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Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

by Marilyn Herbert & Adina Herbert

It is 1939 and times are getting tough for everyone in Germany. Ten-year old Liesel and her brother are on their way to be adopted into a foster home, but sadly, the brother dies en route. After his burial,...


In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

by Erik Larson

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s...


Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II

by Stephen Fritz

" Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers....I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring...


The German Genius

by Peter Watson

The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson (Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer...


War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941

by Geoffrey P. Megargee

In War of Annihilation, noted military historian Geoffrey P. Megargee provides a clear, concise history of the Germans' opening campaign of conquest and genocide in 1941. By drawing on the best of military and...


Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy (New and expanded edition)

by Eric D. Weitz

Weimar Germany still fascinates us, and now this complex and remarkably creative period and place has the history it deserves. Eric Weitz's Weimar Germany reveals the Weimar era as a time of strikingly progressive...


Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member

by Philip Freiher Von Boeselager, Florence Fehrenbach & Jerome Fehrenbach

When the Second World War broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, then 25-years-old, fought enthusiastically for Germany as a cavalry officer. But after discovering Nazi crimes, von Boeselager’s patriotism...


Soldiers: German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying

by Soenke Neitzel, Harald Welzer & Jefferson Chase

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...


Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II

by Stephen G. Fritz

" Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers….I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring...


On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood

by Ms. Irmgard A. Hunt

Growing up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden -- just steps from Adolf Hitler's alpine retreat -- Irmgard Hunt had a seemingly happy, simple childhood. In her powerful, illuminating, and sometimes frightening...


Mein Kampf (James Murphy Translation)

by Adolf Hitler & James Murphy

Hitler's Mein Kampf combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of his political ideology. Hitler began the book while imprisoned for "political crimes" after his failed government take-over. Though...


Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Samuel Johnson Prize 2004

by Anna Funder

Stasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. . . . A heartbreaking, beautifully written book. Aclassic.” —Claire Tomalin, Guardian “Books ofthe Year”

AnnaFunder delivers...


Bismarck

by A.J.P. Taylor

A reevaluation of Bismarck's motives and methods, focusing on the chancellor's rise to power in the 1860's and his removal from office in 1890.

From the Paperback edition.


The Hitler of History

by John Lukacs

In this brilliant, strikingly original book, historian John Lukacs delves to the core of Adolf Hitler's life and mind by examining him through the lenses of his surprisingly diverse biographers.

Since 1945 there...


Nazi Ideology before 1933: A Documentation

by Barbara Miller Lane & Leila J. Rupp

This volume brings together a hitherto scattered and inaccessible body of material crucial to the understanding of the evolution of Nazi political thought. Before the publication of this volume, scholars had...


The Cause of Hitler's Germany

by Leonard Peikoff

“A truly revolutionary idea…. Clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned.” —Ayn Rand

 

Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial “truth,” the public good, doing one’s...


Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany

by Jonathan Petropoulos

"What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?" Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of...


The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora:  How it was Organized, How it was Funded, and Why it Remains a Threat to Global Security in the Age of T

by Peter Levenda

More than thirty years after his first investigation of the Nazi underground Peter Levenda has returned again and again to his quest for the truth about the true character of the Nazi cult and the people and...


Beaten But Not Defeated: Siegfried Moos - A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain

by Merilyn Moos

Siegi Moos, an anti-Nazi and active member of the German Communist Party, escaped Germany in 1933 and, exiled in Britain, sought another route to the transformation of capitalism. This biography charts Siegi’s...


Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

by Bettina Stangneth & Ruth Martin

A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse...