Reviews

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen J. Silvia

Silvia on Berghoff and Kocka and Ziegler, 'Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History'

Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds. Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History. Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ix + 249 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01695-8.

Reviewed by Stephen J. Silvia (American University) Published on H-German (January, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Pamela E. Swett
Reviewer: 
Janet M. C. Walmsley

Walmsley on Swett, 'Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany'

Pamela E. Swett. Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 361 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7355-3; $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-8883-0.

Reviewed by Janet M. C. Walmsley (George Mason University) Published on H-German (November, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

How to Sell in the Hardest of Times

Author: 
Christoph Strohm
Reviewer: 
Amy Nelson Burnett

Burnett on Gordon, 'Calvin' and Neuser, 'Johann Calvin: Leben und Werk in seiner Frühzeit 1509-1541' and Reinhardt, 'Die Tyrannei der Tugend: Calvin und die Reformation in Genf' and Strohm, 'Johannes Calvin: Leben und Werk des Reformators'

Bruce Gordon. Calvin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. Illustrations. xiii + 398 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-12076-9.Wilhelm H. Neuser. Johann Calvin: Leben und Werk in seiner Frühzeit 1509-1541. Reformed Historical Theology Series. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. 352 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-525-56915-3.Volker Reinhardt.

Author: 
Laura Heins
Reviewer: 
Anjeana Hans

Hans on Heins, 'Nazi Film Melodrama'

Laura Heins. Nazi Film Melodrama. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 256 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07935-1.

Reviewed by Anjeana Hans (Wellesley College) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Women in Nazi Film: Transgressing Morality as an Ideological Tool

Author: 
Willy Cohn, Norbert Conrads, ed.
Reviewer: 
Teresa Walch

Walch on Cohn and Conrads, 'No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941'

Willy Cohn, Norbert Conrads, ed. No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941. Trans. Kenneth Kronenberg. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. 440 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7324-9.

Reviewed by Teresa Walch (University of California San Diego) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Willy Cohn’s Diaries: An Account of Jewish Life in Breslau, 1933-1941

Author: 
Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer
Reviewer: 
Anne Berg

Berg on Neumann and Marcuse and Kirchheimer, 'Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort'

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer. Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort. Edited by Raffaele Laudani. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. 704 pp. $45.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4008-4646-7; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13413-0.

Reviewed by Anne Berg (University of Michigan) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Legible Enemy

Author: 
Jens Lachmund
Reviewer: 
Kristin Poling

Poling on Lachmund, 'Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature'

Jens Lachmund. Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $42.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-01859-3; $28.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-262-31241-7.

Reviewed by Kristin Poling (University of Rochester) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

How Ecologists Found Nature in the City

Author: 
Ari Joskowicz
Reviewer: 
Robert E. Alvis

Alvis on Joskowicz, 'The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France'

Ari Joskowicz. The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 392 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8702-4.

Reviewed by Robert E. Alvis (Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Modern Jewish Identity and the Catholic Other

Author: 
Sarah Thomas
Reviewer: 
Margaret Setje-Eilers

Setje-Eilers on Thomas, 'Peter Lorre: Face Maker, Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe'

Sarah Thomas. Peter Lorre: Face Maker, Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. 213 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-441-6; ISBN 978-0-85745-442-3.

Reviewed by Margaret Setje-Eilers (Vanderbilt University) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Joseph Garncarz, Annemone Ligensa, eds.
Reviewer: 
Larson Powell

Powell on Garncarz and Ligensa, 'The Cinema of Germany'

Joseph Garncarz, Annemone Ligensa, eds. The Cinema of Germany. 24 Frames Series. London: Wallflower Press, 2012. xii + 264 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-905674-90-9; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-905674-91-6.

Reviewed by Larson Powell (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

From National Art to National Entertainment: Rewriting German Film History

Author: 
Rebecca Clifford
Reviewer: 
Roberta Pergher

Pergher on Clifford, 'Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy'

Rebecca Clifford. Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 304 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-967981-2.

Reviewed by Roberta Pergher (Indiana University) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The Virtues of Victimhood--Contemporary Uses of Holocaust Memory

Author: 
Wilhelm Brasse, photographer
Reviewer: 
Harriet Scharnberg

Scharnberg on Brasse, 'Wilhelm Brasse: Photographer 3444, Auschwitz, 1940-1945'

Wilhelm Brasse, photographer. Wilhelm Brasse: Photographer 3444, Auschwitz, 1940-1945. Compiled by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2012. Illustrations. 128 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84519-539-7.

Reviewed by Harriet Scharnberg Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Photographing Mass Murderers and Their Victims

Author: 
Rebecca Ayako Bennette
Reviewer: 
Michael Rowe

Rowe on Bennette, 'Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification'

Rebecca Ayako Bennette. Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. x + 368 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06563-5.

Reviewed by Michael Rowe (King's College London) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Catholics and the Kulturkampf in Germany

Author: 
Patrick Montague
Reviewer: 
Richards O. Plavnieks

Plavnieks on Montague, 'Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler's First Death Camp'

Patrick Montague. Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler's First Death Camp. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 416 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3527-2.

Reviewed by Richards O. Plavnieks (Stetson University) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

An In-depth Inquiry into Hitler’s First Death Camp: Chelmno

Author: 
David Petts
Reviewer: 
Melanie Kourbage

Kourbage on Petts, 'Pagan and Christian: Religious Change in Early Medieval Europe'

David Petts. Pagan and Christian: Religious Change in Early Medieval Europe. Debates in Archaeology Series. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2010. 144 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7156-3754-8.

Reviewed by Melanie Kourbage (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

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