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For the motherland! For Stalin! : a Red Army officer's memoir of the Eastern Front
Bogachev, Boris, author
London : Hurst & Company, 2017
Baker Berry D764 .B6313 2017

Bid for world power? : new research on the outbreak of the First World War
edited by Andreas Gestrich and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Over fifty years ago the German historian Fritz Fischer published his famous book 'Germany's aims in the First World War.' It departed from the established consensus that many countries and governments had a shared responsibility for the outbreak of the war, and put the onus primarily on Germany. The book initiated a fierce international debate which Fischer seems to have mostly won. By the middle of the 1970s many of his controversial positions had become mainstream. More recent research, however, started to question this consensus again. Many scholars moved away from focusing on the responsibility of individual countries or politicians and turned to the complex structures and mechanisms of the international system. How does this 'systemic' perspective alter the importance Fischer's findings and interpretations? This volume brings together the latest research by many of the most prominent historians of the First World War from a wide range of countries and it presents the most important trends and results of recent international scholarship, frequently based on new archival findings unavailable to Fischer at the time.
Baker Berry D511 .B535 2017

Holocaust memory in the digital age : survivors' stories and new media practices
Shandler, Jeffrey, author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
An archive in contexts -- Narrative : tales retold -- Language : in other words -- Spectacle : seeing as believing.

This book explores the nexus of new media and memory practices, raising questions about how advances in digital technologies continue to influence the nature of Holocaust memorialization. Through an in-depth study of the largest and most widely available collection of videotaped interviews with survivors and other witnesses to the Holocaust, the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, Jeffrey Shandler weighs the possibilities and challenges brought about by digital forms of public memory. The Visual History Archive's holdings are extensive-over 100,000 hours of video, including interviews with over 50,000 individuals-and came about at a time of heightened anxiety about the imminent passing of the generation of Holocaust survivors and other eyewitnesses. Now, the Shoah Foundation's investment in new digital media is instrumental to its commitment to remembering the Holocaust both as a subject of historical importance in its own right and as a paradigmatic moral exhortation against intolerance. Shandler not only considers the Archive as a whole, but also looks closely at individual survivors' stories, focusing on narrative, language, and spectacle to understand how Holocaust remembrance is mediated.
Baker Berry D804.348 .S45 2017

The Oxford handbook of early modern European history, 1350-1750
edited by Hamish Scott
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
Volume 1. Peoples and place -- The cartographic emergence of Europe? / Valerie A. Kivelson -- Weather, climate, and the environment / Christian Pfister -- Disease and medicine / Mary Lindemann -- Historical demography / Anne McCants -- Time / Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum -- Travel and communications / Hamish Scott -- Languages and literacy / Fania Oz-Salzberger -- Printing and printedness / James Raven -- A revolution in information? / Ann Blair and Devin Fitzgerald -- Economic and social trends / Regina Grafe -- The social order / Andreas Gestrich -- Households and family systems / Mikolaj Szoltysek -- Social roles and individual identities / Margaret R. Hunt -- Consumption and material life / Janine Maegraith and Craig Muldrew -- The agrarian west / Tom Scott -- The agrarian east / Edgar Melton -- Country and town in Mediterranean Europe / James S. Amelang -- Towns and urbanization / R.A. Houston -- Manufacturing / Markus Küpker -- The Christian church, 1370-1550 / David J. Collins, S.J. -- Protestantism and its adherents / Ulinka Rublack -- Early modern Catholicism / Nicholas Terpstra -- The world of orthodoxy / Nikolaos A. Chrissidis -- The transformations of Judaism / David B. Ruderman -- Islam and Muslims in Europe / Tijana Krstić -- Cultures of peoples / Caroline Castiglione -- Belief and its limits / Mack P. Holt --

"Brings together a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of early modern European history, and how it has evolved historiographically over the past half century. Written by a broad range of leading international scholars across many academic disciplines"--Page [4] of cover.
Baker Berry D208 .O94 2015

