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Chase, Jefferson S.

Works: 36 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 3,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Sources  Anecdotes  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vGerman 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra
Classifications: PT2625.A44, 833.912
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Most widely held works by Jefferson S Chase
Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Gotz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis' assumption of power in 1933, Aly shows that German anti-Semitism was--to a previously overlooked extent--driven in large part by material concerns, not racist ideology or religious animosity. As Germany made its way through the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution, the difficulties of the lethargic, economically backward German majority stood in marked contrast to the social and economic success of the agile Jewish minority. This success aroused envy and fear among the Gentile population, creating fertile ground for murderous Nazi politics. Surprisingly, and controversially, Aly shows that the roots of the Holocaust are deeply intertwined with German efforts to create greater social equality. Redistributing wealth from the well-off to the less fortunate was in many respects a laudable goal, particularly at a time when many lived in poverty. But as the notion of material equality took over the public imagination, the skilled, well-educated Jewish population came to be seen as having more than its fair share. Aly's account of this fatal social dynamic opens up a new vantage point on the greatest crime in history and is sure to prompt heated debate for years to come"--
Inside Wikileaks : my time with Julian Assange at the world's most dangerous website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the inner workings of the organization the author was a former spokesman for, revealing the evolution, finances, and inner tensions from the first meeting with Julian Assange to his withdrawal from Wikileaks
The true German : the diary of a World War II military judge by Werner Otto Müller-Hill( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Otto Müller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany hurtled into destruction-what he thought about the fate of the Jewish people, the danger from the Bolshevik East once an Allied victory was imminent, his longing for his home and family and, throughout it, a relentless disdain and hatred for the man who dragged his beloved Germany into this cataclysm, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. Müller-Hill calls himself a German nationalist, the true Prussian idealist who was there before Hitler and would be there after
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Death In Venice" is the tragic story of a man who falls into foolish, forbidden love, only to reap his own ruin. While on holiday in Venice, a dignified older gentleman notices a teenage boy playing on the shore. The boy soon comes to represent the sleek perfection of youth, and the older man finds himself overwhelmed and obsessed with this ideal. Rich in imagery, and exploring the themes of beauty and decay, this is a disturbing memorable work. This new edition also includes seven of Mann's short stories including "Tristan", "The Child Prodigy", and "Man and Dog."
Inciting laughter : the development of "Jewish humor" in 19th century German culture by Jefferson S Chase( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldaten : on fighting, killing, and dying : the secret World War II transcripts of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2001, German historian Sönke Neitzel discovered a cache of documents from the Second World War. They were the transcripts of German prisoners of war talking among themselves in prisoner of war camps, and secretly recorded by the allies. In these apparently private conversations the soldiers talked openly about their hopes and fears, their concerns and their day-to-day lives. They also talked about the horrors of war - about rape, death and killing. Sönke Neitzel shared the material with renowned psychologist Harald Wezler and they set about trying to make sense of the vast piles of documents. The result is 'Soldaten', a landmark book which will change the way we look at soldiers and war, and is as relevant to our modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as it was to the soldiers of the German Army in 1945
A short history of nuclear folly : [mad scientists, dithering Nazis, lost nukes, and catastrophic cover-ups] by Rudolph Herzog( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the rarely-discussed nightmare of "Broken Arrows" (40 nuclear weapons lost during the Cold War) to "Operation Plowshare" (a proposal to use nuclear bombs for large engineering projects, such as a the construction of a second Panama Canal using 300 H-Bombs), Herzog focuses in on long-forgotten nuclear projects that nearly led to disaster. In an unprecedented people's history, Herzog digs deep into archives, interviews nuclear scientists, and collects dozens of rare photos. He explores the "accidental" drop of a Nagasaki-type bomb on a train conductor's home, the implanting of plutonium into patients' hearts, and the invention of wild tactical nukes, including weapons designed to kill enemy astronauts. Told in a riveting narrative voice, Herzog--the son of filmmaker Werner Herzog--also draws on childhood memories of the final period of the Cold War in Germany, the country once seen as the nuclear battleground for NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries, and discusses evidence that Nazi scientists knew how to make atomic weaponry ... and chose not to
The Hitler salute : on the meaning of a gesture by Tilman Allert( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sometimes the smallest detail reveals the most about a culture. In Heil Hitler: The History of a Gesture, sociologist Tilman Allert uses the Nazi transformation of the most mundane human interaction, the greeting, to show how National Socialism brought about the submission and conformity of a whole society. Made compulsory in 1933, the Hitler salute developed into a daily reflex in a matter of mere months, and quickly became the norm in schools, at work, among friends, and even at home. Adults denounced neighbors who refused to raise their arms, and children were given tiny Hitler dolls with movable right arms so they could practice the pernicious salute. The constantly reiterated declaration of loyalty at once controlled public transactions and fractured personal relationships. And always, the greeting sacralized Hitler, investing him and his regime with a divine aura."--Publishers description
