New Books Network

Brian Crim, “Planet Auschwitz: Holocaust Representation in Science Fiction and Horror Film and Television” (Rutgers UP, 2020)
In his new book, Planet Auschwitz: Holocaust Representation in Science Fiction and Horror Film and Television (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Brian Crim explores the diverse ways in which the Holocaust influences and shapes science fiction and horror film and television by focusing on notable contributions from the last fifty years.... Read More
Björn Krondorfer, “The Holocaust and Masculinities: Critical Inquiries into the Presence and Absence of Men” (SUNY Press, 2020)
In recent decades, scholarship has turned to the role of gender in the Holocaust, but rarely has it critically investigated the experiences of men as gendered beings. Beyond the clear observation that most perpetrators of murder were male, men were also victims, survivors, bystanders, beneficiaries, accomplices, and enablers; they negotiated... Read More
Matthew Miller, “The German Epic in the Cold War: Peter Weiss, Uwe Johnson, and Alexander Kluge” (Northwestern UP, 2018)
In his new book, The German Epic in the Cold War: Peter Weiss, Uwe Johnson, and Alexander Kluge (Northwestern University Press, 2018), Matthew Miller explores the literary evolution of the modern epic in postwar German literature. Examining works by Peter Weiss, Uwe Johnson, and Alexander Kluge, it illustrates imaginative artistic responses... Read More
David Kettler and Thomas Wheatland, “Learning From Franz L. Neumann” (Anthem Press, 2019)
Franz Neumann was a member of a generation that saw the end of the Kaiserreich and the beginnings of a democratic republic carried by the labor movement. In Neumann’s case, this involved a practical and professional commitment, first, to the trade union movement and, second, to the Social Democratic Party... Read More
Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, “The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In his new book, The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Gavriel D. Rosenfeld reveals, for the first time, these postwar nightmares of a future that never happened and explains what they tell us about Western political, intellectual, and... Read More
Carole Fink, “West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In her new book, West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Carole Fink examines the relationship between West Germany and Israel. By the late 1960s, West Germany and Israel were moving in almost opposite diplomatic directions in a political environment dominated... Read More
Alexander Watson, “The Fortress: The Siege of Przemysl and the Making of Europe’s Bloodlands” (Basic Books, 2020)
The opposing powers had already suffered casualties on a scale previously unimaginable by October 1914. On both the Western and Eastern fronts elaborate war plans lay in ruins and had been discarded in favour of desperate improvisation. In the West this soon resulted in the remorseless world of the trenches;... Read More
Peter Fritzsche, “Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich” (Basic Books, 2020)
We’ve grown to understand in the past few weeks how worlds can change in just a few days.  Peter Fritzsche‘s new book Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich (Basic Books, 2020) is an extraordinary examination of how, in just a few months, Germans got used to... Read More