The women who flew for Hitler: a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry
Mulley, Clare, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2017]
Preface: Truth And Lives -- LONGING FOR FREEDOM, 1903-1932 -- SEARCHING FOR THE FABULOUS, 1912-1933 -- PUBLIC RELATIONS, 1933-1936 -- PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS, 1936-1937 -- HOVERING, 1938 -- DESCENT, 1938-1939 -- WOMEN AT WAR, 1939-1941 -- DEFYING GRAVITY, 1942-1943 -- UNDER ATTACK, 1943 -- OPERATION SELF-SACRIFICE, 1943-1944 -- OPERATION VALKYRIE, 1944 -- IN THE CAMPS, 1944 -- IN THE BUNKER, 1945 -- FINAL FLIGHT -- LIBERATION AND DETENTION, 1945-1946 -- REPUTATIONS -- Epilogue: A Time of Contradictions.

"Despite Hitler's dictates on women's place being in the home, two fiercely defiant female pilots were awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. Other than this unique distinction and a passion for flying that bordered on addiction, these women could not have been less alike. One was Aryan Nazi poster-girl Hanna Reitsch, an unsurpassed pilot, who is now best-known for being the last person to fly into Berlin-under-siege in April 1945, in order to beg Hitler to let her save him. He refused and killed himself two days later. The other pilot was her antithesis, a brilliant aeronautical engineer and test-pilot Melitta Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg who was part Jewish. She used her value to the Luftwaffe as a means to protect her family. When her brother-in-law, Claus von Stauffenberg, planned the Valkyrie attack to assassinate the Fuehrer, she agreed to provide the transport. Both women repeatedly risked their lives to change the history of the Third Reich--one in support of and the other in opposition. Mulley shows, through dazzling film-like scenes suffused in glamour and danger, that their interwoven dramas are a powerful forgotten story of conformity and resistance and the very strength of women at the heart of the Second World War"--
Baker Berry D787 .M833 2017

Haunting history : for a deconstructive approach to the past
Kleinberg, Ethan, 1967- author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017
Haunting history -- Presence in absentia -- Chladenius, Droysen, Dilthey : back to where we've never been -- The analog ceiling -- The past that is.
Baker Berry D16.8 .K495 2017

God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin
Lee, Jeffrey, 1966- author
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2017
Introduction: A monstrous unbeliever -- Dead man walking -- The wild East -- Knight-errant -- Arriviste -- Diabolic daring -- A violent sinner -- Guardian of the land -- Imperial vassal -- In the power of Nur al-Din -- Years of darkness -- Phoenix -- Hero -- Lord of La Grand Berrie -- Desert raider -- Sea wolf -- The lion and the wolf -- The "Manchurian" regent -- King-maker -- Truce-breaker -- Apocalypse -- The ultimate crusader.

"In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to a man who had been dead for 800 years. Born in twelfth-century France and bred for violence, Reynald de Chatillon was a young knight who joined the Second Crusade and rose through the ranks to become the preeminent figure in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, chief foe of the Muslim leader Saladin, and one of the most reviled characters in Islamic history. In the West, Reynald has long been considered a minor player in the crusading saga, and is often dismissed as a bloodthirsty maniac who brought disaster on his fellow crusaders. However, by using contemporary documents and original research, Jeffrey Lee overturns this popular perception and questions other prejudices about the crusades that underlie modern misunderstandings of the Middle East. God's Wolf shows how the crusader kingdom was brought down by a treacherous internal faction, rather than by Reynald's belligerence. In fact, despite Reynald's brutality, Lee argues that he was a strong military leader and an effective statesman, whose actions in the Middle East had a far-reaching impact that endures to this day. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusading era."--Jacket.
Baker Berry D162.2 .L44 2017

The unruly city : Paris, London and New York in the age of revolution
Rapport, Michael, author
New York : Basic Books, [2017]
Introduction: Three cities in an age of revolution -- The Revolution comes to New York, 1765-1775 -- London defiant: Wilkes and liberty, 1763-1776 -- The King against Paris, 1763-1776 -- New York City in revolution and war, 1775-1783 -- London burns: reformers and rioters, 1776-1780 -- Paris rises: the coming of revolution, 1776-1789 -- New York: capital city, 1783-1789 -- Paris in revolution, 1789-1793 -- London debates the French Revolution, 1789-1792 -- Paris in the Terror, 1793-1794 -- Radical London: Democrats, loyalists and the reaction, 1792-1794 -- New York confronts the French Revolution, 1789-1795 -- Conclusion: The revolutionary city and historical memory.

