By asking questions to his friends, what they were thinking, Russell uncovered the state of minds of normal Germans, colleagues and people who he passed on the streets, doing and saying through the course of 1939 and 1940. After he left Germany he joined the U. S. He passed away in 2000 . His book berlin Embassy was first published in 1941.
Berlin Embassy #ad - The small things that happen to the small people- as reported by a man in a small job in the American embassy in Berlin, who managed to get the man in the street to talk frankly. Kirkus reviews “Exciting reading … A very fine book. William L. Drawing evidence from a variety of sources, as well as the jokes and gossip that circulated on the streets of the German capital, the radio, but how the vast majority were politically apathetic, recently published books, including newspapers, Russell is able to demonstrate how not all Germans were card-waving Nazis, nervous of the future and often outwardly critical of the Nazi regime.
Munich Playground: Expanded, AnnotatedIndependently published #ad - He reported on hitler's obsession with Dorothy van Bruck's "blitz-tease" and he knew Hitler's English girlfriend, Unity Mitford. He reported on the Nazi invasions of Austria and Czechoslovakia. Pope knew all too well how illusory this idea was. Fluent in bavarian german dialect, Pope made many friends in Munich with citizens and officials alike.
Pope has all the gossip. And the confirmed stories. Many people think of them as "an awe-inspiring group of ascetic, fanatic, and inhuman supermen. Ernest R. As senior correspondent for reuters in munich from 1936-1941, American Ernest Pope saw the cruel and outrageous behavior of Nazis in their native habitat.
Munich Playground: Expanded, Annotated #ad - . I have seen the leading actors in the Nazi tragedy, playing their parts on the Bavarian stage. With great humor and fast-paced prose, Streicher, he writes of encounters with Hitler, Hess, and many more. Pope turns serious in the final chapters. He was in munich during the fated compromise with Chamberlain.
Dateline 1941: hitler's forces have smashed into western Europe, defeated France, threatened England, and attacked Russia. As he left germany, he knew he was saying goodbye to friends he would never see again.
Travels in the Reich, 1933-1945: Foreign Authors Report from GermanyUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Dubois described germany as “silent, nervous, suppressed; it speaks in whispers. In contrast, a young John F. Even now, ” wrote christopher isherwood in his Berlin Diary of 1933, “I can’t altogether believe that any of this has really happened. Three years later, W. E. Through the eyes of these visitors, travels in the reich offers a new perspective on the quotidian—yet so often horrifying—details of German life under Nazism, in accounts as gripping and well-written as a novel, but bearing all the weight of historical witness.
Used book in Good Condition. B. Kennedy, wrote, in the journal he kept on a German tour in 1937, “The Germans really are too good—it makes people gang against them for protection. Drawing on such published and unpublished accounts from writers and public figures visiting Germany, Travels in the Reich creates a chilling composite portrait of the reality of life under Hitler.
Travels in the Reich, 1933-1945: Foreign Authors Report from Germany #ad - While some accounts betray a distressing naivete, overall what is striking is just how clearly many of the travelers understood the true situation—and the terrors to come. Written in the moment by writers such as virginia woolf, william shirer, letters, and Albert Camus, Isak Dinesen, the essays, Samuel Beckett, Georges Simenon, Jean-Paul Sartre, and articles gathered here offer fascinating insight into the range of responses to Nazi Germany.
Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to PowerSimon & Schuster #ad - Engaging if chilling…a broader look at americans who had a ringside seat to Hitler’s rise” USA TODAY, Hitlerland offers a gripping narrative full of surprising twists—and a startlingly fresh perspective on this heavily dissected era. Hitlerland is a bit of a guilty pleasure. Used book in Good Condition.
Reading about the nazis is not supposed to be fun, but Nagorski manages to make it so. Readers new to this story will find it fascinating” The Washington Post. Hitler’s rise to power, military officers, as seen through the eyes of Americans—diplomats, visiting authors, Germany’s march to the abyss, expats, journalists, Olympic athletes—who watched horrified and up close.
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Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to PowerSimon & Schuster #ad - Edgar mowrer, and sigrid Schultz, Dorothy Thompson, reporters, were alarmed. But most began slowly to understand what was unfolding, even when they found it difficult to grasp the breadth of the catastrophe. Among the journalists, William Shirer understood what was happening. Simon Schuster. Historian william dodd, who fdr tapped as ambassador in Berlin, left disillusioned; his daughter Martha scandalized the embassy with her procession of lovers, Nazis she took up with; she ended as a Soviet spy.
On the scene were George Kenn Used book in Good Condition. Truman smith, the first American official to meet Hitler, was an astute political observer. Hitler’s rise to power, visiting authors, expats, Germany’s march to the abyss, as seen by Americansdiplomats, military, Olympic athleteswho watched horrified and up close.
Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power #ad - Some of the americans in hitler’s Germany were merely casual observers, others deliberately blind, a few were Nazi apologists. Consul general George Messersmith distinguished.
1941: The Year Germany Lost the War: The Year Germany Lost the WarSimon & Schuster #ad - Bestselling historian andrew nagorski takes a fresh look at the decisive year 1941, FDR, when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance that defeated Nazi Germany. Used book in Good Condition. Nagorski illuminates the actions of the major characters of this pivotal year as never before.
In early 1941, hitler’s armies ruled most of Europe. Simon Schuster. 1941: the year germany lost the War is a stunning examination of unbridled megalomania versus determined leadership. Britain emerged with two powerful new allies—Russia and the United States. Hitler had repeatedly gambled on escalation and lost: by invading the Soviet Union and committing a series of disastrous military blunders; by making mass murder and terror his weapons of choice, and by rushing to declare war on the United States after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
1941: The Year Germany Lost the War: The Year Germany Lost the War #ad - Hitler was confident that his aim of total victory was within reach. By then, Germany was doomed to defeat. It also reveals how 1941 set the Holocaust in motion, and presaged the postwar division of Europe, triggering the Cold War. 1941 was a year that forever defined our world. Stalin was observing the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and Roosevelt was vowing to keep the United States out of the war.
D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - But what was it like to be a german soldier in the bunkers of the normandy coast, bringing together statements made by German survivors after the war, facing the onslaught of the mightiest invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, on that first cataclysmic day?This book sheds fascinating light on these questions, among the dunes and fields, when time had allowed them to reflect on their state of mind, their actions and their choices of June 6th.
We see a perspective of d day which deserves to be added to the historical record, in which ordinary German troops struggled to make sense of what was facing them, and emerged stunned at the weaponry and sheer determination of the Allied troops. Simon Schuster. Used book in Good Condition. Above all, we now have the unheard human voices of the individual German soldiers - the men who are so often portrayed as a faceless mass.
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Metropolis A Bernie Gunther NovelG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Right now, he has to listen and learn. Berlin, a city where nothing is verboten. And bernie? he's a quick study and he's learning a lot. A killer is on the loose and though he scatters many clues, each is a dead end. In many ways, it is bernie's origin story and, alas, it is also, as Kerr's last novel, his end.
Metropolis, bernhard genther, completed just before philip Kerr's untimely death, is the capstone of a fourteen-book journey through the life of Kerr's signature character, a sardonic and wisecracking homicide detective caught up in an increasingly Nazified Berlin police department. Including, that when push comes to shove, to his chagrin, he isn't much better than the gangsters in doing whatever her must to get what he wants.
Metropolis A Bernie Gunther Novel #ad - Metropolis is also a tour of a city in chaos: of its seedy sideshows and sex clubs, of the underground gangs that run its rackets, and its bewildered citizens--the lost, the homeless, the abandoned. In the night streets, political gangs wander, looking for fights. Used book in Good Condition. But not just yet.
He's been taken on beacuse the people at the top have noticed him--they think he has the makings of a first-rate detective. Metropolis is a perfect goodbye--and first hello--to its hero.
Before, During and After WWII 20th Century Memoirs - For All It Was Worth: A Memoir of Hitler's GermanyCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Simon Schuster. Following harsh basic training, he was sent to the Eastern Front where he saw combat near Kursk. For all it was worth is an account of hitler’s germany and its consequences – and is a remarkable document of value to post-War generations, as well as historians and students of World War II.
A story of combat and captivity – of courage, deception, and survival – FOR ALL IT WAS WORTH provides piercing insights into the indoctrination of the German people into Nazi ideology and addresses the issues facing German World War II veterans. The author was born in dresden in 1924 - the year Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” was published.
Before, During and After WWII 20th Century Memoirs - For All It Was Worth: A Memoir of Hitler's Germany #ad - Captured by the russians, he escaped and was transferred to the Italian Campaign. Growing up during the pre-War Nazi years, he joined the Hitler Jugend. Battle-hardened and disillusioned, he used all his clandestine and organisational skills to initiate successful Black Market operations, while working as an interpreter for the British Army.
Imprisoned in austria as an escapee, he finally returned to a shattered Germany in 1947, where he elected to remain illegally in the US zone of Occupation. What follows is a gripping story of survival, and an insight into the hardships and privations facing the German people, leading to the Wiederaufbau.
Buy your copy of "for all it was worth" today! Much more than a military narrative, the author presents a candid view into the mind and soul of the German people. In this powerful memoir of wwii, a young soldier growing up under Nazi ideology provides piercing insights into the rise and aftermath of Hitler’s Germany.
The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-1942St. Martin's Press #ad - Despite government attempts to disguise the magnitude of american losses, it was clear that the nation had suffered a nearly unbroken string of military setbacks in the Pacific; by the autumn of 1942, government officials were openly acknowledging the possibility that the United States might lose the war.
Appeals for unity and declarations of support for the war effort in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor made it appear as though the class hostilities and partisan animosities that had beset the United States for decades ― and grown sharper during the Depression ― suddenly disappeared. Klingaman blends these psychological effects with the changes the war wrought in American society and culture, education, including shifts in family roles, popular entertainment, economic pursuits, race relations, and the arts.
The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-1942 #ad - They did not, and a deeply divided American society splintered further during 1942 as numerous interest groups sought to turn the wartime emergency to their own advantage. Blunders and repeated displays of incompetence by the Roosevelt administration added to the sense of anxiety and uncertainty that hung over the nation.
The darkest Year is acclaimed author William K. Used book in Good Condition. The darkest year focuses on americans’ state of mind not only through what they said, but in the day-to-day details of their behavior. Klingaman’s narrative history of the american home front from December 7, 1941 through the end of 1942, a psychological study of the nation under the pressure of total war.
The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In BetweenKnopf #ad - Officials over whether or not to admit refugees amid growing concerns about "fifth columnists, xenophobic, " at a time when the American public was deeply isolationist, and antisemitic. A holocaust story that is both german and American, The Unwanted vividly captures the experiences of a small community struggling to survive amid tumultuous world events.
Battling formidable bureaucratic obstacles, some make it to the United States while others are unable to obtain the necessary documents. Published in association with the united states holocaust memorial Museum, a riveting story of Jewish families seeking to escape Nazi Germany"What's most chilling about Dobbs's book is how his account of the early years of World War II echoes our politics today.
The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between #ad - Some are murdered in Auschwitz, their applications for American visas still "pending. Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diaries, and visa records, interviews, Michael Dobbs provides an illuminating account of America's response to the refugee crisis of the 1930s and 1940s. Used book in Good Condition.
. Simon Schuster. He describes the deportation of German Jews to France in October 1940, along with their continuing quest for American visas. Xenophobia, isolationism, a fear of destructive infiltrators and an aversion to more war all conspired to keep refugee quotas low, when they were filled at all.