Search Results: "Jefferson Chase"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LULU'S PARTY by Kit Chase
by Kit Chase, illustrated by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Adorable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What's the best thing to do on a rainy day? Read full book review >

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OLIVER'S TREE by Kit Chase
Kirkus Star
by Kit Chase, illustrated by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"As gentle and unassuming as Oliver, this story thoroughly charms. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's no fun for anyone when someone is left out! Read full book review >

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CHARLIE'S BOAT by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A pleasant tale with realistic and lovable characters successfully delivers subtle lessons couched in warmth and playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everyone needs a little help from their friends. 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 >