"A vivid history of three intertwined cities--Paris, London, and New York--at the turn of the nineteenth century, in the midst of political chaos. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London, to popular uprisings and regicide in Paris, Rapport explores the relationship between city and revolution, revealing why some cities engender upheaval and some suppress it. Why did Paris experience a devastating revolution while London avoided one? How did American independence spark activism in cities across the Atlantic? And how did these cities influence the development of modern democracy? Rapport takes readers from the politically charged taverns and coffeehouses on Fleet Street, through a sea battle between the British and French in New York Harbor, to the scaffold during the 'Terror' in Paris. Drawing on letters, travelogues and eye-witness accounts, Rapport evokes the sights, sounds and smells of these cities, masterfully weaving their history with the politics of revolution."--Jacket.
Baker Berry D289 .R37 2017

But you did not come back
Loridan, Marceline, 1928- author
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2016]
An activist and documentary filmmaker, who was arrested in occupied France at the age of fifteen, presents this deeply personal account of her experiences during the Holocaust and the death of her father in a concentration camp that overshadowed her whole life.
Baker Berry D805.5.B57 L6713 2016

An American on the Western Front : the First World War letters of Arthur Clifford Kimber, 1917-18
Kimber, Arthur Clifford, 1896-1918, author
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2016
Baker Berry D570.9 .K52 2016

Twilight of history
Sand, Shlomo, author
London ; Verso, 2017
Preface: Studying History to Free Ourselves from It -- Undoing the Myth of Origins -- Escape from Politics? -- Probing the Truth of the Past -- Abandoning National Time.

"The acclaimed and controversial historian turns his critical gaze on the writing of history today. Drawing on his four decades as a professional historian, Shlomo Sand interrogates the academic discipline of history, whose origin lay in the need for a national ideology. In the last few decades, traditional history has begun to fragment, yet only to give rise to a new role of historians as priests of official memory. Working in Israel has sharpened Sand's perspective, since the role of history as national myth is particularly salient in a country where the Bible is treated as a history book. He asks such questions as: Is every historical narrative ideologically marked? Do political requirements and state power weigh down inordinately on historical research and teaching? And, in such conditions, can there be a morally neutral and 'scientific' truth? Despite his trenchant criticism of academic history, Sand would still like to believe that the past can be understood without myth, and sees pointers for this in the work of Weber and Sorel"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry D16.8 .S216513 2017

I heard my country calling : Elaine Madden, unsung heroine of the SOE
Elliott, Sue, 1951- author
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2015
One. Pont St Esprit: 2010 -- Two. Flanders: 1920 -- Three. Ypres and Poperinghe: 1933-39 -- Four. London and Poperinghe: September-December 1939 -- Five. Flanders: May 1940 -- Six. London: June 1940-December 1943 -- Seven. London: January-February 1944 -- Eight. Southern England: March-June 1944 -- Nine. London and Belgium: June-August 1944 -- Ten. Belgium: August-September 1944 -- Eleven. Belgium and Germany: October 1944-April 1945 -- Twelve. Germany, North-West England and Brussels June 1945-April 1946 -- Thirteen. Letters: 1967.

