The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd


Total Pages:560



Books Description:

‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

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A Thousand Small Sanities

Author:Adam Gopnik

Publisher:Basic Books


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

A stirring defense of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time from an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author. Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right and left. The crisis of democracy in our era has produced a crisis of faith in liberal institutions and, even worse, in liberal thought. A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism, nor simply another word for free markets, nor merely a term denoting a set of rights. It is something far more ambitious: the search for radical change by humane measures. Gopnik shows us why liberalism is one of the great moral adventures in human history -- and why, in an age of autocracy, our lives may depend on its continuation.


Author:Peter Ross Range

Publisher:Little, Brown


Total Pages:336



Books Description:

The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924--the year that made a monster Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich. Everything that would come--the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea--all of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf. Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.


Author:Lesley M.M. Blume

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:288



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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century—the true effects of the atom bomb—potentially saving millions of lives. Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US government and military had begun a secret propaganda and information suppression campaign to hide the devastating nature of these experimental weapons. The cover-up intensified as Occupation forces closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing leaks about the horrific long-term effects of radiation which would kill thousands during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked—until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and managed to report the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the story secret—even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published “Hiroshima” in August 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the hellish new threat that America had unleashed. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war partly because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved—and can still save—the world.

How To Read Hitler

Author:Neil Gregor

Publisher:Granta Books


Total Pages:128



Books Description:

Incoherent, obsessive and violent, Hitler's ideas nonetheless found an audience of millions and led to one of the most horrific and devastating conflicts of the 20th century. Taking two of Hitler's texts as his starting point, Neil Gregor discusses 'this second-rate mind of great power' and helps the reader to understand the nature and popular reception of Hitler's crude but hugely influential writings.

Becoming Hitler

Author:Thomas Weber

Publisher:Basic Books


Total Pages:464



Books Description:

An award-winning historian charts Hitler's radical transformation after World War I from a directionless loner into a powerful National Socialist leader In Becoming Hitler, award-winning historian Thomas Weber examines Adolf Hitler's time in Munich between 1918 and 1926, the years when Hitler shed his awkward, feckless persona and transformed himself into a savvy opportunistic political operator who saw himself as Germany's messiah. The story of Hitler's transformation is one of a fateful match between man and city. After opportunistically fluctuating between the ideas of the left and the right, Hitler emerged as an astonishingly flexible leader of Munich's right-wing movement. The tragedy for Germany and the world was that Hitler found himself in Munich; had he not been in Bavaria in the wake of the war and the revolution, his transformation into a National Socialist may never have occurred. In Becoming Hitler, Weber brilliantly charts this tragic metamorphosis, dramatically expanding our knowledge of how Hitler became a lethal demagogue.


Author:Philip Freiherr Von Boeselager,Florence Fehrenbach,Jerome Fehrenbach



Total Pages:224



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When the Second World War broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, then 25-years-old, fought enthusiastically for Germany as a cavalry officer. But after discovering Nazi crimes, von Boeselager’s patriotism quickly turned to disgust, and he joined a group of conspirators who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. In this elegant but unflinching memoir, von Boeselager gives voice to the spirit of the small but determined band of men who took a stand against the Third Reich in what culminating in the failed “Valkyrie” plot—one of the most fascinating near misses of twentieth-century history.

The Man in the High Castle

Author:Philip K. Dick

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Total Pages:272



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In this Hugo Award–winning alternative history classic—the basis for the Amazon Original series—the United States lost World War II and was subsequently divided between the Germans in the East and the Japanese in the West. It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In this world, we meet characters like Frank Frink, a dealer of counterfeit Americana who is himself hiding his Jewish ancestry; Nobusuke Tagomi, the Japanese trade minister in San Francisco, unsure of his standing within the bureaucracy and Japan's with Germany; and Juliana Frink, Frank's ex-wife, who may be more important than she realizes. These seemingly disparate characters gradually realize their connections to each other just as they realize that something is not quite right about their world. And it seems as though the answers might lie with Hawthorne Abendsen, a mysterious and reclusive author, whose best-selling novel describes a world in which the US won the War... The Man in the High Castle is Dick at his best, giving readers a harrowing vision of the world that almost was. “The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times

