Articles tagged "Nazis"

It’s Tuesday. It’s #PubDay. (10/9/18)

A star lawyer, a talent agent for animals, Nazi Hunters, and a coming-of-age novel… Check out our eclectic #PubDay selections:

INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave pick!

2 starred reviews!

“In the same vein as best sellers such as Liza Mundy’s CODE GIRLS and Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES, this new work from Carter presents the untold story of his grandmother Eunice Hunton Carter, the black female lawyer who prosecuted notorious mobster Lucky Luciano. With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice’s story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.” Library Journal, starred review

“Bestseller Carter (BACK CHANNEL) narrates the life story of his exceptional grandmother, Eunice Carter, an African-American attorney who masterminded the sting operation that resulted in the imprisonment of mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano…Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
by Peter Ackroyd

DOMINION, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.

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Stars for KL!

Important, fascinating reading for WWII history buffs: KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann has received two starred reviews!

“’The concentration camps embodied the spirit of Nazism like no other institution in the Third Reich,’ writes Wachsmann-at least 2.3 million people passed through them; at least 1.7 million died in them-and yet there exists no comprehensive analysis of the camp system, its principles and dynamics, or the forces and people that shaped it. Wachsmann, of Birkbeck College, University of London, fills that gap brilliantly. Wachsmann’s exhaustive study will be seen as the authoritative work on the subject.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A harrowing, thorough study of the Nazi camps that gathers a staggering amount of useful and necessary information on the collective catastrophe. In a tightly organized, systematic narrative, Wachsmann presents an ‘integrated’ treatment of the Konzentrationslager of the title that moves beyond any attempt to endow the camps with universal meaning. A comprehensive, encyclopedic work that should be included in the collections of libraries, schools and other institutions.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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