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The German Peasants’ War: A History In Documents (German Studies)

by Tom Scott Bob Scribner

The German People versus Hitler (Routledge Library Editions: Responding to Fascism)

by Heinrich Fraenkel

The extent to which the Nazi regime was truly representative of the German people was a key issue for external commentators. First published in 1940, The German People versus Hitler sets out to prove that the identification of ‘Germany and the Third Reich, Germanism and Nazism, the German people and the Nazi Party’ is a fallacy. It identifies widespread sources of opposition to the Nazi regime from all strata, including the Church and from the former socialist parties.

German Reunification: A Multinational History (Cold War History)

by Mary Elise Sarotte Frédéric Bozo Andreas Rödder

This book provides a multinational history of German reunification based on empirical work by leading scholars. The reunification of Germany in 1989-90 was one of the most unexpected and momentous events of the twentieth century. Embedded within the wider process of the end of the Cold War, it contributed decisively to the dramatic changes that followed: the end of the division of Europe, the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the origins of NATO’s eastward expansion and, not least, the creation of the European Union. Based on the wealth of evidence that has become available from many countries involved, and relying on the most recent historiography, this collection takes into account the complex interaction of multinational processes that were instrumental in shaping German reunification in the pivotal years 1989-90. The volume brings together renowned international scholars whose recent works, based on their research in multiple languages and sources, have contributed significantly to the history of the end of the Cold War and of German reunification. The resulting volume represents an important contribution to our knowledge and understanding of a significant chapter in recent history. This book will be of much interest to students of German politics, Cold war history, international and multinational history and IR in general.

The German Revolution and Political Theory (Marx, Engels, and Marxisms)

by James Muldoon Gaard Kets

This book is the first collection within political theory to examine the ideas and debates of the German Revolution of 1918/19. It discusses the political theorists and actors of the revolution and uncovers an incredibly fertile body of political thought. Revolutionary events led to the proliferation of new political strategies, theoretical insights and institutional proposals. Key questions included the debate between a national assembly and a council system, the socialisation of the economy, the development of new forms of political representation and the proper role of parliaments, political parties and trade unions. This book offers novel perspectives on the history of the revolution, a thorough engagement with its main thinkers and an analysis of its relevance for contemporary political thought.

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie

by Dr Monique Laney

This thought-provoking study by historian Monique Laney focuses on the U. S. government-assisted integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern community soon after World War II. In 1950, Wernher von Braun and his team of rocket experts relocated to Huntsville, Alabama, a town that would celebrate the team, despite their essential role in the recent Nazi war effort, for their contributions to the U. S. Army missile program and later to NASA's space program. Based on oral histories, provided by members of the African American and Jewish communities, and by the rocketeers' families, co-workers, friends, and neighbors, Laney's book demonstrates how the histories of German Nazism and Jim Crow in the American South intertwine in narratives about the past. This is a critical reassessment of a singular time that links the Cold War, the Space Race, and the Civil Rights era while addressing important issues of transnational science and technology, and asking Americans to consider their country's own history of racism when reflecting on the Nazi past.

German Seaman 1939-45

by John White Gordon Williamson

When re-armament came after World War I, the German Navy was forced to build anew, so the Reichsmarine and its successor, the Kriegsmarine, found itself in possession of some of the most modern, powerful and technically advanced vessels in the world. Germany was very selective in picking her sailors and the quality of manpower skill levels was thus very high. This book charts the recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences of a typical World War II German sailor, focusing on the main branches of the Navy, as well as the last ditch combat units thrown into action as infantry in the final days of the war.

German Shepherd Dog

by Dog Fancy Magazine

Smart Owners Guide German Shepherd Dog is the first interactive breed book of it kind to offer new and novice owners a fun new way to learn about caring for their loyal companions. German Shepherd Dog offers the most up-to-date online support with instant access to Club GSDTM where owners can meet and interact with other dedicated German Shepherd owners, download charts and checklists, play breed-specific games, take quizzes, and send German Shepherd themed e-cards. The book contains easy-to-read, informative content, with addition smart tips, notable quotations, fun facts, and more than 100 adorable breed photos that keep you flipping through the pages.