Red Love

Author:Leo Maxim

Publisher:Pushkin Press


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. Why did his parents, once passionately in love, grow apart? Why did his father become so angry, and his mother quit her career in journalism? And why did his grandfather Gerhard, the Socialist war hero, turn into a stranger? The story he unearths is, like his country's past, one of hopes, lies, cruelties, betrayals but also love. In Red Love he captures, with warmth and unflinching honesty, why so many dreamed the GDR would be a new world and why, in the end, it fell apart. Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. All he knew was that his rebellious parents, Wolf and Anne, with their dyed hair, leather jackets and insistence he call them by their first names, were a bit embarrassing. That there were some places you couldn't play; certain things you didn't say.

Mein Kampf

Author:Adolf Hitler

Publisher:Jaico Publishing House


Total Pages:620



Books Description:

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 political ideals, beliefs and motivation, and his struggle to consolidate Germany into one great nation.


Author:Ian Tinny,Dead Writers Club

Publisher:No Pledge Publishing


Total Pages:360



Books Description:

Millions of lives worldwide were impacted by the events. Don't fall prey to the lies your teachers taught you. Learn about the mysteries of the symbolism. Never-before-revealed secrets are exposed. And what about the followers? Who did what to whom? Some of them remain with us today. They use crosses as important -even magical- emblems. This book reveals both occult and cult knowledge. Explore the ideologies in these cryptic pages. Widely proclaimed a classic work of historical scholarship, "Hitler Christ" has been hailed as the most eloquent of Ian Tinny's many books. The fruit of many years of reflection and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the darkest chapters survived by humanity. A penetrating study of the personification of evil. This landmark work provides revealing looks at the megalomania, delusions of grandeur, and schizophrenia. All the monstrous parts are dissected in this autopsy. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarship, Tinny explores Professor Rex Curry's research to shine important new light on all the cadavers. For too long the world has tried to grasp how it was possible. This riveting biography brings us closer than ever to the answer. Many previous books have focused only on larger social conditions to explain these historical topics. With his customary insight and irreverence, Tinny interprets the evidence and describes events not only in historical perspective but also in exciting and contemporary terms -- seeing in calamities both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known episodes. An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and philological exegesis, from the most-loved American historical leader of the twenty-first century, "Hitler Christ" has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the mixed messages of the ages, this vivid review is a must-read. " Ian Tinny recalls Dr. Rex Curry's love of history, his insatiable curiosity and academia's unwavering belief in his prodigious talent. Dr. Curry's neologistic side, with regard to the fashioning of modernity and the influence and effluence of totalitarian culture are often elided by critics and thus lost in translation. Paradoxically, it is Dr. Curry's very act of exposing so many misrepresentations that conjures a positive corporeal valence between the historian and our sense of self or identity." - Philological Foundation of America "Dr. Rex Curry is a pop-culture icon by being a pop-culture iconoclast. This holds true regarding Adolf Hitler and Jesus Christ in 'Hitler Christ' and its biographical critiques." - Blue Teapot Review "All anarchists can unite behind this fascinating book. It should be required reading each day in all schools ...right after the Pledge of Allegiance." - Anarchist Book Society Did Stalin, Mao, Hitler and their ilk prove that there is no God?

Hitler Redux

Author:Mikael Nilsson



Total Pages:416



Books Description:

After Hitler's death, several posthumous books were published which purported to be the verbatim words of the Nazi leader – two of the most important of these documents were Hitler's Table Talk and The Testament of Adolf Hitler. This ground-breaking book provides the first in-depth analysis and critical study of Hitler’s so-called table talks and their history, provenance, translation, reception, and usage. Based on research in public and private archives in four countries, the book shows when, why, where, how, by and for whom the table talks were written, how reliable the texts are, and how historians should approach and use them. It reveals the crucial role of the mysterious Swiss Nazi Francois Genoud, as well as some very poor judgement from several famous historians in giving these dubious sources more credibility than they deserved. The book sets the record straight regarding the nature of these volumes as historical sources – proving inter alia The Testament to be a clever forgery – and aims to establish a new consensus on their meaning and impact on historical research into Hitler and the Third Reich. This path-breaking historical investigation will be of considerable interest to all researchers and historians of the Nazi era.

