Hitler s Hangman

Hitler s Hangman


  • Author : Robert Gerwarth
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780300177466


Hitler s Hangman Book Description :

A chilling biography of the head of Nazi Germany’s terror apparatus, a key player in the Third Reich whose full story has never before been told. Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the twentieth century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the "Final Solution," Heydrich played a central role in Hitler's Germany. He shouldered a major share of responsibility for some of the worst Nazi atrocities, and up to his assassination in Prague in 1942, he was widely seen as one of the most dangerous men in Nazi Germany. Yet Heydrich...

Killing the Enemy

Killing the Enemy


  • Author : Adam Leong Kok Wey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-28
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780857727718


Killing the Enemy Book Description :

During World War II, the British formed a secret division, the 'SOE' or Special Operations Executive, in order to support resistance organisations in occupied Europe. It also engaged in 'targeted killing' - the assassination of enemy political and military leaders. The unit is famous for equipping its agents with tools for use behind enemy lines, such as folding motorbikes, miniature submarines and suicide pills disguised as coat buttons. But its activities are now also gaining attention as a forerunner to today's 'extra-legal' killings of wartime enemies in foreign territory, for example through the use of unmanned drones. Adam Leong's work evaluates the effectiveness of political assassination in wartime using four examples: Heydrich's assassinatio...

Adolf Hitler
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Adolf Hitler


  • Author : David Nicholls
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780874369656


Adolf Hitler Book Description :

An encyclopedia of topics relationg to the German leader such as his most important collaborators and opponents, his domestic and foreign policies, the use of propaganda, racial persecuation and the Holocaust, and Hitler as a war leader....

Mozart and the Nazis
Score: 5
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Mozart and the Nazis


  • Author : Erik Levi
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780300165814


Mozart and the Nazis Book Description :

A music historian uncovers Nazi Germany’s use of Mozart as a WWII propaganda tool in this “intriguing study [that] comprehends a range of vital topics” (Choice). As the Nazi war machine expanded its bloody ambitions across Europe, the Third Reich sought to promote a sophisticated and even humanitarian image of German culture through the tireless promotion of Mozart’s music. In this revelatory book, Erik Levi draws on World War II era articles, diaries, speeches, and other archival materials to provide a new understanding of how the Nazis shamelessly manipulated Mozart for their own political advantage. Mozart and the Nazis also explores the continued Jewish veneration of the composer during this period while also highlighting some of the dist...

Totalitarian Dictatorship

Totalitarian Dictatorship


  • Author : Daniela Baratieri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781135043971


Totalitarian Dictatorship Book Description :

This volume takes a comparative approach, locating totalitarianism in the vastly complex web of fragmented pasts, diverse presents and differently envisaged futures to enhance our understanding of this fraught era in European history. It shows that no matter how often totalitarian societies spoke of and imagined their subjects as so many slates to be wiped clean and re-written on, older identities, familial loyalties and the enormous resilience of the individual (or groups of individuals) meant that the almost impossible demands of their regimes needed to be constantly transformed, limited and recast....

Reinhard Heydrich  a Biography

Reinhard Heydrich a Biography


  • Author : Günther Deschner
  • Publisher : Scarborough House
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: National socialism
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  • ISBN 10 : IND:39000001937502


Reinhard Heydrich a Biography Book Description :

Traces Heydrich's rise to power in the Nazi movement and assesses his responsibility for their attempt to exterminate the Jews...

Eichmann in Jerusalem
Score: 5
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Eichmann in Jerusalem


  • Author : Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-09-22
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781101007167


Eichmann in Jerusalem Book Description :

The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century....

Heinrich Himmler
Score: 4
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Heinrich Himmler


  • Author : Peter Longerich
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780199592326


Heinrich Himmler Book Description :

Chronicles the life of the Nazi leader, including his childhood and youth, his transformation of the SS from a small bodyguard unit into a powerful organization within the Nazi Party, and how his political maneuvering and rise in power set the tone for the party's goals....