After a tragic childhood among the Great War cemeteries of Flanders Fields, a troubled young woman searches for love and meaning in war-ravaged Europe. Elaine Madden's quest takes her from occupied Belgium through the chaos of Dunkirk, where she flees disguised as a British soldier, into the London Blitz, where she finally begins to discover herself. Recruited to T Section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) as a 'fast courier', she is parachuted back to the country of her birth to undertake a top-secret political mission and help speed its liberation from Nazi oppression. Elaine Madden never claimed to be a heroine, but her story proves otherwise. Its centrepiece - war service as one of only two women SOE agents parachuted into enemy-occupied Belgium - is just one episode in an extraordinary real-life drama of highs and lows, love, loss and betrayal.
Baker Berry D810.S8 M238 2015

Perpetrators : the world of the Holocaust killers
Lewy, Guenter, 1923- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry D804.3 .L523 2017

44 days : 75 Squadron and the fight for Australia
Veitch, Michael, author
Sydney, N.S.W. Hachette Australia, 2016
In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an extraordinary and heroic battle, the story of which has been left largely untold. The recruits had almost nothing going for them against the Japanese war machine, except for one extraordinary leader named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 possibly the oldest fighter pilot in the world - who said little, led from the front, and who had absolutely no sense of physical fear.
Baker Berry D792.A8 V45 2016

Gender and the Great War
edited by Susan R. Grayzel and Tammy M. Proctor
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, [2017]
Gender and citizenship / Kimberly Jensen -- Gender and resistance / Erika Kuhlman -- Gender and work / Deborah Thom -- Gender and race / Richard S. Fogarty -- Gender and sexuality / Ana Carden-Coyne and Laura Doan -- Gender and age / Tammy M. Proctor -- Gender and occupation / Jovana Knežević -- Gender and everyday life / Karen Hunt -- Gender and warfare / Susan R. Grayzel -- Gender and violence / Michelle Moyd -- Gender and mourning / Joy Damousi -- Gender and memory / Karen Petrone -- The scholarship of the First World War / Susan R. Grayzel and Tammy M. Proctor.
Baker Berry D639.W7 G395 2017

Remembering the Second World War
edited by Patrick Finney
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2018
Introduction / Patrick Finney -- Part I. National memory cultures? -- A nation united? The impossible memory of war and occupation in France / Margaret Atack -- Generation war and post-didactic memory: the Nazi past in contemporary Germany / Bill Niven -- Remembering and forgetting war and occupation in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan / Edward Vickers -- Part II. Transnational transactions -- Isaac Fadoyebo's journey: remembering the British empire's Second World War / Patrick Finney -- The Soviet War Memorial in Vienna: geopolitics of memory and the new Russian diaspora in post-Cold War Europe / Tatiana Zhurzhenko -- Abolitionism in the history of the transnational "Justice for Comfort Women" movement in Japan and South Korea / Caroline Norma -- Part III. Local and sectional memories -- The treachery of memorials: beyond war remembrance in contemporary Okinawa / Gerald Figal -- The Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan: imperial, national and local remembrance / Joan Beaumont -- The memory of the Joop Westerweel resistance movement in Israel and the Netherlands / Joyce van de Bildt -- Part IV. Practices of remembrance -- A holy relic of war: the Soviet victory banner as artefact / Jeremy Hicks -- Experiencing and performing memory: Second World War videogames as a practice of remembrance / Eva Kingsepp -- Touching landscapes? Embodied experiences of holocaust tourism and memory / Tim Cole -- Afterword: entangled memories of the Second World War / Jie-Hyun Lim.

"Remembering the Second World War brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast of leading scholars to explore the remembrance of this conflict on a global scale. Conceptually, it is premised on the need to challenge nation-centric approaches in memory studies, drawing strength from recent transcultural, affective and multidirectional turns. Divided into four thematic parts, this book largely focuses on the post-Cold War period, which has seen a notable upsurge in commemorative activity relating to the Second World War and significant qualitative changes in its character. The first part explores the enduring utility and the limitations of the national frame in France, Germany and China. The second explores transnational transactions in remembrance, looking at memories of the British Empire at war, contested memories in East-Central Europe and the transnational campaign on behalf of Japan's former 'comfort women'. A third section considers local and sectional memories of the war and the fourth analyses innovative practices of memory, including re-enactment, video gaming and Holocaust tourism. Offering insightful contributions on intriguing topics and illuminating the current state of the art in this growing field, this book will be essential reading for all students and scholars of the history and memory of the Second World War." -- Publisher's description
Baker Berry D744 .R43 2018

