Reviews

Author: 
Mary Fulbrook
Reviewer: 
Henry Krisch

Krisch on Fulbrook, 'Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence through the German Dictatorships'


Mary Fulbrook. Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence through the German Dictatorships. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 528 S. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-928720-8.

Reviewed by Henry Krisch (University of Connecticut)
Published on H-German (April, 2013)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

German Lives in a Violent Century

Author: 
Benjamin Robinson
Reviewer: 
Peter C. Caldwell

Caldwell on Beilharz, 'Socialism and Modernity' and Robinson, 'The Skin of the System: On Germany's Socialist Modernity'


Peter Beilharz. Socialism and Modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. xix + 225 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-6085-8; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-6086-5.Benjamin Robinson. The Skin of the System: On Germany's Socialist Modernity. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. ix + 355 pp. Illustrations. $67.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-6247-2; $67.50 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-7248-8.

Author: 
Robert Muchembled
Reviewer: 
Amanda Hobson

Hobson on Muchembled, 'Orgasm and the West: A History of Pleasure from the 16th Century to the Present'


Robert Muchembled. Orgasm and the West: A History of Pleasure from the 16th Century to the Present. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2008. x + 323 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-3875-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-3876-8.

Reviewed by Amanda Hobson (Ohio University)
Published on H-German (March, 2013)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Author: 
Richard T. Gray
Reviewer: 
Birgit Tautz

Tautz on Fritz Breithaupt, 'Der Ich-Effekt des Geldes: Zur Geschichte einer Legitimationsfigur' and Gray, 'Money Matters: Economics and the German Cultural Imagination, 1770-1850'


Fritz Breithaupt. Der Ich-Effekt des Geldes: Zur Geschichte einer Legitimationsfigur. Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer Taschenbuch, 2008. 318 pp. Notes, bibliography. EUR 12.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-596-18059-2.Richard T. Gray. Money Matters: Economics and the German Cultural Imagination, 1770-1850. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008. 476 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98836-8; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98837-5.

Author: 
Klaus P. Fischer
Reviewer: 
Michael Hawkins

Hawkins on Fischer, 'Hitler and America'


Klaus P. Fischer. Hitler and America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. vi + 356 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4338-3.

Reviewed by Michael Hawkins (Kent State University)
Published on H-German (March, 2013)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

America and Amerika: A Different Take on Hitler's Attitude Toward the United States

Author: 
Lily E. Hirsch
Reviewer: 
Adam Cathcart

Cathcart on Hirsch, 'A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League'


Lily E. Hirsch. A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. viii + 258 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11710-9.

Reviewed by Adam Cathcart (Pacific Lutheran University)
Published on H-German (March, 2013)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

Author: 
Monika Žagar
Reviewer: 
J. Laurence Hare

Hare on Žagar, 'Knut Hamsun: The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance'


Monika Žagar. Knut Hamsun: The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009. viii + 343 pp. $56.13 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98945-7; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98946-4.

Reviewed by J. Laurence Hare (University of Arkansas)
Published on H-German (February, 2013)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

Author: 
John Anthony Moses
Reviewer: 
Kyle Jantzen

Jantzen on Moses, 'The Reluctant Revolutionary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History'


John Anthony Moses. The Reluctant Revolutionary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. xxi + 298 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-531-6.

Reviewed by Kyle Jantzen (Ambrose University College)
Published on H-German (February, 2013)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

Jantzen on Moses

Author: 
Christopher Rudolph
Reviewer: 
Coreline Boot

Boot on Rudolph, 'National Security and Immigration: Policy Development in the United States and Western Europe since 1945'


Christopher Rudolph. National Security and Immigration: Policy Development in the United States and Western Europe since 1945. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2006. 288 pp. $58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5377-7.

Reviewed by Coreline Boot (Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism)
Published on H-German (February, 2013)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

Author: 
Christian Taaks
Reviewer: 
Garth Montgomery

Montgomery on Taaks, 'Federführung für die Nation ohne Vorbehalt?: Deutsche Medien in China während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus'


Christian Taaks. Federführung für die Nation ohne Vorbehalt?: Deutsche Medien in China während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009. 664 pp. $132.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-08739-1.

Reviewed by Garth Montgomery (Radford University)
Published on H-German (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

Author: 
Shlomo Biderman
Reviewer: 
Bradley L. Herling

Herling on Biderman, 'Crossing Horizons: World, Self, and Language in Indian and Western Thought'


Shlomo Biderman. Crossing Horizons: World, Self, and Language in Indian and Western Thought. Translated by Ornan Rotem. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. x + 356 pp. Notes, bibliographical notes. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14024-9; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-51159-9.

Author: 
Werner Bergmann, Ulrich Sieg, eds.
Reviewer: 
Roderick Stackelberg

Stackelberg on Bergmann and Sieg, 'Antisemitische Geschichtsbilder'


Werner Bergmann, Ulrich Sieg, eds. Antisemitische Geschichtsbilder. Essen: Klartext Verlag, 2009. 264 pp. EUR 24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8375-0114-8.

Reviewed by Roderick Stackelberg (Professor of History, Emeritus, Gonzaga University)
Published on H-German (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

Antisemitic Interpretations of History in Germany

Author: 
Robert Liberles
Reviewer: 
Jacob Baum

Baum on Liberles, 'Jews Welcome Coffee: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany'


Robert Liberles. Jews Welcome Coffee: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2012. 216 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-245-8; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-246-5; $29.99 (digital), ISBN 978-1-61168-247-2.

Reviewed by Jacob Baum (University of Illinois)
Published on H-German (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Author: 
Christian Goeschel
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey J. Giles

Giles on Goeschel, 'Suicide in Nazi Germany'


Christian Goeschel. Suicide in Nazi Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. vii + 247 pp. Bibliography, index. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-953256-8.

Reviewed by Geoffrey J. Giles (University of Florida)
Published on H-German (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Benita Blessing

Author: 
Andrew Webber
Reviewer: 
Paul Steege

Steege on Webber, 'Berlin in the Twentieth Century: A Cultural Topography'


Andrew Webber. Berlin in the Twentieth Century: A Cultural Topography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. viii + 322 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-89572-9.

Reviewed by Paul Steege (Villanova University)
Published on H-German (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

An Allegorical Reading of Berlin

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