Fritzsche deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip.
Author: Peter Fritzsche
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Fritzsche deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip. Its basic appeal lay in the Volksgemeinschaft - a "people’s community" that appealed to Germans to be part of a great project to redress the wrongs of the Versailles treaty, make the country strong and vital, and rid the body politic of unhealthy elements. Diaries and letters reveal Germans' fears, desires, and reservations, while showing how Nazi concepts saturated everyday life.
Review of Shelley Baranowski, Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and
Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler (Cambridge University Press, 2010), in
London Review of Books 33/4 (3 February 2011), 17–19. 4. 'The Life and Death
of a Capital'.
Author: Richard J. Evans
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"First published in Great Britain by Little, Brown Book Group."
68 Wolfgang Koeppen, Deathin Rome, trans. ... 72 For a recentsurvey of
evidenceon social support for the Nazis, see Michael Mann, Fascists (Cambridge
: Cambridge University Press, ... 80 Fritzsche, Life andDeath inthe ThirdReich, p.
Author: David Priestland
Category: Business & Economics
A bold new interpretation of modern history as a struggle between three economic groups We are now living in an age of merchants, but it was not always so. The history of civilization, in large part, is a story of a battle between agrarian aristocracy, the military, and a class of learned experts, or priests. Yet in seventeenth-century England and in the Netherlands, another group entered the mêlée for power: the merchants. For the last four decades, the merchant's power has been unfettered. In Merchant, Soldier, Sage, acclaimed Oxford scholar David Priestland proposes a radical new approach to understanding today’s balance of power, and analyzes the societal and economic historical conditions required for one of these three value systems to dominate. Priestland asserts that, in the wake of the Great Recession, the weakened and discredited merchant still clings to power—but the world is again in the midst of a period of upheaval.
For radical Nazis committed to Hitler's dual goal of 'space' and 'race', for instance, Nazi imaginings of a 'reservation' as the 'solution' to ... Peter Fritzsche, Life and Death in the Third Reich (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008), ...
Author: C. Kakel
Based on an exploration of both pre-Nazi and Nazi theory and practice, Pete Kakel challenges the dominant narrative of the murder of European Jewry, illuminating the Holocaust's decidedly imperial-colonial origins, context, and content in a book of interest to students, teachers, and lay readers, as well as specialist and non-specialist scholars.
I was sitting alone in my study reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,
which had come in the last batch of books from a bookshop in London with which
I had an account. Throughout the years I worked for Shell, I managed to receive ...
Author: Cheng Nien
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The national-bestselling memoir of a woman’s resistance and struggles in Communist China—“an absorbing story of resourcefulness and courage” (The New York Times). A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In August 1966, a group of Red Guards ransacked the home of Nien Cheng. Her background made her an obvious target for the fanatics of the Cultural Revolution: educated in London, the widow of an official of Chiang Kai-shek’s regime, and an employee of Shell Oil. When she refused to confess that any of this made he an enemy of the state, she was placed in solitary confinement, where she would remain for more than six years. Life and Death in Shanghai recounts the story of Nien Cheng’s imprisonment—a time of extreme deprivation which she met with heroic resistance—as well as her quest for justice when she was released. It is also the story of a country torn apart by Mao Tse-tung’s vicious campaign to topple party moderates. An incisive, personal account of a terrifying chapter in twentieth-century history, Life and Death in Shanghai is also an astounding portrait of one woman’s courage.
... War: Diaries of the Second World War in Europe and the Middle East (London:
Doubleday, 2004), 100. 8 Quoted in Richard Evans, The Third Reich at War (New
York: Penguin Press, 2008), 135. 9 Quoted in Peter Fritzsche, Life and Death ...
Author: Sean Kennedy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
In The Shock of War: Civilian Experiences, 1937-1945, Sean Kennedy shifts the reader's focus from the battlefields of the Second World War to the civilian experience. This short yet comprehensive history complements existing studies of the war that document diplomatic and military operations. While many of these studies acknowledge the significance of the conflict for civilians, The Shock of War places civilians at the centre of events, drawing attention to the many different regions of the world affected by the conflict, and comparing various facets of the civilian experience. Kennedy's fresh approach emphasizes the diverse and complex impact of the war, which was profoundly destructive, yet, in some societies, provided opportunities and the potential for positive change.
What changes had taken place in his life during the past ten years when as an
officerof the Third Reich in the German High Command, hecould control lifeand death in theflash of asecond. Yes, hewas a doctor of medicine, but he was also a
Author: Paul Kelly
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover’s digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly’s worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.
George L. Mosse's extensive analysis of Nazi culture - ground-breaking upon its original publication in 1966 - is now offered to readers of a new generation.
Author: George Lachmann Mosse
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
George L. Mosse's extensive analysis of Nazi culture - ground-breaking upon its original publication in 1966 - is now offered to readers of a new generation. Selections from newspapers, novellas, plays, and diaries as well as the public pronouncements of Nazi leaders, churchmen, and professors describe National Socialism in practice and explore what it meant for the average German.
Eyewitness Accounts of Life in Hitler's Death Camps Eugène Aroneanu. Preface.
These eyewitness accounts of life and death in the Nazi concentration camps of
the Third Reich are shocking, touching, moving, and unforgettable. They are ...
Author: Eugène Aroneanu
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This book is a translation of an oral history of the concentration camp experience recorded immediately after World War II as told by men and women who endured it and lived to tell about it. Their vivid, firsthand accounts heighten the reality of this experience in ways no third-person narrative can capture. Even when they are at a loss for words, their struggle to find language to express the unspeakable is, in itself, mute testimony to the ordeal etched forever on their memories. The testimonies are arranged to reflect the chronology of camp experience (from deportation to liberation), the living conditions of camp life (from malnutrition to forced labor), and the various methods of abuse and extermination (from castration to gassing and cremation). The chronology gives the accounts a narrative flow and even creates a certain suspense, especially as liberation nears and hopes rise.