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The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men
Eric Lichtblau

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

The shocking story of how America became one of the world’s safest postwar havens for Nazis Thousands of Nazis — from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich — came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. They had little trouble getting in. With scant scrutiny, many gained entry on their own as self-styled war "refugees," their pasts easily disguised and their war crimes ...
  
  











  



  
Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
Caroline Moorehead

Harper, 2014

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of this tiny ...
  
  











  



  
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2006

The extraordinary #1  New York Times  bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she ...
  
  











  



  
Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change
John Hagee

Worthy Publishing, 2013

"...There will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars...Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." Luke 21:25a, 28 It is rare that Scripture, science, and history align with each other, yet the last three series of Four Blood Moons have done exactly that. Are these the “signs” that God refers to in His Word? If they are, what do they mean? What is their ...
  
  











  



  
Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
Rhonda K. Garelick

Random House, 2014

Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism, and earth-shaking change—here brilliantly treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging ...
  
  











  



  
The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
A. J. Baime

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, intimate narrative of how Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes that would mean the difference between winning and losing World War II.   In 1941, as Hitler’s threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis—most important, airplanes—and he needed them fast. So he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for ...
  
  











  



  
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Ari Shavit

Spiegel & Grau, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today   Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking ...
  
  











  



  
The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
Adam Tooze

Viking Adult, 2014

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political ...
  
  











  



  
Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition
John McCannon

Barron's Educational Series, 2014

Fully revised, students will receive an in-depth preparation for the AP World History exam with: Revised strategies for answering all question types New unit short cut charts that help organize a better study plan Two full-length model exams with answer explanations A review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B.C.E. to world cultures of the twenty-first century Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required ...
  
  











  



  
My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich
Dietrich von Hildebrand, John Henry Crosby

Image, 2014

How does a person become Hitler’s enemy number one? Not through espionage or violence, it turns out, but by striking fearlessly at the intellectual and spiritual roots of National Socialism. Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German Catholic thinker and teacher who devoted the full force of his intellect to breaking the deadly spell of Nazism that ensnared so many of his beloved countrymen. His story might well have been lost to us were it not ...
  
  











  



  
The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth
Scott Hahn

Doubleday, 1999

Bestselling author Scott Hahn sheds new light on the Mass, offering readers a deeper appreciation of the most familiar of Catholic rituals . Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar as the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass ...
  
  











  



  
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens

Twelve, 2009

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith , Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument ...
  
  











  



  
Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Bettina Stangneth

Knopf, 2014

A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.” Smuggled out of Europe after the collapse of Germany, Eichmann managed to live a peaceful and active exile in Argentina for ...
  
  











  



  
The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora: How it was Organized, How it was Funded, and Why it Remains a ...
Peter Levenda

Ibis Press, 2014

More than thirty years after his first investigation of the Nazi underground Peter Levenda has returned again and again to his quest for the truth about the true character of the Nazi cult and the people and political movements it has influenced in the decades since the end of World War II. The wide sweep of this investigation moves from a Ku Klux Klan headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania to the New York City office of the Palestine Liberation ...
  
  











  



  
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
Ronald C. Rosbottom

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom ...
  
  











  



  
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel
Joshua Ferris

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning. Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist ...
  
  











  



  
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
Sam Harris

W. W. Norton, 2005

" The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."—Natalie Angier, ?New York Times In ?The End of Faith ?, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our ...
  
  











  



  
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
Robert Beachy

Knopf, 2014

An unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Known already in the 1850s for the friendly company of its “warm brothers” (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, before the turn of the twentieth century, became a place where scholars, activists, ...
  
  











  



  
The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition
Richard Rhodes

Simon & Schuster, 2012

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the seminal and complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly—or have been so ...
  
  











  



  
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson

Simon & Schuster, 2008

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this ...
  
  











  








   



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