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Items in History (General) and History of Europe that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Mobilising the diaspora : how refugees challenge authoritarianism / Alexander Betts, University of Oxford, Will Jones, Royal Holloway, University of London
    DT 16.5 B48 2016
    Over half the world lives under authoritarian regimes. For these people, the opportunity to engage in politics moves outside the state's territory. Mobilising across borders, diasporas emerge to challenge such governments. This book offers an in-depth examination of the internal politics of transnational mobilisation. Studying Rwandan and Zimbabwean exiles, it exposes the power, interests, and unexpected agendas behind mobilisation, revealing the surprising and ambivalent role played by outsiders. Far from being passive victims waiting for humanitarian assistance, refugees engage actively in political struggle. From Rwandans resisting their repatriation, to Zimbabweans preventing arms shipments, political exiles have diverse aims and tactics. Conversely, the governments they face also deploy a range of transnational strategies, and those that purport to help them often do so with hidden agendas. This shifting political landscape reveals the centrality of transnationalism within global politics, the historical and political contingency of diasporas, and the precarious agency of refugees.

  • Crimée, 1854-1856 : premiers reportages de guerre : exposition du 24 octobre 1994 au 8 janvier 1995, Musée de l'Armée, Hotel national des invalides, Paris / [Claire Bustarret and others]
    DK 214 M984 1994

  • La photographie, la peinture, la guerre : correspondance inédite de Crimée (1855-1856) / Jean-Charles Langlois ; [édité] par François Robichon [et] André Rouillé
    DK 215.97 L36 1992

  • Once upon a time : visions of old Japan / photographs by Felice Beato and Baron Raimund von Stillfried ; and the words of Pierre Loti ; introduction by Chantal Edel ; translated by Linda Coverdale
    DS 809 B4313 1986

  • Resistance : my life for Lebanon / by Souha Bechara ; English translation by Gabriel Levine
    DS 119.76 B4313 2003
    In 1988, at the age of twenty, Souha Bechara attempted to assassinate General Lahad, chief of militia in charge of Israeli-occupied Southern Lebanon. Immediately apprehended, interrogated, and tortured for weeks, she was sent to Khiam, a prison and death camp regularly condemned by humanitarian organizations. After an intense Lebanese, European, and even Israeli campaign in her favor, she was released in 1998.In a time when special attention is paid to the violent conflicts in the Middle East, and Americans despair of understanding what motivates Palestinian suicide bombers, the story of a secular Orthodox Christian left rebel risking her life to rid her country of occupying forces will resonate with Americans looking to understand why young Palestinian girls blow themselves up in crowded Jerusalem markets.Finally a book appears which clarifies, in the most personal terms, why the conflict in Insrael and Palestine continues unabated. Coming directly from the voice of a practitioner of armed struggle who was labeled a "terrorist," Resistant1. Humanizes the most misunderstood side of the situation,2. Offers an insight into the roots of a complex social problem and3. Provides a personal memoir of resistance and oppression.

  • The rise and decline of the Zairian state / Crawford Young, Thomas Turner
    DT 658.25 Y68 1985
    Zaire, apparently strong and stable under President Mobutu in the early 1970s, was bankrupt and discredited by the end of that decade, beset by hyperinflation and mass corruption, the populace forced into abject poverty. Why and how, in a new African state strategically located in Central Africa and rich in mineral resources, did this happen?  How did the Zairian state become a "parasitic predator" upon its own people?

    In this broadly researched study, Crawford Young and Thomas Edwin Turner examine the political history of Mobutu's Zaire, looking at critical structures and patterns of societal flux, inequality, and cleavage, in particular the urban-rural nexus, the problematic of class formation, and the fluid patterns of cultural pluralism.

    The authors begin with a succinct history of the origins of the Zairian state (formerly the Belgian Congo), examining in particular the problems, inherited from its colonial heritage, that led to the first few tumultuous years of independence. They then turn to the critical aspects of transformation of civil society, including the relationships between urban and rural factions, class formation, and the rapidly shifting nature of ethnicity as a sociopolitical factor. They offer a comprehensive overview of the major political trends, tracing the regime through its successive phases of power seizure, consolidation, growing personalization, crisis, and decline. Finally, Young and Turner assess the state's actual performance in several policy areas: economy, international relations, and its package of "Zairianization" and "radicalization" measures.

    Young and Turner's thorough research, informed analysis, and straightforward style will do much to illuminate the political workings of a major African state long considered an enigma by most Western observers.


  • Portraits d'une capitale : de Daguerre à William Klein : collections photographiques du musée Carnavalet
    DC 707 P67 1992

  • Excursions along the Nile : the photographic discovery of ancient Egypt / essay by Kathleen Stewart Howe
    DT 47 H83 1994

  • Writing on water : the sounds of Jewish prayer / Judit Niran Frigyesi
    DS 135 H9 F7413 2018
    ""Writing on Water" is a first-hand account of the thoughts, lives and rituals of the secretly practicing strictly religious Jews during the era of Communism in Eastern Europe (primarily in Budapest) with especial focus on their traditional ritual chant as part of a total acoustic experience ("soundscape"). The book is based on extensive fieldwork and analysis of orally transmitted material. The subject matter is unique both in the choice of the communities and its focus on sound. I attempt to explain how melodies and soundscapes become the sustaining/protective "environment", as well as the vehicle, for the expression of world-orientation - in a situation when open speech is inconceivable. The first part of the book is a journey toward the lives/sounds of these communities, the second contains documentary interviews, and the third describes the communities' disintegration after 1990. The book conveys scholarly results through poetry, prose-poems and art-photos"--

  • A short history of the Middle Ages / Barbara H. Rosenwein
    D 117 R67 2018

    In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures--as well as their Eurasian connections--in a dynamic narrative. The text has been significantly updated to reflect growing interest in the Islamic world and Mediterranean region. Stunning plates featuring art and architecture weave together events, mentalities, and aesthetics. Medievalist Riccardo Cristiani authors a new feature on material culture that examines the intricacies of manuscript production and the lustrous glazes of Islamic ceramics. A fully revised map program offers user-friendly spot maps that clarify events right where they are discussed as well as dazzling topographical maps that reveal the very contours of the medieval world. Helpful genealogies, figures, architectural plans, and lists of key dates complement the text. All maps, genealogies, and figures are available on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) for easy download. Students will find this site equally useful for its hundreds of study questions and their click-to-reveal answers.


