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The men with broken faces : gueules cassées of the First World War
Gehrhardt, Marjorie, author
Bern : Peter Lang, 
Introduction: Gueules cassées: the face of war -- Part I. The soldiers' journey: from the front to civilian life -- Hospitals as transitional spaces -- Facing the world: economic and social reintegration -- Shaping a collective identity -- Part II. Artistic and literary representations -- Visual depictions of facially injured men -- Describing the "unspeakable"?: gueules cassées in literature.
"Perhaps the ultimate victims of the Great War, facially wounded servicemen became walking reminders of the conflict and their experiences reveal the impact of the war not only on the combatants but also on European societies at large. This book explores for the first time the individual and collective significance of First World War facially disfigured combatants, with a special focus on France, Germany and Great Britain. The analysis undertaken in this book uncovers how the wounded perceived and presented themselves and were perceived and represented by others. Artistic and literary representations are considered, along with initiatives on behalf of hospitals, the government and their fellow countrymen. With an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, this study illuminates our understanding of how the combatant and the onlooker made sense of the experience and the memory of the war"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry D524.7.E85 G44 2015
Tobruk 1942 : Rommel and the defeat of the allies
Green, David, author
Stroud : The History Press, 2016
Baker Berry D766.93 .M58 2016
Crimes unspoken : the rape of German women at the end of the Second World War
Gebhardt, Miriam, author
Malden, MA : Polity Press, 
Seventy years too late -- Wrong victims? -- How many were affected -- Sexual aggression against men -- A word about method -- Berlin and the east -- chronicle of a calamity foretold -- The great fear -- The Red Army comes -- Berlin -- Year on -- Extracts from police reports -- A different perspective -- South Germany -- who will protect us from the Americans? -- No one's time -- Moderate indignation -- A "feeling of great insecurity among our soldiers" -- Discussion -- A "sexual conquest of Europe"? -- Unbroken assertion of power by the occupiers -- Parallels and differences -- Pregnant, sick, ostracized -- approaches to the victims -- Victims twice over -- Fraternization -- The abortion problem -- No one's children -- "The other victims are also taken care of" -- First the French, then the public authorities -- "I love this child as much as the others" -- The long shadow -- The effects of the experience of violence -- The myth of female invulnerability -- "Anonymous" and the censorship of memory -- Duties of loyalty -- First feminist protests -- Helke Sander's "BeFreier" and the German victim debate -- The past today.
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Fight to the finish : Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945
Cook, Tim, 1971- author
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Penguin, 2016
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Spies in the Congo : America's atomic mission in World War II
Williams, A. Susan, author
New York : PublicAffairs, 
Letter from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt, 2 August 1939 -- The Manhattan Project and Shinkolobwe -- TETON -- CRISP -- CRUMB -- Chief of Station, Congo -- 'Attention! Bloc radioactif!' -- ANGELLA -- 'Born secret' -- The mission -- The British opposites -- FLARE -- The cutout -- LOCUST -- 'Hotbed of spies' -- Framed -- Collaborating with the Nazis -- A dead shot -- Stehli the detective -- 'One minute to midnight' -- Hiroshima -- Atomic spies -- The missing link.
"In the 1940s, the brightest minds of the United States and Nazi Germany raced to West Africa with a single mission: to secure the essential ingredient of the atomic bomb--and to make sure nobody saw them doing it. Albert Einstein told President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 that the world's only supply of uniquely high-quality uranium ore--the key ingredient for the atomic bomb--could be found in the Katanga province of the Belgian Congo at the Shinkolobwe Mine. Once the US Manhattan Project was committed to developing atomic weapons for the war against Germany and Japan, the rush to procure this uranium became a top priority--one deemed 'vital to the welfare of the United States.' But covertly exporting it from Africa posed a major risk: the ore had to travel via a spy-infested Angolan port or 1,500 miles by rail through the Congo, and then be shipped by boats or Pan Am Clippers to safety in the United States. It could be poached or smuggled at any point on the orders of Nazi Germany. To combat that threat, the US Office of Strategic Services sent in a team of intrepid spies, led by Wilbur Owings 'Dock' Hogue, to be America's eyes and ears and to protect its most precious and destructive cargo. Packed with newly discovered details from American and British archives, this is the gripping, true story of the unsung heroism of a handful of good men--and one woman--in colonial Africa who risked their lives in the fight against fascism and helped deny Hitler his atomic bomb"--Publisher description.
