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FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief (October 2021)
Harold D. Smith, 1939-1945
Mordecai Lee - Author

First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.

In this book, Mordecai Lee provides a long-overdue examination of a key member of FDR’s administration. Harold D. Smith was FDR’s budget director from 1939 through to Roosevelt’s death in 1945. In that capacity, he was also the de facto manager-in-chief of the federal government. During his tenure, he reformed...(Read More)
 
 
Get Things Moving!
Get Things Moving! (October 2018)
FDR, Wayne Coy, and the Office for Emergency Management, 1941-1943
Mordecai Lee - Author

Recounts the forgotten but important work of Wayne Coy, the Office for Emergency Management's Liaison Officer, during the early years of World War II.

Shortly after Hitler’s armies invaded Western Europe in May of 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt activated a new agency within the Executive Office of the President called the Office for Emergency Management (OEM). The OEM went on ...(Read More)
 
 
We Are Going to Be Lucky
We Are Going to Be Lucky (August 2018)
A World War II Love Story in Letters
Elizabeth L. Fox - Edited and annotated

Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.

We Are Going to Be Lucky
tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war, captured in their own words. Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II. Deeply committed to social justice and bonded by love, both vowed to write to one anoth...(Read More)
 
 
Writing in Witness
Writing in Witness (July 2018)
A Holocaust Reader
Eric J. Sundquist - Editor

A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.

Finalist for the 2019 National Jewish Book Award in the Anthologies and Collections Category presented by the Jewish Book Council

Silver Winner for Anthologies, 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Writing in Witness is a broad survey of the most im...(Read More)
 
 
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge (April 2018)
German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945
Lori Gemeiner Bihler - Author

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.

In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tolerant countries. Cities of Refuge compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspape...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Memory
Figures of Memory (June 2016)
The Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.

Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to “move” its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building and the floor plan,...(Read More)
 
 
Seeking Alice
Seeking Alice (June 2016)
A Novel
Camilla Trinchieri - Author

2017 Italian American Studies Association Book Award
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the General Adult Fiction category

A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
This gripping story of love and loss centers on Marco, an Italian diplomat; Alice, his American wife; and their young children. Statione...(Read More)
 
 
Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi
Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi (October 2013)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 18
Lino Pertile - Author
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

Examines the preservation of the integrity of humanity through literature in the hells described by Dante in his Inferno and by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz.

“Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi” is the eighteenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at ...(Read More)
 
 
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
From Kristallnacht to Watergate (September 2013)
Memoirs of a Newspaperman
Harry Rosenfeld - Author

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.

Bronze Medalist, 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography / Memoir I (Celebrity / Political / Romance) category
Bronze Winner, 2013 ...(Read More)
 
 
Vanished by the Danube
Vanished by the Danube (July 2013)
Peace, War, Revolution, and Flight to the West
Charles Farkas - Author

A story of loss and survival.

Germany’s invasion of Hungary in 1944 marked the end of a culture that had dominated Central Europe from the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. In this poignant memoir, Charles Farkas offers a testament to this vanished way of life—its society, morality, personal integrity, wealth, traditions, and chivalry—as well as an eyewitness account of its dest...(Read More)
 
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