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  • 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

    3949

    World War II justified by former German soldiers
    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:They Thought They Were Free: The Germans

    They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

    2498

    Trump’s Health Department Expected To Declare Life Begins At Conception, Turn Evangelical Positions Into Policy
    First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer no…


  • 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:Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf

    1932

    Why Do some in the alt right look up to the Nazis?
    Mein Kampf is perhaps the only notable work written in two volumes by Adolf Hitler, in 1924. Hitler was arrested when he took out a mass demonstration in favour of national unity for the formation of a socialist German state. He was tried by the People’s Court in Munich and subsequently, imprisoned for thirteen months where he wrote the first volume. The second volume was written after he was released. This book will give you an insight into one of the greatest tyrant of this century, his pol…


  • 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:Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance

    Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

    1417

    White House: Trump open to Russia questioning US citizens
    A New York Times bestseller: “[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books” (Fortune).This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out …


  • 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…