The Weimar Republic 1919-1933 (Lancaster Pamphlets) by Ruth Henig

By Ruth Henig

This e-book represents a much-needed reappraisal of Germany among the wars, studying the political, social and financial goals of the recent republic, their failure and the way they ended in Nazism and finally the second one international conflict. the writer includes:
* an exam of the legacy of the 1st international battle and the Treaty of Versailles
* dialogue of the early years of concern culminating within the Ruhr Invasion and the Dawes Settlement
* review of the management of Stresemann and Bruning
* exploration of the situations resulting in the increase of Hitler
* an overview of the historiography of the Weimar Republic.

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The War Diary of Clare Gass, 1915-1918 by Clare Gass, Susan Mann

By Clare Gass, Susan Mann

The diary finds a lady who took it with no consideration that she should still do every thing attainable to assist the conflict attempt and info her care of the unwell and wounded at No. three Canadian common health center (McGill), 40 miles at the back of the trenches, in addition to at No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, the place she used to be inside variety of the shells. mixed with Susan Mann's delicate and considerate advent, the Gass diary presents a clean examine Canadian participation within the First international struggle. it's going to attract quite a lot of readers with an curiosity in army background, women's historical past, clinical background, gender and warfare, diaries, and the background of nursing.

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Pure Grit. How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle by Mary Cronk Farrell

By Mary Cronk Farrell

In the early Forties, younger ladies enlisted for peacetime accountability as U.S. military nurses. but if the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the U.S. into international conflict II, one zero one American military and army nurses serving within the Philippines have been all of sudden treating wounded and death infantrymen whereas bombs exploded throughout them. the ladies served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals at the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island. Later, whilst such a lot of them have been captured via the japanese as prisoners of struggle, they suffered sickness and near-starvation for 3 years. Pure Grit is a narrative of sisterhood and soreness, of tragedy and betrayal, of demise and lifestyles. the ladies cared for each other, maintained self-discipline, and commemorated their vocation to nurse somebody in need—all one hundred and one coming domestic alive.

The publication is illustrated with archival photos and contains an index, word list, and timeline.

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Matilda by Roald Dahl

By Roald Dahl

Matilda is a candy, remarkable younger lady, yet her mom and dad imagine she’s only a nuisance. She expects college to be varied yet there she has to stand omit Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. whilst Matilda is attacked via the Trunchbull she all of sudden discovers she has a outstanding energy with which to struggle again. It’ll take a superhuman genius to offer omit Trunchbull what she merits and Matilda should be simply the only to do it!

Here is Roald Dahl’s unique novel of a bit woman with striking powers. This much-loved tale has lately been made right into a incredible new musical, tailored via Dennis Kelly with song and lyrics via Tim Minchin.

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Debating the American State: Liberal Anxieties and the New by Anne Mira Kornhauser

By Anne Mira Kornhauser

Debating the yank country lines the come across among liberal inspiration and the increase of the executive nation and the ensuing legitimacy concerns that arose for democracy, the rule of thumb of legislations, and person autonomy. Anne Kornhauser examines a wide and strange forged of characters, together with American social scientists and criminal lecturers, the thinker John Rawls, and German refugee intellectuals who had witnessed the destruction of democracy within the face of a totalitarian administrative country. particularly, she uncovers the sympathetic yet involved voices—commonly drowned out within the more and more partisan political discourse—of critics who struggled to reconcile the good points of the executive country with the destructive strain this kind of contrivance triggered different liberal values resembling person autonomy, well known sovereignty, and social justice. through displaying that the leviathan nation used to be by no means given a principled and scrupulous justification by way of its proponents, Debating the yank nation unearths why the liberal country at the present time is still haunted through programmatic dysfunctions and incessant political assaults.

