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Stern, Fritz 1926-2016

Works: 255 works in 992 publications in 9 languages and 16,141 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, 070
Classifications: DD232, 943.080922
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Most widely held works by Fritz Stern
Gold and iron : Bismarck, Bleichröder, and the building of the German empire by Fritz Stern( Book )

77 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the complex relationship between Bismarck and his banker, Gerson von Bleichröder, viewed as a symbolic encounter between German conservative political power and capital. Surveys German society in the 19th century, pointing out the persistence of latent anti-Jewish prejudices, especially in aristocratic circles. Ch. 14 (p. 351-393), "Rumania: The Triumph of Expediency", relates Bleichröder's efforts on behalf of Romanian Jewry between 1867-80, and his intervention with Bismarck to try to force the Romanian government to grant emancipation to the Jews. Remarks on Bismarck's pragmatic and opportunistic approach to the "Jewish question". Ch. 17 (p. 461-493), "The Jew as Patriotic Parvenu", and ch. 18 (p. 494-531), "The Hostage of the New Anti-Semitism", discuss the social status of German Jews on the eve of the emergence of political antisemitism in the 1880s, and the impact of the antisemitic discourse of persons such as Stöcker and Treitschke. Bleichröder became a major target of antisemitic propaganda, a symbol of Jewish financial domination and the "Jewish international plot"
The varieties of history, from Voltaire to the present by Fritz Stern( Book )

85 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains not only an excellent selection of passages which characterize the ideas and the work of leading historians from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, but the book in its entirety provides a stimulating survey of the entire development of modern historiography
Dreams and delusions : the drama of German history by Fritz Stern( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of ten essays, Fritz Stern - widely regarded as America's foremost authority on modern Germany - illustrates the 'German drama, ' the story of a country whose history has comprised the promise of twentieth-century Europe and its nemesis, the greatness and the squandering of achievement, the dreams of peace and the delusions of power. Germany remains a country of immense and central complexity, where even today the past remains bitterly controversial and its interpretation uniquely important for the shaping of a national future."--Jacket
Einstein's German world by Fritz Stern( Book )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Einstein's German World, the eminent historian Fritz Stern explores the ambiguous promise of Germany before Hitler, as well as its horrifying decline into moral nihilism under Nazi rule, and aspects of its remarkable recovery since World War II. He does so by blending history and biography in a sequence of finely drawn studies of Germany's great scientists and of German-Jewish relations before and during Hitler's regime." "Stern's central chapter traces the complex friendship of Albert Einstein and the Nobel Prize - winning chemist Fritz Haber, contrasting their responses to German life and to their Jewish heritage. Other chapters, also based on new archival sources, consider the turbulent and interrelated careers of the physicist Max Planck, an austere and powerful figure who helped to make Berlin a happy, productive place for Einstein and other legendary scientists; of Paul Ehrlich, the founder of chemotherapy; of Walther Rathenau, the German-Jewish industrialist and statesman tragically assassinated in 1922; and of Chaim Weizmann, chemist, Zionist, and first president of Israel, whose close relations with his German colleagues is here for the first time recounted."--Jacket
The politics of cultural despair; a study in the rise of the Germanic ideology by Fritz Stern( Book )

15 editions published in 1961 in English and German and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failure of illiberalism : essays on the political culture of modern Germany by Fritz Stern( Book )