  • Karski's mission : to stop the Holocaust / written and edited by Rafael Medoff ; illustrated by Dean Motter
    D 802 P6 M34 2015
    Karski's Mission: To Stop the Holocaust is a comic book based on the true story of Jan Karski (1914-2000), a Polish Catholic and member of the Polish Underground during World War II, who risked his life to carry his eyewitness account to Allied leaders of the ongoing slaughter of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland. Karski was born in a multicultural city of Lodz, Poland, and was educated to be a diplomat, but WWII brought his ambitions to a halt. He became a courier of the Polish Underground and during one of his perilous missions, he was captured by Gestapo and tortured. Afraid that he might give away the secrets, he tried to take his life, but was revived and then rescued by the Polish Underground. He continued his work and, in 1941, Karski went on what would become his most famous mission to witness the atrocities against the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. In disguise, he twice infiltrated Warsaw's Jewish Ghetto and visited a transit camp to witness the horrors. Drawing on his photographic memory, he delivered his eyewitness account to western leaders, including British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden and President Franklin Roosevelt. After the war, Karski could not return to communist Poland. He earned his Ph.D. and became professor at Georgetown University, where he served as a distinguished professor in the School of Foreign Service for forty years. A citizen of three nations - a Pole by birth, a naturalized American and an honorary citizen of Israel - Jan Karski never wavered from his commitment to speak out on behalf of oppressed people everywhere to prevent the horrors he had witnessed from repeating themselves. The comic book was written with historic precision by Dr. Rafael Medoff, founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and the author of 15 books about the Holocaust and Jewish history, and illustrated with bold expression by Dean Motter, artist, writer and designer, best known for the comic book sensation, Mister X. Published by Jan Karski Educational Foundation.

  • The Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre : a brief history with documents / by Barbara B. Diefendorf
    DC 118 D54 2009
    A riveting account of the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre, its origins, and its aftermath, this volume by Barbara B. Diefendorf introduces students to the most notorious episode in France's sixteenth century civil and religious wars and an event of lasting historical importance. The murder of thousands of French Protestants by Catholics in August 1572 influenced not only the subsequent course of France's civil wars and state building, but also patterns of international alliance and long-standing cultural values across Europe. The book begins with an introduction that explores the political and religious context for the massacre and traces the course of the massacre and its aftermath. The featured documents offer a rich array of sources on the conflict -- including royal edicts, popular songs, polemics, eyewitness accounts, memoirs, paintings, and engravings -- to enable students to explore the massacre, the nature of church-state relations, the moral responsibility of secular and religious authorities, and the origins and consequences of religious persecution and intolerance in this period. Useful pedagogic aids include headnotes and gloss notes to the documents, a list of major figures, a chronology of key events, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index.

  • 1967 : quatre journées qui ébranlèrent le Québec / Olivier Courteaux
    DC 420 C863 2017eb

  • The dragon run : two Canadians, ten Bhutanese, one stray dog / Tony Robinson-Smith
    DS 491.4 R63 2017eb
    Tony Robinson-Smith, his wife Nadya, and ten Bhutanese college students set out to run 578 kilometres (360 miles) across the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas. Joined by a stray dog, they slogged over five mountain passes, bathed in ice-clogged streams, ate over log fires, and stopped at every store, restaurant, guesthouse, and dzong to raise money for the Tarayana Foundation. The "Tara-thon" was the first endeavour of its kind and gave 350 village children the chance to go to school. En route, the Long Distance Dozen met a Buddhist lama, a royal prince, a Tibetan renegade, and a matriarch who told them the secret to long life. On arrival in Thimphu, they were decorated by Her Majesty the Queen. In this contemplative memoir, Tony describes Bhutan in rich detail at a transformative period in its history and reflects on tradition, belief, modernization, and happiness.See the book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-VsWAbTHAQ

  • Dictionnaire de la politique au Cameroun / sous la direction de Fabien Nkot ; avec la collaboration de Fred Ebonguè, Charité Betjol, Roger Bafakan, Madeleine Kidiboy
    DT 572.9 D53 2017eb

  • Contract workers, risk, and the war in Iraq : Sierra Leonean labor migrants at US military bases / Kevin J.A. Thomas
    DS 79.767 F67T46 2017eb

  • Call of empire : from the Highlands to Hindostan / Alexander Charles Baillie
    DS 463 B35 2017eb

  • Missing the tide : global governments in retreat / Donald J. Johnston
    D 863 J64 2017eb

  • Multicultural dynamics and the ends of history : exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx / Réal Fillion
    D 16.8 F46 2008eb
    Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History provides a strikingly original reading of key texts in the philosophy of history by Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as strong arguments for why these texts are still relevant to understanding history today. Réal Fillion offers a critical exposition of the theses of these three authors on the dynamics and the ends of history, in order to provide an answer to the question: "Where are we headed?" Grounding his answer in the twin observations that the world is becoming increasingly multicultural and increasingly unified, Fillion reasserts the task of the speculative philosophy of history as it had been understood by German philosophy: the articulation and understanding the historical process as a developmental whole. Fillion's interpretation engages many recent strands of social and political thought in order to provide a new understanding of current events, and possible futures, grounded in the understanding of the dynamics of the past and the present provided by Kant, Hegel, and Marx. The result is a rich and timely answer to the question of where our world is headed today.