MEIN KAMPF by Adolf Hitler - A demystification!




Total Pages:352



Books Description:

This book can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. Preface to the denuding Mein Kampf is certainly a good book, which has various streaks of great insights in various locations. It has been written by a person of outstanding personal capacities and calibre. It is the work of a person who had the capacity to look beyond the parameters and limitations imposed by indoctrinations and herd instincts. There are various locations where it is clearly seen that the author does not have a frog-in-the-well insight on events, incidences and logical thinking, on various items connected to history, sociology and as well measuring others. At the same time, this book and its author did also have a lot of failures and shallowness, and including that of a frog-in-the-well attitude on certain items. The first item of its failure to measure up to book of universal appeal is its very basic cloistered and highly confined ambit of readership appeal. Even though there are various inputs, ideas and insights of glorious levels, the book is confined to a Germany versus others, Aryans versus others, Germans versus others, location. It is also localised by a very ubiquitous, Germans versus the Jews attitude, plus a totally anti-Jewish imputation everywhere. At the same time, this book cannot be mentioned as pro-German book also. For, the book is full of accusations on German leadership, and there are many passages wherein the German people quality has been decried as corrupt, useless and utter foolish. If one were to not see the sentences that eulogise German traditions, heritage and various other claims of a similar kind, the book does actually parade German defects, German social incompetence, low-quality standards of the German leadership, and much more things. In fact, almost all the defects in the German administration, German politicians, German social life, German economic relationships, lack of quality in military leadership etc. are seen listed out. Beyond that there is also a very clear mention of the existence of a lower intellectual class, that is the workers and menial classes in Germany, who cannot be expected to understand much things intellectually. And hence they need to be seduced into becoming a follower by using items that appeal at their own level of intelligence. As such this book cannot be mentioned as a pro-German book and its fails at this definition. This book misses by astronomical distances in explaining why the social system and allied administrative, military systems do have defects which are of miserable content. Most of the insights it has on various items, connected to social problems, historical reasoning, military leadership, labour relationship, understanding community strategies etc. are not just about Germany, but could be equally applicable to almost most other nations, wherein the languages are feudal. As such this book and its insights could have been a great one. Here again it fails in arriving at that level, due to its author confining it to a small location in the world, i.e. Germany. Cont.....