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Why? : explaining the Holocaust
Hayes, Peter, 1946 September 7- author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
Why another book on the Holocaust? -- Targets : Why the Jews? Antisemitism ; Emancipation and backlash -- Attackers : Why the Germans? Nation and Volk ; Hitler's opportunity -- Escalation : Why murder? From Aryanization to atrocity ; Gentile and Jewish responses -- Annihilation : Why this swift and sweeping? From bullets to gas ; Perpetrators : the "generation without limits" ; Enslavement -- Victims : Why didn't more Jews fight back more often? Compliance and resistance ; The world of the camps -- Homelands : Why did survival rates diverge? Varieties of behavior ; The case of Poland -- Onlookers : Why such limited help from outside? Prewar evasions ; Wartime priorities -- Aftermath : What legacies, what lessons? Return, resettlement, retribution, and restitution ; Memory, myths, and meanings.
"Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth century still seems elusive even seventy years later. Numerous theories have sprouted in an attempt to console ourselves and to point the blame in emotionally satisfying directions--yet none of them are fully convincing. As witnesses to the Holocaust near the ends of their lives, it becomes that much more important to unravel what happened and to educate a new generation about the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime on Jews and non-Jews alike. Why? dispels many misconceptions and answers some of the most basic--yet vexing--questions that remain: why the Jews and not another ethnic group? Why the Germans? Why such a swift and sweeping extermination? Why didn't more Jews fight back more often? Why didn't they receive more help? While responding to the questions he has been most frequently asked by students over the decades, world-renowned Holocaust historian and professor Peter Hayes brings a wealth of scholarly research and experience to bear on conventional, popular views of the history, challenging some of the most prominent recent interpretations. He argues that there is no single theory that "explains" the Holocaust; the convergence of multiple forces at a particular moment in time led to catastrophe." -- Publisher's description
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The Nazi card : Nazi comparisons at the beginning of the Cold War
Johnson, Brian, author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
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Crusading on the edge : ideas and practice of crusading in Iberia and the Baltic region, 1100-1500
edited by Torben Kjersgaard Nielsen and Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, 
Baker Berry D173 .C78 2016
Shadow warriors of World War II : the daring women of the OSS and SOE
Thomas, Gordon, 1933- author
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 
By all means possible -- The clouds of war -- The magician's airfield -- Slipping into the shadows -- Enigma in the suitcase -- Agents by moonlight -- Donovan's decision -- The Russians arrive -- Betrayed -- They serve alone -- Out of the shadows -- Afterward.
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Naval warfare : a global history since 1860
Black, Jeremy, 1955- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
The age of the ironclad, 1860-80 -- Naval dreams and races, 1880-1913 -- The First World War, 1914-18 -- Aftermath, 1919-31 -- Preparing for war, 1932-39 -- Naval armageddon, 1939-45 -- Cold War: the age of American dominance, 1946-67 -- Cold War: America under greater challenge 1967-89 -- After the Cold War, since 1990 -- Into the future -- Conclusions.
"Historian Jeremy Black traces naval warfare from the 1860s into the future. He focuses on the interplay of technological development, geopolitics, and resource issues to provide a dynamic account of strategy and warfare worldwide. Through a global frame, he assesses not only leading powers but all those involved in naval conflict."--Provided by publisher.
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Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi ein Leben für Paneuropa
Wien : K&S, Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau, 
Baker Berry D1075.C68 G64 2016
The Napoleonic Mediterranean : enlightenment, revolution and empire
Broers, Michael, author
New York, NY : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017
Baker Berry D973 .B86 2017
Trouble on the far right : contemporary right-wing strategies and practices in Europe
Maik Fielitz, Laura Lotte Laloire (eds.)