36 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in English and German and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The responsibility of power; historical essays in honor of Hajo Holborn by Leonard Krieger( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical footnotes. Power and responsibility: the historical assumptions / L. Krieger -- Machiavelli: the art of politics and the paradox of power / H.H. Gray -- The responsibilities of power according to Erasmus of Rotterdam / R.H. Bainton -- Sebastian Castellio on the power of the Christian prince / H.R. Guggisberg -- Richelleu / D. Gerhard -- The nature of political power according to Louis XIV / A. Lossky -- Friedrich Schiller and the problems of power / G.A. Craig -- 1848 / T.S. Hamerow -- Juridical and political responsibility in nineteenth-century Germany / O. Pilanze -- Burckhardt's Renaissance: between responsibility and power / P. Cay -- Power and responsibility: Otto Hintze's place in German historiography / W.M. Simon -- Freedom and power in history / W. Kaegi -- Politics in a new key: Schönerer / C.E. Schorske -- Bethmann Hollweg and the war: the limits of responsibility / F. Stern -- Domestic causes of the First World War / A.J. Mayer -- Naumann and Rathenau: their paths to the Weimar Republic / H.C. Meyer -- Friedrich Ebert and the German Revolution of 1918 / R.N. Hunt -- Lenin and power / H.L. Roberts -- Neville Chamberlain and Munich: two aspects of power / W.E. Scott -- Reinhold Niebuhr: prophet in politics / J.H. Nichols -- Limits of American internationalism, 1941-1945 / J.M. Blum -- Political power and academic responsibility: reflections on Friedrich Melnecke's Drei Generationen deutscher Gelehrtenpolitik / F. Gilbert -- The conditions of revolutionary power / O. Kirch
No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state by Elisabeth Sifton( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the twelve years of Hitler's Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did - the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi - and offer new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed. (Not forgotten is Christine Bonhoeffer Dohnanyi, Hans's wife and Dietrich's sister, who was indispensable to them both.) From the start Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi efforts to bend Germany's Protestant churches to Hitler's will, while Dohnanyi, a lawyer in the Justice Ministry and then in the Wehrmacht's counterintelligence section, helped victims, kept records of Nazi crimes to be used as evidence once the regime fell, and was an important figure in the various conspiracies to assassinate Hitler. The strength of their shared commitment to these undertakings - and to the people they were helping - endured even after their arrest in April 1943 and until, after great suffering, they were executed on Hitler's express orders in April 1945, just weeks before the Third Reich collapsed. Bonhoeffer's posthumously published Letters and Papers from Prison and other writings found a wide international audience, but Dohnanyi's work is scarcely known, though it was crucial to the resistance and he was the one who drew Bonhoeffer into the anti-Hitler plots. Sifton and Stern offer dramatic new details and interpretations in their account of the extraordinary efforts in which the two jointly engaged. No Ordinary Men honors both Bonhoeffer's human decency and his theological legacy, as well as Dohnanyi's preservation of the highest standard of civic virtue in an utterly corrupted state
The path to dictatorship, 1918-1933 : ten essays by Theodor Eschenburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unser Jahrhundert : ein Gespräch by Helmut Schmidt( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Fangen Sie an, Fritz' - mit diesem Satz beginnt ein Gespräch unter Freunden. Helmut Schmidt und Fritz Stern kennen sich seit vielen Jahren und haben sich im Sommer 2009 zusammengesetzt, um über Themen miteinander zu reden, die ihnen am Herzen liegen: Erfahrungen und Lehren aus der Geschichte, das gemeinsam erlebte Jahrhundert, Menschen, die ihnen begegnet sind. Das Ergebnis ist ein ebenso anregendes wie kurzweiliges, freimütiges und nicht selten witziges Buch, in dem sich der Politiker und der Historiker die Bälle zuspielen, mal im Konsens, mal im Widerspruch, stets auf eine pointierte Darlegung ihrer eigenen Positionen bedacht. Das Spektrum der behandelten Fragen reicht von Bismarck bis Israel, vom Zweiten Weltkrieg bis zum Aufstieg Chinas, vom Rückblick auf die Ära Bush bis zu den überhöhten Boni für Banker - und auch die Anekdoten kommen nicht zu kurz. Zwei kluge alte Männer streifen durch das 20. Jahrhundert und die Welt von heute, und der Leser genehmigt sich eine Prise Weisheit."--Jacket, front inside flap
The politics of cultural despair : a study in the rise of the Germanic ideology by Fritz Stern( Book )

16 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enlightening and solidly documented book of great value to those who would like to trace the ideolgoical roots behind the most erratic and dramatic politics phases of modern Germany."--"American Political Science Review" "If only because it presents the intellectual and emotional background to National Socialism with rare clarity and penetrating analysis of its several and often sharply contrasting components, the ably written and profoundly interesting book ... would be of importance ... With its useful footnotes, selective bibliography and good index Professor Stern's study is American scholarship at its best."-"International Affairs"
The politics of cultural despair : a study in the rise of the Germanic ideology by Fritz Stern( Book )

