Search Results: "Wilhelm Reich"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Unlikely to find much readership outside of the psychoanalytic hardcore."
Psychobiography meets psychiatric case study in this life of the eminently strange theorist. Read full book review >

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BEYOND PSYCHOLOGY by Wilhelm Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Ideal material for a screenplay about a 20th-century mad scientist."
Madness and pathos alternate in these selections from the controversial psychoanalyst's (18971957) papers, which document the scientific delusions and personal difficulties that preoccupied him from the mid-1930s through his immigration to America on the eve of WW II. Read full book review >

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ICE REICH by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A merry, melodramatic patchwork of adventure films that, when it isn't evoking predictable cinematic thrills, rivals the page-turners of Alistair MacLean."
Rousing, Indiana Jones'style debut thriller with scheming Nazis, hair-raising escapes, sweeping scenery, and romance in a volcanic cave. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Raw material on the life of a dissident thinker that does little to enhance or further damage his reputation."
The last volume of the letters and journals of the prototypical mad scientist, Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957). Read full book review >

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REICH ANGEL by Anita Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1995

"Splendid, moving, and real: a vivid animation of an entire epoch."
A richly tragic fable of ambition and restraint, courtesy of English novelist Mason (The Racket, 1991, etc.), that—so to speak- -puts Leni Riefenstahl into Amelia Earhart's cockpit and flies low over the pockmarked terrain of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1982

"The ideal reader, though, would be familiar with the setting or the special branches."
On D-Day the Das Reich, or 2nd Panzer Division, was at Montauban in southern France, 450 miles—and, supposedly, a few days—from the Normandy battlefront. Read full book review >

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THE AFRIKA REICH by Guy Saville
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A skin-of-the-teeth escape at the end foreshadows a series."
In Saville's alternate history, Great Britain pursued peace with the Nazis after Operation Dynamo—the Miracle of Dunkirk—failed and left a quarter of a million soldiers captured. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"While their prose is sometimes dry, the details the authors uncover and the broad sweep of their narrative make the book an invaluable addition to the literature on the Holocaust."
Comprehensive, well-argued investigation into why more Jews didn't flee Europe during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH by Michael Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A brilliant synthesis: lucid and felicitous, scholarly and compassionate."
A rich, comprehensive analysis of the rise and fall of Hitler's Germany, by historian Burleigh (Death and Deliverance, 1994). Read full book review >

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THE COMING OF THE THIRD REICH by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"A peerless work, the first of a projected three volumes. Of immense importance to general readers—and even some specialists—seeking to understand the origins of the Nazi regime."
A brilliant synthesis of German history, enumerating and elucidating the social, political, and cultural trends that made the rise of Nazism possible. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH AT WAR by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2009

"A resounding victory in historiography."
Superbly written finale to Cambridge University historian Evans's three-volume study of Nazi Germany (after The Coming of the Third Reich, 2004, and The Third Reich in Power, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH IN POWER by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"A superb account of the growth and day-to-day functioning of the Nazi state."
Attaining power is one thing, as the first volume—The Coming of the Third Reich (2004)—in Cambridge historian Evans's trilogy on Nazi Germany demonstrated. The challenge is keeping it. Read full book review >