The extraordinary German bestseller on the final days of the Third Reich One of the least understood stories of the Third Reich is that of the extraordinary wave of suicides, carried out not just by much of the Nazi leadership, but also by ...
Author: Florian Huber
Publisher: Penguin UK
The extraordinary German bestseller on the final days of the Third Reich One of the least understood stories of the Third Reich is that of the extraordinary wave of suicides, carried out not just by much of the Nazi leadership, but also by thousands of ordinary Germans, during in the war's closing period. Some of these were provoked by straightforward terror in the face of advancing Soviet troops or by personal guilt, but many could not be explained in such relatively straightforward terms. Florian Huber's remarkable book, a bestseller in Germany, confronts this terrible phenomenon. Other countries have suffered defeat, but not responded in the same way. What drove whole families, who in many cases had already withstood years of deprivation, aerial bombing and deaths in battle, to do this? In a brilliantly written, thoughtful and original work, Huber sees the entire project of the Third Reich as a sequence of almost overwhelming emotions and scenes for many Germans. He describes some of the key events which shaped the period from the First World War to the end of the Second, showing how the sheer intensity, allure and ferocity of Hitler's regime swept along millions. Its sudden end was, for many of them, simply impossible to absorb.
Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Downfall of Ordinary Germans in 1945. London: Allen Lane). 2. It is notable that the retrogressive Brexit battle cry, “Let's Make Britain Great Again,” harks back to the patriotic spirit of ...
Author: Coline Covington
Publisher: ISD LLC
In the midst of atrocities, there is the silent presence of the brave individuals who act and stand apart from the crowd, who risk their own lives by rescuing others or by voicing their dissent. The actions of these exceptional individuals raise questions as to why they were able to do what they did and why other people don't. But if we look closer at their histories, we discover that they may not be as exceptional as we think. Bravery takes different forms in different contexts. Such as the young male patient, a war hero, struggling to separate from his refugee parents. Or Bailey Thompson, the 17-year-old who rescued concert-goers under sniper fire in Las Vegas in 2017. Or the student protestors in Hong Kong marching to protect their future and beliefs. The compulsion to act bravely is largely ascribed to conscience, that is, being true to one's beliefs. Those who act bravely do not feel as if they have a choice, because not to act is experienced as a betrayal of self. As such, bravery is a fundamental assertion not only of the self but of a moral order necessary to sustain the self. The perfect book for these unprecedented times, as we all need to find our own inner resources to face whatever lies ahead.
Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself. The Downfall of Ordinary Germans. London : Allen Lane , 2019 . Ibárruri , Dolores et al. Voina i revoliutsiia v Ispanii, 1936–1939 , 4 vols. Moscow : Progreso , 1966–71 .
Author: James Ryan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This thought-provoking collection of essays analyses the complex, multi-faceted, and even contradictory nature of Stalinism and its representations. Stalinism was an extraordinarily repressive and violent political model, and yet it was led by ideologues committed to a vision of socialism and international harmony. The essays in this volume stress the complex, multi-faceted, and often contradictory nature of Stalin, Stalinism, and Stalinist-style leadership, and. explore the complex picture that emerges. Broadly speaking, three important areas of debate are examined, united by a focus on political leadership: * The key controversies surrounding Stalin's leadership role * A reconsideration of Stalin and the Cold War * New perspectives on the cult of personality Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism is a crucial volume for all students and scholars of Stalin's Russia and Cold War Europe.
HUBER, FLORIAN, Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Downfall of Ordinary Germans in 1945 (Allen Lane, 2019). KERSHAW, IAN, Hitler: 1889–1936 Hubris (Penguin, 1998). KERSHAW, IAN, The End: Germany 1944–45 (Penguin, ...
Author: Richard Dargie
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Whatever happened to the Nazis after World War II? While the Nuremberg trials saw key party members prosecuted, it was impossible to imprison every German who had supported the Third Reich. This is the story of what happened to the Nazis who escaped justice. These cases include: • The Nazis who ran away to South America and the Nazi hunters who tracked them down • 'Useful' Nazis such as Wernher von Braun who became the rocket scientists for other nations • Those who joined the popular, nostalgia-based German Veterans Associations, who loved to keep Nazi traditions alive • The story of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Butcher of Lyon, who became a paid informant to both the US and West German government This fascinating illustrated history studies how East and West Germany recovered from the rampant Nazism of the Second World War, and the individuals who slipped through the net.
Don't you remember me talking about it? I must have mentioned it at least a thousand times ... Promise me you'll never say that again. ... “Though I guess if you were a complete idiot you might accidentally shoot yourself in the foot.
Author: Melissa Darnell
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart. Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she's becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake. Tristan can't believe Sav won't even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don't expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for. A reckoning is coming…and not everyone will survive.
“Then let me remind you that if you hurt yourself, you'll have to move back into Mom's so that she can care for you. How does that sound?” That was a horrible thought. “Promise me you'll shoot me instead?” Ellie sighed. “I'll call Aunt ...
Author: Kimberly Lang
In the second Magnolia Beach romance by USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Lang, a small Alabama waterfront town is the perfect place to start over... At first sight, Molly Richards knew Magnolia Beach, Alabama, was the perfect place to escape her unhappy life. And though she's proud of the small coffee shop she’s opened, something is missing. But she won’t let herself be burned by love—again. Veterinarian Tate Harris finds the local dating scene awkward, since he's known most of the eligible ladies his whole life. But he's finding it hard to resist the unassuming charm of the sweet-faced owner of Latte Dah. And when a late-night pet emergency finds Tate at Molly's house, that fascination turns into a potent mutual attraction. But just as their relationship begins to take off, Molly's haunted past returns. Fortunately, Tate is determined to help Molly fight for the life she's been wishing for... From the Paperback edition.
