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  • '68by Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii; Donald Nicholson-Smith

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial... 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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In this, the first scholarly biography of Donald Hankey - the 'Student in Arms' of the first world war - Ross Davies recovers his life, from his birth into a banking and slave-owning dynasty in 1884 to his death at the Somme in 1916. Hankey's story marks a significant contribution to our understanding both of the 'pre-Somme' mediation... more...

  • 'Boredom is the Enemy'by Dr Amanda Laugesen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    Exploring the concept of military boredom, this book investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives. Drawing on the experience of Australian troops participating in three key twentieth-century conflicts, it examines the efforts of military... 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...

  • "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$ 48.95

    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...

  • "Hört die Signale!"by Reinhard Hübsch

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 140.00

    Im Dezember 1998 luden der Südwestrundfunk und die Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg zu eienem Symposium zum Thema "Die Deutschlandpolitik der Sozialisten und Sozialdemokraten" ein. Das Symposium führte mit den Vorträgen und den sich anschließenden Diskussionen zu ebenso heftigen wie fruchtbaren Kontroversen. Im Mittelpunkt der... more...

  • "Liebe Freundin,...". Frauen um Thomas Mannby Heinz J Armbrust

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 47.52

    Thomas Mann und Frauen? Die Kenntnis von seiner Homophilie und die Bereitschaft, sie als so etwas wie den Generalschlüssel zu seiner Welt zu nehmen, hat den Blick teilweise dafür verstellt, dass er nicht unempfänglich für Wirkungen vom Weiblichen war, wenn auch nur in gezählten Fällen, wie er es einmal in seinem Tagebuch formuliert hat. Neben den erotisch... more...