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

“The German War” is an important scholarly achievement in the field of modern German history, and it is written with an epic narrative sweep. Continue reading The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945, by Nicholas Stargardt @NYJB

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

“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.” Continue reading After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe, by Michael Jones @ 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 @ NYJB

“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. Continue reading 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 War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, by Lisa McGirr @ NYJB

“The War on Alcohol” by Lisa McGirr retells the story of Prohibition with a cocktail of case studies, legal analysis, and a broad scope. Continue reading The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, by Lisa McGirr @ NYJB

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

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

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2 books on Germany @ NYJB

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. Continue reading 2 books on Germany @ NYJB

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

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

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