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Eva Braun
Life with Hitler
Written by Heike B. Gortemaker
Translated by Damion Searls


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74260-5 (0-307-74260-1)

From one of Germany’s leading young historians, the first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun, Hitler’s devoted mistress, finally wife, and the hidden First Lady of the Third Reich.

In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike Görtemaker reveals Hitler’s mistress as more than just a vapid blonde whose concerns... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Justice at Dachau
The Trials of an American Prosecutor
Written by Joshua Greene


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0879-5 (0-7679-0879-1)

The Nuremberg trials, which brought charges against top Nazi brass after World War II, have been well documented, but few know of the courtroom drama that unfolded sixty-five miles south at Dachau. The trial held there found individual concentration camp workers, hundreds of Nazi guards, officers, and doctors, personally responsible for... Read more >
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Dead Funny
Telling Jokes in Hitler's Germany
Written by Rudolph Herzog
Translated by Jefferson Chase


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-130-0 (1-61219-130-4)

In Nazi Germany, telling jokes about Hitler could get you killed

Hitler and Göring are standing on top of the Berlin radio tower. Hitler says he wants to do something to put a smile on the Berliners’ faces. Göring says, “Why don’t you jump?”

When a woman told this joke in Germany in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Struggle for Europe
The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present
Written by William I. Hitchcock


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 3, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49799-2 (0-385-49799-7)

From the ashes of World War II to the advent of the Euro, the definitive history of the postwar rebirth of Europe by one of our finest young historians.

After a century of war, genocide, and ideological rivalry, Europe has at last emerged as a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy and... Read more >
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The Nazi Occult

Written by Kenneth Hite
Illustrated by Darren Tan


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-78096-598-7 (1-78096-598-2)

In the dark dungeons beneath Nazi Germany, teams of occult experts delved into ancient and forbidden lore, searching for lost secrets of power. Ordered by Hitler to discover new weapons that he could unleash on his enemies, the occultists experimented with dark magics, mystical artifacts, and creatures thought only to exist... Read more >
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I Wish I'd Been There (R)
Book Two: European History
Edited by Byron Hollinshead and Theodore K. Rabb


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27764-0 (0-307-27764-X)

“What is the scene or incident in European history that you would like to have witnessed-and why?”

In this companion to I Wish I'd Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life the Dramatic Events that Changed America, some of our finest historical writers now turn their attention to Europe, with lively and... Read more >
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Apollo's Angels
A History of Ballet
Written by Jennifer Homans


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6874-3 (0-8129-6874-3)

Finalist, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
Named one of “The 10 Best Books of 2010” by the editors of the New York Times Book Review
A 2011 Choice "Outstanding Academic Title"
A 2012 American Library Association Notable Book for Adults (Nonfiction)


For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has... Read more >
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Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffe

Written by Frederick A. Johnsen


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-368-7 (1-78200-368-1)

In Captured Eagles, Frederick A. Johnsen lays bare the once secret history of the American effort to understand and counter the Luftwaffe before and during World War II, and afterward to seize and exploit German technological advances in everything from jet fighters and bombers to ballistic missiles.

Even before World War II... Read more >
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Searching for Schindler
A memoir
Written by Thomas Keneally


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52617-3 (0-385-52617-2)

This is the captivating story behind Schindler’s List, the Booker Prize–winning book and the Academy Award–winning Spielberg film. Keneally tells the tale of the unlikely encounter that propelled him to write about Oskar Schindler and of the impact of his extraordinary account on people around the world.

