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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$ 18.76

    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...

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

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 33.10

    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$ 38.83

    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...

  • "Für Gott, Kaiser und Vaterland zu Stehen oder zu Fallen ..."by Matthias Egger

    Universitätsverlag Wagner 2014; US$ 24.56

    Während in Paris, Berlin oder Wien 1848 die Studenten auf dei Barrikaden stiegen, zogen über 300 Innsbrucker Studierende "für Gott, Kaiser und Vaterland" ins Feld. Die anfängliche Begeisterung für die Revolution war hier rasch von einer reaktionär-radikalen Gesinnung abgelöst worden. Matthias Egger stellt die Aufzeichnungen eines Innsbrucker... 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...

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

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 139.59

    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...

  • "Live from Cape Canaveral"by Jay Barbree

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 12.99

    Some fifty years ago as a cub reporter, Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Albany, Georgia. On a double date where the couples actually did some star gazing, Barbree recognized that exploring space would become one of the most important stories of the century. Convinced that one day astronauts would walk on the moon, Barbree... more...

  • 'Luxury' Fleet: (RLE The First World War)by Holger H. Herwig

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Originally published in 1980 ?Luxury? Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill?s) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions, the first two sections of the book analyse Admiral Tirpitz?s programme of building a battle fleet strong enough to engage the Royal... more...