The German Shepherd Dog: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Diseases, and Training

by Helmut Antesberger

Short, but thorough, guide to the breed, including breeding, training, health issues, and character.

German Shepherd Dogs Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

by Elaine Landau

What's that big dog with the black-and-tan coat, athletic body, and loyal spirit? It's the German shepherd! German shepherds are also some of the smartest, bravest, and most faithful dogs around. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a German shepherd fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from their heroic work as police dogs to their roots as sheep herders in Germany. You'll also want to find out how to care for the German shepherd. So check out this go-to guide for German shepherd lovers--and learn all about why German shepherds are the best breed there is! THE BEST DOGS EVER BEAGLES ARE THE BEST! BOXERS ARE THE BEST! GERMAN SHEPHERDS ARE THE BEST! LABRADOR RETRIEVERS ARE THE BEST! PORTUGUESE WATER DOGS ARE THE BEST! YORKSHIRE TERRIERS ARE THE BEST!

The German Shepherd (Learning About Dogs)

by Charlotte Wilcox

An introduction to this intelligent, fearless dog, which includes its history, development, uses, and care.

German Special Forces of World War II

by Mike Chappell Gordon Williamson

Osprey's study of the troops that made up Germany's elite special forces of World War II (1939-1945). Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who carried out such audacious tasks as the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the kidnapping of the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. This book also includes details of lesser-known units such as the Brandenburgers, who operated behind enemy lines in captured uniforms, and the Kleinkampfverbände who were the forerunners of modern-day naval combat troops like the US Navy SEALs. Complete with uniform and kit detail together with action accounts of many of these daring operations, this book is a must-have for any special forces enthusiast.

German Stories of Crime and Evil from the 18th Century to the Present / Deutsche Geschichten von Verbrechen und Bösem vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language German)

by Prof. M. Charlotte Wolf

Ideal for students of German as well as crime story enthusiasts, this dual-language edition contains ten short stories. Selections range from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century classics by Friedrich Schiller ("Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre"/"The Criminal of Lost Honor") and Willibald Alexis ("Das Gelöbnis der drei Diebe"/"The Pledge of the Three Thieves") to tales by such popular contemporary authors as Iris Klockmann ("Der Kuss des Todes"/"The Kiss of Death") and Karin Holz ("Der letzte Stich"/"The Last Trick").Appropriate for intermediate-level students of German, this volume is equally suited to classroom use and independent study. New English translations appear on pages facing the original German text. The editor provides an overview of German crime fiction in addition to concise introductions to each story.

La Germandat del Sant Sudari

by Julia Navarro

Un incendi a la catedral de Torí, on es venera el Sant Sudari, i la mort dun home a qui havien tallat la llengua són els detonants duna trepidant investigació policial del Departament de lArt, dirigit pel detectiu Marco Valoni. Amb la col·laboració de latracti va i perspicaç historiadora Sofia Galloni i duna periodista àvida de respostes, el grup de Valoni haurà de resoldre un enigma que a rrenca dels templaris i arriba fins a lactualitat. Una trama que té com a nexe dunió una elit d¹homes de negocis, cultes, refinats i molt poderosos. Els investigadors no renunciaran a demostrar que els esdeveniments de la catedral estan connectats amb el Sant Su dari i amb les vicissituds que ha sofert al llarg de la història, des de Jesucrist fins a lantic imperi bizantí, la nova Turquia, l a França de Felip el Bell, Espanya, Portugal, Escòcia... Amb la història i la imaginació com a elements de partida, Julia Navarro construït una novel·la que deixa el lector sense alè, que obre les portes a un fascinador viatge pel passat i el present, i a les i nsospitades relacions entre lun i laltre. Una narració que sorprèn a cada pàgina, una brillant novel·la daventures a lalçada de les millors obres del gènere.«Una trama de ficció que sedueix i atrapa el lector des del primer moment, des de la primera pàgina.»Diari de Girona

The Germanic People: Their Origin, Expansion and Culture

by Francis Owen

This investigation of the Germanic people makes use of material from linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, and history.

