WorldCat Identities

Chase, Jefferson S.

Works: 28 works in 73 publications in 2 languages and 2,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Anecdotes  Case studies  Biography  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Diaries 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: HC286.4, 330.943086
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Jefferson S Chase Publications about Jefferson S Chase
Publications by  Jefferson S Chase Publications by Jefferson S Chase
Most widely held works by Jefferson S Chase
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 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: Former WikiLeaks Insider and Spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg Authors an Expose of the "World's Most Dangerous Website". In an eye-opening account, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former spokesman of WikiLeaks, reveals never-disclosed details about the inner workings of the increasingly controversial organization that has struck fear into governments and business organizations worldwide and prompted the Pentagon to convene a 120-man task force. In addition to Germany and the U.S., Inside WikiLeaks will be published simultaneously in 12 other countries. Under the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt, Domscheit-Berg was the effective No. 2 at WikiLeaks and the organization's most public face, after Julian Assange. In this book, he reveals the evolution, finances, and inner tensions of the whistleblower organization, beginning with his first meeting with Assange in December 2007. He also describes what led to his September 2010 withdrawal from WikiLeaks, including his disenchantment with the organization's lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and Assange's increasing concentration of power. What has been made public so far about WikiLeaks is only a small fraction of the truth. With Domscheit-Berg's insider knowledge, he is uniquely able to tell the full story. A computer scientist who worked in IT security prior to devoting himself full-time to WikiLeaks, he remains committed to freedom of information on the Internet. Today he is working on a more transparent secret-sharing website called OpenLeaks, developed by former WikiLeaks people, to be launched in early 2011
Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 389 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"--
Inciting laughter : the development of "Jewish humor" in 19th century German culture by Jefferson S Chase ( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 278 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 and other stories by Thomas Mann ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 201 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."
Soldaten : on fighting, killing, and dying : the Secret World War II tapes of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 65 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
Hitler's beneficiaries : plunder, racial war, and the Nazi welfare state by Götz Aly ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addresses one of modern history's greatest conundrums: How did Hitler win the allegiance of ordinary Germans? This title shows that while Jews and citizens of occupied lands suffered crippling taxation, mass looting, enslavement, and destruction, most Germans enjoyed an improved standard of living
A short history of nuclear folly : [mad scientists, dithering Nazis, lost nukes, and catastrophic cover-ups] by Rudolph Herzog ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 48 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 47 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
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 41 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 )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Nazi Germany, telling jokes about Hitler could get you killed Hitler and GOring are standing on top of the Berlin radio tower. Hitler says he wants to do something to put a smile on the Berliners' faces. GOring says, "Why don't you jump'" When a woman told this joke in Germany in 1943, she was arrested by the Nazis and sentenced to death by guillotine'it didn't matter that her husband was a good German soldier who died in battle. In this groundbreaking work of history, Rudolph Herzog takes up such stories to show how widespread humor was during the Third Reich. It's a fascinating and frightening history: from the suppression of the anti-Nazi cabaret scene of the 1930s, to jokes made at the expense of the Nazis during WWII, to the collections of "whispered jokes" that were published in the immediate aftermath of the war. Herzog argues that jokes provide a hitherto missing chapter of WWII history. The jokes show that not all Germans were hypnotized by Nazi propaganda, and, in taking on subjects like Nazi concentration camps, they record a public acutely aware of the horrors of the regime. Thus Dead Funny is a tale of terrible silence and cowardice, but also of occasional and inspiring bravery
Soldiers : German POWs on fighting, killing, and dying by Sönke Neitzel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soldaten : on fighting, killing, and dying : the secret World War II transcripts of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trove of previously unpublished, transcribed conversations among German POWs - secretly recorded by the Allies - reveals the extent of their brutality and changes our understanding of the mind-set of the German soldier during World War II. On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sonke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs that had been covertly recorded and recently declassified. Neitzel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in Washington, D.C. These were discoveries that would provide a unique and profoundly important window into the true 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 honourable behaviour during the war. Collaborating with renowned social psychologist Harald Welzer, Neitzel examines these conversations - and the casual, pitiless brutality omnipresent in them - from a historical and psychological perspective, and in reconstructing the frameworks and situations behind these conversations, they have created a powerful narrative of wartime experience
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 22 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 on fighting, killing, and dying : the secret World War II transcripts of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 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 )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 5 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 )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 4 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."--BOOK JACKET
Servants of war : private military corporations and the profit of conflict by Rolf Uesseler ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Sons of "Jewish Wit": Philiph Roth and Rafael Seligmann by Jefferson S Chase ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.00 for Two Sons o ... to 0.70 for Inciting l ...)
Alternative Names
Chase, Jefferson
Chase, Jefferson F.
English (64)
German (1)