  • Expérience du temps et historiographie au XXe siècle : Michel de Certeau, François Furet et Fernand Dumond / Daniel Poitras
    D 16.9 P64 2018eb

  • L'Afrique postcoloniale en quête d'intégration : s'unir pour survivre et renaître / Patrick P. Dramé
    DT 30.5 D72 2017eb

  • Écriture et vie de société : les correspondances littéraires de Louise d'Épinay (1755-1783) / Mélinda Caron
    DC 135 E7C37 2017eb

  • Politique au jour le jour, 1930-1933 / Siegfried Kracauer ; traduit de l'allemand par Jean Quétier, avec la collaboration de Katrin Heydenreich ; préface de Jean Quétier
    DD 879 K7214 2017eb

  • L'Afrique du Sud entre émergence et responsabilité / Moda Dieng
    DT 1971 D53 2017eb

  • Victory at Vimy : Canada comes of age, April 9-12, 1917 / Ted Barris
    D 545 V5B37 2008eb
    National Bestseller At the height of the First World War, on Easter Monday April 9, 1917, in early morning sleet, sixteen battalions of the Canadian Corps rose along a six-kilometre line of trenches in northern France against the occupying Germans. All four Canadian divisions advanced in a line behind a well-rehearsed creeping barrage of artillery fire. By nightfall, the Germans had suffered a major setback. The Ridge, which other Allied troops had assaulted previously and failed to take, was firmly in Canadian hands. The Canadian Corps had achieved perhaps the greatest lightning strike in Canadian military history. One Paris newspaper called it "Canada's Easter gift to France." Of the 40,000 Canadians who fought at Vimy, nearly 10,000 became casualties. Many of their names are engraved on the famous monument that now stands on the ridge to commemorate the battle. It was the first time Canadians had fought as a distinct national army, and in many ways, it was a coming of age for the nation. The achievement of the Canadians on those April days in 1917 has become one of our lasting myths. Based on first-hand accounts, including archival photographs and maps, it is the voices of the soldiers who experienced the battle that comprise the thrust of the book. Like JUNO: Canadians at D-Day , Ted Barris paints a compelling and surprising human picture of what it was like to have stormed and taken Vimy Ridge.

  • Le libérateur de la Grèce : Titus Flamininus et l'héritage hellénistique / Pierre-Luc Brisson ; avant-propos de Gaétan Thériault
    DG 251 B859 2018eb

  • Dictionnaire de la politique au Cameroun / sous la direction de Fabien Nkot ; avec la collaboration de Fred Ebonguè, Charité Betjol, Roger Bafakan, Madeleine Kidiboy
    DT 572.9 D554 2018eb

  • China's Arctic ambitions and what they mean for Canada / P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom, and Frédéric Lasserre
    DS 740.5 A68L33 2018eb

  • Resettling the borderlands : state relocations and ethnic conflict in the South Caucasus / Farid Shafiyev
    DK 509 S524 2018eb

  • Front page Israel / [compiled by Alexander Zvielli ; David Bar-Illan, executive editor ; David Brinn, managing editor]
    DS 126.5 F78 2012

  • Fifteen lectures on Showa Japan : road to the Pacific war in recent historiography / edited by Tsutsui Kiyotada ; translated by Noda Makito and Paul Narum
    DS 888.5 S52613 2016
    "Why did Showa Japan rush to war? Where did Japan fail? This compilation of the most up-to-date studies by 15 spirited Japanese historians tries to find answers to these questions. Each chapter contains a list of selected reference books with brief annotations for the benefit of readers who wish to study more about the subject. These are the best lectures on prewar Showa history for readers who want to know the truth." --

  • Japan in Asia : post-Cold-War diplomacy / Tanaka Akihiko ; translated by Jean Connell Hoff
    DS 889.5 T3513 2017
    "Official development assistance (ODA), direct investment in Southeast Asia, participation in the Cambodian peace process, peacekeeping operations (PKO), the founding of APEC and other large-scale regional frameworks, the response to the Asian economic crisis, grappling with the "history" problem, trilateral summits: these have all been important milestones for postwar Japan--and especially for post-Cold-War Japan--in its efforts to rediscover Asia and Japan's place in it. Tanaka Akihiko traces the role of diplomacy in redefining the role of Japan in Asia from the 1977 Fukuda Doctrine of "heart-to-heart contact" between Japan and its Southeast Asian neighbors to the Abe administration's negotiations to settle the comfort woman issue with South Korea at the end of 2015. But he also looks at the transformation that Asia itself underwent during that period. The Cold War in Asia was not a simple bipolar confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies. The situation there was complicated by the presence of China, the importance of nationalism for countries that had once been colonies, and the need to escape third-world status and become economically developed. Asia during the Cold War, especially East Asia, was a divided region; few countries had normal international relations with China. But in the late 20th century, Asia underwent three structural changes--the end of the Cold War, globalization, and democratization. The result has been dynamic growth in tandem with deepening economic interdependence and the development of a complex web of regional institutions among Asian countries. What has been Japan's role in this increasingly interconnected Asia? What has Japan achieved--or failed to achieve--in Asia? This book is a history of post-Cold-War international politics, the themes of which are crises, responses to crises, and institution-building to prevent crises before they happen, aimed to provide an overview of political trends in Asia and Japan's diplomatic response to them"--

  • The comfort women : historical, political, legal and moral perspectives / Kumagai Naoko ; translated by David Noble
    D 810 C698 K863 2016

  • The Armenian Genocide : the essential reference guide / Alan Whitehorn, editor
    DS 195.5 A7393 2015

    With its analytical introductory essays, more than 140 individual entries, a historical timeline, and primary documents, this book provides an essential reference volume on the Armenian Genocide.

    * Provides an unprecedented encyclopedia-like reference book with more than 140 entries

    * Includes contributions from a number of the leading authors on the Armenian Genocide

    * Presents essential reference material that includes entries on all the key events, people, and organizations as well as a detailed chronology and key images and maps

    * Supplies accessible information ideal for high school students and undergraduate college students as well as instructors at these education levels


  • The carpetbaggers of Kabul and other American-Afghan entanglements : intimate development, geopolitics, and the currency of gender and grief / Jennifer L. Fluri, Rachel Lehr
    DS 371.415 F55 2017eb

    The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by United States and coalition forces was followed by a flood of aid and development dollars and "experts" representing well over two thousand organizations--each with separate policy initiatives, geopolitical agendas, and socioeconomic interests. This book examines the everyday actions of people associated with this international effort, with a special emphasis on small players: individuals and groups who charted alternative paths outside the existing networks of aid and development. This focus highlights the complexities, complications, and contradictions at the intersection of the everyday and the geopolitical, showing how dominant geopolitical narratives influence daily life in places like Afghanistan--and what happens when the goals of aid workersor the needs of aid recipients do not fit the narrative.

