Reviews

Author: 
Pamela E. Swett, Corey Ross, Fabrice d'Almeida, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mark B. Cole

Cole on Swett and Ross and d'Almeida, 'Pleasure and Power in Nazi Germany'

Pamela E. Swett, Corey Ross, Fabrice d'Almeida, eds. Pleasure and Power in Nazi Germany. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 307 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-27168-5.

Reviewed by Mark B. Cole (Edison State College) Published on H-German (December, 2013) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The Politics of Pleasure

Author: 
Friedrich Pollock, Theodor W. Adorno
Reviewer: 
Todd Craver

Craver on Pollock and Adorno, 'Group Experiment and Other Writings: The Frankfurt School on Public Opinion in Postwar Germany'

Friedrich Pollock, Theodor W. Adorno. Group Experiment and Other Writings: The Frankfurt School on Public Opinion in Postwar Germany. Andrew J. Perrin and Jeffrey K. Olick, eds. and trans. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 268 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04846-1.

Reviewed by Todd Craver Published on H-German (November, 2013) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

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

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