'Beautifully conceived and marvellously researched. I haven't read a better book on Berlin.' Gordon A. Craig
Author: Alexandra Richie
Category: Berlin (Germany)
In Berlin, history is tangible. The sense of the past; of Europe, of Germany, and of the 20th century's myths, depravities, idealism and horror, hangs in the air around the old Hinterhofs and deserted railway stations. No other city has played such a part in the tides of twentieth-century European affairs.
Beevor, Fall of Berlin, 249, 255; Richie, Faust's Metropolis, 573. 2. Kempowski,
Swansong 1945, 10; Beevor, Fall of Berlin, 249, 255. 3. Lehmann and Carroll, In
Hitler's Bunker, 75. “On the evening 19 April 1945... the Hotel Adlon was still in ...
Author: Stanley A. Goldman
Publisher: Potomac Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Seven years after the death of his mother, Malka, Stanley A. Goldman traveled to Israel to visit her best friend during the Holocaust. The best friend’s daughter showed Goldman a pamphlet she had acquired from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented activities of one man’s negotiations with the Nazi’s interior minister and SS head, Heinrich Himmler, for the release of the Jewish women from the concentration camp at Ravensbrück. While looking through the pamphlet, the two discovered a picture that could have been their mothers being released from the camp. Wanting to know the details of how they were saved, Goldman set out on a long and difficult path to unravel the mystery. After years of researching the pamphlet, Goldman learned that a German Jew named Norbert Masur made a treacherous journey from the safety of Sweden back into the war zone in order to secure the release of the Jewish women imprisoned at the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Masur not only succeeded in his mission against all odds but he contributed to the downfall of the Nazi hierarchy itself. This amazing, little-known story uncovers a piece of history about the undermining of the Nazi regime, the women of the Holocaust, and the strained but loving relationship between a survivor and her son.
Quoted in Alexandra Richie, Faust's Metropolis (New York: Carroll and Graf,
1998), p. 19. Retired generals... one last postage stamp...: Ibid., p. 321. “No other
nation has experienced anything comparable...”. Sebastian Haffner, Defying
Hitler: A ...
Author: Marshall Jon Fisher
Category: Sports & Recreation
Before Federer versus Nadal, before Borg versus McEnroe, the greatest tennis match ever played pitted the dominant Don Budge against the seductively handsome Baron Gottfried von Cramm. This deciding 1937 Davis Cup match, played on the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon, was a battle of titans: the world's number one tennis player against the number two; America against Germany; democracy against fascism. For five superhuman sets, the duo’s brilliant shotmaking kept the Centre Court crowd–and the world–spellbound. But the match’s significance extended well beyond the immaculate grass courts of Wimbledon. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression and the brink of World War II, one man played for the pride of his country while the other played for his life. Budge, the humble hard-working American who would soon become the first man to win all four Grand Slam titles in the same year, vied to keep the Davis Cup out of the hands of the Nazi regime. On the other side of the net, the immensely popular and elegant von Cramm fought Budge point for point knowing that a loss might precipitate his descent into the living hell being constructed behind barbed wire back home. Born into an aristocratic family, von Cramm was admired for his devastating good looks as well as his unparalleled sportsmanship. But he harbored a dark secret, one that put him under increasing Gestapo surveillance. And his situation was made even more perilous by his refusal to join the Nazi Party or defend Hitler. Desperately relying on his athletic achievements and the global spotlight to keep him out of the Gestapo’s clutches, his strategy was to keep traveling and keep winning. A Davis Cup victory would make him the toast of Germany. A loss might be catastrophic. Watching the mesmerizingly intense match from the stands was von Cramm’s mentor and all-time tennis superstar Bill Tilden–a consummate showman whose double life would run in ironic counterpoint to that of his German pupil. Set at a time when sports and politics were inextricably linked, A Terrible Splendor gives readers a courtside seat on that fateful day, moving gracefully between the tennis match for the ages and the dramatic events leading Germany, Britain, and America into global war. A book like no other in its weaving of social significance and athletic spectacle, this soul-stirring account is ultimately a tribute to the strength of the human spirit.
You never are ; she loves devotedly , Soon Faust obtains a glimmering of the
truth , and begins to Poor thing - on thee she ... We'll fancy a Metropolis , Faust
honestly courts Margaret ; when he see how the affair will The heart and kernel of
Author: Johann Wolfgang von GoethePublish On: 1889
Nore 181 , PAGE 253 . I ' d choose some great metropolis . The picture
Mephistopheles paints for Faust ' s temptation is taken from the Gardens of
Versailles in the time of the Regency of the Duke of Orleans and Louis XV . NOTE
182 , PAGE .
Wolfgang Max Faust Metropolis and the Art of Our Time Artificiality dominates
present - day metropolitan life : it is a life shaped by the needs of the information
media . Its reality increasingly reveals itself to be a staged and simulated reality .
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: Art, Modern
Shows and discusses the work of more than seventy painters and sculptors whose entries at the exhibition express the changes of the new decade
Author: Rudrangshu MukherjeePublish On: 2015-09-15
Faust's Metropolis: A History of Berlin. London: HarperCollins, 1998. Roberts,
Andrew. 'The Holy Fox': The Life of Lord Halifax. London: Phoenix, 1991, 2004.