    Specifically, this book examines the use of gender, "need," and grief as drivers for both common and exceptional responses to geopolitical interventions.Throughout this work, Jennifer L. Fluri and Rachel Lehr describe intimate encounters at a microscale to complicate and dispute the ways in which Afghans and their country have been imagined, described, fetishized, politicized, vilified, and rescued. The authors identify the ways in which Afghan men and women have been narrowly categorized as perpetrators and victims, respectively. They discuss several projects to show how gender and grief became forms of currency that were exchanged for different social, economic, and political opportunities. Such entanglements suggest the power and influence of the United States while illustrating the ways in which individuals and groups have attempted to chart alternative avenues of interaction, intervention, and interpretation.


  • DECODING THE RISE OF CHINA taiwanese and japanese perspectives
    DS779.27

  • Mixed race Britain in the twentieth century / Chamion Caballero, Peter J. Aspinall
    DA125.A1

  • African foreign policies in international institutions
    DT30.5

  • Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Turkey : the new PKK / Spyridon Plakoudas
    DR435.K87

  • Changing values and identities in the post-Communist world / Nadezhda Lebedeva, Radosveta Dimitrova, John Berry, editors
    D857

  • Eastern Europe In 1968 Responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion
    DK1

  • Mussolini and the Salò Republic, 1940-1943 : the failure of a puppet regime / H. James Burgwyn ; with a contribution by Amedeo Osti Guerrazzi
    DG575.M8

  • History, Empathy and Conflict Heroes, Victims and Victimisers
    D16.7

  • Armenian Mediterranean : words and worlds in motion / Kathryn Babayan, Michael Pifer, editors
    DS 174.7 A75

  • Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty : Women and Rule in Tenth-Century Germany / by Phyllis G. Jestice
    D111

  • The League of Nations, International Terrorism, and British Foreign Policy, 1934-1938 by Michael D. Callahan
    D720

  • The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation : the Roots of a Ritual / by Ceri Houlbrook
    DA1

  • Hebrew Fascism in Palestine, 1922-1942 / by Dan Tamir
    DS41

  • Juana I : Legitimacy and Conflict in Sixteenth-Century Castile / by Gillian B. Fleming
    D203.2

  • The Myriad Legacies of 1917 : a Year of War and Revolution / edited by Maartje Abbenhuis, Neill Atkinson, Kingsley Baird, Gail Romano
    D25

  • Politics and Aesthetics of the Female Form, 1908-1918 / by Georgina Williams
    DA1

  • Whitehall and the black republic : a study of Colonial Britain's attitude towards Liberia, 1914-1939 / Jyotirmoy Pal Chaudhuri
    DA47.9.L7

  • Who will write our history? : Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive / Samuel D. Kassow
    DS 135 P62 W2774 2018

    In 1940, the historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine organization, code-named Oyneg Shabes, in Nazi-occupied Warsaw to study and document all facets of Jewish life in wartime Poland and to compile an archive that would preserve this history for posterity. As the Final Solution unfolded, although decimated by murders and deportations, the group persevered in its work until the spring of 1943. Of its more than 60 members, only three survived. Ringelblum and his family perished in March 1944. But before he died, he managed to hide thousands of documents in milk cans and tin boxes. Searchers found two of these buried caches in 1946 and 1950.

    Who Will Write Our History? tells the gripping story of Ringelblum and his determination to use historical scholarship and the collection of documents to resist Nazi oppression.


  • Twilight nationalism : politics of existence at life's end / Daniel Monterescu and Haim Hazan
    DS 110 J3 M66 2018

    The city of Jaffa presents a paradox: intimate neighbors who are political foes. The official Jewish national tale proceeds from exile to redemption and nation-building, while the Palestinians' is one of a golden age cut short, followed by dispossession and resistance. The experiences of Jaffa's Jewish and Arab residents, however, reveal lives and nationalist sentiments far more complex. Twilight Nationalism shares the stories of ten of the city's elders--women and men, rich and poor, Muslims, Jews, and Christians--to radically deconstruct these national myths and challenge common understandings of belonging and alienation.

    Through the stories told at life's end, Daniel Monterescu and Haim Hazan illuminate how national affiliation ultimately gives way to existential circumstances. Similarities in lives prove to be shaped far more by socioeconomic class, age, and gender than national allegiance, and intersections between stories usher in a politics of existence in place of politics of identity. In offering the real stories individuals tell about themselves, this book reveals shared perspectives too long silenced and new understandings of local community previously lost in nationalist narratives.


  • Japanese war crimes during World War II : atrocity and the psychology of collective violence / Frank Jacob
    D 804 J3 J33 2018

    A challenging examination of Japanese war crimes during World War II offers a fresh perspective on the Pacific War--and a better understanding of reasons for the wartime use of extreme mass violence.

    * Covers the full expanse of Japanese war crimes during the Second World War from 1937 to 1945

    * Examines the social and political reasons for an increase in the severity of the violence the Japanese used against women and foreign soldiers during the war

    * Explains how political relations between the United States and Japan were responsible for increased violence against American soldiers

    * Discusses hotly contested issues surrounding the denial of war crimes by the Japanese and the resulting impact on regional and international relations

    * Serves to stimulate discussion about the evaluation of mass violence and genocide


  • Reading the Middle Ages : sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world / edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein
    D 113 R38 2018

    The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions--thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages--and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. The stunning "Reading through Looking" color insert, which showcases medieval artifacts and introduces how historians study medieval material culture, has been expanded to include essays on weapons and warfare by medievalist Riccardo Cristiani. New maps, timelines, and genealogies aid readers in following knotty but revealing sources. On the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com), students have access to hundreds of Questions for Reflection.


