History - Europe - Germany

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Secret Germany: Stauffenberg and the ...

Michael Baigent

The story of the hero behind the attempt to kill Hitler, the subject of Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise, set for June 2008 release.By July of 1944, the Third Reich's days were numbered. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a general staff in...

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Published: May 2008

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Be...

Anna Funder

"Stasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. . . . A heartbreaking, beautifully written book. Aclassic." —Claire Tomalin, Guardian"Books ofthe Year" AnnaFunder delivers a prize-winning...

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Published: Sep 2011

The House by the Lake: One House, Fiv...

Thomas Harding

Longlisted for the Orwell PrizeNamed a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London), New Statesman (London), Daily Express (London), and Commonweal MagazineIn the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother ...

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Published: Jul 2017

1924: The Year That Made Hitler

Peter Ross Range

The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924--the year that made a monsterBefore Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallib...

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Published: Nov 2016

Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler...

Simon Dunstan

DID HITLER—CODE NAME "GREY WOLF"—REALLY DIE IN 1945? In a riveting scenario that has never been fully investigated until now, international journalist Gerrard Williams and military historian Simon Dunstan make a powerfu...

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Published: Mar 2013

"The Nicest Nazi": Childhood Memories...

Christiane Faris

The childhood memories of a young German girl who suffered through the Nazi era during WWII.

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Published: Apr 2014

We March Against England: Operation S...

Robert Forczyk

In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain â€" and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel. Following the destruction of...

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Published: Jul 2018

With You There Is Light: Based on the...

Alexandra Lehmann

As a founding member of the White Rose student resistance in Munich during World War II, Sophie Scholl helped write, produce and distribute thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets. Her boyfriend, Captain Fritz Hartnagel, was forced to serve i...

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Published: Mar 2017

Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction (...

Philippa Levine

In 1883, Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, coined the word "eugenics" to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Adapting Darwin's theory of evolution to human socie...

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Published: Jan 2017

Berlin: Portrait of a City Through th...

Rory MacLean

A Washington Post Best Book of the YearBerlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was deva...

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Published: Oct 2015

The Year That Changed the World: The ...

Michael Meyer

A riveting, eyewitness account of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War from the Newsweek Bureau Chief in that region at the time. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many still believe i...

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Published: Apr 2012

The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin...

Greg Mitchell

A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison,...

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Published: Oct 2017

Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and D...

Sonke Neitzel

On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of covertly recorded, meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs during World War II that recently had been declassif...

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Published: Sep 2013

A Hangman's Diary: The Journal of Mas...

Franz Schmidt

From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career.A Hangman's Diary is not o...

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Published: Jan 2015

Berlin Now: The City After the Wall

Peter Schneider

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic cityIt isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its mu...

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Published: Aug 2015

Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexam...

Bettina Stangneth

A New York Times Notable Book A National Jewish Book Award finalist In 1960, Adolf Eichmann took to the defendant's box in Jerusalem and insisted that he was no "manager of the Holocaust," as his accusers claimed, just a s...

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Published: Aug 2015

Berlin! Berlin! Dispatches from the W...

Kurt Tucholsky

Berlin! Berlin! is a satirical selection from the "man with the acid pen and the perfect pitch for hypocrisy," as New York author and Tucholsky-expert Peter Wortsman writes. This book os a complete collection of Tucholsky's ...

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Published: Mar 2014

Jewish Emigration from the Third Reic...

Ingrid Weckert

Historical writings to date dealing with matters related to the Third Reich paint a grim picture. This applies especially to writings that deal with the Jewish ethnic group. To this day there are still accounts of the Jewish emigratio...

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Published: Jan 2016

The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short I...

Joachim Whaley

Voltaire's description of the Holy Roman Empire as "neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire" is often cited to underline its worthlessness. German historians traditionally despised it because it had allegedly impeded German u...

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Published: Oct 2018
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