Rushdie, Salman. East, West. London: Vintage, 1994. Sarkar, Sumit. Modern
Author: Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
‘Nobody has done more harm to me . . . than Jawaharlal Nehru,’ wrote Subhas Chandra Bose in 1939. Had relations between the two great nationalist leaders soured to the extent that Bose had begun to view Nehru as his enemy? But then, why did he name one of the regiments of the Indian National Army after Jawaharlal? And what prompted Nehru to weep when he heard of Bose’s untimely death in 1945, and to recount soon after, ‘I used to treat him as my younger brother’? Rudrangshu Mukherjee’s fascinating book traces the contours of a friendship that did not quite blossom as political ideologies diverged, and delineates the shadow that fell between them—for, Gandhi saw Nehru as his chosen heir and Bose as a prodigal son.
Berlin , on the other hand was a metropolis that embraced modernity and with it
foreign influences ( in particular ... Bruno Walter indicates in his memoirs that
Berlin's theater 30 31 Alexandra Richie , Faust's Metropolis : A History of Berlin .
Faust's Metropolis (1998) by Alexandra Richie succeeds because of the depth of
the author's research, and Roy Porter's London: a Social History (1994) has the
strengths of one of the major works of an immensely perceptive and ...
36-5269 A fatal friendship . 36-2349 Fatimid art at the Victoria and Albert
Museum . 366082 The fats of life . 36-3332 Faulkner : masks and metaphors . 36-
0171 Fault - related rocks . 36-5702 Faust . Part 2. 36-2072 Faust's metropolis .
Representative of Carroll & Graf : Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge ; Close to
the Wind by Pete Goss ; Stanley Kubrick : A Biography by John Baxter ; Faust's Metropolis by Alexandra Richie ; One of Us by David Freeman ; The Well by Katie
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.
Juni in West - Berlin ' , Deutschland Archiv , 25 ( 8 ) : 985–94 Richie A. 1998 , Faust's Metropolis . A History of Berlin . HarperCollins , London Richter J. 1993 , '
Re - examining Soviet Policy Towards Germany in 1953 ' , EuropeAsia Studies ,
Author: Mike Dennis
This text investigates communist rule in East Germany from the end of World War II to its rapid collapse after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Faust's Metropolis : A History of Berlin . New York : Carrol and Graf , 1998 .
Riecke , Herbert . Mietskasernen im Kapitalismus , Wohnpaläste im Sozialismus .
Berlin : Verlag Kultur und Fortschritt , 1954 . Riley , Terence . The International
63 See A. Richie , Faust's Metropolis : A History of Berlin ( New York , 1998 ) ,
671. Richie also tells the story of Reuter assuring General Lucius Clay that the
Berliners would not abandon the Allies when the going got tough during the airlift
Faust's Metropolis : A History of Berlin . London : Harper Collins , 1998 . SACHS ,
RUTH . Adolf Eichmann : Engineer of Death . New York : The Rosen Publishing
Group , Inc. , 2001 . SCHELLENBERG , Walter . The Schellenberg Memoirs .
Author: Rupert Butler
Publisher: Leo Cooper Books
The Gestapo is a detailed guide to Heinrich Himmler's evil organization. It begins with the Nazi's rise to power in 1933, exploring the background to the secret police's expansion, the men it recruited, its commanders and other key figures, its organization, uniforms and insignia. With a thoroughly researched text complemented by rare black-and-white photographs of the Gestapo and its actions. This is an excellent guide to one of the most notorious organizations of the Third Reich.
A Short History , London : Hamish Hamilton . Panofsky , Erwin ( 1979 ) , Abbot
Suger on the Abbey Church of St Denis and its Art Treasures , Princeton :
Princeton University Press . Richie , Alexandra ( 1998 ) , Faust's Metropolis . A
History of ...
Author: David Martin
Christian Language and its Mutations explores how Christian language alters in various social, cultural, historical and religious contexts. Having delineated the core language of Christianity, David Martin analyses how it mutates in different historical and social contexts, notably: peace and war; the arts - particularly painting and music; the sacred space (the city) and the sacred text (the liturgy); education; and the global situation of Christianity and contemporary secular society - evangelicalism, rational religion, Pentecostalism and Base Communities. Presenting a unique perspective to show how and why Christianity alters according to context, this book will prove insightful and accessible to students, clergy and general readers alike. David Martin is Honorary Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, UK. He is the author of some two dozen books, including many landmark titles in the sociology of religion.
197. FUHRERS OF NOTHING 1. Jeffrey Herf, Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in
the Two Germanys (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1997), p. 205. 2
. Alexandra Richie, Fausts Metropolis (HarperCollins, London, 1998), p. 735.
Author: Nicholas Fraser
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
A reporter and author of Continental Drifts offers readers a portrait of neo-Fascism in Europe and the U.S., tracing the emergence, or re-emergence, of this virulent political cult. Reprint.
A Source Book for Russian History from Early Times to the February Revolution ,
New Haven and London , Yale University Press , 1972 , vol . 3 , p . 831 . 54 Pipes
, The Russian Revolution , p . 201 . 55 Alexandra Richie , Faust's Metropolis : A ...
Author: Tom Aitken
Publisher: Authentic Media
Blood and fire, Tsar and Commissar examines The Salvation Army's attempt in the early twentieth century to establish itself in Russia. It exhibited faith, determination and endurance in dealing with unpredictable officialdom, police raids, epidemics and other catastrophes.