Books to Buy

 

INTRODUCTION

Beginning in Spring 2007, the editors of H-German will poll members regularly for their suggestions concerning books that libraries should consider purchasing for their collections. The goal of soliciting suggestions is not necessary to discover the "best books" published in a given year, but rather to help guides members, and members' libraries, in using limited resources to maximize the quality and breadth of their holdings in German history.

The list is divided in three categories, books in English for topics before1800, books in English for topics after 1800, and foreign language books. There are no limits on types of books; the lists include key monographs, important synthesis, and useful primary collections.

If an H-German review of the recommended book is available, a link accompanies the entry below.

 

 2005 Books to Buy

BOOKS BEFORE 1800
Anne Winston-Allen, Convent Chronicles: Women Writing about Women in the Late Middle Ages (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005). xvii + 238 pp. Illustrations, maps, endnotes, selected bibliography,  index. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-217-02460-7; $25.00 (paperback), ISBN  0-271-02852-1.
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BOOKS AFTER 1800

Franz-Josef Brüggemeier, Mark Cioc and Thomas Zeller, eds. How Green Were the Nazis? Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich.  Series in Ecology and History. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005. 283 pp. Notes, glossary, bibliography, index. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8214-1646-4; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8214-1647-2.
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Robert M. Citino. The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005. xix + 428 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-7006-1410-9.
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Richard Evans. The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939: How the Nazis Won over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation. London: Penguin, 2005. 960 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 0143037900

Heide Fehrenbach. Race after Hitler: Black Occupation Children in Postwar Germany and America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. xiii + 263 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-11906-9.
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Mary Fulbrook. The People's State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. 352 pp. $35.00 (cloth, ISBN 0-300-10884-2.
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David Kettler and Gerhard Lauer, eds. Exile, Science, and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Emigre Intellectuals. New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. xii + 203 pp. Illustrations, notes, index.  $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 1-40396-843-8.
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Dagmar Herzog. Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2005. 361 pp. Illustrations, notes, index. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-11702-7.
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Isabel V. Hull. Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. xi + 384 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4258-2.
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Johannes von Moltke. No Place Like Home - Locations of Heimat in German Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. 318 pp. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $29.95 (paper), ISBN:0-520-24410-9

Jeffrey K. Olick. In the House of the Hangman: The Agonies of German Defeat, 1943-1949. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005. xv + 381 pp. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $29.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-62638-3.
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Bernhard Rieger. Technology and the Culture of Modernity in Britain and Germany, 1890-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.  x + 319 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, index. $90.00 (cloth),  ISBN 0-521-84528-9.
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Gavriel D. Rosenfeld. The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism. New Studies in European History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xii + 524 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-84706-3.
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Judd Stitziel. Fashioning Socialism: Clothing, Politics and Consumer Culture in East Germany. Oxford and New York: Berg, 2005. 224 pp. Index. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84520-282-8.
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Nicholas Stargardt. Witnesses of War. Children's Lives Under the Nazis. London: Jonathan Cape Press 2005. ISBN 0-224-06479-7; 336 S.; L20.00.

 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE BOOKS
Jörg Echternkamp, Hrsg. Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg, Bd.9/1: Die Deutsche Kriegsgesellschaft 1939 bis 1945. Politisierung, Vernichtung, Überleben. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 2004. ISBN 3421062366; XIV, 993 Seiten; EUR 49,80. Bd.9/2: Die deutsche Kriegsgesellschaft 1939-1945. Ausbeutung, Deutungen, Ausgrenzung. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 2005. ISBN 3421065284; XIII, 1112 Seiten; EUR 49,80.
 

 

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