El libro más completo sobre la Résistance. La historia de la resistencia francesa es tan fundamental para la identidad francesa que, inevitablemente, ha sido reescrita a lo largo de los años, y su relato se basa en numerosos mitos. La famosa Résistance no fue simplemente un esfuerzo nacional para liberar al país de la ocupación alemana, sino que se enmarca en una amplia lucha internacional, llena de conflictos y divisiones. Incluyó, por supuesto, a republicanos españoles, así como a italianos e incluso alemanes antinazis. La defensa contra el Holocausto trajo además a los resistentes judíos y a cristianos rescatistas. Pero para Francia implicó también una guerra civil por su imperio en África y sus intereses en Oriente Próximo. Además, el movimiento abarcaba un amplio espectro, des de la extrema derecha hasta la extrema izquierda, en lucha por defender visiones del mundo radicalmente opuestas. Robert Gildea bucea en los testimonios de los resistentes, se pregunta quiénes eran, en qué creían y qué les obligó a asumir aquellos terribles riesgos. Él trae a un primer plano las mujeres resistentes, que la historia dejó de lado. En su afán por cuestionar los mitos que rodean a la resistencia, Gildea construye un relato vívido, fascinante y totalmente novedoso de uno de los momentos más relevantes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. La crítica ha dicho... «Un libro importante. Gildea combina la historia de arriba hacia abajo con las historias de abajo hacia arriba de quienes planearon, improvisaron, supieron aprovechar las oportunidades y arriesgaron sus vidas.» The Economist «Una magnífica contribución a nuestra comprensión del movimiento de resistencia más importante de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.» James A. Warren, The Daily Beast «Un enfoque refrescante de este período traumático gracias a los testimonios de primera mano, tanto escritos como orales.Un libro magistral.» Kirkus Reviews «De lectura obligada. Un verdadero tour de force.» Guillaume Piketty, profesor de Scienes Po «Combatientes en la sombra es un espléndido libro sobre la resistencia en Francia a la ocupación alemana durante la II Guerra Mundial.» Jorge M. Reverte
Fighters in the Shadows
Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Robert Gildea’s penetrating history of France during World War II sweeps aside the French Resistance of a thousand clichés. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris’s liberation in 1944.
Marianne In Chains
Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
For the last fifty years, the German Occupation of France has been regarded as a period characterised by four things: cold, hunger, the absence of freedom and above all fear; a time when the indigenous population was cruelly and consistently oppressed by the army of occupation. The people of France were either bold members of the Resistance or craven collaborators. In this riveting and provocative study, Robert Gildea reveals a rather different story, a story which shows that the truth lies - as so often - somewhere in between. 'Excellent... a peculiarly rich book, enlightening about conscription, forced labour, the role of the Catholic Church, sex between German soldiers and French women ('horizontal collaboration') and much else' Frank McLynn, New Statesman 'Gildea's revisionist account is the most convincing and lucid that I have read. Rather as his Oxford colleague Roy Foster did for Irish history (when he rubbished the "400 years of national suffering" version that has had such disastrous consequences), Gildea has succeeded in giving us a startlingly original view of what we thought was a familiar period.' Patrick Marnham, Sunday Telegraph
The French Resistance
Author: Olivier Wieviorka
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Olivier Wieviorka’s history of the French Resistance debunks lingering myths and offers fresh insight into social, political, and military aspects of its operation. He reveals not one but many interlocking homegrown groups often at odds over goals, methods, and leadership. Yet, despite a lack of unity, these fighters braved Nazism without blinking.
The Third Reich
Author: Michael Burleigh
A chilling historical account of the Nazi period probes the human side of the drama, exploring the reasons why people loved and hated the fascist German philosophy. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation. With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year Praise for The Nightingale: "Haunting, action-packed, and compelling." —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Absolutely riveting!...Read this book." —Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute "Beautifully written and richly evocative." —Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author “A hauntingly rich WWII novel about courage, brutality, love, survival—and the essence of what makes us human.” —Family Circle “A heart-pounding story.” —USA Today "An enormous story. Richly satisfying. I loved it." —Anne Rice "A respectful and absorbing page-turner." —Kirkus Reviews "Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." —Jewish Book Council “Expect to devour The Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” —Shelf Awareness "I loved The Nightingale." —Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war." —People
Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood. So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window. Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer. Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.
Author: Stanley G. Payne, Jesús Palacios
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Chronicles the life and rule of the Spanish dictator, from his early years to his military career to his leadership of the nation.
The Hitler Book
Author: Henrik Eberle, Matthias Uhl
Stalin had never been able to shake off the nightmare of Adolf Hitler. Just as in 1941 he refused to understand that Hitler had broken their non-aggression pact, he was in 1945 unwilling to believe that the dictator had committed suicide in the debris of the Berlin bunker. In his paranoia, Stalin ordered his secret police, the NKVD, precursor to the KGB, to explore in detail every last vestige of the private life of the only man he considered a worthy opponent, and to clarify beyond doubt the circumstances of his death. For months two captives of the Soviet Army--Otto Guensche, Hitler's adjutant, and Heinz Linge, his personal valet--were interrogated daily, their stories crosschecked, until the NKVD were convinced that they had the fullest possible account of the life of the Führer. In 1949 they presented their work, in a single copy, to Stalin. It is as remarkable for the depth of its insight into Adolf Hitler--from his specific directions to Linge as to how his body was to be burned, to his sense of humor--as for what it does not say, reflecting the prejudices of the intended reader: Joseph Stalin. Nowhere, for instance, does the dossier criticize Hitler's treatment of the Jews. Today, the 413-page original of Stalin's personal biography of Hitler is a Kremlin treasure and it is said to be held in President Putin's safe. The only other copy, made by order of Stalin's successor, Nikita Khrushchev, in 1959, was deposited in Moscow Party archives under the code number 462A. It was there that Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl, two German historians, found it. Available to the public in full for the first time, The Hitler Book presents a captivating, astonishing, and deeply revealing portrait of Hitler, Stalin, and the mutual antagonism of these two dictators, who between them wrought devastation on the European continent.
In the Service of Stalin
Author: David Wingeate Pike
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
The epic story of the tens of thousands of communists exiled from Spain after Franco's victory. This first scholarly study of their experiences is based on unparalleled access to archives, many previously unexplored, as well as interviews with survivors.
The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.
Traces the events of the Spanish Civil War, describes its causes and results, and discusses its role as a precursor of World War II
Occupation and Resistance
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Describes occupation of major parts of Europe, North Africa, and eastern Asia by Germany, Italy, and Japan and those occupied countries' attempts to resist foreign rule.
Johnny Got His Gun
Author: Dalton Trumbo
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review