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A Letter from Frank

by Stephen J. Colombo

On the last day of the Second World War, Frank and Russ fought each other. In the days after, they became friends.

This is the remarkable tale of a long-forgotten letter. It was written from Germany in the aftermath...

Eisenhower and Adenauer

by Steven J. Brady

In the early years of the Atlantic Alliance, no bilateral relationship was more important than that between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States. Even so, the West German-American alliance was...

Hitler and Abductive Logic

by Ben Novak

Adolf Hitler is the greatest mystery of the 20th century, and the mystery surrounding him consists of two unanswered questions that have baffled biographers and historians. First, how did he ever rise to power?...

Suppressed Terror

by Bettina Greiner

At the end of World War II, the Soviet secret police installed ten special camps in the Soviet occupation zone, later to become the German Democratic Republik. Between 1945 and 1950, roughly 154,000 Germans...

German POWs, Der Ruf, and the Genesis of Group 47

by Aaron D. Horton

This work explores the experiences of Hans Werner Richter and Alfred Andersch, authors who served in the German army during World War II, were captured by U.S. forces, and enlisted into a secret program to promote...

Ernst Toller and German Society

by Robert Ellis

During the years of Weimar and the Third Reich, Toller was one of the more active of the "other Germany's" left-wing intellectuals. A leader of the Bavarian Soviet of 1919, he had in addition won the Kleist...

The Great Escape

by Ted Barris

A unique retelling of WWII’s most dramatic escape, told through first-hand recollections of the soldiers who experienced it.

On the night of March 24, 1944, 80 Commonwealth airmen crawled through a 336-foot-long...

War and German Memory

by K. Michael Prince

Germans often claim that 'we have learned the lessons of our history.' But what, precisely, are the lessons they have drawn from their Nazi-era past? What experiences from that time continue to hold significant...

Johann Leisentrit’s Geistliche Lieder und Psalmen, 1567

by Richard D. Wetzel & Erika Heitmeyer

In their analyses of a pivotal work from the Counter Reformation in Germany, the authors provide a broader knowledge of the religious, political, and humanistic currents of the sixteenth century. Their book...

German Foreign Policy, 1918-1945

by Christoph M. Kimmich

Christoph Kimmich’s German Foreign Policy, 1918-1945: A Guide to Current Research and Resources is the most comprehensive guide to archival resources and published materials on the foreign policy of Weimar...

The Frankfurt Kitchen

by Heidi Laird

The author grew up in Germany during the postwar era, when the United States evolved from a military occupation force to a peacetime cultural power, wielding vast influence in the world through its example as...

Blucher and the Uprising of Prussia Against Napoleon: 1806-1815

by Ernest F. Henderson

Blucher is chiefly known to English readers as the man who came to Wellington's aid at Waterloo. The object of the present volume is to show that he had a separate existence of his own and performed other great...

Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World

by James Cracraft & William Benton Whisenhunt

Professor James Cracraft is an established specialist on early modern Russian history, particularly the era of Peter the Great (1682-1725), tsar and first Russian emperor. This volume gathers some of the many...

Right-Wing Radicalism and National Socialism in Germany

by Ingvar Kolden

This book explores the total resistance to Nazism among the Catholic Christian voters of the Zentrum party in the elections in German states in the Interwar period. Kolden explains the unique Catholic resistance...

German Rule, African Subjects

by Jürgen Zimmerer

Although it lasted only thirty years, German colonial rule dramatically transformed South West Africa. The colonial government not only committed the first genocide of the twentieth century against the Herero...

Bestsellers of the Third Reich

by Christian Adam

Despite the displacement of countless authors, frequent bans of specific titles, and high-profile book burnings, the German book industry boomed during the Nazi period. Notwithstanding the millions of copies...

German Song Onstage

by Natasha Loges & Laura Tunbridge

A singer in an evening dress, a grand piano. A modest-sized audience, mostly well-dressed and silver-haired, equipped with translation booklets. A program consisting entirely of songs by one or two composers....


by Alexander Wolff

A sweeping portrait of the turmoil of the twentieth century and the legacy of immigration, as seen through the German-American family of the celebrated book publisher Kurt Wolff

A literary gem researched over...

Waiting for news

by Regina Gottschalk, Nicola Gebauer & Beatrix Ziegler-Gebauer

Letters that have been preserved are the basis of Regina Gottschalk´s research. By means of these letters, she reconstructs the fate of a Jewish family from the Bohemian Forest during the years of Nazi terror....

German and Austrian-German Historical Thought in the Modern Era

by Mark E. Blum

Every nation develops a narrative structure for thinking about history that is generated by its own historical experience. In this study, the German and Austrian-German “historias”—the way narratives of...