Killing and being killed: bodies in battle : perspectives on fighters in the Middle Ages
Jörg Rogge (ed.)
Bielefeld : Transcript, [2017]
Baker Berry D104.5 .K55 2017

Modern empires : a reader
Smith, Bonnie G., 1940- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
The ferment of empires, c. 1400-1550 -- Iberians and others take to the seas -- Competition for empire expands -- Everyday life amid imperial growth -- Revolt against empire -- Confrontation, industrialization, and imperial knowledge, c. 1815-1870 -- The big push : imperialism at the end of the nineteenth century -- Increased expansion, increased resistance -- World War I and its aftermath -- Imperial expansion and economic downturn in the interwar years -- World War II and the growing call for independence -- The rise of free nations and the afterlife of empire.

"Based on the central role the study of documents plays in the history classroom, Modern Empires : A Reader is an anthology of primary sources on the history of modern empires across the globe from the late fifteenth century to the present. The selection of sources portrays an imperial panorama and charts the wide-ranging effects upon individual nations as well as upon the unfolding history of the world and its peoples"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry D5 .S63 2018

The reckoning : Canadian prisoners of war in the Great War
Greenfield, Nathan M., 1958- author
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., [2016]
Discusses the experiences of Canadian prisoners of war during the First World War.
Baker Berry D627.G3 G74 2016

Big history, small world : from the Big Bang to you
Brown, Cynthia Stokes, author
Great Barrington, Massachusetts : Berkshire [2017]
"Big history becomes engaging and personal in Big History, Small World by Cynthia Stokes Brown, the first guide in English to a new approach to history that has been specifically designed for high school students. It's also ideal for the general reader who shares Bill Gates's fascination with this new blend of history and science, and fits neatly with the free curriculum available at the Big History Project, cofounded by Professor David Christian and Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft. Big History, Small World is organized into twelve chapters. In the first chapter, Brown discusses the scientific method. In the last chapter she discusses the different ways people interpret big history and find meaning in it. The other ten chapters are based on eight major turning points, or thresholds, in the cosmic story. One threshold, the emergence of life, gets two chapters, while a discussion of the future fills chapter eleven. This book is not formatted as a traditional textbook, although it can easily be used as one. Each chapter has questions on the frontier of knowledge, as well as suggestions of how the content applies directly to the reader, to answer the perennial question: "Why do I have to learn this?" There are illustrations, charts, diagrams, a glossary and timeline, and short biographies of scientists and historians who have been influential in developing big history."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry D20 .B773 2017

The universal history of Step'anos Tarōnec'i : introduction, translation, and commentary
Greenwood, Tim, author
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017
The 'Universal History' ('Patmut'iwn tiezerakan') of Step'anos Taronec'i is a history of the world in three books, composed by the Armenian scholar at the end of the tenth century and extending from the era of Abraham to the turn of the first millennium. It was completed in 1004/5 CE, at a time when the Byzantine Empire was expanding eastwards across the districts of historic Armenia and challenging key aspects of Armenian identity. Step'anos responded to these changing circumstances by looking to the past and fusing Armenian tradition with Persian, Roman, and Islamic history, thereby asserting that Armenia had a prominent and independent place in world history. The 'Universal History' was intended to affirm and reinforce Armenian cultural memory. This volume presents the first ever English translation of this work, drawing upon Manukyan's 2012 critical edition of the text, and is also the first study and translation of the Universal History to be published outside Armenia for a century. Fully annotated and with a substantial introduction, it not only provides an accessible guide to the text, drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship available, but also offers valuable new insights into the significance of an often overlooked work, the intellectual and literary contexts within which it was composed, and its place in the Armenian tradition.
Baker Berry D17 .G74 2017

Forced confrontation : the politics of dead bodies in Germany at the end of World War II
Mauriello, Christopher E., author
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
A defeated enemy nation -- Nazi killing fields in Germany -- The 48-hour ultimatum -- The punishment of Neunburg Vorm Wald -- The re-education of Germans : regional forced confrontation in May 1945 -- Human remains : the enduring politics of dead bodies in the postwar era.
Baker Berry D804.G3 M39 2017

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