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xxii, 564 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Going down in flames : Shock to the system
  • Collapse in the West
  • Foretaste of horror
  • Hopes raised - and dashed
  • Calamity in the East
  • Terror comes home
  • Crumbling foundations
  • Implosion
  • Liquidation
  • Anatomy of self-destruction.
This title has been nominated for "Sunday Times", "TLS", "Spectator", "Sunday Telegraph", "Daily Mail" and "Scotland On Sunday" Books Of The Year. The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all kinds of criteria it was the end: the end of the Third Reich and its terrible empire but also, increasingly, it seemed to be the end of European civilization itself. In his gripping, revelatory new book Ian Kershaw describes these final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945. The major question that Kershaw attempts to answer is: what made Germany keep on fighting? In almost every major war there has come a point where defeat has loomed for one side and its rulers have cut a deal with the victors, if only in an attempt to save their own skins. In "Hitler's Germany", nothing of this kind happened: in the end the regime had to be stamped out town by town with a level of brutality almost without precedent. Both a highly original piece of research and a gripping narrative, "The End" makes vivid an era which still deeply scars Europe. It raises the most profound questions about the nature of the Second World War, about the Third Reich and about how ordinary people behave in extreme circumstances.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780713997163 20160606
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xix, 280 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION-- PART 1: PHENOMENAL KNOWLEDGE-- 1. WHAT ROBOMARY KNOWS, DANIEL DENNET, TUFTS UNIVERSITY-- 2. SO THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE: A DEFENSE OF THE ABILITY HYPOTHESIS, LAURENCE NEMIROW, DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS INCOME TAX, BENEFITS & ESTATE GROUP-- 3. THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT, DIAPHANOUSNESS, REPRESENTATIONALISM, FRANK JACKSON, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, BRITISH ACADEMY, AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AUSTRALIA, AND FAND INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DE PHILOSOPHIE-- 4. DOES REPRESENTATIONALISM UNDERMINE THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT?, TORIN ALTER, THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA-- 5. WHAT IS THIS THING YOU CALL COLOR: CAN A TOTALLY COLOR-BLIND PERSON KNOW ABOUT COLOR?, KNUT NORDBY, FORMERLY UNIVERSITY OF OSLO AND TELNOR COMMUNICATIONS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT-- PART 2: PHENOMENAL CONCEPTS-- 6. WHAT IS A PHENOMENAL CONCEPT?, JANET LEVIN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-- 7. PHENOMENAL AND PERCEPTUAL CONEPTS, DAVID PAPINEAU, KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY-- 8. PHENOMENAL CONCEPTS AND THE MATERIALIST CONSTRAINT, JOSEPH LEVINE, THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST-- 9. PHENOMENAL CONCEPTS AND THE EXPLANATORY GAP, DAVID CHALMERS, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY-- 10. DIRECT REFERENCE AND DANCING QUALIA, JOHN HAWTHORNE, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-- 11. PROPERTY DUALISM, PHENOMENAL CONCEPTS, AND THE SEMANTIC PREMISE, STEPHEN WHITE, TUFTS UNIVERSITY-- 12. MAX BLACK'S OBJECTION TO MIND-BRAIN IDENTITY, NED BLOCK, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY-- 13. GRASPING PHENOMENAL PROPERTIES, MARTINE NIDA-RUMELIN, UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195368635 20160528
  • PREFACE TO THE SECOND PAPERBACK EDITION-- NOTE ON THE TEXT-- LIST OF PLATES-- LIST OF MAPS-- INTRODUCTION-- 1. Historys cruel tricks-- 2. Reviving the dream-- 3. The drama of reform-- 4. Waiting for the end of the world-- 5. Survival and cannibalism in the rust belt-- 6. Democracy without liberalism?-- 7. Idealism and treason-- EPILOGUE-- NOTES-- FURTHER READING-- INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195368642 20160528
Featuring extensive revisions to the text as well as a new introduction and epilogue-bringing the book completely up to date on the tumultuous politics of the previous decade and the long-term implications of the Soviet collapse-this compact, original, and engaging book offers the definitive account of one of the great historical events of the last fifty years. Combining historical and geopolitical analysis with an absorbing narrative, Kotkin draws upon extensive research, including memoirs by dozens of insiders and senior figures, to illuminate the factors that led to the demise of Communism and the USSR. The new edition puts the collapse in the context of the global economic and political changes from the 1970s to the present day. Kotkin creates a compelling profile of post Soviet Russia and he reminds us, with chilling immediacy, of what could not have been predicted-that the world's largest police state, with several million troops, a doomsday arsenal, and an appalling record of violence, would liquidate itself with barely a whimper. Throughout the book, Kotkin also paints vivid portraits of key personalities. Using recently released archive materials, for example, he offers a fascinating picture of Gorbachev, describing this virtuoso tactician and resolutely committed reformer as "flabbergasted by the fact that his socialist renewal was leading to the system's liquidation"-and more or less going along with it. At once authoritative and provocative, Armageddon Averted illuminates the collapse of the Soviet Union, revealing how "principled restraint and scheming self interest brought a deadly system to meek dissolution." Acclaim for the First Edition: "The clearest picture we have to date of the post-Soviet landscape." --The New Yorker "A triumph of the art of contemporary history. In fewer than 200 pagesKotkin elucidates the implosion of the Soviet empire-the most important and startling series of international events of the past fifty years-and clearly spells out why, thanks almost entirely to the 'principal restraint' of the Soviet leadership, that collapse didn't result in a cataclysmic war, as all experts had long forecasted." -The Atlantic Monthly "Concise and persuasive The mystery, for Kotkin, is not so much why the Soviet Union collapsed as why it did so with so little collateral damage." --The New York Review of Books.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195368635 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xxvii, 799 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
