books about: berlin
The Essential G. K. Chesterton Collection (400+ works)
1 review, 2009
Excellent Deal for Chesterton Lovers... and we all should be Chesterton Lovers!
Did you ever wonder why Barnes & Noble always have those wonderful hard-cover copies of "War and Peace" on sale for $7.99, while the latest worthless "How to be Rich, Thin, and Powerful in 10 Easy Lessons" self-help monstrosity sells for $29.95 in paperback? The answer, apart from supply and demand in general, is copyright: Tolstoy (or his heirs) do not receive any money from the sale of his ...
The Jewish Study Bible: featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation
Oxford University Press, USA
shipping took too long!
The book was in excellent condition, but the shipping took too long. It took two weeks to receive the package. I had to drop the class because I didn't receive the book on time.
The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Aircraft and America's Finest Hour
The Candy Bombers
I purchased this book on the recommendation from the Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts historian, Stephen. A copy of the book is in their historical museum. Chicopee was involved as a central location for the making, handling and distribution of the thousands of candy parachutes. The book is very well written and easy to follow along. So much history packed into one book, and makes one very ...
Soho Press, 2007
A good start to a new series set in Nazi Germany
In my quest to find new authors to enjoy, I've found one in author David Downing, who has written a series of tales set in the Germany of the Third Reich. Filled with plenty of details about the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, it's one that caught me at the opening pages and didn't let go until I was finished with the novel. And that, well, it usually doesn't happen with the usual espionage ...
Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem
The book is exactly what was ordered. So I would rate the merchandise AOK. The seller, however, took a week to ship the book, and I received the book 3 weeks after purchase. Won't buy from seller again.
Frommer's Germany 2010 (Frommer's Complete)
As always Frommers has done all the work for you. Easy to use with many helpful hints. This is my third book and am well satisfied.
The Barbarism of Berlin
Public Domain Books, 2004
Compelling arguments (a history teacher's review)
G.K. Chesterton's "The Barbarism of Berlin" is a lengthy essay (442 kindle "locations") defending the decision by the U.K. to join World War I and fight the Central Powers, Germany in particular. It is a testament to Chesterton's powerful skills as a writer that I found myself agreeing with him so much because I've typically found World War I to have been one of the most extraordinary wastes ...
Berlin: A Novel
Grove Press, 1979
Praise for End of WWII Murder Novel
Novel takes place at end of WWII and involves serial killings. All are investigated by joint German/American authorities. The victims' lives are interwoven and makes for a fascinating read. An excellent novel translated from the original German.
Every Man Dies Alone
Melville House, 2009
Awesome book! There are some points where it seems the plot seems to drag, but it is worth it! The last few chapters kept me flipping pages! The ending was somewhat unexpected. Good read.
If the Dead Rise Not
Putnam Adult, 2010
From the rise of the Nazis to Batista's Havana
This novel, number six in the Gunther series, ties together two disparate time periods in Gunther's life - one during the Nazis' rise to power in 1933, the other in Batista's Havana in 1954, where Gunther has settled after his Argentine adventure in the previous book. Gunther, as the Weimar Republic yields finally to Hitler and the Nazis, reads the writing on the wall and leaves the Berlin ...
Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June 1948-May 1949
Simon & Schuster
How Berlin was saved from Soviet domination
In 1948, the war in Europe had ended only 3 years ago with the Germans being revealed as industrial scale murderers. Their collective guilt was quickly set aside as the Soviet Union grasped for more control over the few nations it hadn't already been awarded at the Yalta and Potsdam conferences. Germany was divided into an Eastern Zone, governed almost entirely by the Soviet Union, while Britain, ...
Shadow and Light: A Novel
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
A fast-paced mystery perfect for any general lending library
This fine mystery set in 1927 Berlin is an excellent meld of history and mystery and tells of a German studio executive found dead in his office bathtub, prompting an investigation that exposes the nation's darker secrets. Hoffner begins with a survey of the film industry's involvement but finds his investigation quickly moving into more nebulous realms of politics and danger in a fast-paced ...
Love and Uncompromised Principles
This tender story begins with strong-willed and principled Rolf defecting from East Berlin and leaving behind his wife and child in hopes that they'll join him later. His wife, Trudy's determination to move her family to West Berlin drives the rest of the story with emotional insights. As the reader, I found her fearless determination courageous and admirable, yet scary at the same time. ...
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Review of the Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Review of The Puzzling World of Winston Breen This book is very adventurous and has lots of puzzles within the book. It is about a puzzle-loving boy named Winston Breen. His sister's birthday is coming up and he buys her a box with secret puzzle pieces in it. Strange people start approaching Winston about the pieces. They all try to work together but things don't really go as planned. With ...
The Berlin Stories
Classic stories....but it's missing two pages
I am not sure if anyone else posted this, but in "The Landauers," pages 176-177, you will find pages 176-177 of "The Last of Mrs. Norris" (I am referring to the 2008 edition published by Literary Bent with the 2 shadows on the cover). You can retrieve the pages by going to google books and searching for: The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris [and] Goodbye to Berlin
Little Man, What Now?
Timeless? Timely? or Both?
"Little Man What Now?" was a popular success when published in Germany in 1932, and an international best seller in translation. Made into a Hollywood film, its success continued, but the fact that the producer was Jewish may have helped bring the author Hans Fallada into disfavor with the National Socialist regime. Fallada was certainly the victim of Nazi hatred; he spent most of WW2 imprisoned ...
Streetwise Berlin Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Berlin, Germany - Folding pocket size travel map ...
A walking-around essential
Those who complain about the area covered are missing the point of Streetwise maps. They don't require the constant folding and unfolding of a more comprehensive map. If you expect to be primarily in the city center, a Streetwise map is perfect, and it's so easy to tuck into a pocket or bag. Any Berlin map does run the risk of becoming outdated, since the city has changed regularly since ...
The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape
University of Chicago Press, 1998
A fabulous book
This bok shows how great and brilliant is the glorious Berlin. You can understand everything about this city and about the modern world. An amazing book, no doubt!
The Fall of Berlin 1945
A gripping read
With new information obtained from the Soviet archives, Antony Beevor reconstructs the dramatic race between the Soviets and the Americans to reach Berlin at the end of World War II. A gripping read that is made more intense as the reader knows the terrible devastation that awaited the residents of Berlin.
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
Engrossing, liberating and truthful
I was given this book to read as I am editing a series of diaries myself, although fictional ones. But it sat to the side for many months, as the book jacket description made the book sound like it would be another horrific, depressing account of World War II. I had heard enough from my grandparents and my father about their own near-death experiences in Eastern Europe during that time. Yet like ...
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