Reviews

Author: 
Stefan Berger, Norman LaPorte
Reviewer: 
Henry Wend

Wend on Berger and LaPorte, 'Friendly Enemies: Britain and the GDR, 1949-1990'

Stefan Berger, Norman LaPorte. Friendly Enemies: Britain and the GDR, 1949-1990. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. 364 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-697-9.

Reviewed by Henry Wend (University School of Milwaukee) Published on H-German (October, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

With Friends Like These

Author: 
Mark Osborne Humphries, John Maker, eds.
Reviewer: 
John Nelzén

Nelzén on Humphries and Maker, 'Germany's Western Front: Translations from the German Official History of the Great War, 1915'

Mark Osborne Humphries, John Maker, eds. Germany's Western Front: Translations from the German Official History of the Great War, 1915. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009. 462 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55458-051-4.

Reviewed by John Nelzén (Florida State University) Published on H-German (October, 2013) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Author: 
Jeffrey K. Wilson
Reviewer: 
Tom J. Arnold

Arnold on Wilson, 'The German Forest: Nature, Identity, and the Contestation of a National Symbol, 1871-1914'

Jeffrey K. Wilson. The German Forest: Nature, Identity, and the Contestation of a National Symbol, 1871-1914. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. xi + 326 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-4099-3.

Reviewed by Tom J. Arnold Published on H-German (October, 2013) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Author: 
Tanja Schult
Reviewer: 
J Franklin Williamson

Williamson on Schult, 'A Hero's Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments'

Tanja Schult. A Hero's Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. xviii + 425 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-22238-0.

Reviewed by J Franklin Williamson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-German (October, 2013) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Memory in Two-and-a-Half-Dimensions

Author: 
Andrea Orzoff
Reviewer: 
Paul Brykczynski

Brykczynski on Orzoff, 'Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe 1914-1948'

Andrea Orzoff. Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe 1914-1948. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xi + 286 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-536781-2.

Reviewed by Paul Brykczynski (University of Michigan) Published on H-German (October, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The "Mythology" of Interwar Czechoslovakia

Author: 
Paul Cooke, Chris Homewood, eds.
Reviewer: 
Berna Gueneli

Gueneli on Cooke and Homewood, 'New Directions in German Cinema'

Paul Cooke, Chris Homewood, eds. New Directions in German Cinema. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011. xii + 308 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84885-908-1; $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84885-907-4.

Reviewed by Berna Gueneli Published on H-German (September, 2013) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Is Contemporary German Filmmaking Beyond a “Cinema of Consensus”?

Author: 
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Reviewer: 
Jacques Adler

Adler on Rosenfeld, 'The End of the Holocaust'

Alvin H. Rosenfeld. The End of the Holocaust. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. x + 310 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35643-7.

Reviewed by Jacques Adler (University of Melbourne) Published on H-German (September, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The Burden of the Past and the Obligation of the Future

Author: 
Shelley Baranowski
Reviewer: 
Daniel Becker

Becker on Baranowski, 'Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler'

Shelley Baranowski. Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 368 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-85739-0; $25.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-67408-9.

Reviewed by Daniel Becker (University of Maine at Farmington) Published on H-German (July, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Postcolonial Sonderweg?

Author: 
Jürgen Kocka
Reviewer: 
Konrad H. Jarausch

Jarausch on Kocka, 'Civil Society and Dictatorship in Modern German History'

Jürgen Kocka. Civil Society and Dictatorship in Modern German History. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2010. xi + 162 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58465-865-8; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58465-866-5.

Reviewed by Konrad H. Jarausch (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-German (July, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Paul Betts
Reviewer: 
Donna Harsch

Harsch on Betts, 'Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic'

Paul Betts. Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xi + 321 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-920884-5.

Reviewed by Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University) Published on H-German (June, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

All in the Family

Author: 
Edith Sheffer
Reviewer: 
Ulf Zimmermann

Zimmermann on Sheffer, 'Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain'

Edith Sheffer. Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 357 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-973704-8.

Reviewed by Ulf Zimmermann (Kennesaw State University) Published on H-German (June, 2013) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Building the Wall in the Head

Author: 
Gisa Weszkalnys
Reviewer: 
Peter Fritzsche

Fritzsche on Weszkalnys, 'Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place in a Unified Germany'

Gisa Weszkalnys. Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place in a Unified Germany. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. xi + 214 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-723-5.

Reviewed by Peter Fritzsche (University of Illinois) Published on H-German (May, 2013) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Alexanderplatz Lives!

Author: 
Charles B. Lansing
Reviewer: 
Elaine Glovka Spencer

Spencer on Lansing, 'From Nazism to Communism: German Schoolteachers under Two Dictatorships'

Charles B. Lansing. From Nazism to Communism: German Schoolteachers under Two Dictatorships. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. 307 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05053-2.

Reviewed by Elaine Glovka Spencer (Northern Illinois University) Published on H-German (May, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

German Schoolteachers and Regime Change, 1933-1953

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