The Germanicus Mosaic (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain #1)

by Rosemary Rowe

A deadly puzzle from the days of the Roman Empire...Rosemary Rowe introduces Libertus and Marcus Septimus, in The Germanicus Mosaic, the first fantastic mystery thriller of the highly acclaimed Libertus series. The perfect read for fans of Stephen Saylor and Lindsey Davis. 'Demonstrates Rowe's pithy command of the Roman sleuth genre... a considerable achievement' - The Times It is AD 186, and Britain is the northernmost province of the hugely successful Roman Empire. In Glevum (modern Gloucester), Libertus, a freedman and pavement-maker, lives under the patronage of Marcus Septimus. When a body is found in the furnace room of a nearby villa, and identified as that of Crassus Germanicus, a retired centurion, Marcus asks for Libertus's help. A slave is missing and the solution to the mystery seems obvious. But Libertus soon discovers that Germanicus has many enemies, and he must use his mosaicist's skill to put together the pieces of a most deadly puzzle.

Germans as Minorities during the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective

by Panikos Panayi

Offering a global comparative perspective on the relationship between German minorities and the majority populations amongst which they found themselves during the First World War, this collection addresses how ’public opinion’ (the press, parliament and ordinary citizens) reacted towards Germans in their midst. The volume uses the experience of Germans to explore whether the War can be regarded as a turning point in the mistreatment of minorities, one that would lead to worse manifestations of racism, nationalism and xenophobia later in the twentieth century.

Germans into Nazis

by Peter Fritzsche

In this dramatically plotted book, organized around crucial turning points in 1914, 1918, and 1933, Peter Fritzsche explains why the Nazis were so popular and what was behind the political choice made by the German people.

Germans to the Front

by David Clay Large

In Germans to the Front, David Large charts the path from Germany's total demilitarization immediately after World War II to the appearance of the Bundeswehr, the West German army, in 1956. The book is the first comprehensive study in English of West German rearmament during this critical period. Large's analysis of the complex interplay between the diplomatic and domestic facets of the rearmament debate illuminates key elements in the development of the Cold War and in Germany's ongoing difficulty in formulating a role for itself on the international scene.Rearmament severely tested West Germany's new parliamentary institutions, dramatically defined emerging power relationships in German politics, and posed a crucial challenge for the NATO alliance. Although the establishment of the Bundeswehr ultimately helped stabilize the nation, the acrimony surrounding its formation generated deep divisions in German society that persisted long after the army took the field. According to Large, the conflict was so bitter because rearmament forced a confrontation with fundamental questions of national identity and demanded a painful reckoning with the past.


by Ida Walker

Ever since Germany formed in 1871, it has been a major world player. It was even a founding member of the EU in 1952. Although Germany's 20th-century history was often dark, it is now one of the most prosperous and stable countries in the world. It has struggled during the global recession, but it has also been a leader in facing the EU's economic difficulties. Discover more about this exciting, modern nation!

Germany: Memories of a Nation

by Neil Macgregor

For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people understand themselves?Neil MacGregor argues that, uniquely for any European country, no coherent, overarching narrative of Germany's history can be constructed, for in Germany both geography and history have always been unstable. Its frontiers have constantly shifted. Königsberg, home to the greatest German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, is now Kaliningrad, Russia; Strasbourg, in whose cathedral Wolfgang von Geothe, Germany's greatest writer, discovered the distinctiveness of his country's art and history, now lies within the borders of France. For most of the five hundred years covered by this book Germany has been composed of many separate political units, each with a distinct history. And any comfortable national story Germans might have told themselves before 1914 was destroyed by the events of the following thirty years.German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large number of widely shared memories, awarenesses, and experiences; examining some of these is the purpose of this book. MacGregor chooses objects and ideas, people and places that still resonate in the new Germany--porcelain from Dresden and rubble from its ruins, Bauhaus design and the German sausage, the crown of Charlemagne and the gates of Buchenwald--to show us something of its collective imagination. There has never been a book about Germany quite like it.From the Hardcover edition.

