Reviews

Author: 
Sagi Schaefer
Reviewer: 
Jason Johnson

Johnson on Schaefer, 'States of Division: Border and Boundary Formation in Cold War Rural Germany'


Sagi Schaefer. States of Division: Border and Boundary Formation in Cold War Rural Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-967238-7.

Reviewed by Jason Johnson (Trinity University)
Published on H-German (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Stephen Brockmann
Reviewer: 
Hunter Bivens

Bivens on Brockmann, 'The Writers' State: Constructing East German Literature, 1945-1959'


Stephen Brockmann. The Writers' State: Constructing East German Literature, 1945-1959. Suffolk: Camden House, 2015. 380 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-953-5.

Reviewed by Hunter Bivens (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Published on H-German (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Of Broken Spines and Difficult Beginnings

Author: 
Joy Haslam Calico
Reviewer: 
Mark Berry

Berry on Calico, 'Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe'


Joy Haslam Calico. Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. 272 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28186-8.

Reviewed by Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Published on H-German (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Malte Zierenberg
Reviewer: 
Matthew Berg

Berg on Zierenberg, 'Berlin's Black Market: 1939-1950'


Malte Zierenberg. Berlin's Black Market: 1939-1950. Worlds of Consumption Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Illustrations. 292 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-01774-1.

Reviewed by Matthew Berg (John Carroll University)
Published on H-German (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Andrew Wackerfuss
Reviewer: 
Alex Burkhardt

Burkhardt on Wackerfuss, 'Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement'


Andrew Wackerfuss. Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2015. 352 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-939594-05-1; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-939594-04-4.

Reviewed by Alex Burkhardt (University of St Andrews)
Published on H-German (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Author: 
Bronson Long
Reviewer: 
Julia Wambach

Wambach on Long, 'No Easy Occupation: French Control of the German Saar, 1944-1957'


Bronson Long. No Easy Occupation: French Control of the German Saar, 1944-1957. Rochester: Camden House, 2015. 268 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-915-3.

Reviewed by Julia Wambach (University of California, Berkeley)
Published on H-German (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Debarati Sanyal
Reviewer: 
Brenda D. Melendy

Melendy on Sanyal, 'Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance'


Debarati Sanyal. Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. viii + 341 pp. $37.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-6548-0; $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-6547-3.

Reviewed by Brenda D. Melendy (Texas A&M University-Kingsville)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Fields of Resonance: Collapsing Memories of War and Genocide

Author: 
Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Janet Ward, eds.
Reviewer: 
Shelley Rose

Rose on Diefendorf and Ward, 'Transnationalism and the German City'


Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Janet Ward, eds. Transnationalism and the German City. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2014. ix + 277 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-39016-5.

Reviewed by Shelley Rose (Cleveland State University)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Transnational Meets Local in the German City

Author: 
Dan Stone
Reviewer: 
Michael Westrate

Westrate on Stone, 'Goodbye to all that?: The Story of Europe since 1945'


Dan Stone. Goodbye to all that?: The Story of Europe since 1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxvii + 379 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-969771-7.

Reviewed by Michael Westrate (Villanova University)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Rise and Fall of the Antifascist Consensus: Stability and Instability in Postwar Europe

Author: 
James Reston
Reviewer: 
Jay Goodale

Goodale on Reston, 'Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation under Siege'


James Reston. Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation under Siege. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 272 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-06393-2.

Reviewed by Jay Goodale (Bucknell University)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The German Hercules in Battle and in Exile

Author: 
Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Bruton

Bruton on Bösch and Hoeres, 'Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart'


Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds. Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Göttingen, Niedersachs: Wallstein, 2013. 343 pp. EUR 29.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8353-1352-1.

Reviewed by Kathryn Bruton (Mississippi State University)
Published on H-German (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Public Opinion and the Media in German Foreign Policy

Author: 
Frank Bösch
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Seul

Seul on Bösch, 'Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present'


Frank Bösch. Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present. New York: Berghahn, 2015. 212 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78238-625-4.

Reviewed by Stephanie Seul (Deutsche Presseforschung, University of Bremen, Germany)
Published on H-German (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Media in History: Germany and Beyond

Author: 
Hedda Kalshoven, ed.
Reviewer: 
W. Mikkel Dack

Dack on Kalshoven, 'Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany'


Hedda Kalshoven, ed. Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany. Translated by Hester Velmans and Peter Fritzsche. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xxxiv + 253 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07985-6; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03830-3.

Reviewed by W. Mikkel Dack (University of Calgary)
Published on H-German (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Sean A. Forner
Reviewer: 
Christina Morina

Morina on Forner, 'German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945'


Sean A. Forner. German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xii +383 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04957-4.

Reviewed by Christina Morina (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena)
Published on H-German (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

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