  • The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry / Clare Mulley
    D 787 M833 2017

    Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley's The Women Who Flew for Hitler --a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.

    Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. But they could not have been more different and neither woman had a good word to say for the other.

    Hanna was middle-class, vivacious, and distinctly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta came from an aristocratic Prussian family. Both were driven by deeply held convictions about honor and patriotism; but ultimately, while Hanna tried to save Hitler's life, begging him to let her fly him to safety in April 1945, Melitta covertly supported the most famous attempt to assassinate the Führer. Their interwoven lives provide vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes toward women, class, and race.

    Acclaimed biographer Clare Mulley gets under the skin of these two distinctive and unconventional women, giving a full--and as yet largely unknown--account of their contrasting yet strangely parallel lives, against a changing backdrop of the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club, and Hitler's bunker. Told with brio and great narrative flair, The Women Who Flew for Hitler is an extraordinary true story, with all the excitement and color of the best fiction.


  • What was the Holocaust? / by Gail Herman ; illustrated by Jerry Hoare
    D 804.3 H4745 2018
    The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps-six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible times in history.

    This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty carefully chosen illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs suitable for young readers.

  • Repentance for the Holocaust : lessons from Jewish thought for confronting the German past / C.K. Martin Chung
    D 804.7 M67 C47 2017

    In Repentance for the Holocaust , C. K. Martin Chung develops the biblical idea of "turning" ( tshuvah ) into a conceptual framework to analyze a particular area of contemporary German history, commonly referred to as Vergangenheitsbewältigung or "coming to terms with the past." Chung examines a selection of German responses to the Nazi past, their interaction with the victims' responses, such as those from Jewish individuals, and their correspondence with biblical repentance. In demonstrating the victims' influence on German responses, Chung asserts that the phenomenon of Vergangenheitsbewältigung can best be understood in a relational, rather than a national, paradigm.By establishing the conformity between those responses to past atrocities and the idea of "turning," Chung argues that the religious texts from the Old Testament encapsulating this idea (especially the Psalms of Repentance) are viable intellectual resources for dialogues among victims, perpetrators, bystanders, and their descendants in the discussion of guilt and responsibility, justice and reparation, remembrance and reconciliation. It is a great irony that after Nazi Germany sought to eliminate each and every single Jew within its reach, postwar Germans have depended on the Jewish device of repentance as a feasible way out of their unparalleled national catastrophe and unprecedented spiritual ruin.


  • Race, nation and gender in modern Italy : intersectional representations in visual culture / Gaia Giuliani
    DG 455 G572 2019

    This book explores intersectional constructions of race and whiteness in modern and contemporary Italy. It contributes to transnational and interdisciplinary reflections on these issues through an analysis of political debates and social practices, focusing in particular on visual materials from the unification of Italy (1861) to the present day. Giuliani draws attention to rearticulations of the transnationally constructed Italian 'colonial archive' in Italian racialised identity-politics and cultural racisms across processes of nation building, emigration, colonial expansion, and the construction of the first post-fascist Italian society. The author considers the 'figures of race' peopling the Italian colonial archive as composing past and present ideas and representations of (white) Italianness and racialised/gendered Otherness.

    Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Italian studies, political philosophy, sociology, history, visual and cultural studies, race and whiteness studies and gender studies, will find this book of interest.

  • The Holocaust : racism and genocide in World War II / Carla Mooney ; illustrated by Tom Casteel
    D 804.34 M66 2017

    What would your life be like if you were a Jewish person living in Nazi Germany in 1940?

    You might be forced to leave your home with only what you and your family could carry. You might even be killed by members of the Nazi party.

    The Holocaust is a grim period in human history. More than 11 million people, including 6 million Jewish people, died at the hands of the Nazis. In The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, readers ages 12 to 15 learn about the long history of anti-Semitism, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, the increasing persecution of Jewish people and other populations, and the events of "The Final Solution," the attempt to exterminate an entire race of people through industrialized death camps.

    Projects such as writing letters in the voices of teenagers of different races who lived in the 1930s help infuse the content with realism and the eternal capacity for hope. In-depth investigations of primary sources from the period allow readers to engage in further, independent study of the times. Additional materials include links to online primary sources, a glossary, a list of current reference works, and Internet resources.


  • Hitler's forgotten flotillas : Kriegsmarine security forces / Lawrence Paterson
    D 771 P3715 2017
    This study of the Kriegsmarine's Sicherungsstreitkräfte, their security forces, fills a gap in the study of the German navy in World War II. This book describes the wide array of vessels including patrol boats, minesweepers, submarine hunters, barrage breakers, landing craft, minelayers, and even the riverine flotilla that patrolled the Danube as it snaked towards the Black Sea. These vessels may not have provided the glamour associated with capital ships and U-boats, but they were crucial to the survival of the Kriegsmarine at every stage of hostilities.

    As naval construction was unable to keep pace with the likely demand for security vessels, Grossadmiral Erich Raeder turned to the conversion of merchant vessels. For example, trawlers were requisitioned as patrol boats (Vorpostenboote) and minesweepers (Minensucher) , while freighters, designated Sperrbrecher , were filled with buoyant materials and sent to clear minefields. Submarine hunters (U-Boot Jäger ) were requisitioned fishing vessels. More than 120 flotillas operated in wildly different conditions, from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, and eighty-one men were to be awarded the Knight's Cross; some were still operating after the cessation of hostilities clearing German minefields. Paterson documents organizational changes, describes the vessels, and recounts individual actions of ships at sea. Extensive appendices are included.