14 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verspielte Grösse : Essays zur deutschen Geschichte by Fritz Stern( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remark of Raymond Aron sounds like a motto to this book: " It could have been a century of Germany. " But the size which seemed possible was gambled away. Fritz Stern, the significant historian, in the essays of this book speaks of it. At the same time, however, he points out sending a reminder to the fact that Germany has the " second chance ", a chance, admittedly, which can only perceive it by careful handling with the new power
Der Traum vom Frieden und die Versuchung der Macht : deutsche Geschichte im 20. Jarhundert by Fritz Stern( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in German and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failure of illiberalism by Fritz Stern( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in German and English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz Stern at 70( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keine gewöhnlichen Männer : Dietrich Bonhoeffer und Hans von Dohnanyi im Widerstand gegen Hitler by Elisabeth Sifton( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitlers "Drittes Reich" war die populärste Diktatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Millionen Deutsche jubelten, während Zehntausende, dann Millionen und schließlich die ganze Welt litt. Das Regime war gerissen genug, die Menschen mit Versprechungen und Schmeicheleien für sich einzunehmen, und brutal genug, sie mit Terror, Folter und Morden das Fürchten zu lehren. Einem solchen Regime Widerstand zu leisten war selten, und es war gefährlich. Zwei höchst außergewöhnliche Männer, Hans von Dohnanyi und sein Schwager Dietrich Bonhoeffer, haben es dennoch getan. Was sie dazu bewogen hat, warum sie von Anbeginn genau wussten, mit wem sie es zu tun hatten, wie sie den Weg zum Handeln fanden und am Ende für ihre Überzeugungen ihr Leben ließen - dem gehen Elisabeth Sifton und Fritz Stern in diesem tief bewegenden, meisterhaft geschriebenen Doppelportrait nach. Sie setzen zwei Helden gleichermaßen ins Recht, von denen der eine weltberühmt ist, während der andere zu unrecht in seinem Schatten steht. Und sie zeigen, was außergewöhnliche Menschen von gewöhnlichen - damals und immer - unterscheidet
Zu Hause in der Ferne Historische Essays by Fritz Stern( )

9 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sein Urteil ist gefragt, wenn es um deutsche Geschichte, das deutsch-amerikanische Verhältnis oder die Deutung des weltpolitischen Geschehens geht. Fritz Stern, Friedenspreisträger des deutschen Buchhandels, ist nicht nur einer der grossen Historiker unserer Zeit, er ist auch eine moralische und politische Instanz. Dieser Band enthält seine neuen Essays, Reden und Vorträge. Einmal mehr zeugt er von der eminenten Klugheit und Humanität des Mannes, der noch als Kind auf der Flucht vor den Nazis nach New York kam, Amerikaner wurde und trotz Verfolgung den Deutschen eng verbunden blieb. 'Fritz Stern ist eine geistige Macht eigener Art, eine unersetzbare eigene Stimme in Deutschland und der Welt.' Richard von Weizsäcker Fritz Stern ist em. Professor für Geschichte an der Columbia University und Friedenspreisträger des deutschen Buchhandels. Im Verlag C.H. Beck sind von ihm u.a. seine Memoiren Fünf Deutschland und ein Leben (92009), die Gesprächsbände Unser Jahrhundert (mit Helmut Schmidt, 62011) und Gegen den Strom (mit Joschka Fischer, 2013) sowie zuletzt zusammen mit seiner Frau Elisabeth Sifton Keine gewöhnlichen Männer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer und Hans von Dohnanyi im Widerstand gegen Hitler (2013) erschienen
Fünf Deutschland und ein Leben : Erinnerungen by Fritz Stern( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Historiker Fritz Stern verknüpft seine Erinnerungen mit der Geschichte Deutschlands vom Kaiserreich bis zur heutigen Zeit
Bethmann Hollweg und der Krieg; die Grenzen der Verantwortung by Fritz Stern( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in German and Italian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The varieties of history, from Voltaire to the presentDreams and delusions : the drama of German historyEinstein's German worldThe politics of cultural despair; a study in the rise of the Germanic ideologyThe politics of cultural despair : a study in the rise of the Germanic ideologyFünf Deutschland und ein Leben : Erinnerungen
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Fridericus Stern

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