John Bourne

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Donald Hankey was a writer who saw himself as a ?student of human nature? and peacetime Edwardian Britain as a society at war with itself. Wounded in a murderous daylight infantry charge near Ypres, Hankey began sending despatches to The Spectator from hospital in 1915. Trench life, wrote Hankey, taught that ?the gentleman? is a type not a social... more...

  • 'Boredom is the Enemy'by Dr Amanda Laugesen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    War is often characterised as one percent terror, 99 per cent boredom. Whilst much ink has been spilt on the one per cent, relatively little work has been directed toward the other 99 per cent of a soldier's time. As such, this book will be welcomed by those seeking a fuller understanding of what makes soldiers endure war, and how they cope with prolonged... more...

  • "Deutsche, kauft nicht bei Juden!"by Hannah Ahlheim

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 28.62

    Hauptbeschreibung Im Gegensatz zu der noch immer vertretenen Auffassung, Antisemitismus habe in der Selbstdarstellung und Wahrnehmung der NSDAP vor 1933 nur am Rande eine Rolle gespielt, zeigt Hannah Ahlheims Studie, wie die Nationalsozialisten auf regionaler Ebene bereits während der Weimarer Republik antisemitische Boykotte offen und selbstbewusst... more...

  • "Die Gefallenen besänftigen und ihre Taten rühmen"by Tino Schölz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    Commemoration of fallen Japanese soldiers is among the most controversial issues in international relations in the Far East. This work analyzes the history of the political cult of the dead in Japan since the mid-19 th century and examines the major similarities and differences between Japanese commemorative practices for fallen soldiers... more...

  • "Einer, der nicht mehr dazugehört"by Kurt F. Rosenberg; Beate Meyer; Björn Siegel

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 32.43

    Hauptbeschreibung Kurt F. Rosenberg hatte seit seiner Jugend Tagebuch geführt. Seine Aufzeichnungen von 1933 bis 1937 geben einen lebendigen Eindruck davon, wie er und seine Familie, seine Bekannten und Berufskollegen die ersten fünf Jahre nationalsozialistischer Herrschaft wahrnahmen. Eingeklebte Fotos und Zeitungsartikel ergänzen und illustrieren... more...

  • "Getting History Right"by Mark A. Wolfgram

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? 'Getting History Right' examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past;... more...

  • 'Gilded Prostitution'by Maureen E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and for poaching in the marriage market. They were invariably... more...