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Heydrich: The Face of Evil
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Heydrich: The Face of Evil

An extraordinary portrait of Hitler's most brutal henchman-now in paperback. Tracks his full career, from the Navy to his appointment as Reichs-Protektor of Bohemia and Moravia The complete story of his assassination and its horrific aftermath Reinhard Heydrich was one of Hitler's most evil henchmen. Praised by the Fuhrer as being "the man with an iron heart," Heydrich became one of the key architects of the Third Reich's horrific genocide. After his 1942 assassination, the murder of more than two million people at Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka was codenamed "Aktion Reinhard." Heydrich joined the Nazi Party in 1931, and rose quickly through the ranks of the SS. By the age of twenty-nine he had become an SS brigadier general, and his ruthless ambition led many senior Nazis to believe that he was the natural successor to Hitler. It was Heydrich's initiative to create the Einsatzgruppen, paramilitary units which were established before Operation Barbarossa to murder Jews and political operatives of the Communist Party. In 1941 Heydrich was made Reichs- Protektor of Bohemia and Moravia. Supremely confident of his authority, he often drove alone through the province in his open-top, dark green Mercedes. British-trained Czech partisans took advantage of this gesture, and in 1942 carried out a daring assassination attempt. Heydrich was mortally wounded in the ambush and died a week later in hospital. The reprisals that followed were brutal: more than 15,000 Czechs were murdered and the town of Lidice was razed to the ground. In this critically acclaimed biography, which includes interviews with Heydrich's surviving family, the author creates a complete portrait of pure evil. Mario Dederichs was Bonn, Moscow and Washington correspondent for Stern magazine. Teja Fiedler, who has written a Preface to this edition, was a long-standing colleague and friend of the author, and is a correspondent at Stern magazine.
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Author:Brooks, GeoffreyDederichs, Mario R.
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Publisher:Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
Code:7830546
ISBN:9781935149125
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Dark Waters: An Insider's Account of the NR-1: The Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Sub: 6an Insider's Account of the NR-1the Cold Wa
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Dark Waters: An Insider's Account of the NR-1: The Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Sub: 6an Insider's Account of the NR-1the Cold Wa

It was impossibly expensive, extraordinarily dangerous, and as a secret weapon, completely unarmed. For the American military, the state-of-the-art submersible, christened NR-1, would be the most closely guarded-and revolutionary-secret of the Cold War. The pet project of Admiral Hyman Rickover, the father of the nuclear Navy, the 400-ton submarine with a miniature nuclear reactor was designed to dive deeper than any other submarine. But such depths also meant the crew would be cut off from all possible rescue should something go wrong. Now, the full story of the NR-1 is told for the first time through eyewitness accounts by the original crew-including co-author Lee Vyborny-who dared go where no men had gone before.
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Author:Davis, DonVyborny, Lee
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Publisher:New American Library
Code:1473006
ISBN:9780451211613
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Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages
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Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages

Cross-dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender are among the most hotly discussed topics in contemporary cultural studies. A vital addition to the growing body of literature, this book is the most in-depth and historically contextual study to date of Shakespeare's uses of the heroine in male disguise--man-playing-woman-playing-man--in all its theatrical and social complexity. Shapiro's study centers on the five plays in which Shakespeare employed the figure of the "female page": "The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, "and "Cymbeline. "Combining theater and social history, Shapiro locates Shakespeare's work in relation to controversies over gender roles and cross-dressing in Elizabethan England. The popularity of the "female page" is examined as a playful literary and theatrical way of confronting, avoiding, or merely exploiting issues such as the place of women in a patriarchal culture and the representation of women on stage. Looking beyond and behind the stage for the cultural anxieties that found their way into Shakespearean drama, Shapiro considers such cases as cross-dressing women in London being punished as prostitutes and the alleged homoerotic practices of the apprentices who played female roles in adult companies. Shapiro also traces other Elizabethan dramatists' varied uses of the cross-dressing motif, especially as they were influenced by Shakespeare's innovations. "Shapiro's engaging study is distinguished by the scope of interrelated topics it draws together and the balance of critical perspectives it brings to bear on them." --Choice Michael Shapiro is Professor of English, University of Illinois, Urbana.
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Author:Shapiro, Michael
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Publisher:University of Michigan Press
Code:1587502
ISBN:9780472084050
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Applied Analysis
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Applied Analysis

Basic text for graduate and advanced undergraduate deals with search for roots of algebraic equations encountered in vibration and flutter problems and in those of static and dynamic stability. Other topics devoted to matrices and eigenvalue problems, large-scale linear systems, harmonic analysis and data analysis, more.
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Author:Lanczos, CorneliusMathematics
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Publisher:Dover Publications
Code:1606608
ISBN:9780486656564
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Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives
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Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives

One of the nation's first woman writers, literary pioneer Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) is ranked with Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and William Cullen Bryant as a founder of American literature. In a career that spanned four decades before the Civil War, Sedgwick published six novels, including Hope Leslie and A New-England Tale, and over one hundred short stories and sketches, as well as domestic novellas, travelogues, and books for children. Now the full breadth and complexity of Sedgwick's extensive oeuvre is examined for the first time in this groundbreaking volume, which pairs nineteenth-century reviews of her writings with new critical essays on her works. The collection illuminates Sedgwick's skillful use of rhetoric, her feminism, her realism, her reform activities, as well as her central role in shaping the nation's literature.
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Author:Clements, VictoriaDamon-Bach, LucindaKelley, Mary
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Publisher:Northeastern University Press
Code:6865228
ISBN:9781555535483
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