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A Companion to Continental Philosophy (Blackwell Companions by Simon Critchley, William R. Schroeder

By Simon Critchley, William R. Schroeder

With fifty eight unique essays by way of significant specialists, this better half quantity offers the 1st survey of the entire significant figures of nineteenth- and 20th-century Continental philosophy. each one essay explains and develops the most important rules of a critical determine or move as they relate to such components as paintings thought, cultural reports, social and political idea, psychology, and the sciences. center subject part headings comprise: "The Kantian Legacy" (Kant to Hegel). "Overturning the Tradition" (Marx to Bergson). "The Phenomenological Breakthrough" (neo-Kantianism to Heidegger). "Phenomenology, Hegelianism and anti-Hegelianism in France" (Kojève to Blanchot). "Religion with no Limits of Reason" (Rosenzweig to Marcel). "Three Generations of serious Theory"(Benjamin onwards). "Hermeneutics" (Schleiermacher to Ricoeur). "Continental Political Philosophy" (Lukás to Castoriadis). "Structuralism and After" (Lévi-Strauss to Le Doeuff). Key members contain Beiser, Pippin, Caputo, Flynn, McCarthy, Laclau, Patton, and Bennington, between others. overlaying the full improvement of post-Kantian Continental philosophy, this quantity serves as an important reference paintings for philosophers and people engaged within the many disciplines which are integrally with regards to Continental and ecu Philosophy.

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The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell, Jay Winter

By Paul Fussell, Jay Winter

Winner of either the nationwide publication Award and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award and named by way of the trendy Library one of many 20th century's a hundred top Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's the good conflict and glossy reminiscence used to be universally acclaimed on booklet in 1970.

Today, Fussell's landmark examine continues to be as unique and gripping as ever: a literate, literary, and unapologetic account of the good conflict, the struggle that modified a iteration, ushered within the glossy period, and revolutionized how we see the area.

This impressive paintings illuminates the trauma and tragedy of contemporary conflict in clean, revelatory methods. Exploring the paintings of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell provides contexts, either real and literary, for these writers who--with conspicuous creative and inventive meaning--most successfully memorialized global struggle I as an old adventure. dishing out with literary thought and increased rhetoric, Fussell grounds literary texts within the dust and ditchs of worldwide warfare I and indicates how those poems, diaries, novels, and letters mirrored the large changes--in each zone, together with language itself--brought approximately through the cataclysm of the nice battle. For generations of readers, this paintings has represented and embodied a version of available scholarship, large ambition, hard-minded examine, and haunting aspect.

Restored and up-to-date, this re-creation comprises an creation by way of historian Jay iciness that takes into consideration the legacy and literary profession of Paul Fussell, who died in may well 2012.

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Origins of the European Security System: The Helsinki by Andreas Wenger, Vojtech Mastny, Christian Nuenlist

By Andreas Wenger, Vojtech Mastny, Christian Nuenlist

This edited quantity explores the importance of the early ‘Helsinki strategy’ as a method of redefining and broadening the concept that of defense in the course of the latter 1/2 the chilly battle.

The early Helsinki strategy brought cutting edge confidence-building measures, and made human rights a demand of a valid and well-functioning overseas process, therefore offering the framework for disarmament in Europe within the mid-1980s, in addition to the muse for the later loss of life of Communism in Europe. utilizing newly declassified data, the publication explores the positions of the 2 superpowers and the the most important impression of ecu neighborhood member states, which brought eu values into the chilly battle debate on safety. It additionally exhibits how japanese and primary ecu international locations, reminiscent of Poland, didn't limit themselves to delivering aid to Moscow yet, particularly, pursued pursuits in their personal. the amount sheds mild at the complementary function of the neutrals as mediators and distinctive negotiators within the multilateral negotiations; at the interdependence of politics and economics; and at the hyperlink among army protection and the CSCE technique.


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Im zarten Glanz der Morgenröte. Roman by Lesley Pearse

By Lesley Pearse

England, Ende der fünfziger Jahre. Camellia Northon ist 15, als sie ihr Leben bereits ganz allein in die Hand nehmen muss. Ihre Mutter ist unter ungeklärten Umständen zu Tode gekommen, ihren Vater hat sie nie kennen gelernt. Im Nachlass ihrer Mutter findet Camellia geheimnisvolle Briefe, die ihr wertvolle Hinweise bei der Suche nach ihrer wahren Herkunft liefern.

Während ihrer rastlosen Reise in die Vergangenheit muss Camellia so manche bittere Erfahrung machen, ehe sie die Wahrheit und nicht zuletzt auch ihr eigenes Glück findet ...

Eine mitreissende Saga der englischen Bestseller-Autorin - fesselnd bis zur letzten Seite.

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