  • From things lost : forgotten letters and the legacy of the Holocaust / Shirli Gilbert
    DS 135 S63 S394 2017

    In May 1933, a young man named Rudolf Schwab fled Nazi Germany. His departure allegedly came at the insistence of a close friend who later joined the Party. Schwab eventually arrived in South Africa, one of the few countries left where Jews could seek refuge, and years later, resumed a relationship in letters with the Nazi who in many ways saved his life. From Things Lost: Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust is a story of displacement, survival, and an unlikely friendship in the wake of the Holocaust via an extraordinary collection of letters discovered in a forgotten trunk.

    Only a handful of extended Schwab family members were alive in the war's aftermath. Dispersed across five continents, their lives mirrored those of countless refugees who landed in the most unlikely places. Over years in exile, a web of communication became an alternative world for these refugees, a place where they could remember what they had lost and rebuild their identities anew. Among the cast of characters that historian Shirli Gilbert came to know through the letters, one name that appeared again and again was Karl Kipfer. He was someone with whom Rudolf clearly got on exceedingly well--there was lots of joking, familiarity, and sentimental reminiscing. "That was Grandpa's best friend growing up," Rudolf's grandson explained to Gilbert; "He was a Nazi and was the one who encouraged Rudolf to leave Germany. . . . He also later helped him to recover the family's property." Gilbert takes readers on a journey through a family's personal history wherein we learn about a cynical Karl who attempts to make amends for his "undemocratic past," and a version of Rudolf who spends hours aloof at his Johannesburg writing desk, dressed in his Sunday finest, holding together the fragile threads of his existence. The Schwab family's story brings us closer to grasping the complex choices and motivations that--even in extreme situations, or perhaps because of them--make us human.

    In a world of devastation, the letters in From Things Lost act as a surrogate for the gravestones that did not exist and funerals that were never held. Readers of personal accounts of the Holocaust will be swept away by this intimate story.


  • Ethnic Germans and national socialism in Yugoslavia in World War II / Mirna Zakić, Ohio University
    DR 2105 B35 Z36 2017
    This is an in-depth study of the ethnic German minority in the Serbian Banat (Southeast Europe) and its experiences under German occupation in World War II. Mirna Zakić argues that the Banat Germans exercised great agency within the constraints imposed on them by Nazi ideology, with its expectations that ethnic Germans would collaborate with the invading Nazis. The book examines the incentives that the Nazis offered to collaboration and social dynamics within the Banat German community - between their Nazified leadership and the rank and file - as well as the various and ever-more damning forms collaboration took. The Banat Germans provided administrative and economic aid to the Nazi war effort, and took part in Nazi military operations in Yugoslav lands, the Holocaust and Aryanization. They ruled the Banat on the Nazis' behalf between 1941 and 1944, yet their wartime choices led ultimately to their disenfranchisement and persecution following the Nazis' defeat.

  • The crime of complicity : the bystander in the Holocaust / Amos N. Guiora
    D 804.7 M67 G85 2017
    Complicity is a ground-breaking examination of the legal culpability of the bystander told through the lens of the author's family experiences in the Holocaust. It provides an exploration of three distinct events: the death marches; the German occupation of Holland; and the German occupation of Hungary, all of which allow an in-depth discussion of the role of the bystander in varied circumstances. Through a narrative of his parents' stories, Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, author, and former Lieutenant Colonel in the Israel Defense Force, poses the question of whether there can and should be legal liability in deciding not to act to aid another person in distress. It draws upon a wide range of historical, psychological, sociological and archival material in an effort to determine the legal and moral responsibility of the bystander. Includes book club discussion questions!

  • Building a Nazi Europe : the SS's Germanic volunteers / Martin R. Gutmann, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    D 757.85 G87 2017
    In a compelling new study, Gutmann offers an in-depth examination of the Swedish, Swiss and Danish men who worked and fought for the SS, during the Second World War. Dispelling a host of myths regarding foreign collaboration with Hitler's regime, it reveals how these men were highly motivated to affect a National Socialist revolution across North-Western or 'Germanic' Europe. Working behind Berlin desks, they played a pivotal part in shaping the Nazi New Order and actively participated in the regime's brutal atrocities on the Eastern Front and on the streets of Western Europe. The book argues that these men became a focal point for infighting in the regime regarding the role of non-Germans in National Socialism. Building a Nazi Europe sheds new light on historical conceptions of fascism, collaboration, transnational history and the holocaust.

  • British intelligence and Hitler's empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 / Ben Wheatley
    D 810 S7 W4479 2017
    This is the first detailed study of Britain's open source intelligence (OSINT) operations during the Second World War, showing how accurate and influential OSINT could be and ultimately how those who analysed this intelligence would shape British post-war policy towards the Soviet Union.
    Following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, the enemy and neutral press covering the German occupation of the Baltic states offered the British government a vital stream of OSINT covering the entire German East. OSINT was the only form of intelligence available to the British from the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, due to the Foreign Office suspension of all covert intelligence gathering inside the Soviet Union. The risk of jeopardising the fragile Anglo-Soviet alliance was considered too great to continue covert intelligence operations. In this book, Wheatley primarily examines OSINT acquired by the Stockholm Press Reading Bureau (SPRB) in Sweden and analysed and despatched to the British government by the Foreign Research and Press Service (FRPS) Baltic States Section and its successor, the Foreign Office Research Department (FORD).
    Shedding light on a neglected area of Second World War intelligence and employing useful case studies of the FRPS/FORD Baltic States Section 's Intelligence, British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 makes a new and important argument which will be of great value to students and scholars of British intelligence history and the Second World War.

  • Bound for Theresienstadt : love, loss and resistance in a Nazi concentration camp / Vera Schiff with Jeff McLaughlin ; foreword by E. Randol Schoenberg
    D 805.5 T54 S34 2017
    Originally constructed in the 18th century as a military barracks by Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Theresienstadt (now Terezín) was used as a ghetto and concentration camp by the Nazis early in World War II in their ruse of peaceful resettlement of the Jews of Europe. Tens of thousands of inmates perished at the camp and many more were sent from there to die at Auschwitz and Treblinka. Presented in a two-fold format, this book features the poignant stories of individuals who were transported to Theresienstadt, as related by Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff, whose entire family was sent to the camp in 1942. Following each narrative, Schiff engages in a wide-ranging discussion with ethics professor Jeff McLaughlin regarding the events of the story, within the broader political, religious and cultural context of what is now the Czech Republic.