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Author: Marianne De Pierres
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Virgin’s in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn’t likely to go away unless she agrees to work for an organisation called GJIC (the Global Joint Intelligence Commission). Being blackmailed is one thing, discovering that her mother is both alive and the President of GJIC is quite another. Then there’s the escalation of Mythos sightings and the bounty on her head. Oddly, Hamish is the only one she can rely on. Life is complicated.
'You'd shoot me?' 'Yes ... I'd shoot myself afterward, of course.' 'Very romantic, Brian.' 'Sounds terrible, doesn't it?' 'You should hear yourself.' 'Yes ... well, anyway, I've been meaning to speak with you again, but with all that's ...
Author: Nelson DeMille
Publisher: Hachette UK
St Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating but everyone is in for the shock of his life. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act - the seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan. The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church. The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor and betrayal...
Instead, whatever power she had that brought such healing must be strengthened so that this man would live. Brianna must meet her guardian ... You'll kill yourself. ... “I'll help you only if you promise to attend a meeting with me.
You said yourself that they aren't trying to kill me. It'll give you time. ... They don't need you, which means they'll shoot to kill,” ... “Promise me that you'll try to get away,” he said. She didn't respond. “Kimberly. Promise me.
Author: Barb Han
He’ll do whatever it takes To keep his family safe. Mitch Kent is shocked when he sees his wife, Kimberly, just before the anniversary of her supposed death. He learns she faked her own death to protect her family from an ominous threat and came back to see her husband and her young twins one last time. But she was followed, and now she’s desperate for her husband’s help. Mitch will need a miracle to reunite his broken family…if Kimberly’s dark past doesn’t kill him first.
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Release on 2022-03-15 | by Michelle Dempsey-Multack
Per your well-meaning friends' advice, you may find yourself downloading an app like Tinder or Hinge or whatever the ... to see who you'd attract or who would end up in your in-box with a “hey baby” message and a promise of a good time.
Author: Michelle Dempsey-Multack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Trust your gut, take care of yourself, and find new life on the other side with this empowering guide to divorce for moms. We hear about it all the time on the news. The divorce rates are rising. More children are being raised in split up homes. But you didn’t think it would happen to you. Luckily, you’re not alone. Popular divorce coach Michelle Dempsey-Multack not only survived her own divorce, but figured out how to move on with her life, just like you will, too. Now happily remarried with a blended family, she’s living proof that no matter which “firsts” you might be experiencing as you end your marriage, and no matter how long you stayed with someone who didn’t meet your needs, your best days are ahead. Mom’s Moving On is filled with practical, actionable, and empowering advice from someone who has been through it and has come out the other side. Through Michelle’s guidance, you’ll learn how to navigate your divorce with confidence, adjust to life as a single mother, and shift your perspective to find your way back to your best self. From coparenting to dating as a single mother, you’ll learn how to truly move on and create the life you deserve.
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“It's 'the indulging' which gets me into trouble, Roge', but as always, I shall follow your expert advice,” Rex replied to the ... just promise me that you won't fall out of the deer stand and for Christ sakes, don't shoot yourself.
Author: John A. Davis
North Korea continues to taunt the United States by detonating nuclear weapons and launching long-range missiles across the Pacific. This threat is suddenly overshadowed by the destruction of the US fleet by a group of highly coordinated Islamic terrorists as it sails through the Straits of Hormuz and into the Persian Gulf. As the crisis escalates, little attention is paid to several blue, bloated and grossly disfigured Asian sailors who wash ashore in Galveston, Texas. Likewise, the North Korean cargo ship 'Seoul' is able to slip into Whiskey Bay, Louisiana unnoticed, where she offloads her cargo: highly radioactive weapons of mass destruction. As more Asian sailors become deathly ill from the many weeks spent at sea in close proximity to their lethal cargo, they are transferred to a small hospital in Carencrow, Louisiana for treatment. Dr. Rex Bent, an emergency room physician, immediately becomes suspicious and notifies the proper authorities. With their coup de grace in jeopardy the extremists realize that not only Dr. Bent but also his wife and confidante, Sharon, must be eliminated without raising suspicion. Pursued and hounded like traitors who had betrayed their country, the Bents are in a race against time, determined to discover the significance of 'Prussian Blue'."
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Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Performing Arts
For the first time, Alan Ayckbourn shares all of his tricks of the playwright's trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, the book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and heady air of theatrical sophistication that Noel Coward would envy, The Crafty Art of Playmaking is a must-have for aspiring playwrights and students of drama.
What little that promise meant, when I thought you handed me a new lease of life! ... I pity you. Laura [still in the same metallic tone of voice]. You'll never leave me to do that. I '11 kill myself. John. Perhaps that's the only thing ...
Author: Thomas H. Dickinson
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
"Chief Contemporary Dramatists" (second series) features 18 plays from England, Ireland, America, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Scandinavia, selected and edited by Thomas H. Dickinson. Facsimile reprint, 1921 edition.
“You make me forget who I am. ... She'd almost died in San Francisco Bay because she'd made him a promise. ... “You'll kill yourself trying to get approval from your father's ghost, and still you won't get it,” Wyatt said.
Author: Cari Lynn Webb
When a doctor and a filmmaker reconnect… Just who is healing whom? Two years ago, Dr. Wyatt Reid shared an unforgettable goodbye kiss with Mia Fiore. Now a scuba diving accident brings the daredevil documentary filmmaker into his San Francisco ER. Could this be their shot at a real relationship? But Wyatt, haunted by family tragedy, saves lives, and Mia risks hers every day. Can they find the way to a future on both their terms?