Soldiers : German POWs on fighting, killing, and dying by Sönke Neitzel( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though initially recorded by British intelligence with the intention of gaining information that might be useful for the Allied war effort, the matters discussed in these conversations ultimately proved to be limited in that regard. But they would supply a unique and profoundly important window into the mentality of the soldiers in the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the German navy, and the military in general, almost all of whom had insisted on their own honorable behavior during the war. It is a myth these transcripts unequivocally debunk
Inside Wikileaks : my time with Julian Assange at the world's most dangerous website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tell-all account of the operations of WikiLeaks from one of the organisation's highest former figures
Dead funny : telling jokes in Hitler's Germany by Rudolph Herzog( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler : Volume I: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given his status as arguably the most despised political figure in history, it is surprising that there have only been four serious biographies of the Fuhrer since the 1930s. Perhaps even more surprisingly, his biographers have been more interested in how he came to power and how he exercised his leadership than in Hitler the person. Yet to render Hitler as a political animal with no personality to speak of, as a man of limited intelligence and poor social skills, does little to explain the spell that he cast not only on those close to him but on the German people as a whole. In the first volume of this magisterial biography, Volker Ullrich sets out to correct our perception of the Fuhrer. While charting in detail Hitler's life from his childhood to the eve of the Second World War, Ullrich unveils the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions
Munich and National Socialism : catalogue of the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism by NS-Dokumentationszentrum München( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munich is associated with the rise of National Socialism like no other city. After the First World War, the 'National Socialist German Workers' Party' (NSDAP) emerged from anti-Semitic and radical right-wing circles in the Bavarian capital with Adolf Hitler becoming its leading figure. Here he tried to assume power via a putsch in 1923. Here, after the 'seizure of power', a party district arose in which about 6000 people organised the apparatus of the NSDAP. Moreover, with the opening of the nearby concentration camp in Dachau, the 'Capital of the Movement' took on a pioneering role in the construction of the dictatorship. The Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism occupies the site of the former party headquarters on Königsplatz and illuminates the Nazi history of the city. Its permanent exhibit, with plentiful new material, presents the history of National Socialism in Munich, the special role of the city in the system of terror, and the difficulties in dealing with this past since 1945. This book encompasses the texts and images of the permanent exhibit as well as 23 accompanying essays by renowned historians, making it also an illustrated history of the 'Third Reich' based on the very latest research
After the Wall : confessions from an East German childhood and the life that came next by Jana Hensel( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hensel was born in Leipzig, East Germany, in 1976 and was 13 when the Berlin Wall fell. This memoir, a bestseller in Germany, portrays the disorientation of her generation, whose upbringing under communism ended abruptly with the integration of East and West Germany
Soldaten by Sönke Neitzel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of previously unpublished, transcribed conversations among German POWs, secretly recorded by the Allies and recently declassified, offers insight into the mindset of World War II German soldiers
A culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of Europe by Christian Meier( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book takes us on a tour through the rich spectrum of Greek life and culture, from their epic and lyric poetry, political thought and philosophy, to their social life, military traditions, sport, and religious festivals, and finally to the early stages of Greek democracy. Running as a connecting thread throughout is a people's attempt to create a society based upon the concept of freedom rather than naked power
The culture of defeat : on national trauma, mourning, and recovery by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"History may be written by the victors, Wolfgang Schivelbusch argues in his new book, but the losers often have the final word. Focusing on three seminal cases of defeat - the South after the Civil War, France in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, and Germany following World War I - Schivelbusch reveals the complex psychological and cultural responses of vanquished nations to the experience of military defeat." "Drawing on reaction from every level of society, Schivelbusch investigates the sixty-year period in which the world moved from regional to global conflagration, and from gentlemanly conduct of war to total mutual destruction. He shows how conquered societies question the foundations of their identities and strive to emulate the victors: the South to become a "better North," the French to militarize their schools on the Prussian model, the Germans to adopt all things American. He charts the losers' paradoxical equation of military failure with cultural superiority as they generate myths to glorify their pasts and explain their losses: the nostalgic "plantation legend" after the collapse of the Confederacy, the new cult of Joan of Arc in vanquished France, the fiction of the stab in the back by "foreign" elements in postwar Germany. From cathartic epidemics of "dance-madness" to the revolutions that so often follow battlefield humiliation, Schivelbusch finds remarkable similarities across cultures."--Jacket
Allianz : the company history, 1890-2015 by Barbara Eggenkämper( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Inside Wikileaks : my time with Julian Assange at the world's most dangerous website
Alternative Names
Chase, Jefferson

Chase, Jefferson 1966-

Chase, Jefferson F. 1966-

Chase, Jefferson Stuart 1966-

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Death in VeniceInciting laughter : the development of "Jewish humor" in 19th century German cultureThe Hitler salute : on the meaning of a gestureInside Wikileaks : my time with Julian Assange at the world's most dangerous websiteAfter the Wall : confessions from an East German childhood and the life that came nextA culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of EuropeThe culture of defeat : on national trauma, mourning, and recovery