Tag Archive: history

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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The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948–1966 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East), by Bryan K. Roby @ NYJB

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“The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948–1966 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East),” by Bryan K. Roby seeks to complicate this simplified vision of Israeli history.

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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, by Lisa McGirr @ NYJB

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“The War on Alcohol” by Lisa McGirr retells the story of Prohibition with a cocktail of case studies, legal analysis, and a broad scope.

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The Secret Teachers of the Western World, by Gary Lachman @ NYJB

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“For the curious, The Secret Teachers of the Western World exists as a valuable and highly readable resource.”

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American Odd: “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America,” by Jim Marrs

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Jim Marrs takes us on a wild ride into secret societies, Nazi wonder weapons, and why the Council of Foreign Relations is responsible for every bad thing ever.

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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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Stormtrooper Families, by Andrew Wackerfuss @ NYJB

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“Stormtrooper Families” offers a much-needed historical reckoning against commonly held falsehoods, bringing lucid scholarship to a neglected area in the history of the Nazi regime.

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American Odd: California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, by Jim Heimann

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I continue my essay series, American Odd, with a look at the history of the American roadside attraction in Jim Heimann’s classic California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture.

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CCLaP Fridays: Cities of Empire, by Tristram Hunt

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This week I review “Cities of Empire: The British colonies and the creation of the urban world,” by Tristram Hunt.

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