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Chase, Jefferson S.

Works: 62 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 6,499 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Personal narratives‡vGerman 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra
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Most widely held works by Jefferson S Chase
Hitler : ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book. A major new biography--an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil. For all the literature about Adolf Hitler there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research, Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona, from Hitler's childhood to his failures as a young man in Vienna to his experiences during the First World War to his rise as a far-right party leader. Ullrich deftly captures Hitler's intelligence, instinctive grasp of politics, and gift for oratory as well as his megalomania, deep insecurity, and repulsive world view. Many previous biographies have focused on the larger social conditions that explain the rise of the Third Reich. Ullrich gives us a comprehensive portrait of a postwar Germany humiliated by defeat, wracked by political crisis, and starved by an economic depression, but his real gift is to show vividly how Hitler used his ruthlessness and political talent to shape the Nazi party and lead it to power. For decades the world has tried to grasp how Hitler was possible. By focusing on the man at the center of it all, on how he experienced his world, formed his political beliefs, and wielded power, this riveting biography brings us closer than ever to the answer. -- Publisher description
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 814 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
Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 742 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( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August by Oliver Hilmes( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlin 1936 takes the reader through the sixteen days of the Olympiad, describing the events in the German capital through the eyes of a select cast of characters--Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, sportsmen and journalists, writers and socialites, nightclub owners and jazz musicians. While the events in the Olympic stadium, such as when an American tourist breaks through the security and manages to kiss Hitler, provide the focus and much of the drama, it also considers the lives of ordinary Berliners--the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo's knock on the door, and the Jewish boy fearing for his future and hoping that Germany loses on the playing field. 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."--Publisher's description
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 331 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
A world on edge : the end of the Great War and the dawn of a new age by Daniel Schönpflug( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 1918. The Great War has left Europe in ruins, but with the end of hostilities, a radical new start seems not only possible, but essential, even unavoidable. Unorthodox ideas light up the age: new politics, new societies, new art and culture, new thinking. The struggle to determine the future has begun. Sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, whose son died in the war, is translating sorrow and loss into art. Captain Harry Truman is running a men's haberdashery in Kansas City, hardly expecting he will soon go bankrupt--and then become president of the United States. Moina Michael is about to invent the "remembrance poppy," a symbol of sacrifice that will stand for generations to come. Meanwhile Virginia Woolf is questioning whether that sacrifice was worth it, and George Grosz is so revolted by the violence on the streets of Berlin that he decides everything is meaningless. For rulers and revolutionaries, a world of power and privilege is dying--while for others, a dream of overthrowing democracy is being born. With novelistic virtuosity, Daniel Schönpflug describes this watershed time as it was experienced on the ground--open-ended, unfathomable, its outcome unclear. Combining a multitude of acutely observed details, Schönpflug shows us a world suspended between enthusiasm and disappointment, in which the window of opportunity was suddenly open, only to quickly close shut again
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 209 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."
The death algorithm and other digital dilemmas by Roberto Simanowski( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The Death Algorithm and Other Digital Dilemmas', Roberto Simanowski wonders if we are on the brink of a society that views social, political, and ethical challenges as technological problems that can be fixed with the right algorithm, the best data, or the fastest computer. For example, the "death algorithm " is programmed into a driverless car to decide, in an emergency, whether to plow into a group of pedestrians, a mother and child, or a brick wall. Can such life-and-death decisions no longer be left to the individual human? In these incisive essays, Simanowski asks us to consider what it means to be living in a time when the president of the United States declares the mainstream media to be an enemy of the people-while Facebook transforms the people into the enemy of mainstream media. Simanowski describes smartphone zombies (or "smombies") who remove themselves from the physical world to the parallel universe of social media networks; calls on Adorno to help parse Trump's tweeting; considers transmedia cannibalism, as written text is transformed into a postliterate object; compares the economic and social effects of the sharing economy to a sixteen-wheeler running over a plastic bottle on the road; and explains why philosophy mat become the most important element in the automotive and technology industries.Translated by Jefferson Chase
Hitler by Volker Ullrich( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 127 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 )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 112 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
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 97 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
A short history of nuclear folly : [mad scientists, dithering Nazis, lost nukes, and catastrophic cover-ups] by Rudolph Herzog( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 69 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
Soldiers : German POWs on fighting, killing, and dying by Sönke Neitzel( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 54 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
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

Examines the Hitler Salute to demonstrate how it made Hitler divine and placed a sacred ambience around his regime. Discusses on this "ritual of consent" caused the erosion of social morality during World War II
Allianz : the company history, 1890-2015 by Barbara Eggenkämper( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler by Volker Ullrich( Book )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead funny : telling jokes in Hitler's Germany by Rudolph Herzog( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munich and National Socialism : catalogue of the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism by Germany) NS-Dokumentationszentrum (Munich( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 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
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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tell-all account of the operations of WikiLeaks from one of the organisation's highest former figures
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Inside Wikileaks : my time with Julian Assange at the world's most dangerous website
Inciting laughter : the development of "Jewish humor" in 19th century German cultureDeath in VeniceHitler'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 website
Alternative Names
Chase, Jefferson

Chase, Jefferson 1966-

Chase, Jefferson F. 1966-

Chase, Jefferson Stuart 1966-

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German (1)