Fatherland

Excellent roman criminel de politique-fiction.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782266071178

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Page: 424

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Berlin, 1964. Depuis que les forces de l'Axe ont gagné la guerre en 1944, la paix nazie règne sur l'Europe. Seule, l'Amérique a refusé jusqu'ici le joug. Mais dans quelques jours, le président Kennedy viendra conclure une alliance avec le Reich. Ce sera la fin du monde libre. Deux meurtres étranges viennent perturber les préparatifs. Les victimes sont d'anciens S.S. de haut rang jouissant d'une paisible retraite. Chargé de l'affaire, l'inspecteur March s'interroge. S'agit-il d'un règlement de comptes entre dignitaires ? Mais, s'il s'agit d'affaires criminelles pourquoi la Gestapo s'intéresse-t-elle à l'enquête ? Quelle est cette vérité indicible qui tue tout ceux qui la détiennent et semble menacer les fondations même du régime ? Le mystère s'épaissit et, dans Berlin pavoisée, les bourreaux guettent prêts à tout pour étouffer dans la nuit et le brouillard les dernières lueurs de la liberté. Ce roman du Britannique Robert Harris a été traduit dans le monde entier et a suscité de nombreuses polémiques en Grande-Bretagne, mais aussi en Allemagne où les éditeurs se refusèrent d'abord à le publier. Salué par une presse élogieuse, il est devenu un best-seller international. " Le passé réinventé ! Une histoire à faire frémir. Des personnages et une intrigue totalement convaincants ". " The Telegraph " " A donner la chair de poule ! " " The Sunday Times " " Le thriller au mieux de sa forme. Des sensations de fièvre, et de terreur à chaque page. Une écriture superbe. Un roman qui installe Robert Harris au firmament des meilleurs auteurs du genre. " " The Times Magazine "

Fatherland

It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099527898

Category: Alternative histories (Fiction)

Page: 386

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"Rejacketed reissue Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth - a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

Forgotten Fatherland

From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Double Cross the true story of Friedrich Nietzsche's bigoted, imperious sister who founded a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay together with a band of blond-haired fellow Germans.

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140883815X

Category: Germans

Page: 286

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From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Double Cross the true story of Friedrich Nietzsche's bigoted, imperious sister who founded a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay together with a band of blond-haired fellow Germans.

Mothers in the Fatherland

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler’s Women’s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women – as followers, victims and resisters – in the rise of Nazism.

Author: Claudia Koonz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136213805

Category: History

Page: 600

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From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler’s Women’s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women – as followers, victims and resisters – in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the understanding of women’s status, culpability, resistance and victimisation at all levels of German society, and a record of astonishing ironies and paradoxical morality, of compromise and courage, of submission and survival.

From the Fatherland with Love

Epic in scale, From the Fatherland, with Love is laced throughout with Murakami's characteristically savage violence. It's both a satisfying thriller and a completely mad, over-the-top novel like few others.

Author: Ryu Murakami

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782270329

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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From the Fatherland, with Love is set in an alternative, dystopian present in which the dollar has collapsed and Japan's economy has fallen along with it. The North Korean government, sensing an opportunity, sends a fleet of 'rebels' in the first land invasion that Japan has ever faced. Japan can't cope with the surprise onslaught of 'Operation From the Fatherland, with Love'. But the terrorist Ishihara and his band of renegade youths - once dedicated to upsetting the Japanese government - turn their deadly attention to the North Korean threat. They will not allow Fukuoka to fall without a fight. Epic in scale, From the Fatherland, with Love is laced throughout with Murakami's characteristically savage violence. It's both a satisfying thriller and a completely mad, over-the-top novel like few others.

Fatherland

Recounts the experiences of the author's family in 1970's Yugoslavia, detailing how her father, a Serbian nationalist who's growing fanatacism drove her mother to flee for safety.

Author: Nina Bunjevac

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781631490316

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 666

Recounts the experiences of the author's family in 1970's Yugoslavia, detailing how her father, a Serbian nationalist who's growing fanatacism drove her mother to flee for safety.