  • Becoming Hitler : the making of a Nazi / Thomas Weber
    DD 247 H5 W366 2017

    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.


  • Churches and religion in the Second World War / Jan Bank with Lieve Gevers ; translated by Brian Doyle
    D 810 C5 B3613 2016
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  • Germans and Jews since the Holocaust / Pól Ó Dochartaigh
    DS 134.26 O36 2016
    From the very moment of the liberation of camps at Auschwitz, Belsen and Buchenwald, Germans have been held accountable for the crimes committed in the Holocaust. The Nazi regime unleashed the most systematic attempt in history to wipe out an entire people, murdering men, women and children for the simple 'crime' of being Jewish.

    After the war ended in 1945, the Jewish State of Israel was created and Jewish communities were re-established in a now divided Germany. Germans have engaged actively with their Nazi legacy and the Jewish communities have remained and grown stronger, but neo-Nazism has also persisted. Young Germans have learned the horrific deeds of the past at school, and throughout the world, people of all nations have tried to learn the lesson 'never again', while Germany has become 'Israel's best friend in Europe'.

    Pól Ó Dochartaigh analyses the ways in which Germans and Jews alike have attempted to come to terms with the Holocaust and its terrible legacy. He also looks at efforts to remember - and to forget - the Holocaust, movement towards recompense and reparation, and the survival of anti-Semitism.

  • Wearing the letter "P" : Polish women as forced laborers in Nazi Germany, 1939-1945 / Sophie Hodorowicz Knab
    D 805 G3 K593 2016

    An unflinching, detailed portrait of a forgotten group of Nazi forced labor survivors.


    Required to sew a large letter "P" onto their jackets, thousands of women, some as young as age 12, were taken from their homes in Poland and forced to work in Hitler's Germany for months and years on end. As mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters, female Polish forced laborers faced a unique set of challenges and often unspeakable conditions because of their gender. Compelled to learn more about her own mother's experience as a forced laborer, Sophie Hodorowicz Knab embarked on a personal quest to uncover details about this overlooked aspect of World War II history. She conducted extensive research in archives in the U.S., London, and Warsaw for over 14 years to piece together facts and individual stories.

    Knab explains how it all happened, from the beginning of Nazi occupation in Poland to liberation: the roundups; the horrors of transit camps; the living and working conditions of Polish women in agriculture and industry; and the anguish of sexual exploitation and forced abortions--all under the constant threat of concentration camps. Knab draws from documents, government and family records, rare photos, and most importantly, numerous victim accounts and diaries, letters and trial testimonies, finally giving these women a voice and bringing to light the atrocities that they endured.


  • Why? : explaining the Holocaust / Peter Hayes
    D 804.3 H387 2017
    Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth century still seems elusive even seventy years later. Numerous theories have sprouted in an attempt to console ourselves and to point the blame in emotionally satisfying directions--yet none of them are fully convincing. As witnesses to the Holocaust near the ends of their lives, it becomes that much more important to unravel what happened and to educate a new generation about the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime on Jews and non-Jews alike.

    Why? dispels many misconceptions and answers some of the most basic--yet vexing--questions that remain: why the Jews and not another ethnic group? Why the Germans? Why such a swift and sweeping extermination? Why didn't more Jews fight back more often? Why didn't they receive more help? While responding to the questions he has been most frequently asked by students over the decades, world-renowned Holocaust historian and professor Peter Hayes brings a wealth of scholarly research and experience to bear on conventional, popular views of the history, challenging some of the most prominent recent interpretations. He argues that there is no single theory that "explains" the Holocaust; the convergence of multiple forces at a particular moment in time led to catastrophe.

    In clear prose informed by an encyclopedic knowledge of Holocaust literature in English and German, Hayes weaves together stories and statistics to heart-stopping effect. Why? is an authoritative, groundbreaking exploration of the origins of one of the most tragic events in human history.


  • Hitler versus Hindenburg : the 1932 presidential elections and the end of the Weimar Republic / Larry Eugene Jones
    DD 240 J59 2016
    Hitler versus Hindenburg provides the first in-depth study of the titanic struggle between the two most dominant figures on the German Right in the last year before the establishment of the Third Reich. Although Hindenburg was reelected as Reich president by a comfortable margin, his authority was severely weakened by the fact that the vast majority of those who had supported his candidacy seven years earlier had switched their support to Hitler in 1932. What the two candidates shared in common, however, was that they both relied upon charisma to legitimate their claim to the leadership of the German nation. The increasing reliance upon charisma in the 1932 presidential elections greatly accelerated the delegitimation of the Weimar Republic and set the stage for Hitler's appointment as chancellor nine months later.

  • The Holocaust and compensated compliance in Italy : Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952 / Alexis Herr
    D 805.5 F67 H47 2016

    This book analyzes the role and function of an Italian deportation camp during and immediately after World War Two within the context of Italian, European, and Holocaust history. Drawing upon archival documents, trial proceedings, memoirs, and testimonies, Herr investigates the uses of Fossoli as an Italian prisoner-of-war camp for Allied soldiers captured in North Africa (1942-43), a Nazi deportation camp for Jews and political prisoners (1943-44), a postwar Italian prison for Fascists, German soldiers, and displaced persons (1945-47), and a Catholic orphanage (1947-52). This case study shines a spotlight on victims, perpetrators, Resistance fighters, and local collaborators to depict how the Holocaust unfolded in a small town and how postwar conditions supported a story of national innocence. This book trains a powerful lens on the multi-layered history of Italy during the Holocaust and illuminates key elements of local involvement largely ignored by Italian wartime and postwar narratives, particularly compensated compliance (compliance for financial gain), the normalization of mass murder, and the industrialization of the Judeocide in Italy.


