Author: Hans Herbert Grimm
Publisher: New York Review of Books
An NYRB Classics Original Seventeen-year-old Schlump marches off to war in 1915 because going to war is the best way to meet girls. And so he does, on his first posting, overseeing three villages in occupied France. But then Schlump is sent to the front, and the good times end. Schlump, written by Hans Herbert Grimm, was published anonymously in 1928 and was one of the first German novels to describe World War I in all its horror and absurdity, and it remains one of the best. What really sets it apart is its remarkable central character. Who is Schlump? A bit of a rascal and a bit of a sweetheart, a victim of his times, an inveterate survivor, maybe even a new type of man. At once comedy, documentary, hellhole, and fairy tale, Schlump is a gripping and disturbing book about the experience of trauma and what the great critic Walter Benjamin, writing at the same time as Hans Herbert Grimm, would call the death of experience, since perhaps if anything goes, nothing counts.
Author: Gerhard Hirschfeld, Irina Renz, Gerd Krumeich
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
The Battle of the Somme has been coined by The English philosopher and pacifist Bertrand Russell as 'maximum slaughter at minimum expense'.
This book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness.
Men in War
Author: Andreas Latzko
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
It contains six artistically written episodes in which an Austrian officer pictures war as a sickening horror and an exploitation of the poor. Its sordidness being entirely unrelieved by any ideal of patriotism, it may tend to leave an impression of the utter unjustifiability of either side of the war. A note warned librarians that there would be a question about circulating this book. It has now been barred from the mails by the Postal authorities as highly undesirable from a military standpoint. Libraries which have already purchased the book will, of course, withdraw it from circulation. Andreas Latzko was an Austrian Jewish pacifist and novelist. With the beginning of the war between Italy and Austria-Hungary, he was sent to the front on the Isonzo River. He served on the front until he suffered a severe shock from a heavy Italian artillery attack near Gorizia. After eight months in the hospital he wrote six chapters of his book Men in War, which deals with the Great War at the River Isonzo front.
A look at contemporary British food, first published in 1995, which considers how British cooks and chefs have become more creative and innovative using different cuisines. In the PENGUIN COOKERY LIBRARY series.
To Hell and Back
Author: Ian Kershaw
"Chilling... To Hell and Back should be required reading in every chancellery, every editorial cockpit and every place where peevish Euroskeptics do their thinking…. Kershaw documents each and every ‘ism’ of his analysis with extraordinary detail and passionate humanism."—The New York Times Book Review The Penguin History of Europe series reaches the twentieth century with acclaimed scholar Ian Kershaw’s long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II. The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to 1949, was unprecedented in human history—an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation. This new volume in the Penguin History of Europe series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era. Beginning with the outbreak of World War I through the rise of Hitler and the aftermath of the Second World War, award-winning British historian Ian Kershaw combines his characteristic original scholarship and gripping prose as he profiles the key decision makers and the violent shocks of war as they affected the entire European continent and radically altered the course of European history. Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism. Incisive, brilliantly written, and filled with penetrating insights, To Hell and Back offers an indispensable study of a period in European history whose effects are still being felt today. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Gabriel Chevallier
Publisher: New York Review of Books
An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation 1915: Jean Dartemont heads off to the Great War, an eager conscript. The only thing he fears is missing the action. Soon, however, the vaunted “war to end all wars” seems like a war that will never end: whether mired in the trenches or going over the top, Jean finds himself caught in the midst of an unimaginable, unceasing slaughter. After he is wounded, he returns from the front to discover a world where no one knows or wants to know any of this. Both the public and the authorities go on talking about heroes—and sending more men to their graves. But Jean refuses to keep silent. He will speak the forbidden word. He will tell them about fear. John Berger has called Fear “a book of the utmost urgency and relevance.” A literary masterpiece, it is also an essential and unforgettable reckoning with the terrible war that gave birth to a century of war.
Abacus Year 1 Workbook 2
Author: Jennie Kerwin, Ruth Merttens, Hilda Merttens
Abacus is a unique maths toolkit for inspiring a love of maths and ensuring progression for every child. Written by an expert author team, it has been carefully crafted on a robust approach to creating inspired and confident young mathematicians.
Author: Don Winslow
From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film). As cool as its California surfer heroes, Don Winslow delivers a high velocity, darkly comic, and totally righteous crime novel. Every morning Boone Daniels catches waves with the other members of The Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is. Or nearly. They have "real j-o-b-s"; Boone, however, works as a PI just enough to keep himself afloat. But Boone's most recent gig-investigating an insurance scam—has unexpectedly led him to a ghost from his past. And while he may have to miss the biggest swell of his surfing career, this job is about to give him a wilder ride than anything he's ever encountered. Filled with killer waves and a coast line to break your heart, The Dawn Patrol will leave you gasping for air.
Author: Sissy Helff, Stefanie Michels
Publisher: transcript Verlag
How is photography connected to global practices? This is a first edited collection to trace the relationship between history, photography and memory in a global perspective on three interrelated levels: firstly, in the artistic and cultural production of pictures, secondly, in the decoding of colonial and contemporary photography, and thirdly, in collecting photographs in picture archives dealing with colonial, anthropological and family photography. The contributions sketch the contested field of global photography and trace the manifold intertwinements between historical and contemporary photographs.
Author: Hein Severloh
Author: Guido Knopp
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
Supported by photographs and the words of former SS men, their close friends and colleagues, Guido Knopp brings back to life a generation whose fanaticism and violence shaped the identity of the Third Reich.
First World War
Author: H. P. Willmott
The First World War was so terrible and so titanic a struggle that its memory haunts us still, even in the 21st century. No previous conflict had ever been as brutal or as vast in scale and its scars were so deep that it came to be known simply as 'The Great War'.The battles fought so ferociously on land, sea and in the air, form the narrative core of this study, with some challenging new interpretations of the military events. However, distinguished historian H.P. Willmott has also focused his penetrating investigation beyond the military chronicle to produce a discerning analysis of the war's labyrinthine causes and its wider consequences for politics, economics, culture and society.