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Hammer's German Grammar and Usage
Martin Durrell - Jan 11, 2017 (first published in 1971)
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Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, Hammer's German Grammar provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today.In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes:concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their useexamples ...
Night
Elie Wiesel - Jan 16, 2006 (first published in 1956)
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Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confron...
Anne Frank
The Biography
Melissa Müller - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 1998)
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UPDATED AND FILLED WITH STRIKING NEW REVELATIONS, THE BESTSELLING, "SUPERB" BIOGRAPHY THAT "HONORS IN FULL A LIFE WE THOUGHT WE KNEW" (NEWSWEEK)Praised as "remarkable," "meticulous," and "long overdue," Anne Frank: The Biography, originally published in 1998, still stands as the definitive account of the girl who has become "the human face of the H...
Rena's Promise
A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Rena Kornreich Gelissen - Oct 30, 1996 (first published in 1995)
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Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister.One of the few Holocaust mem...
Berlin Diary
The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941
William L. Shirer - May 28, 2002 (first published in 1941)
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By the acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day, eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is now available in a new paperback edition.CBS radio broadcaster William L. Shirer was virtually unknown in 1940 when he decided there might be a book in the di...
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Memories of a Nation
Neil MacGregor - Sep 29, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people understand themselves?Neil MacGregor argues that, uniquely for any European country, no coherent, overarching narrative of Germany's hist...
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Hitler
1889-1936 Hubris
Ian Kershaw - Apr 17, 2000 (first published in 1998)
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From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales & overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equa...
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
A History of Nazi Germany
William L. Shirer - Oct 11, 2011 (first published in 1960)
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Hitler boasted that The Third Reich would last a thousand years. It lasted only 12. But those 12 years contained some of the most catastrophic events Western civilization has ever known.No other powerful empire ever bequeathed such mountains of evidence about its birth and destruction as the Third Reich. When the bitter war was over, and before the...
Stasiland
Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall
Anna Funder - Sep 20, 2011 (first published in 2002)
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“Stasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. . . . A heartbreaking, beautifully written book. Aclassic.” —Claire Tomalin, Guardian “Books ofthe Year” AnnaFunder delivers a prize-winning and powerfully rendered account of theresistance against East Germany’s communist dictatorship in these harrowing,personal tales of life...
Ordinary Men
Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
Christopher R. Browning - Feb 28, 2017 (first published in 1992)
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Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs.Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as roun...
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I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Children's Drawings and Poems from the Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
Hana Volavkova - Mar 15, 1994 (first published in 1959)
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Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than one-hundred survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations....
The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
Learn German With Stories by André Klein
Adolf Hitler by John Toland
Panzer Commander by Hans von Luck
Albert Speer by Gitta Sereny
Rick Steves Germany 2019 by Rick Steves
Iron Kingdom by Christopher Clark
The German Genius by Peter Watson
Nuremberg Diary by G. M. Gilbert
Hitler and Stalin by Alan Bullock
The Third Reich by Thomas Childers
Europa, Europa by Solomon Perel
Soldat by Siegfried Knappe
I Flew for the Fuhrer by Heinz Knoke
Dresden by Frederick Taylor
The Year that Changed the World by Michael Meyer
The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding
Children of a Vanished World by Mara Vishniac Kohn
LEHR-UND ÜBUNGSB.DT.GRAMM.aktuell by Hilke Dreyer
The Everything Learning German Book by Edward Swick
Schaum's Outline of German Grammar by Elke Gschossmann-Hendershot
grobes ubungsbuch grammatik by Sabine Dinsel
LEHR-UND ÜBUNGSB.DT.GRAMM.aktuell.sol. by Hilke Dreyer
DK Eyewitness Germany by Eyewitness
DK Eyewitness Back Roads Germany by Eyewitness
Keep Britain Tidy by
Rommel by Christopher Ailsby
SS Uniforms, Insignia and Accoutrements by A. Hayes
Insight Guides Germany by Insight Guides
German Uniforms of the Third Reich 1933-1945 by Brian Leigh Davis
Heroes of Ww II by Edward F. Murphy
A History of Modern Germany by Dietrich Orlow
In the Name of the Volk by H. W. Koch
Living German by R. W. Buckley
Who's Who In Nazi Germany by Robert S. Wistrich
Surviving Hitler’s War by H. Vaizey
German Made Simple by Eugene Jackson
Barbarossa by Alan Clark
The Nazi Doctors by Robert J. Lifton
Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945 by Marie Vassiltchikov
National Geographic Traveler by Michael Ivory
The Buchenwald Report by David A Hackett
DK Eyewitness Berlin by Eyewitness
The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper
The Night Of The Long Knives by Max Gallo
Skorzeny's Special Missions by Otto Skorzeny
Encyclopedia of the Third Reich by Louis Snyder
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide by Travel
LENI RIEFENSTAHL by Leni Riefenstahl
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
A Hitler Youth in Poland by Jost Hermand
Born in the GDR by Hester Vaizey
The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich by Callum MacDonald
An Illustrated History of the Gestapo by Rupert Butler
Death Dealer by Rudolf Höss
Hitler's Table Talk, 1941-1944 by Adolf Hitler
The SS by Gordon Williamson
Before France and Germany by Patrick J. Geary
A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz by Göran Rosenberg
Berlin Blues by Sven Regener
Divided Lives by Cynthia Crane
Jews, Germans, and Allies by Atina Grossmann
The French Resistance by Raymond Aubrac
Massacre at Malmedy by Charles Whiting
Wehrmacht by John Pimlot
Dissonant Lives by Mary Fulbrook