Thomas Keneally met Leopold... Read more >
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The Pope and Mussolini
The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9346-2 (0-8129-9346-2)

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the compelling story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Operation Barbarossa
The German Invasion of Soviet Russia
Written by Robert Kirchubel


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-78200-408-0 (1-78200-408-4)

In the first 6 months of Hitler’s World War II Nazi invasion, over 5 million of Stalin’s Russian troops were killed, wounded, or captured defending their Motherland. Germany’s surprise assault on the Soviet Union in June 1941, Operation Barbarossa, aimed at nothing less than the destruction of the Soviet Union. Adolf... Read more >
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I Will Bear Witness
A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941
Written by Victor Klemperer
Introduction by Martin Chalmers


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 15, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75378-7 (0-375-75378-8)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

The publication of Victor Klemperer's secret diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. "In its cool, lucid style and power of observation," said The New York Times, "it is the best written, most evocative, most observant... Read more >
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I Will Bear Witness
A Diary of the Nazi Years 1942-1945
Written by Victor Klemperer


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75697-9 (0-375-75697-3)

Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have emerged from Hitler's Germany. Volume Two begins in 1942... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Eternal Nazi
From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim
Written by Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53243-3 (0-385-53243-1)

From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim’s secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world.

Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark... Read more >

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The Hitler of History

Written by John Lukacs


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70113-9 (0-375-70113-3)

"A valuable service . . . serious, entertaining, provocative and distinctive." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

In the fifty years since his suicide amid the ruins of Berlin, Adolf Hitler has been the subject of more biographies than any comparable figure of our time--and at the center of a crucial historical debate over... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Crossing the Borders of Time
A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed
Written by Leslie Maitland


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-496-2 (1-59051-496-3)

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Strange Glory
A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Written by Charles Marsh


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26981-2 (0-307-26981-7)

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Glass Room

Written by Simon Mawer


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-396-5 (1-59051-396-7)

A 2009 Best Book by The Economist, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, London Evening Standard, The Observer, and Slate.com

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

Honeymooners Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with the optimism and cultural vibrancy of central Europe of the 1920s when they meet modernist architect Rainer von... Read more >
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Hitler's Armies
A history of the German War Machine 1939-45
Edited by Chris McNab


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-84908-647-9 (1-84908-647-8)

The definitive work on Hitler’s war machine, charting its evolution from the formidable force which won stunning victories during the Blitzkrieg in 1940, to the hard campaigns it fought in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the Fatherland itself... Read more >
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Hitler's Elite
The SS 1939-45
Written by Chris McNab


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-78200-088-4 (1-78200-088-7)

The Third Reich’s Waffen-SS defended Nazi Germany’s Eastern & Western Fronts, and the Allgemeine-SS ran Holocaust concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Dachau, and Buchenwald.

The SS has become the most infamous military formation in history. From its diminutive origins in the 1920s as Hitler’s personal bodyguard, by the late war years it... Read more >
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Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don't
The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof
Written by Ulrike Meinhof
Preface by Elfriede Jelinek
Afterword by Bettina Rohl
Edited by Karin Bauer
Translated by Luise Von Flotow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-831-9 (1-58322-831-4)

No other figure embodies revolutionary politics and radical chic quite like Ulrike Meinhof, who formed, with Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader—Meinhof Gang, notorious for its bombings and kidnappings of the wealthy in the 1970s. But in the years leading up to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Killing Hitler
The Plots, The Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated Death
Written by Roger Moorhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38255-6 (0-553-38255-1)

Disraeli once declared that “assassination never changed anything,” and yet the idea that World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust might have been averted with a single bullet or bomb has remained a tantalizing one for half a century. What historian Roger Moorhouse reveals in Killing Hitler is just... Read more >
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Soldiers
German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying
Written by Sonke Neitzel and Harald Welzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94833-5 (0-307-94833-1)

On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of covertly recorded, meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs during World War II that recently had been declassified. Neitzel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lady in Gold
The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Written by Anne-Marie O'Connor


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26564-7 (0-307-26564-1)

The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Gertruda's Oath
A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Written by Ram Oren
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52719-4 (0-385-52719-5)

"Written with impressive talent and suspense, this true story will appeal to many." --Elie Wiesel

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, travels to France... Read more >
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