Hitler s Last Days

Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627793976
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By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century—a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

The End of His Terrifying Power

Author: J.D. Rockefeller
Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller
ISBN: 1519373775
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The world has suffered at the hands of just a few people who used their power to rule the world in an evil, dictatorial way. One of the most infamous dictators of all time, is none other than Adolf Hitler, whose power led to the death of thousands of Jews with the so called Holocaust. This book will share with you the story of his life and details about how his power began to diminish. Everything comes to end, and it definitely came to an end for him. The name Adolf Hitler, is a big part of the Berlin's history. His reign rocked Germany, particularly during the Second World War. This book is mainly intended to show you the last events in the life of Hitler. His dictatorship came to an end and so did his life. His last days were the most unforgettable and you will discover all of the events included in his story. Enjoy reading!

Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria

Author: Gabriele Mueller
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554582466
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During the last decade, contemporary German and Austrian cinema has grappled with new social and economic realities. The “cinema of consensus,” a term coined to describe the popular and commercially oriented filmmaking of the 1990s, has given way to a more heterogeneous and critical cinema culture. Making the greatest artistic impact since the 1970s, contemporary cinema is responding to questions of globalization and the effects of societal and economic change on the individual. This book explores this trend by investigating different thematic and aesthetic strategies and alternative methods of film production and distribution. Functioning both as a product and as an agent of globalizing processes, this new cinema mediates and influences important political and social debates. The contributors illuminate these processes through their analyses of cinema’s intervention in discourses on such concepts as “national cinema,” the effects of globalization on social mobility, and the emergence of a “global culture.” The essays illustrate the variety and inventiveness of contemporary Austrian and German filmmaking and highlight the complicated interdependencies between global developments and local specificities. They confirm a broader trend toward a more complex, critical, and formally diverse cinematic scene. This book offers insights into the strategies employed by German and Austrian filmmakers to position themselves between the commercial pressures of the film industry and the desire to mediate or even attempt to affect social change. It will be of interest to scholars in film studies, cultural studies, and European studies.

Terror and Triumph

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761449492
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"Covers the events of World War II, including Operation Overlord, the Eastern European Front, the European air war, and the Battle of the Atlantic"--Provided by publisher.

LIFE

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Parkers Encyclopedia of Astrology Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Astrology

Author: Derek Parker
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1780284721
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[the authors] ... wickedly, brazenly break the rules by which this dry, complex subject is normally taught. They make astrology fun. They make it easy and then ...they slowly infect you with a burning desire to find out more... And boy, do they know their stuff. If you stick with them, you'll know yours' - Jonathan Cainer, Daily Express

The Ghost in General Patton s Third Army

Author: Eugene G. Schulz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477141448
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Eugene G. Schulz was born on a farm in Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1923. He graduated from high school in May, 1941, and worked on his father's farm and at a truck manufacturing plant until he was drafted into the army in January 1943. Schulz received his basic training at Camp Young, California at the Desert Training Center, and later at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. He was assigned to the IV Armored Corps (later named the XX Corps) where he was a typist in the G-3 Section. His duties included the typing of battle orders developed by Colonel W. B. Griffith, the G-3 of XX Corps Headquarters. The XX Corps sailed to England in February 1944 on the Queen Mary with 16,000 soldiers on board, completing the voyage in five days. After final training in England, the XX Corps landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D+46. His unit was attached to General Patton's Third Army and spearheaded the drive across France, through Germany and into Austria where they met the Russian Army on V-E Day. Schulz was awarded the Bronze Star medal when the war ended. He served in the Army of Occupation in Germany, then returned to the States and was discharged on December 1, 1945. He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Madison taking advantage of the GI Bill of Rights, and earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration. Schulz met his wife, Eleanore, at the University and they were married in 1949. Schulz worked as an investment research officer at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee for 36 years. The Schulz's have been retired since 1988 and continue to live in Milwaukee. They are world travelers. They have five sons, all married, and sixteen grandchildren.

Education in Nazi Germany

Author: Lisa Pine
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847887643
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Shaping the minds of the future generation was pivotal to the Nazi regime in order to ensure the continuing success of the Third Reich. Through the curriculum, the elite schools and youth groups, the Third Reich waged a war for the minds of the young. Hitler understood the importance of education in creating self-identity, inculcating national pride, promoting 'racial purity' and building loyalty. The author examines how Nazism took shape in the classroom via school textbook policy, physical education and lessons on Nationalist Socialist heroes and anti-Semitism. Offering a compelling new analysis of Nazi educational policy, this book brings to the forefront an often-overlooked aspect of the Third Reich.

Hitler

Author: Michael Kerrigan
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782744940
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Artist, soldier, politician, madman? We know the headlines, we know about the atrocities, but what do we really know of the man at the heart of it all? Hitler looks behind the image of the dictator and explores his childhood, his military service during World War I, his artistic aspirations, the formation of his political and religious views, his troubled love life, his rise to power and his life as dictator. From an ordinary background, Adolf Hitler wasn’t highly educated and hadn’t held high rank in the army, but became the most powerful man in Europe. He rose quickly in politics and manoeuvred himself into not just a position of power but of unchecked authority, with those who opposed him either intimidated, arrested or executed. He created a cult around himself and rebuilt his weakened country. But what were his thoughts as he led the country into war, and how did he change as the war turned against him? What was the true nature of his relationship with his half-niece Geli, who committed suicide in his apartment? And what did he think in his final days when he realised that all was lost? Expertly written and illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white photographs, paintings and artworks, Hitler tells the inside story behind the man whose actions may appall us, but continue to fascinate us.