  • Kyiv as regime city : the return of Soviet power after Nazi occupation / Martin J. Blackwell
    DK 508.935 B57 2016
    Kyiv as Regime City charts the resettlement of the Ukrainian capital after Nazi occupation, focusing on the efforts of returning Soviet rulers to regain legitimacy within a Moscow-centered regime still attending to the war front. Beginning with the Ukrainian Communists' inability to both purge their capital city of "socially dangerous" people and prevent the arrival of "unorganized" evacuees from the rear, this book chronicles how a socially and ethnically diverse milieu of Kyivans reassembled after many years of violence and terror. While the Ukrainian Communists successfully guarded entry into their privileged, elite ranks and monitored the masses' mood toward their superiors in Moscow, the party failed to conscript a labor force and rebuild housing, leading the Stalin regime to adopt new tactics to legitimize itself among the large Ukrainian and Jewish populations who once again called the city home. Drawing on sources from the once-closed central, regional, and local archives of the former Soviet Union, this study is essential reading for those seeking to understand how the Kremlin reestablished its power in Kyiv, consolidating its regime as the Cold War with the United States began. Martin J. Blackwell is associate professor of history at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.

  • My opposition : the diary of Friedrich Kellner - a German against the Third Reich / translated and edited by Robert Scott Kellner ; with a foreword by Alan E. Steinweis
    D 811.5 K4513 2018
    This is a truly unique account of Nazi Germany at war and of one man's struggle against totalitarianism. A mid-level official in a provincial town, Friedrich Kellner kept a secret diary from 1939 to 1945, risking his life to record Germany's path to dictatorship and genocide and to protest his countrymen's complicity in the regime's brutalities. Just one month into the war he is aware that Jews are marked for extermination and later records how soldiers on leave spoke openly about the mass murder of Jews and the murder of POWs; he also documents the Gestapo's merciless rule at home from euthanasia campaigns against the handicapped and mentally ill to the execution of anyone found listening to foreign broadcasts. This essential testimony of everyday life under the Third Reich is accompanied by a foreword by Alan Steinweis and the remarkable story of how the diary was brought to light by Robert Scott Kellner, Friedrich's grandson.

  • Recovering a voice : West European Jewish communities after the Holocaust / David Weinberg
    DS 135 F83 W36 2015
    This multi-national study focuses on the efforts by the Jews of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands to reconstruct their lives after World War II. These efforts have largely been ignored, perhaps because the emphasis on assisting survivors in displaced persons camps and on developing Israelas the center of Jewish life after the Holocaust diverted attention from the struggle by Jews in Western Europe to recover their voice and sense of purpose. The book sets the record straight, presenting the challenges that the Jews in the three communities faced, both in the national context and inthe world Jewish arena, and examining how they dealt with them. The book begins by reviewing the actions taken by international Jewish agencies and local leaders to revive Jewish communities in the three countries materially and institutionally, remodeling them as efficient, self-sustaining, andassertive bodies that could meet new challenges. With the creation of the State of Israel, Jews who stayed in Western Europe had to defend their decision to do so while nevertheless showing public support for the new nation.There was also a felt need to respond quickly and effectively to any sign ofanti-semitism.In addition, tensions arose between Jews and non-Jews concerning wartime collaboration in deportations, and the need to memorialize Jewish victims of Nazism. The Cold War offered challenges of its own: the perceived need to exclude communist elements from communal affairs was countered by aresistance to pressures from American Jewish leaders to sever links with Jews in Eastern Europe. Yet, beneath the show of assertiveness, Jewish life was fragile, not only because of the physical depletion of the population and of its leadership, but because the Holocaust had shaken religious beliefsand affiliations and had raised questions about the value of preserving a collective identity. In response, community leaders developed new educational, religious, and cultural approaches to allow a diverse population to express its Jewish consciousness. The comprehensive approach offered here is avaluable addition to existing studies on the regeneration of Jewish life in individual European countries.Underscoring the similar political, cultural, social, and economic issues facing Jewish survivors, the book demonstrates how - with the aid of international Jewish organizations - France,Belgium, and the Netherlands used unprecedented means to meet unprecedented challenges. It is a story worth telling that adds much to our understanding of post-war European Jewish life.

  • In praise of blood : the crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front / Judi Rever
    DT 450.435 R48 2018
    A stunning work of investigative reporting by a Canadian journalist who has risked her own life to bring us a deeply disturbing history of the Rwandan genocide that takes the true measure of Rwandan head of state Paul Kagame.

    Through unparalleled interviews with RPF defectors, former soldiers and atrocity survivors, supported by documents leaked from a UN court, Judi Rever brings us the complete history of the Rwandan genocide. Considered by the international community to be the saviours who ended the Hutu slaughter of innocent Tutsis, Kagame and his rebel forces were also killing, in quiet and in the dark, as ruthlessly as the Hutu genocidaire were killing in daylight. The reason why the larger world community hasn't recognized this truth? Kagame and his top commanders effectively covered their tracks and, post-genocide, rallied world guilt and played the heroes in order to attract funds to rebuild Rwanda and to maintain and extend the Tutsi sphere of influence in the region.
    Judi Rever, who has followed the story since 1997, has marshalled irrefutable evidence to show that Kagame's own troops shot down the presidential plane on April 6, 1994--the act that put the match to the genocidal flame. And she proves, without a shadow of doubt, that as Kagame and his forces slowly advanced on the capital of Kigali, they were ethnically cleansing the country of Hutu men, women and children in order that returning Tutsi settlers, displaced since the early '60s, would have homes and land. This book is heartbreaking, chilling and necessary.

  • Roman Jerusalem : a new old city / edited by Gideon Avni and Guy D. Stiebel ; with contributions by Gideon Avni [and 14 others]
    DS 109.913 R66 2017
    Book aims to provide the most recent archaeological data regarding Aelia Capitolina, its character and its population. The 13 chapters discuss a wide spectrum of themes and perspectives, including the process of the city's foundation, the whereabouts of the Roman camp and its military material culture, and the hinterland. It also presents a new colour plan of Aelia Capitolina in the 4th c. A.D.
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