Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler instigated the mass murder of European Jews. 1945 saw his fall from second-most powerful man in Germany after Hitler to his suicide in British captivity. Throughout 1945 Himmler showed little sign of his supreme power, moving between action and indecision: V-2 rockets, release of camp prisoners and peace feelers.
Diary of Jan Gellner, Czech navigator, after being trained in the first air observer course within the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, he began his tour with the No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. During 37 bombing sorties on Vickers Wellington over the occupied European territory and Germany he earned the DFC.
Spitfire pilot Doug Brown's RAF experiences. The first solo in a Spitfire was almost his last and he crashed on his first operation. It was a life of contrasts: the thrill of flying; the loss of fellow airmen; anticipation of combat; the boredom of 'readiness'; indulgent mess banquets; pranks and comradeship; and the unrelenting toil of war.
A collection of letters and writings which allows readers to see behind C Wright Mills' public persona. It includes his letters to Saul Alinsky, Daniel Bell, Lewis Coser, Carlos Fuentes, Hans Gerth, Irving Howe, Dwight MacDonald, Robert K Merton, Ralph Miliband, William Miller, David Riesman, and Harvey Swados.
Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Italy's first and greatest modern poet, was also a critic, philosopher and philologist. This title presents a translation of his enormous Zibaldone, or philosophical and critical notebook, which many consider one of the great books of the 19th century.
In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans' understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation's collective memory of the war and its aftermath.
In 1870, Louisa May Alcott and her younger sister Abby May Alcott began a fourteen-month tour of Europe. Louisa had already made her mark as a writer; May was on the verge of a respected art career. This book presents a selection of May's drawings along with the letters written by the two Alcott sisters during their trip.
Collects essays by A J Wilder that originally appeared in "Missouri Ruralist" between 1911 and 1924. This book lends her advice to women of her generation on such issues as how to be an equal partner with their husbands, how to support the new freedoms they'd won with the right to vote, and how to maintain family values in their changing world.