Easier Fatherland

Author: Steve Crawshaw

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826463203

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 613

Germany is the most important and powerful country in Europe. And yet it remains strangely little understood - by itself, as much as by the rest of the world. It is in a state of remarkable flux, confronting the demons of the past, whilst also seeking to make the West and the East into one country - a much greater challenge than it seemed. The coming enlargement of the European Union, which will bring much of formerly communist Eastern Europe into the EU, will make Germany more pivotal than ever. So what makes this country tick? For decades after the Second World War, the country remained strongly polluted by the Nazi legacy; there was little attempt to confront the past. For today's younger generation, by contrast, Nazism was a weird aberration that they themselves have difficulty in understanding. The book will explore those changes, and how German society itself is still in the midst of enormous change. The story takes us through three periods: Before the Poison (pre-1933), The Poison (1933-45) and - the heart of the book - the period of Coming to Terms, and the changes that this period has brought to the shape of the country. The coming to terms with the past overlaps, from 1990 onwards, with the East-West story, where mutual misunderstanding has been rife.


Farewell My Fatherland

... what joy will burst on my f D 美 sig rapturd sight , When I see the waving hand , And hear the song I have lov'd so well in the do 1942 homes of my father land , And hear the I have lov'd so well In the homes of my father land .

Author: Felix Gantier

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page: 4

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Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

The poems’ subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it.

Author: Patricia Lockwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698156781

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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The acclaimed second collection of poetry by Patricia Lockwood, author of the novel No One Is Talking About This SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times * The Boston Globe * Powell’s * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood’s second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? Why isn’t anyone named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy babies ever fall in love? The steep tilt of Lockwood’s lines sends the reader snowballing downhill, accumulating pieces of the scenery with every turn. The poems’ subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it.

The Fatherland Files

July 1932.

Author: Volker Kutscher

Publisher: A Gereon Rath Mystery

ISBN: 9781912240562

Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: 544

View: 559

"1932: A drowned man is found in a freight elevator in the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, far from any standing water. Inspector Gereon Rath’s hunt for a mysterious contract killer has stalled, but this new case will take him to a small town on the Polish border and confrontation with the rising Nazi party."--Provided by publisher.


Lost Fatherland

This book portrays one of the most dramatic episodes in recent Mennonite history.

Author: John B. Toews

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573830416

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This book portrays one of the most dramatic episodes in recent Mennonite history. Set against the background of the early Soviet era in Russia, it narrates the story of a small religious and ethnic group caught in the tenacious grasp of political upheaval and social change. Having devoted a century of toil to the country whose patronage attracted them early in the nineteenth century, the Russian Mennonites faced a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions after 1917. Progressively uprooted by the cross-currents of revolution, they began a struggle for survival in which every alternative offering even a vague promise of a better future was explored. Lost Fatherland stresses the economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects related to the ultimate failure of the Mennonite dialogue with communism. Once convinced Russia held no future for them, the colonists formulated plans for mass emigration. The story of the exodus was one of endurance, fortitude, patience and faith. For many the movement was overshadowed by the constant threat of failure. It ended in heartbreak for the majority of settlers, for only one quarter of the Mennonite minority in Russia managed to find a new home in Canada. John B. Toews (PhD, University of Colorado) is Professor of Church History and Anabaptist Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. His other books include Perilous Journey: The Mennonite Brethren in Russia, 1860-1910 and The Diaries of David Epp, 1837-1843.

Fatherland

Nina Bunjevac tells her family's story in superb black-and-white artwork. Fatherland will be recognised as a masterpiece of non-fiction comics, worthy to stand beside Persepolis and Palestine.

Author: Nina Bunjevac

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: 9780224098342

Category: Yugoslavia

Page: 156

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A remarkable autobiographical graphic novel by a Serbian living in Canada, Fatherland is the story of her family -- especially her father, a Serbian nationalist who died in mysterious circumstances -- and through them of the whole Balkan conflict. In 1975 Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and her adopted country of Canada and took Nina back to Yugoslavia to live with their grandparents. Peter, her husband, was a fanatical Serbian nationalist who had been forced to leave his country at the end of World War II and migrate to Canada. But even there he continued his activities, joining a terrorist group that planned to set off bombs at the homes of Tito sympathisers and at Yugoslav missions in Canada and the USA. Then in 1977, while his family were still in Yugoslavia, a telegram arrives to say that a bomb has gone off prematurely and Peter and two of his comrades have been killed. Nina Bunjevac tells her family's story in superb black-and-white artwork. Fatherland will be recognized as a masterpiece of non-fiction comics, worthy to stand beside Persepolis and Palestine.



Dear Fatherland Rest Quietly

THIS IS the story of the search for “Faceless Fritz”—the most difficult and frightening camera-hunt ever undertaken by ace photographer-reporter Margaret Bourke-White. “Fearless Fritz” was cable shorthand for one of several LIFE ...

