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This book shows that the Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann was not a banal bureaucrat but a manipulative and unrepentant Nazi who cunningly assumed the guise of a timid official at his 1961 trial.
These two books both examine the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom but reach opposite conclusions. One finds the Anglo-American relationship to be a sham, whereas the other sees it as as especially meaningful and valuable to the post–Cold War world.
In recent years, a quiet success has taken place in Spain’s historically restive Basque Country. This book describes the peace process that definitively ended “the last organized armed insurgency in Western Europe.”
This book argues that the durable postwar partnership between France and Germany was the result of creative leadership by statesmen from both countries, who created a unique symbolic relationship and made Franco-German reconciliation a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Uekötter, who belongs to a new generation of environmental historians, explores why Germany -- a crowded nation of industrial exporters -- has produced one of the world’s most advanced approaches to environmental protection.
If, as most analysts believe, this horrific war was unintended, then why did it last so long? Watson traces the subtle interplay of propaganda, hardship, and martial enthusiasm that strengthened the resolve of publics in Central Europe.
Both these books come plastered with plaudits from British pundits and professors, yet they contain starkly opposing policy prescriptions. What they share is an extremism that would condemn either approach to failure if ever put into practice.
Peet and La Guardia argue that although establishing the euro was a mistake based on over-optimistic beliefs about future economic convergence and institutional development, muddling through remains the only viable alternative.
Bromark, a Norwegian journalist, tells the story of the 2011 massacre in Norway based on detailed eyewitness accounts, and his book serves as a corrective to wrong-headed foreign commentary that used the event to criticize Scandinavian social democracy.
Zielonka has previously likened the EU to an empire; now, he claims the union is doomed to disintegrate.
Soros explains with clarity how the single currency created a financial system dominated by incorrect assessments of risk. One result has been the eurozone’s domination by Germany, which benefits from the system in the short term and refuses to change it, blocking significant banking reform.
In careful detail, Frankel tells the geological history of France, at each point linking the character of the country’s wines to the underlying geology of the land on which the grapes are grown.
This book sets out to explore what the United States could learn about public policy from European countries and examines rules relating to issues of work-family balance, labor-market regulations, climate change policy, urban transport, election law, pensions, and immigration.
This book documents public attitudes and official policies toward Europe’s largest and most consistently shunned indigenous minority: Gypsies, or Roma.
One of the major developments of the last decade is that ordinary Europeans now pay more attention to what happens in Brussels and often respond negatively.
How well does the EU promote multilateral action to solve global problems?
These two books are the best on the euro crisis to have appeared in recent years.
When François Mitterrand was president of France, from 1981 until 1995, the most common adjective used to describe him was “Machiavellian.”
Engberg’s analysis challenges the conventional wisdom about European defense policy.
This understated yet engaging book provides the best modern account of why, alone among all Nazi-occupied peoples, the Danes mobilized effective organized resistance to the Holocaust.
In this book, Giddens seeks to renew the commitment of the British left to social democratic ideals and to European cooperation.
Although its subject matter and the text itself are a bit dry, this book is the best so far on the Irish financial crisis of 2008.
This latest edition of van Schendelen’s classic work synthesizes the most important lessons that political scientists, management scholars, and public affairs professionals have learned about how to lobby the European Union.
In this book, a team of sociologists revisits some of the most horrifying cases of mass slaughter from the past century.
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