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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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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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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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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SERVING THE REICH by Philip Ball
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"How much did Nazism compromise its scientists? In this polished account, Ball finds that the jury is still out, even as the evidence mounts and the pursuit of firsthand records and documentary testimony continues."
An examination of the response of German scientists to the rise of the Third Reich and its interference with their work. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A sluggish novel that gives few indications of the extraordinary work to come."
From the acclaimed Chilean novelist (1953-2003), a recently discovered 1989 novel; this enigmatic look at power though the prism of war games is on a smaller scale than the two sprawling works that secured his reputation: The Savage Detectives (2007) and 2666 (2008). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Of interest to students of modern Europe, complementing W. G. Sebald's On the Natural History of Destruction (2003) and other studies of history from the point of view of the vanquished."
Throughout time it has been the victor who has written history, but here historian MacDonogh (The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II, 2001, etc.) examines the darker side of the Allied occupation of defeated Germany. Read full book review >