Author: Margaret Bourke-White

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789122678

Category: History

Page: 284

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THIS IS the story of the search for “Faceless Fritz”—the most difficult and frightening camera-hunt ever undertaken by ace photographer-reporter Margaret Bourke-White. “Fearless Fritz” was cable shorthand for one of several LIFE assignments that brought Miss Bourke-White and her camera to Germany some months before its fall. She was to pin down the private German citizens—to find out what kind of human being it was who, multiplied by millions, made up the Nazi terror. Was he cruel? Was he a villain? Or was he a jolly, gemutlich, beer-drinking, music-loving sentimentalist so many of us remembered, who had really been helpless in the power of a small gang of madmen? By the time Margaret Bourke-White arrived in Germany on this mission, she had seen much death and danger. She had been in Moscow during its fiercest bombings. In Italy she had come closer to the enemy lines than any American woman before her. But it was in Germany that cold horror overtook her. The Germany that Miss Bourke-White saw and recorded in this book puts to shame Dali’s most grotesque nightmares. It is a physical and spiritual chamber of horrors, a cuckoo-cloud land whose inhabitants live in a lost dream. They are the people whose faces are as usual and recognizable as neighbors’, but whose reactions do not seem to make sense. “Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly,” which was first published in 1946, takes its title from the words of the anthem, “Die Wacht am Rhein,” to which German soldiers have marched three times in the memory of many now living. It brings new light to bear on the German people—in the hope that through a more immediate understanding of them, a fourth march may be averted... Richly illustrated throughout with 128 of her photographs, with detailed captions, forming an integral part of Margaret Bourke-White’s important report on conquered Germany.


Fighting for the Fatherland

This work traces and analyses the evolution of the German fighting man and the army in which he served during three and a half centuries.

Author: David J. A. Stone

Publisher: Conway

ISBN: 9781844860364

Category: Armies

Page: 464

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This work traces and analyses the evolution of the German fighting man and the army in which he served during three and a half centuries. It sets his patriotism against his cultural background and against the ever-changing national imperatives of the time. His cultural legacy encompassed the romanticised Teutonic legends of Germanic mythology and of the mighty Rhine. There were also the more immediate and pragmatic imperatives of national survival in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which reinforced Germany's emerging awareness of its national identity, precipitating the heady brew of spectacular military victories and imperialist aspirations which dominated the following century. But then came the pervasive and misplaced - but irresistibly attractive in post-Versailles 1930s Germany - lure of National Socialism- a perverse path, which subsequently resulted in the divided and Allied-occupied German state of 1945, after a conflict which proved to be both the zenith and the nadir of his military fortunes. Finally, yet another culture with its very different social and wider priorities today underwrites the new post-Cold War Bundeswehr of reunified Germany. This new work by a former soldier seeks out and analyses the true nature of the German soldier- his motivation, his preparation for war, his conduct in battle, and all those aspects of his training, organisation, leadership, and lifestyle which may indicate why these fighters 'f'r Gott und V.terland' have consistently proved to be so formidable, and why they have had such a pronounced impact upon European and world history during the last 350 years.

Fatherland

"Fatherland analyzes the origins of German Romanticism and the works of Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenherg, 1772-1801).

Author: Kenneth Scott Calhoon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814323670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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"Fatherland analyzes the origins of German Romanticism and the works of Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenherg, 1772-1801). In his introduction, Kenneth Calhoon writes, "This study examines Romanticism and psychoanalysis in terms of a shared economy of longing and disappointment of which mourning is a profound index."" "Whereas most recent studies of Novalis have concentrated on his poetic and philosophical theories, Calhoon explores the psychological implications of his writings. He places Freud and Novalis in the debate currently raging in Germany about the legacy of the Enlightenment. Instead of grounding his research on Freudian theory itself, Calhoon focuses on a radicalization of the Enlightenment's quest by diverting attention to those regions of the mind where it still seemed possible to choose one's own parents. "Family Romance," Freud's image for describing how children who have grown to doubt the identity of a father and idealize their origins through fantasies of heroic illegitimacy, suggests the emplotment of such identity crises as Romantic Journey. As such, it provides a map for reading Novalis's novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen, in which the father - as fatherland - is rediscovered only after an elaborate circumnavigation of the maternal body." "This book addresses, in addition to the writings of Novalis and Freud, works by Coleridge ("Kubla Khan"), Goethe ("Erlkonig," Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre), Joyce (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man), Lessing (Nathan der Weise, Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts), and P. O. Runge (Fall des Vaterlands)."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved