Category Archive: austria

Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

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“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”

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The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945, by Nicholas Stargardt @NYJB

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“The German War” is an important scholarly achievement in the field of modern German history, and it is written with an epic narrative sweep.

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After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe, by Michael Jones @ NYJB

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“After Hitler” by Michael Jones is “a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.”

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2 books on Germany @ NYJB

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I review books on Hitler’s domestic spaces and how Germany deals with 4 centuries of history over at the New York Journal of Books.

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Translation Tuesdays: Of Earth and in Hell, by Thomas Bernhard @ NYJB

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“Of Earth and in Hell” by Thomas Bernhard represents “a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria’s controversial literary figure.”.

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