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  • booksreddit.com:Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above

    Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941

    2224

    How critical was the capture of Moscow during WWII? Were the Germans really 1 mile away from essentially destroying the Soviet Union?
    This book forms the second volume of Tucker’s biography of Stalin, the first volume of which, “Stalin as Revolutionary”, was recently reissued by Norton in the United Kingdom. Robert Tucker shows that Stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past. In 1929 Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive “revolution from above”, a decade long effort to amass military-industrial power for a new war. He forced 25 million peasant… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above

    Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941

    2224

    This book forms the second volume of Tucker’s biography of Stalin, the first volume of which, “Stalin as Revolutionary”, was recently reissued by Norton in the United Kingdom. Robert Tucker shows that Stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past. In 1929 Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive “revolution from above”, a decade long effort to amass military-industrial power for a new war. He forced 25 million peasant…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

    The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

    1634

    Vladimir Putin served in the KGB until 1991. Do we know of any operations or activities he was involved in, and their effects?
    “A riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearian fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan   The New Tsar is the book to read if you want to understand how Vladimir Putin sees the world and why he has become one of the gravest threats to American security.The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia’s current president—the only complete biography in English – that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and depriv… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

    The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

    1634

    “A riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearian fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan   The New Tsar is the book to read if you want to understand how Vladimir Putin sees the world and why he has become one of the gravest threats to American security.The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia’s current president—the only complete biography in English – that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and depriv…


  • booksreddit.com:A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

    A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

    1556

    It’s argued that Lincoln had Marfan’s Syndrome, what other important people of history had unusual, rare, or otherwise cool disorders/diseases?
    This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Programme at Tufts Medical Center, offers and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood dis… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    1523

    The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.


  • booksreddit.com:Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    1387

    The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.


  • booksreddit.com:Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii

    Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii

    1303

    What happened to the children of the Hitler Youth? How did the Nazi influence on their childhood affect them post-1945 and how have they responded to the Holocaust and the Nazis in adulthood?
    Victor Klemperer (18811960) was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in 1935, only surviving thanks to his marriage to an Aryan. First published in 1957, The Language of the Third Reich arose from Klemperer’s conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. As Klemperer writes: ‘It isn’t only Nazi actions that have to vanish, but also the Nazi cast of mind, the typical Nazi way of thinking, and it… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii

    Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii

    1303

    Victor Klemperer (18811960) was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in 1935, only surviving thanks to his marriage to an Aryan. First published in 1957, The Language of the Third Reich arose from Klemperer’s conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. As Klemperer writes: ‘It isn’t only Nazi actions that have to vanish, but also the Nazi cast of mind, the typical Nazi way of thinking, and it…


  • booksreddit.com:Lenin: A New Biography

    Lenin: A New Biography

    976

    The special assistant to Boris Yeltsin radically alters the traditional image of Lenin with a biography based on secret Soviet archives, revealing the Founding Father as a cruel, totalitarian leader who was responsible for the worst excesses of the Soviet state.


  • booksreddit.com:The Complete War Memoirs of Charles de Gaulle

    The Complete War Memoirs of Charles de Gaulle

    958

    Originally three separate volumes covering three distinct periods, this single edition encompasses all of de Gaulle’s personal writings from the fall of France in 1940 to the aftermath of the war in 1946. Maps.


  • booksreddit.com:The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West)

    The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West)

    910

    Olive Oatman was captured by Native Americans in Arizona in 1851, and integrated into a Mojave tribe. She was given her (blue) tattoo to ensure her passage into the afterlife. In 1857 she was finally set free after being located by local settlers. This photo was taken after her rescue. [964×979]
    In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. She was fully ass… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West)

    The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West)

    910

    In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. She was fully ass…


  • booksreddit.com:Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    907


    The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    852

    How was sex approached in eras where family co-sleeping was normal?
    Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two “dirty centuries”? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did people fear fruit? All these questions will be answered in this juicy, smelly, and truly intimate history of home life. Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen, covering the architectu… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    852

    Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two “dirty centuries”? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did people fear fruit? All these questions will be answered in this juicy, smelly, and truly intimate history of home life. Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen, covering the architectu…


  • booksreddit.com:Mein Kampf: - Deutsch Sprache - Dies ist ungekürzte fassung (German Edition)

    Mein Kampf: – Deutsch Sprache – Dies ist ungekürzte fassung (German Edition)

    841

    Dies ist ungekürzte Fassung Mein Kampf ist eine politisch-ideologische Programmschrift Adolf Hitlers. Sie erschien in zwei Teilen. Hitler stellte darin seinen Werdegang zum Politiker und seine Weltanschauung dar. Das Buch ist weder eine Autobiografie noch ein neues Parteiprogramm, sondern eine zweckgerichtete Kampf- und Propagandaschrift, die zum Neuaufbau der NSDAP als zentral gelenkter Partei unter Hitlers Führung dienen sollte. Der erste Band entstand in Hitlers Haftzeit 1924 und wurde ers…


  • booksreddit.com:Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    759

    I’ve heard it said that Alexander the great was arguably the single most important figure in the history of western civilization. Why is this?
    Tough, resolute, fearless. Alexander was a born warrior and a ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 B.C.E. at age thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled—he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities, and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. the myth he created is as potent toda… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    759

    Tough, resolute, fearless. Alexander was a born warrior and a ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 B.C.E. at age thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled—he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities, and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. the myth he created is as potent toda…


  • booksreddit.com:Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls

    Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls, Tolkien, and Harry Potter

    701

    When and how did fairies “shrink?”
    Trolls always get a bad rap. One lurks under a bridge, another harasses a gnome, and suddenly people label the entire species as trouble. Of course, that is because they are, indeed, trouble. The folklore about these Scandinavian supernatural beings is rich and varied, and there is plenty of opportunities to purse Celtic parallels. Comprehensively examined in a 1936 German-language dissertation, this book adapts the earlier work, taking popular belief further to the English-speaking world and… more about book…