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Chase, Jefferson S.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 133 publications in 2 languages and 5,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Sources  Short stories  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jefferson S Chase
Hitler : ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive new biography of Hitler focusing on the dictator's personality"--Provided by publisher
Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 717 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 675 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 328 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 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of seven stories by one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century displays his mastery over a broad range of subjects
Inciting laughter : the development of "Jewish humor" in 19th century German culture by Jefferson S Chase( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler by Volker Ullrich( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite his status as the most despised political figure in history, there have only been four serious biographies of Hitler since the 1930s. Even more surprisingly, his biographers have been more interested in his rise to power and his methods of leadership than in Hitler the person: some have even declared that the Fuhrer had no private life. Yet to render Hitler as a political animal with no personality to speak of, as a man of limited intelligence and poor social skills, fails 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 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 against the politics of the times, Ullrich unveils the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions."--Jacket flap
Hitler's beneficiaries : plunder, racial war, and the Nazi welfare state by Götz Aly( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking book, distinguished historian Gotz Aly addresses one of modern history's greatest conundrums: How did Adolf Hitler win the allegiance of ordinary Germans for his program of mass murder and military conquest? The answer Aly provides is as shocking as it is persuasive. By engaging in a campaign of theft on an almost unimaginable scale, and by channeling the proceeds into a succession of generous social programs, Hitler literally bought the consent of the German people. Drawing on secret Nazi files and unexamined financial records, Aly shows that while Jews and citizens of occupied lands suffered crippling taxation, mass looting, enslavement, and destruction, most Germans enjoyed a marked improvement in their standard of living. He documents the many millions of packages soldiers sent from the front stuffed with valuables and provisions; the systematic plunder of conquered territory for raw materials, industrial goods, and food supplies; and the disappearance of Jewish property and fortunes into German homes and pockets across the Reich. Whatever moral qualms Germans may have felt toward Nazi policies were swept away by waves of government handouts, tax breaks, and preferential legislation
Soldaten : on fighting, killing, and dying : the Secret World War II tapes of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 92 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 66 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
Soldaten : on fighting, killing, and dying : the secret World War II transcripts of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remarkable, controversial book about Germany's soldiers in the Second World War drawn from transcriptions of their secretly recorded conversations. What emerges is a shocking and profoundly illuminating portrait of the typical German soldier of the time: their thoughts, feelings, and ideologies
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 41 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
Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August by Oliver Hilmes( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the games the Nazi dictatorship was in many ways put on hold, and Berlin 1936 offers a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920s and 30s that the Nazis wanted to destroy
Hitler by Volker Ullrich( Book )

in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Wikileaks : my time with Julian Assange at the world's most dangerous website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Wall : confessions from an East German childhood and the life that came next by Jana Hensel( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jana Hensel was thirteen on the night the Berlin Wall fell. But in all the celebration, no one stopped to think what it would mean for the kids of the seventies, who had grown up in the shadow of Communism with all its hokey comforts: the Young Pioneer youth groups, the cheerful Communist propaganda, and the comforting knowledge that they lived in a Germany unblemished by an ugly Nazi past and a greedy Capitalist future. In After the Wall, Jana Hensel tells the story of a lost generation of East German kids forced to abandon their past and feel their way through a foreign landscape to an uncertain future
Allianz : the company history, 1890-2015 by Barbara Eggenkämper( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Chase, Jefferson

Chase, Jefferson 1966-

Chase, Jefferson F. 1966-

Chase, Jefferson Stuart 1966-

Languages
English (92)

German (1)

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Death in VeniceInciting laughter : the development of "Jewish humor" in 19th century German cultureHitler's beneficiaries : plunder, racial war, and the Nazi welfare stateThe 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 next