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Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal was the legendary 'Nazi hunter', a Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to the punishment of Nazi criminals. A hero in the eyes of many, he was also attacked for his unrelenting pursuit of the past, when others preferred to forget....

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Stealing Secrets

Stealing Secrets

Stealing Secrets

Clandestine missions. Clever, devious, daring. Passionately committed to a cause. During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female...

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Golda Meir

Golda Meir

Golda Meir

Women leaders of the twentieth and twenty first centuries have powerfully influenced the course of major political events and have spearheaded social change on an international scales. Some women were elected to public office and others were appointed...

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Admiral Togo

Admiral Togo

Admiral Togo

Togo Heihachiro (1848–1934) was born into a feudal society that had withdrawn into seclusion for 250 years. As a teenage samurai, he witnessed the destruction wrought upon his native land by British warships. As the legendary "Silent Admiral," he was...

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Les derniers jours de Mussolini

Les derniers jours de Mussolini

Les derniers jours de Mussolini

Milan, le 25 avril 1945, 20 heures : le convoi qui emporte Mussolini et ses plus fidèles lieutenants s’ébranle vers une destination incertaine. Trois jours plus tard, à Giulino di Mezzegra, sur la rive ouest du lac de Côme, le Duce et Claretta Petacci...

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La guerre des cancres

La guerre des cancres

La guerre des cancres

Sur la colline de Montmartre, le lycée Rollin (aujourd'hui Jacques-Decour) fut le creuset des parcours les plus stupéfiants de la Résistance et de la collaboration françaises. Une France miniature, où se côtoyèrent cancres et bons élèves, collaborateurs...

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Hitler's Vienna

Hitler's Vienna

Hitler's Vienna

What turned Adolf Hitler, a relatively normal and apparently unexceptional young man, into the very personification of evil? To answer this question, acclaimed historian Brigitte Hamann has turned to the critical, formative, years that the young Hitler...

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Inside america's concentration camps

Inside america's concentration camps

Inside america's concentration camps

The large-scale detainment of specific ethnic groups by the U.S. government goes back a long way, writes journalist Dickerson. The author covers many instances from colonial times to the present day, but the bulk of the narrative focuses on policies instituted...

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Talking to Rudolf Hess

Talking to Rudolf Hess

Talking to Rudolf Hess

Hess's thoughts on Hitler, Churchill's order to Hess's psychiatrist to falsify his report—here is the full story of Rudolf Hess’s imprisonment in Spandau. Rudolf Hess was Adolf Hitler’s Deputy Führer until, in 1941, he flew to Scotland, ostensibly to...

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L'armée Patton dans l'Aube

L'armée Patton dans l'Aube

L'armée Patton dans l'Aube

A l'issue de la bataille de Troyes. le général Patton adressa ce message au général Wood, commandeur de la 4ème Division Blindée américaine : "Ce que cette Division vient d'accomplir n'a jamais été égalé. Par cette affirmation. je ne veux pas dire seulement...

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The Nuremberg Trial

The Nuremberg Trial

The Nuremberg Trial

Here is a gripping account of the major postwar trial of the Nazi hierarchy in World War II. The Nuremberg Trial brilliantly recreates the trial proceedings and offers a reasoned, often profound examination of the processes that created international...

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Luciano's Luck

Luciano's Luck

Luciano's Luck

In the darkest days of World War II, an American Mafioso is the Allies’ only hope to tip the scales of victory. The classic Jack Higgins thriller : As the Allies struggle to gain a foothold in Italy in 1943, American gangster Charles “Lucky” Luciano is...

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La guerre sans haine

La guerre sans haine

La guerre sans haine

Aucun grand capitaine de la Seconde Guerre mondiale n´a écrit de récit aussi clair et aussi percutant sur la stratégie militaire que Rommel dans ses Mémoires. Soucieux de tirer les leçons de ses campagnes, il rend compte mieux que quiconque du Blitzkrieg...

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17 juin 1940

17 juin 1940

17 juin 1940

Depuis plus de soixante ans, une histoire quasi officielle ne cesse de diaboliser l'armistice de juin 1940, souvent qualifié d'« abominable ». Après une étude extrêmement minutieuse et sans concession de cette période capitale, de mai à juillet 1940,...

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A night of long knives

A night of long knives

A night of long knives

An infamous date in history provides the backdrop for a race-against-the-clock thriller. While investigating the murder of her bisexual cabaret-performer brother three years ago in 1931, journalist Hannah Vogel fled Germany with the very young Anton,...

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