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Through the Lion Gate

by Gary Bruce

In 1943, fierce aerial bombardment razed the Berlin zoo and killed most of its animals. But only two months after the war's end, Berliners had already resurrected it, reopening its gates and creating a symbol...


The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

by David King

The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed...


A History of Germany in the Middle Ages

by Ernest F. Henderson

"The fortunes and misfortunes of a Charlemagne and Henry IV., of a Barbarossa, a Henry VI. and an Emperor Frederick II... The rise and fall of the mediæval German Empire is in itself a subject boundlessly interesting,...


A Short History of Germany

by Mary Platt Parmele

The concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to Julius Caesar, who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania, thus distinguishing it from Gaul (France), which...


Hitler's Irish Slaves

by David Blake Knox

Hitler’s Irish Slaves tells the shocking story of 32 merchant seamen from Ireland who were held in conditions of great hardship in an SS slave labour camp from 1943 to 1945. Mercilessly punished for their...


Interrogation Nation: Refugees and Spies in Cold War Germany

by Keith R. Allen

Drawing on newly declassified espionage files, Keith R. Allen uncovers long-hidden interrogation systems that were set up by Germany’s western occupiers to protect internal security and gather intelligence...


The Many Deaths of Jew Suss

by Yair Mintzker

Joseph Süss Oppenheimer—"Jew Süss"—is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the "court Jew" of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state of...


A Comparative History of Motor Fuels Taxation, 1909–2009

by Carl-Henry Geschwind

Slowing down global warming is one of the most critical problems facing the world’s policymakers today. One favored solution is to regulate carbon consumption through taxation, including the taxation of gasoline....


At the Heart of the White Rose

by Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, J. Maxwell Brownjohn & Inge Jens

Personal letters and diaries provide an intimate view into the hearts and minds of a brother and sister who became martyrs in the anti-Nazi resistance during World War II.

Idealistic, serious, and sensible, Hans...


Chosen Nation

by Benjamin W. Goossen

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the global Mennonite church developed an uneasy relationship with Germany. Despite the religion's origins in the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, as well as its longstanding...


Hitler's Revolution Expanded Edition: Ideology, Social Programs, Foreign Affairs

by Tedor Richard

Drawing on over 200 German sources, many pre-1945, Hitler's Revolution provides concise, penetrating insight into the National Socialist ideology and how it transformed German society. The government's success...


Mein Kampf

by Adolf Hitler

Mein Kampf (German: My Struggle) is a 1925 autobiographical Manifesto of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Leader. The work outlines Hitler's political ideology and future plans for Germany.  

Hitler began the book while...


Red Saxony

by James Retallack

Red Saxony throws new light on the reciprocal relationship between political modernization and authoritarianism in Germany over the span of six decades. Election battles were fought so fiercely in Imperial Germany...


Zweites Buch (Secret Book)

by Adolf Hitler, Attansio Salvator & Telford Taylor

Zweites Buch is an unedited transcript of Adolf Hitler's thoughts on foreign policy written in 1928, it was written after Mein Kampf and was not published in his lifetime.

Now, these historical documents give...


The Clever Teens' Guide to Nazi Germany (The Clever Teens’ Guides)

by Felix Rhodes

Following its defeat in World War One, Germany was a country in ruins. Inflation, poverty, exhaustion, humiliation and disillusionment wrecked the nation. Out of the ashes arose a man that promised to revitalise...


A Family Remembers

by Julius Brodnitz, Hedwig Brodnitz & Michael Brodnitz

A Family Remembers is a collection of memories from a German-Jewish family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Three personal narratives relate the day-to-day activities of life in stories about...


A Piece of Me

by Beatrix Ost & Andrew Solomon

Introduction by Andrew Solomon

As a young girl growing up in the ’40s on a vast estate near Munich, Trixi Ost lives a life that is charmed by talent and privilege yet scarred by turbulent times. She enjoys...


Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

by Jason B. Johnson

In 1983, then-US Vice President George H.W. Bush delivered a speech in London. He had just been in West Berlin and spoke about his first visit to the Berlin Wall. Bush then went on to describe another German...


Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

by Norman Ohler & Shaun Whiteside

A fast-paced, highly original history that uncovers the full extent of drug use in Nazi Germany—from Hitler’s all-consuming reliance on a slew of substances, to the drugs that permeated the regime and played...


Policing Transnational Protest

by Daniel Brückenhaus

Policing Transnational Protest offers an original perspective on the history of police surveillance of anticolonial activists in France, Britain, and Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. Tracing...