books about: fatherland
Fatherland: A Family History
"A heartfelt and extremely absorbing examination of exile, reconciliation and destructive politics…as vividly immediate as any headline." —Rachel Cooke, Guardian Standing alongside Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Joe Sacco's Palestine , Nina Bunjevac's Fatherland renders the searing history of the Balkans in the twentieth century through the experiences of the author and her family. In 1975, fearing her husband’s growing ...
The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick
“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” – New York Times It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages . All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work ...
"LITERATE AND SAVVY . . . BRIMS WITH WARTIME INTRIGUE." --The Washington Post Book World England 1943. Much of the infamous Nazi Enigma code has been cracked. But Shark, the impenetrable operational cipher used by Nazi U-boats, has masked the Germans' movements, allowing them to destroy a record number of Allied vessels. Feeling that the blood of Allied sailors is on their hands, a top-secret team of British cryptographers works feverishly ...
Fatherland: A Novel
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the ...
Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
In his "most accomplished work to date" ( Los Angeles Times ), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and right-hand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero's extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, ...
Eleanor H. Ayer
She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. While Helen was hiding in Amsterdam, Alfons was a fanatic ...
An Officer and a Spy
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction A whistle-blower. A witch hunt. A cover-up. Secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, and government corruption. Welcome to 1890s Paris. Alfred Dreyfus has been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment on a far-off island, and publicly stripped of his rank. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, an ambitious ...
Pompeii: A Novel
Random House Trade Paperbacks
All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii. But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus ...
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (Poets, Penguin)
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review * The Boston Globe * Powell's * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire * Fiction Advocate A breathtaking new collection from one of today's boldest and most adventurous poets Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our ...
The Boy Who Dared
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with ...
The Korean War: An International History (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
This classic history of the Korean War—from its origins through the armistice—is now available in English for the first time. Wada Haruki, one of the world’s leading scholars of the war, has thoroughly revised his definitive study to incorporate new sources and debates. Drawing on archival and other primary sources in Russia, China, the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, the author moves beyond national histories to provide the ...
Deeds of the Saxons (Medieval Texts in Translation)
Widukind of Corvey
The Catholic University of America Press
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Bernard S. Bachrach and David S. Bachrach Widukind, a monk at the prominent monastery of Corvey in Saxony during the middle third of the tenth century, is known to posterity through his Res gestae Saxonicae , an exceptionally rich account of the Saxon people and the reigns of the first two rulers of the Ottonian dynasty, Henry I (919-936) and Otto I (936-973). Widukind, likely of noble birth, ...
Thoughts on Machiavelli
University Of Chicago Press
Leo Strauss (1899-1973) joined the University of Chicago as professor of political philosophy in 1949 and was later named Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in political science. His many books include Liberalism, Ancient and Modern , and The City and Man , both available from the University of Chicago Press.
Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of ...
Cambridge University Press
Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works.
Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Conspirata is “a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport,” raves the New York Times . As he did with Imperium , Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance. On the eve of Cicero’s inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has ...
The French Revolution: A Document Collection
Ideal either as a textbook or anthology, this volume encompasses the entire chronology of the Revolution, while highlighting the political, cultural, and social diversity of the period.
Discourses on Livy
University Of Chicago Press
Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses ...
Germans into Nazis
Harvard University Press
Why did ordinary Germans vote for Hitler? In this dramatically plotted book, organized around crucial turning points in 1914, 1918, and 1933, Peter Fritzsche explains why the Nazis were so popular and what was behind the political choice made by the German people. Rejecting the view that Germans voted for the Nazis simply because they hated the Jews, or had been humiliated in World War I, or had been ruined by the Great Depression, ...
From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Imperium comes The Ghost , an extraordinarily auspicious thriller of power, politics, corruption, and murder. Dashing, captivating Adam Lang was Britain's longest serving -- and most controversial -- prime minister of the last half century, whose career ended in tatters after he sided with America in an unpopular war on terror. Now, after stepping down in disgrace, Lang is hiding out in wintry ...
My Battle - Mein Kampf: My Struggle
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Edgar Trevelyan Stratford Dugdale (c. 1872 – 14 October 1964) was a translator, completing the first English translation of Mein Kampf. The first English translation of Mein Kampf was an abridgment by Edgar Dugdale, who started work on it in 1931, at the prompting of his wife Blanche. When he learned that the London publishing firm of Hurst & Blackett had secured the rights to publish an abridgment in the United Kingdom, he offered it gratis ...
search for books
Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!
tools & hardware:
Amerelle 72079 Forever-Glo and Directional LED Night Light Value Pack
impressum - about us