Bielefeld : Transcript, 
Baker Berry D726.5.E85 T76 2016
The woman war correspondent, the U.S. military, and the press, 1846-1947
Edy, Carolyn M., author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
"A womanly view of war," 1846-1910 -- "Conditions of acceptance," 1911-1939 -- "To play men's rules," 1940-1942 -- "Women's stuff and the little stories," 1942-1943 -- "As epitomes of all the rest," 1943-1944 -- "A matter of special facility," 1944 -- "Outstanding and conspicuous service," 1945 -- "Persona non grata," 1945 and beyond -- Appendix 1: American women war correspondents during World War I -- Appendix 2: American women war correspondents during World War II.
"This study analyzes the experience of female war correspondents from the Mexican-American War through World War II. It examines the construction of the concept of a "woman war correspondent" and the ways in which the press and the military both promoted and prevented their access to war."--Provided by publisher.
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Intimate history of the Great War : letters, diaries, and memoirs from soldiers on the front
Antonelli, Quinto, compiler
New York, NY : Bordighera Press, 
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Full history : on the meaningfulness of shared action
Smith, Steven G., author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
How can we take history seriously as real and relevant? Despite the hazards of politically dangerous or misleading accounts of the past, we live our lives in a great network of cooperation with other actors; past, present, and future. We study and reflect on the past as a way of exercising a responsibility for shared action. In each of the chapters of Full History Smith poses a key question about history as a concern for conscious participants in the sharing of action, starting with "What Is Historical Meaningfulness?" and ending with "How Can History Have an Aim?" Constructing new models of historical meaning while engaging critically with perspectives offered by Ranke, Dilthey, Rickert, Heidegger, Eliade, Sartre, Foucault, and Arendt, Smith develops a philosophical account of thinking about history that moves beyond postmodernist skepticism. Full History seeks to expand the cast of significant actors, establishing an inclusive version of the historical that recognizes large-scale cumulative actions but also encourages critical revision and expansion of any paradigm of shared action.
Baker Berry D16.8 .S655 2017
Propaganda documentaries in France, 1940-1944
Bertin-Maghit, Jean Pierre, author
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 
Pt. 1. Propaganda and institutions -- The government of the French state: a voluntarist policy -- The occupation authorities, the establishment of a German film market -- Chronicle of newsreels, the first propaganda media -- Reception, or the outlines of an unusual social framework -- pt. 2. Propaganda and utopias -- The way of Vichy: a propaganda of integration -- The way of Paris: propaganda of agitation and exclusion -- The techniques of propaganda -- Epilogue -- Filmography.
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Crisis among the great powers : the concert of Europe and the eastern question
Šedivý, Miroslav, author
London : I.B. Tauris, 2017
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Teaching history with science fiction films
Van Riper, A. Bowdoin, author
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 
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Myths, amnesia and reality in military conflicts, 1935-1945
Sangster, Andrew, 1945- author
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
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Microhistories of the Holocaust
edited by Claire Zalc and Tal Bruttmann
New York : Berghahn, 2017
Baker Berry D804.18 .M53 2017
Age of anger : a history of the present
Mishra, Pankaj, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
Prologue: Forgotten Conjunctures -- Clearing a Space : History's Winners and their Illusions -- Loving Oneself Through Others : Progress and its Contradictions -- Losing My Religion : Islam, Secularism and Revolution -- Regaining My Religion : I. Nationalism Unbound; I I. Messianic Visions -- Finding True Freedom and Equality : The Heritage of Nihilism -- Epilogue: Finding Reality.