Totul despre Mein Kampf

Author: Claude Quétel

Publisher:Editura NICULESCU


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

O carte de referinţă despre biblia neagră a nazismului. Mein Kampf face parte dintre acele cărţi reprobabile despre care toată lumea vorbeşte, dar pe care nu le-a citit (aproape) niciodată. După ce lucrarea a intrat în domeniul public, apariţia sa suscitând controverse aprinse, Claude Quétel formulează zece întrebări esenţiale despre geneza şi conţinutul acestei cărţi, despre impactul real asupra Germaniei celui de-al Treilea Reich, despre modul în care ea a fost primită în alte ţări, mai ales în Franţa anilor 1930, precum şi despre consecinţele ei asupra desfăşurării celui de-al Doilea Război Mondial. „Totul despre Mein Kampf” relatează, de asemenea, succesul uluitor, dar şi îngrijorător al unei asemenea opere până în zilele noastre. Autorul îşi conduce ancheta cu rigoare, forţă şi pedagogie, folosind acelaşi stil limpede care i-a adus prestigiul şi care l-a făcut unul dintre cei mai buni specialişti în această perioadă a istoriei. El propune o carte indispensabilă pentru cunoaşterea şi înţelegerea nazismului. „Titlul acestei cărţi este unul extrem de ambiţios: «Totul despre Mein Kampf». însă Claude Quétel acceptă această provocare.” Le Figaro Litteraire „Claude Quétel ne oferă o lucrare excelentă pentru a înţelege geneza, conţinutul şi totodată posteritatea cărţii lui Adolf Hitler.” Le Figaro Histoire CLAUDE QUETEL (n. 1939) este un istoric francez, fost director al Memorialului de la Caen (1992-2005). A publicat numeroase lucrări de istorie, fiind specialist în diverse domenii, printre care istoria psihiatriei, psihoistorie şi analiză iconografică. Este membru al Consiliului Internaţional al Muzeelor şi, începând din anul 2005, a devenit consultant istoric pentru diverse muzee, expoziţii şi evenimente. Totodată, a desfăşurat o importantă activitate în domeniul editorial ca autor şi coordonator de colecţii. A primit numeroase distincţii, printre care L'ordre naţional du Merite şi Titre de Reconnaissance de la Nation. De asemenea, este un colaborator constant al prestigioasei reviste franceze Historia. La Editura NICULESCU i-au fost publicate lucrările: Copii de dictatori şi O zi cu... Napoleon I, Ludovic al XlV-lea, Churchill, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, J.F. Kennedy, Hruşciov, Mitterand.

The Holocaust, Fascism and Memory

Author:D. Stone



Total Pages:250



Books Description:

From interpretations of the Holocaust to fascist thought and anti-fascists' responses, this book tackles topics which are rarely studied in conjunction. This is a unique collection of essays on a wide variety of subjects, which contributes to understanding the roots and consequences of mid-twentieth-century Europe's great catastrophe.

On Violence

Author:Bruce B. Lawrence,Aisha Karim

Publisher:Duke University Press


Total Pages:592



Books Description:

This anthology brings together classic perspectives on violence, putting into productive conversation the thought of well-known theorists and activists, including Hannah Arendt, Karl Marx, G. W. F. Hegel, Osama bin Laden, Sigmund Freud, Frantz Fanon, Thomas Hobbes, and Pierre Bourdieu. The volume proceeds from the editors’ contention that violence is always historically contingent; it must be contextualized to be understood. They argue that violence is a process rather than a discrete product. It is intrinsic to the human condition, an inescapable fact of life that can be channeled and reckoned with but never completely suppressed. Above all, they seek to illuminate the relationship between action and knowledge about violence, and to examine how one might speak about violence without replicating or perpetuating it. On Violence is divided into five sections. Underscoring the connection between violence and economic world orders, the first section explores the dialectical relationship between domination and subordination. The second section brings together pieces by political actors who spoke about the tension between violence and nonviolence—Gandhi, Hitler, and Malcolm X—and by critics who have commented on that tension. The third grouping examines institutional faces of violence—familial, legal, and religious—while the fourth reflects on state violence. With a focus on issues of representation, the final section includes pieces on the relationship between violence and art, stories, and the media. The editors’ introduction to each section highlights the significant theoretical points raised and the interconnections between the essays. Brief introductions to individual selections provide information about the authors and their particular contributions to theories of violence. With selections by: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Osama bin Laden, Pierre Bourdieu, André Breton, James Cone, Robert M. Cover, Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Engels, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Mohandas Gandhi, René Girard, Linda Gordon, Antonio Gramsci, Félix Guattari, G. W. F. Hegel, Adolf Hitler, Thomas Hobbes, Bruce B. Lawrence, Elliott Leyton, Catharine MacKinnon, Malcolm X, Dorothy Martin, Karl Marx, Chandra Muzaffar, James C. Scott, Kristine Stiles, Michael Taussig, Leon Trotsky, Simone Weil, Sharon Welch, Raymond Williams

BLACK SUN - the Mythological Background of National Socialism

Author:Ian Tinny,Thurston Howell III,American Psychopath Association,Rex Curry

Publisher:No Pledge Publishing


Total Pages:473



Books Description:

BLACK SUN sheds new light on the sources of Nazi ideology by examining its occult roots in the world of myths, symbols, and fantasies. It traces this development from the writings of various mystics in the early 20th century who propagated the mythology of a superior global ideology whose heroes would fight the forces of moral decadence and greed. The book uses rare archival photographs and sources to chronicle how the Nazis used these mythological foundations to develop Nazism as a political religion. While BLACK SUN documents the nationalist mystical beliefs that infused National Socialism, the book also reveals the disturbing perpetuation of these beliefs among certain political groups today, in Germany and worldwide, reflecting an ongoing search for salvation, inspiration and messianic leaders. This eye-popping expose' juxtaposes the polarization in German national history between an obsession with capturing light in all its symbolic uses in order to battle the "darkness" of the Others. The final lesson that Black Sun implies -and what makes it a provocative and interesting book for a number of audiences, whether scholars and students of history, or iconography- is the danger of not knowing one's own history. In this sense, the title signals not only the recurrent theme of evil throughout history, but also the need to shed light upon all its manifestations.


Author:Michael Lynch



Total Pages:320



Books Description:

Adolf Hitler is the most notorious political figure of the twentieth century. The story of his life, how he became a dictator, and how he managed to convince so many to follow his cause is a subject of perennial fascination. Balancing narrative and analysis, this biography employs a chronological approach to describe the main features of Hitler’s career. Set against the background of developments in Germany and Europe during his lifetime, the text tells the extraordinary story of how an Austrian layabout rose to become Führer of the Third Reich. The chapters incorporate into their narrative the major debates surrounding Hitler’s ideas, behaviour and historical significance. Particular attention is paid to his experience as a soldier in 1914 -18 and to the reasons why his original left-wing sympathies transmuted into Nazism. Arguments over the real character of Hitler’s dictatorship are analysed and a measured assessment is offered on the disputed issues of how far Hitler initiated the Third Reich’s domestic and foreign policies himself and to what extent he was controlled by events. His destructive leadership of wartime Germany is now a subject of close scrutiny among historians and the book’s final chapters deal with this theme and offer a set of reflections on Hitler’s relationship with the German people and his legacy to the German nation. Michael Lynch provides a balanced guide to this most difficult of figures that will be enlightening for students and general readers alike


Author:Peter Minowitz

Publisher:Lexington Books


Total Pages:346



Books Description:

Leo Strauss and his students have long been accused of mendacity, elitism, and militarism, but the Iraq War has prompted unprecedented levels of caustic and inaccurate denunciations. Inappropriate criticisms have issued from artists (Tim Robbins), politicians (Ron Paul), journalists (Joe Klein), and even highly lauded scholars such as Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Gordon Wood, Douglas Massey, Stephen Holmes, Anne Norton, Shadia Drury, Sheldon Wolin, John Pocock, John Yolton, Nicholas Xenos, and Brian Leiter. In Straussophobia, Peter Minowitz provides a methodical and detailed critique of the major offenders, especially of Drury, who maintains that Strauss established a 'covert tyranny' that would keep the Western world 'mired in perpetual war.' In replying to such charges_and to various authors who belittle Strauss's contributions as a scholar_Minowitz highlights the imaginative yet meticulous manner in which Strauss interpreted Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon, Farabi, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, and Carl Schmitt. Straussophobia also provides both a comprehensive assessment of Strauss's 1933 letter that commended 'fascist, authoritarian, and imperial' principles, and a compelling account of Strauss's influence, or lack of influence, on neoconservative promoters of the Iraq War (e.g., Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and Lewis Libby). The book likewise breaks new ground in employing diversity discourse to explain and combat the bigotry and buffoonery that pervade attacks against Strauss and Straussians_and in drawing on Strauss to illuminate the distortions that mar some widely-used arguments for affirmative action.

Consumable Texts in Contemporary India

Author:S. Gupta



Total Pages:204



Books Description:

Through what he terms "bibliographical sociology", Suman Gupta explores the presence of English-language publications in the contemporary Indian context – their productions, circulations and readerships – to understand current social trends.