An absolute classic of autobiography and history - one of the few books to explore how and why the Germans were seduced by Hitler and Nazism. Sebastian Haffner was a non-Jewish German who emigrated to England in 1938. This memoir (written in 1939 but only published now for the first time) begins in 1914 when the family summer holiday is cut short by the outbreak of war, and ends with Hitler's assumption of power in 1933. It is a portrait of himself and his own generation in Germany, those born between 1900 and 1910, and brilliantly explains through his own experiences and those of his friends how that generation came to be seduced by Hitler and Nazism. The Germans lacked an outlet for self-expression: where the French had amour, food and wine, and the British their gardens and their pets, the Germans had nothing, leading to a tendency towards mass psychosis. The upheaval of post-WWI revolution, factionalism and inflation left the Germans addicted to excitement and action: Hitler provided this, and more.
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"Men of Bronze" takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping the Greek polis? In the nineteenth century, George Grote argued that the phalanx battle formation of the hoplite farmer citizen-soldier was the driving force behind a revolution in Greek social, political, and cultural institutions. Throughout the twentieth century scholars developed and refined this grand hoplite narrative with the help of archaeology. But over the past thirty years scholars have criticized nearly every major tenet of this orthodoxy. Indeed, the revisionists have persuaded many specialists that the evidence demands a new interpretation of the hoplite narrative and a rewriting of early Greek history. "Men of Bronze" gathers leading scholars to advance the current debate and bring it to a broader audience of ancient historians, classicists, archaeologists, and general readers. After explaining the historical context and significance of the hoplite question, the book assesses and pushes forward the debate over the traditional hoplite narrative and demonstrates why it is at a crucial turning point. Instead of reaching a consensus, the contributors have sharpened their differences, providing new evidence, explanations, and theories about the origin, nature, strategy, and tactics of the hoplite phalanx and its effect on Greek culture and the rise of the polis. The contributors include Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, John Hale, Victor Davis Hanson, Donald Kagan, Peter Krentz, Kurt Raaflaub, Adam Schwartz, Anthony Snodgrass, Hans van Wees, and Gregory Viggiano.
There are some fierce new competitors on the block, ready to engage your company, and you personally, in extreme competition. In this riveting new book, Peter Fingar and his colleagues from around the globe sound a penetrating wake-up call to governments, companies, organizations, and individuals alike. Bringing great urgency to the booka's pages, Fingar makes it crystal-clear that we are not on the brink of a great transition -- wea've already crossed the threshold to a new economic world order. With precision, insight and clarity, he reveals the key drivers and new realities of extreme competition that are hidden in plain sight. This book begins where Thomas Friedmana's popular book, The World is Flat, leaves off, but --in half the number of pages-- spares readers from Friedmana's grandiloquent prose, and offers concrete suggestions for action. This thought-provoking book is the definitive guide to winning in the new age of global competition.Peter Fingar and his colleagues from around the globe take us on a fascinating journey of discovery of tomorrowa's flat world. For entrepreneurs and incumbent business leaders alike, the implications run deep and wide.--Rajesh Jain, Managing Director of Netcore, and Founder of IndiaWorld, Mumbai, IndiaPeter Fingar has fused a gem of a book under the pressure of the need for change. I started to read Extreme Competition and I could not put it down until I finished it, except what was necessary to sustain life. I rarely take time to a'drink ina? a book about business revolution, but this book has the potential to guide a significant change in the way we look at business.--Jim Sinur, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner ResearchExtreme Competition shows in concrete detail how old assumptions and business models are being rapidly obliterated by the rise of India and China and the negation of time and distance by the Internet and global supply chain management. This is the definitive guide to business success in the new age of total global competition.--Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute, and author of Three Billion New CapitalistsIn an interconnected world, the services sector has seen varied levels innovation, often inspired by historical breakthroughs in manufacturing. At Wipro we are pioneering the use of Lean manufacturing techniques in the digitization of business processes. This innovation is our key to surviving and thriving in the world of Extreme Competition. --Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd., Chennai, IndiaPeter Fingar is exactly right that a new world of extreme competition is emerging, and that business process innovation will be its primary battleground. If you dona't think that the ideas in this book are important, you simply wona't be in business for very long. If you do, get busy reading about how to be successful in this brave new world. --Thomas H. Davenport, Professor and Director, Process Management Research Center, Babson College. Author of Thinking for a Living (Harva