"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises--of freedom, stability and prosperity--were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world--or were left, or pushed, behind--reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose--angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity--with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other"--
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Un cubano en Normandía
Suárez Rodríguez, Daniel, 1968- author
Artemisa, Cuba : Editorial Unicornio, 2014
Baker Berry D756.5.N6 S83 2014
I worked alone : diary of a double agent in World War II Europe
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014
"During World War II Nathalie 'Lily' Sergueiew, a woman of mystery, confidently seduced the German Intelligence Service into employing her as a spy against their British enemy. Her diary chronicles her months-long journey to becoming a double agent for the British under the code name Treasure"--
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Reporting war : how foreign correspondents risked capture, torture and death to cover World War II
Moseley, Ray, 1932- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Hitler unleashes the war -- War in Finland, Norway and Denmark -- The fall of France and the Low Countries -- The Battle of Britain and the air war on Germany -- The German Conquest of Greece and Yugoslavia -- Germany invades the Soviet Union -- Pearl Harbor -- Japan invades: the Philippines, Singapore, Burma -- Pacific Island campaigns -- The Desert War -- Stalingrad and Leningrad -- He battle for Italy -- D-Day landings in Normandy -- The Battle for France -- The liberation of Paris -- The Allies and Russians drive toward Germany -- Germany invaded -- The camps inside Germany -- The end of the war in Europe -- Final battles in the Pacific -- Victory over Japan -- After the war.
Baker Berry D798 .M67 2017
A practical guide to studying history : skills and approaches
edited by Tracey Loughran
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Introduction / Tracey Loughran pt. I. Framing histories -- Introduction : frameworks and perspectives / Tracey Loughran -- 1. Nations / Mark Williams -- 2. Periodization / Shaun Tougher -- 3. Comparative histories / Chiara Beccalossi -- 4. Biography / Toby Thacker -- 5. People's history / Martin Wright -- 6. Identities / Siobhan McGurk -- pt. II. The historian's craft -- Introduction / Tracey Loughran -- 7. Historical research / Garthine Walker -- 8. Evidence and interpretation / Kevin Passmore -- 9. Archives / Federica Ferlanti -- 10. Documents, editions and translations / Helen J. Nicholson -- 11. The good, the bad, and the ugly : sources for essays / Keir Waddington -- 12. Reading and writing history / Tracey Loughran -- pt. III. History in public -- Introduction / Tracey Loughran -- 13. History in schools / Lloyd Bowen -- 14. History and policy / Matthew Grant -- 15. Historical novels / Tracey Loughran -- 16. History and heritage / Stephanie Ward -- 17. Exhibiting history / Jane Hamlett -- 18. Taking history into the world / Dave Wyatt.
"An introduction to the fundamental skills and principles underpinning historical research and writing, and to the different contexts in which history is produced and consumed"--
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Europeanization in a global context : integrating Turkey into the world polity
Buhari-Gulmez, Didem, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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Francis Fukuyama and the end of history
Williams, Howard author
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2016
Kant : history and the moral imperative -- Hegel : spirit and state -- Marx : communism and the end of prehistory -- Fukuyama I : reinventing optimism -- Fukuyama II : recognition and liberal democracy -- Fukuyama III : international dimensions -- Popper : a liberal critic of the end of history -- Religion and the end of history -- Rewriting modernity : history, progress and identity -- Fukuyama after The end of history -- Philosophies of history.
Baker Berry D16.9 .W47 2016
The path to war : how the First World War created modern America
Neiberg, Michael S., author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Understanding the two Germanys -- A cause most think is right -- The impossible middle -- 1916 and the wages of guilt -- No more Jerichos -- Election year politics and national defense: an insoluble dilemma -- The melting pot, the war, and American identity -- Awaiting the overt act.
When war broke out in Europe in August of 1914, Americans viewed it as the height of madness. Yet a mere three years later, the country was clamoring to join. Micheal S. Neiberg outlines America's lengthy debate and soul-searching about national identity, and the reactions to the dilemmas and crises that moved the country from ambivalence to belligerence. Neiberg also shows how the effects of the pivot from peace to war still resonate, and how the war transformed the United States into a financial powerhouse and global player. --
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