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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
This is a story of the unexpected.In Destined to Witness , Hans Massaquoi has crafted a beautifully rendered memoir -- an astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany. The son of a prominent African and a German nurse, Hans remained behind with his mother when Hitler came to power, due to concerns about his fragile... more...
- De Gruyter 2000; US$ 50.49
The book presents the reader interested in history and literature with a history of the Berlin salons, starting with the first salons around 1780 until the end of the First World War in 1914. The author shows how the artistic and political salons were formative influences in the 'intellectual Berlin' of their times, and demonstrates how they... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 111.00
Examines the role of banishment in sixteenth-century Ulm, using the town's experience to uncover how early modern magistrates used expulsion to regulate and reorder society. This work sheds fresh light on the application of authority, and the intersection between official disciplinary efforts and customary behavioral norms. more...
- Hamilton Books 2009; US$ 32.99
This book is story of the author, an American raised in Hitler's Germany, where he saw the persecution of Jewish neighbors and experienced the bombing of cities. Vieler tells of his experiences during WWII before repatriating to America and enlisting in the Army during the Korean War. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 20.99
In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II?pilots, navigators, and mechanics?who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. Some were given just forty-eight hours to report to local military bases. The president, Harry S. Truman, was recalling... more...
- Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95
Since the 1970s West German historiography has been one of the main arenas of international comparative history. It has produced important empirical studies particularly in social history as well as methodological and theoretical reflections on comparative history. During the last twenty years however, this approach has felt pressure from two sources:... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00
Highly praised when published in Germany, The Quest for the Lost Nation is a brilliant chronicle of Germany's and Japan's struggles to reclaim a defeated national past. Sebastian Conrad compares the ways German and Japanese scholars revised national history after World War II in the shadows of fascism, surrender, and American occupation. Defeat in... more...