Books by Jefferson Chase

EUROPE AGAINST THE JEWS, 1880-1945 by Götz Aly
Released: April 7, 2020

"Aly delivers again, this time expanding his lens outside of Germany to offer further revelations about the Holocaust."
The award-winning German author dips into his vast archive of resources to produce a major work on anti-Semitism. Read full book review >
A WORLD ON EDGE by Daniel Schönpflug
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A highly thorough yet refreshingly concise examination of the follies and failures of the great peace of Nov. 11, 1918. A must for World War I collections."
A unique look at the end of World War I from a vast array of nationalities. Read full book review >
BERLIN 1936 by Oliver Hilmes
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Thomas Mann, listening to the Games from exile in Switzerland, knew that Hitler's intent was 'to intimidate, indeed overwhelm the rest of the world.' This mostly illuminating book chronicles those efforts and suggests the horrors to come."
The drama and personal stories behind one of the most famous—and infamous—Olympic Games. Read full book review >
HITLER by Volker Ullrich
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Timely, given the increase in right-wing intransigence throughout the world, and one of the best works on Hitler and the origins of the Third Reich to appear in recent years."
"Everything is happening exactly as we predicted." So exulted Adolf Hitler in his salad days, before he brought the world tumbling down around him. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 15, 2014

"An elegant, erudite historical survey employing deep research and excellent examples, even from the author's own family."
In a fluid translation, a German historian soundly explores the numerous attractions of the Nazi agenda to a deeply insecure, unsettled people. Read full book review >
THE TRUE GERMAN by Werner Otto Müller-Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A man of reason in Nazi Germany observes the approaching maelstrom."
A prescient World War II diary by a German judge who loathed the Nazi regime yet was a military judge during the war. Read full book review >
SOLDATEN by Sönke Neitzel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"Unique—and essential to any understanding of German mentalités in the Hitler era."
A trove of transcripts of bugged recordings providing specific, startling evidence that German soldiers in World War II were not just following orders. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2008

"A penetrating work of paralinguistic analysis."
A brief but revealing semiotics of the swastika set. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A vital document that should—rightly—shock and appall."
Harrowing memoir by a Turkish citizen residing in Germany who underwent torture, interrogation and humiliation at the hands of American troops in Guantánamo Bay. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Presents one intriguing piece of a much larger puzzle."
An assessment of the economic methods Hitler used to convince ordinary Germans to support his genocidal agenda. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 16, 2003

"A fine, discursive study of war and peace, and a worthy companion to the late German writer W.G. Sebald's On the Natural History of Destruction (Feb. 2003)."
A thoughtful examination, by a noted German social and "consciousness" historian, of what happens to victor and vanquished alike in the aftermath of war. Read full book review >