Germany 1989: In the Aftermath of the Cold War

by Lothar Kettenacker

In autumn 1989 the world watched transfixed as East German citizens, demonstrating under the banner ‘We are the people!’, staged the only successful, totally peaceful revolution in German history. By October 1990, the process of reunification was formally concluded, bringing together a nation that had been divided for almost four decades. Now, nearly twenty years later, it is possible to judge the causes and consequences of the revolution more clearly. Was the fall of the Berlin Wall an unexpected fluke, or was it, in fact, the result of a long process of engagement between East and West? And did the momentous events of 1989 really signal the start of a bright new future for a united Germany? In this probing and wide-ranging account, Lothar Kettenacker considers the background behind the division of Germany and explains how the Berlin Wall and its death trap border proved to be the most horrendous manifestation of East-West antagonism. He also looks beyond 1990 to show how the confusion caused by the sudden collapse of the GDR and the fusion of two radically different economies is proving to be a challenge that will preoccupy Germany for generations to come.

Germany and Austria since 1814

by Mark Allinson

Germany and Austria since 1814 presents an accessible overview of the distinctive historical experiences undergone by both Germany and Austria during this period. ?Beginning in 1814 with the Congress of Vienna and ending two centuries later with the consequences and ongoing challenges of German and European unification, this book focuses on political history and traces the development of liberal parliamentary democracy in Germany and Austria through to the modern Federal Republic of Germany and Second Austrian Republic, contextualising the Nazi period in both countries. Particular emphasis has been placed on exploring major developments, their causes, and the relationships between them. Fully revised, this new edition has been expanded to include a new final chapter outlining developments in both Germany and Austria from 1990 to the current day, including recent elections, as well as modifications and updates to other earlier chapters. Features include: Nine chapters, each analysing a distinct historical period and providing a timeline of the key events for quick reference and orientation Overviews of the main developments in European and World history at the beginning of each chapter, providing international context crucial to a broader understanding of historical events Authentic extracts from contemporary German political texts in the original language Topics for discussion provided in every chapter A guide to further reading and key internet resources for further research A combined glossary of German terms. Germany and Austria since 1814 provides the essential historical context necessary for an understanding of these pivotal European countries today. It will be invaluable for undergraduate students taking courses in German, History and Area Studies.

Germany Ascendant

by Prit Buttar

While millions of men died in France and Belgium in 1915, battles equally as large and bloody were being fought on the Eastern Front, as Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia clashed on a scale greater than anything seen on the Western Front. These massive offensives were shocking in their scale and intensity, and hugely important. Yet they are largely ignored in the West. Now, with the work of internationally renowned Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar, this story of the unknown side of World War I is finally being told.In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical year of 1915, when Germany launched the great Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive, lead by Field Marshal Mackensen. The move, which started as a minor German operation to relieve their Austro-Hungarian allies, ultimately resulted in the utter collapse of Russian forces from all of Poland and Gallacia, and came tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Next the Germans led the invasion of Serbia, leading Britain and France to intervene with ground troops, an operation that ultimately failed. Yet despite this unbroken string of successes, Germany was still hamstrung by a two-front war. Her every attempt to knock Russia out of the war--military and diplomatic--has failed. The stage was then set for the next phase of the war when Russia launched its own counter-offensive that nearly brought the Central Powers to their knees.

Germany in the Twentieth Century (Routledge Library Editions: German Politics)

by David Childs

The book traces the development of Germany from the Kaiser’s Reich in the 1870s to the reunited democratic state led by Helmut Kohl in the 1990s. The author begins by countering the popular view of Germany before 1914 as irredeemably reactionary, and after assessing Germany’s part in the First World War, he outlines the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic. The 12 years of Hitler’s destructive experiment are presented in a balanced way as part of the overall development of the country. Germany in defeat is then discussed, as is heer rebirth under Four Power occupation. The last chapters explore the two separate German states and the events leading up to the restoration of German unity.

Germany's Colony in China: Colonialism, Protection and Economic Development in Qingdao and Shandong, 1898-1914 (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)

by Fion Wai So

This book explores the economic development of the northern Chinese city of Qingdao, which was held by Germany as a colony from 1898 to 1914. It focuses especially on the economic polices of the German colonial government and of the provincial government of the neighbouring Chinese province of Shandong, considering amongst other issues free trade and protection, the impact of the Gold Standard and assistance given to particular companies. The book shows how the Qingdao and Shandong economies fitted into overall East Asian and global trade patterns and how during this period these economies became more fully integrated into the world economy. The book concludes by discussing how although there was a great deal of co-operation between the Qingdao and Shandong governments, there were also growing tensions.

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