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Catastrophe 1914 - Europe Goes to War

Catastrophe 1914 - Europe Goes to War

Catastrophe 1914 - Europe Goes to War

Does the world need another book on that dismal year? Absolutely, if it’s by Hastings (Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945, 2011, etc.). After many accounts of World War II, the veteran military historian tries his hand, with splendid results. Most readers...

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Brave genius

Brave genius

Brave genius

A chronicle of the friendship between writer Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod, skillfully combining science, biography and history. They first came together in September 1948 to cooperate in a venture against international communism known as Groupes...

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Countrymen

Countrymen

Countrymen

How a Danish national “we” kept the Nazis at bay—and largely saved its Jewish population. In this passionately argued study, former Politiken editor in chief Lidegaard (Defiant Diplomacy, 2003, etc.) takes on the complicated creation of the “model protectorate”...

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Histoire du Front national

Histoire du Front national

Histoire du Front national

Jusqu'où le Front national ira-t-il ? Rarement le parti de Marine Le Pen n'a semblé si près de la dédiabolisation qu'il s'était assignée; jamais il n'est apparu aussi proche du pouvoir. Beaucoup s'en alarment, mais cette dédiabolisation n'a rien d'une...

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Goebbels

Goebbels

Goebbels

Premier biographe à puiser dans un matériau nouveau - les carnets de Joseph Goebbels, publiés en 2006 -, Peter Longerich pénètre dans le cercle intime du pouvoir. Il démêle les relations complexes qui unissaient Goebbels, sa femme et Hitler dans un triangle...

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No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men

During the twelve years of Hitler’s Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on...

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The downfall of money

The downfall of money

The downfall of money

A well-organized, fast-moving political narrative situating the absolute breakdown of Germany's currency in 1923 in the double context of the international drive for World War I reparations and the violent effects of internal political extremism. Royal...

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The Nazi Hunters

The Nazi Hunters

The Nazi Hunters

Adolf Eichmann was among the Gestapo war criminals who managed to escape from Europe and establish new lives in Argentina. The search for him involved an international group of Nazi hunters who left no stone unturned to determine where and how he had...

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The Nazi and the psychiatrist

The Nazi and the psychiatrist

The Nazi and the psychiatrist

Ace reportage on the unique relationship between a prison physician and one of the Third Reich’s highest ranking officials. Profoundly expanded from an original article in Scientific American, science and historical journalist El-Hai’s (Creative Writing/Augsburg...

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The Kennedy Years: A Memoir

The Kennedy Years: A Memoir

The Kennedy Years: A Memoir

Published on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and replete with many never-before-seen photographs, this posthumous memoir draws on previously unpublished oral histories, gallery talks, and speeches by Jacques...

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Empty mansions

Empty mansions

Empty mansions

An investigation into the secretive life of the youngest daughter and heiress to a Gilded Age copper tycoon. Huguette Clark (1906–2011) lived for more than a century and never once wanted for money. At her death, she was estimated to be worth—incorrectly,...

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Joukov : L'homme qui a vaincu Hitler

Joukov : L'homme qui a vaincu Hitler

Joukov : L'homme qui a vaincu Hitler

Etrange paradoxe, le maréchal Gueorgui Joukov, l'homme qui a battu les armées du IIIe Reich, sans doute l'un des plus brillants capitaines du XXe siècle, ne bénéficiait d'aucune biographie en français. Pourtant, de la défense de Moscou en décembre 1941...

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My mother's secret

My mother's secret

My mother's secret

A debut novel of Jews and Germans, families and soldiers hidden from the Nazis. Based upon the true story of Franciszka Halamajowa, Witterick’s novel is told by four narrators, beginning with Franciszka’s daughter, Helena. Raised in Germany with her older...

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The assassination of the Archduke

The assassination of the Archduke

The assassination of the Archduke

The vilified heir to the Hapsburg throne wins a touching rehabilitation in this nonscholarly look at his love match and sad demise. King (A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York, 2008, etc.) and Woolmans (25 Chapters of My...

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Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Like her art, Marilyn Monroe was rooted in paradox: She was a powerful star and a childlike waif; a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend and a narcissist; a dumb blonde and an intellectual. No previous biographer...

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Hanns and Rudolf

Hanns and Rudolf

Hanns and Rudolf

British documentary filmmaker and journalist Harding traces the lives of Auschwitz Kommandant Rudolf Höss and Hanns Alexander, a Jewish refugee from Nazism who hunted him down and brought him to justice. The author only learned about his great-uncle Hanns'...

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