This chilling, fascinating new book is the first to get to grips with how Hitler's Nazi empire really functioned. There was no aspect of Nazi power untouched by economics - it was Hitler's obsession and the reason the Nazis came to power in the first place. The Second World War was fought, in Hitler's view, to create a European Empire strong enough to take on the United States - a last chance for Europe to dig itself in before being swept away by the USA's ever greater power. But, as "The Wages of Destruction" makes clear, Hitler was never remotely strong enough to beat either Britain or the Soviet Union - and never even had a serious plan as to how he might defeat the USA. It took years of fighting and the deaths of millions of people to destroy the Third Reich, but effectively World War II in Europe was fought in pursuit of a fantasy: the years in which Western Europe could settle the world's fate were, by 1939, long past. This is a major book by a major author and will provoke an enormous amount of controversy and debate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780713995664 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xxi, 251 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Reframes the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes to its central political significance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520241565 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xvi, 359 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Turning away from Weimar-- police justice-- concentration camps and media reports-- shadows of war-- social outsiders-- injustice and the Jews-- special "Justice" for foreign workers-- enemies in the ranks-- concentration camps in public spaces-- dictatorship and people at the end of the Third Reich.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198205609 20160528
The Nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after Hitler took power most people turned away from democracy and backed the Nazi regime. Hitler won growing support even as he established the secret police (Gestapo) and concentration camps. What has been in dispute for over fifty years is what the Germans knew about these camps, and in what ways were they involved in the persecution of 'race enemies', slave workers, and social outsiders. To answer these questions, and to explore the public sides of Nazi persecution, Robert Gellately has consulted an array of primary documents. He argues that the Nazis did not cloak their radical approaches to 'law and order' in utter secrecy, but played them up in the press and loudly proclaimed the superiority of their system over all others. They publicized their views by drawing on popular images, cherished German ideals and long held phobias, and were able to win over converts to their cause. The author traces the story from 1933, and shows how war and especially the prospect of defeat radicalized Nazism. As the country spiralled toward defeat, Germans for the most part held on stubbornly. For anyone who contemplated surrender or resistance, terror became the order of the day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198205609 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xiv, 445 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Compulsory "ujamaa" villages in Tanzania, collectivization in Russia, Le Corbusier's urban planning theory realized in Brasilia, the Great Leap Forward in China, agricultural "modernization" in the Tropics - the 20th century has been racked by grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In this wide-ranging book, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. Centrally managed social plans misfire, Scott argues, when they impose schematic visions that do violence to complex interdependencies that are not, and cannot be, fully understood. Further, the success of designs for social organization depends upon the recognition that local, practical knowledge is as important as formal, epistemic knowledge. The author builds a case against "development theory" and imperialistic state planning that disregards the values, desires and objections of its subjects. He identifies and discusses four conditions common to all planning disasters: administrative ordering of nature and society by the state; a "high-modernist ideology" that places confidence in the ability of human life; a willingness to use authoritarian state power to effect large-scale interventions; and a prostate civil society that cannot effectively resist such plans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300070163 20160527
An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that any centrally-managed social plan must recognize the importance of local customs and practical knowledge.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300078152 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xii, 297 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Part 1 The making of the "Hitler myth", 1920-1940: "Fuhrer of the coming Germany" - the Hitler image in the Weimar era-- "symbol of the nation" - the propaganda profile of Hitler, 1933-1936-- "Fuhrer without sin" - Hitler and the "little Hitlers"-- the Fuhrer versus the radicals - Hitler's image and the "church struggle"-- Hitler the statesman - war and peace in the balance. Part 2 The breaking of the "Hitler myth", 1940-1945: Blitzkrieg triumph - high peak of popularity, 1940-1941-- the war turns sour - the "Hitler myth" starts to crumble-- defeat and disaster - the "Hitler myth" collapses. Part 3 The "Hitler myth" and the path to genocide: Hitler's popular image and the "Jewish question".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192822345 20160528
This study charts the creation, growth and decline of the "Hitler myth". The author demonstrates how the manufactured Fuehrer-cult formed a crucial integrating force in the Third Reich and a vital element in the attainment of Nazi political aims. Masters of the new techniques of propaganda, the Nazis are seen to have used propaganda to exploit and build on the beliefs, phobias and prejudices of the day. Their successful "deification" of the Fuehrer in a modern industrial state carries a far from comfortable message. Ian Kershaw is also the author of "Popular Opinion and Political Dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria 1933-1945".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192822345 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xix, 388 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xv, 615 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
xliii, 527 p. 21 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01
Book
x, 334 p. 22 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-204E-01, HISTORY-307E-01