Search Results: "Jefferson Chase"


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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

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WHY THE GERMANS? WHY THE JEWS? by Götz Aly
NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

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THE HITLER SALUTE by Tilman Allert
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A penetrating work of paralinguistic analysis."
A brief but revealing semiotics of the swastika set. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"An authoritative analysis that will appeal mainly to students and scholars."
A labor historian traces political and cultural forces that turned the 1970s into a swan song for the American working class. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR'S KEY by Jefferson Bass
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"This novel isn't better than average as a thriller, but it provides plenty of food for thought about religious artifacts and their role in people's lives."
Can the ancient bones discovered in a stone chest in Avignon, France, possibly be the remains of Jesus of Nazareth? Urgently summoned from the scene of a more mundane horrible killing in Tennessee to find out, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates with the Vatican and a religious zealot bearing down on him. Read full book review >

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GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN by Marci Jefferson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Jealous women, competitive men, power struggles—the treacherous world of the court is familiar, predictable and disappointing."
Famously beautiful,Frances Stuart has been remembered throughout history as the woman who twice refused to be the mistress of a king. But what if she did submit to King Charles II? Read full book review >

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ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF by Alan Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"Jefferson's narrative summary of Schwarzkopf's career and art is less than probing, but it will do until a more reflective biographer comes along. (photos)"
An unauthorized biography of the Teflon diva's career from its beginnings in Nazi Germany to her old age. Read full book review >