Hustling Hitler

Hustling Hitler
Author: Walter Shapiro
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780698170742
Available:
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro, the true life story of how his great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler’s agents in the run-up to WWII. All his life, journalist Walter Shapiro assumed that the outlandish stories about his great-uncle Freeman were exaggerated family lore; some cockamamie Jewish revenge fantasies dreamt up to entertain the kids and venerate their larger-than-life relative. Only when he started researching Freeman Bernstein’s life did he realize that his family was actually holding back—the man had enough stories, vocations, and IOUs to fill a dozen lifetimes. Freeman was many people: a vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, stock swindler, card shark and self-proclaimed “Jade King of China.” But his greatest title, perhaps the only man who can claim such infamy, was as The Man Who Hustled Hitler. A cross between The Night They Raided Minsky’s and Guys and Dolls, Freeman Bernstein’s life was itself an old New York sideshow extravaganza, one that Shapiro expertly stages in Hustling Hitler. From a ragtag childhood in Troy, New York, Shapiro follows his great-uncle’s ever-crooked trajectory through show business, from his early schemes on the burlesque circuit to marrying his star performer, May Ward, and producing silent films—released only in Philadelphia. Of course, all of Freeman’s cons and schemes were simply a prelude to February 18, 1937, the day he was arrested by the LAPD outside of Mae West’s apartment in Hollywood. The charge? Grand larceny—for cheating Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government. In the capstone of his slippery career, Freeman had promised to ship thirty-five tons of embargoed Canadian nickel to the Führer; when the cargo arrived, the Germans found only huge, useless quantities of scrap metal and tin. It was a blow to their economy and war preparations—and Hitler did not take the bait-and-switch lightly. Told with cinematic verve and hilarious perspective, Hustling Hitler is Shapiro’s incredible investigation into the man behind the myth. By reconstructing his great-uncle’s remarkable career, Shapiro has transformed Freeman Bernstein from a barely there footnote in history to the larger-than-life, eternal hustler who forever changed it.

Woman s Home Companion

Woman s Home Companion
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000020220181
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Release: 1939-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The New English Weekly

The New English Weekly
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173037040357
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Release: 1937
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hitler s Mind

Hitler s Mind
Author: Edleff H. Schwaab
Pages: 202
ISBN: UOM:39015021576833
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Release: 1992
Editor: Praeger Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of Hitler written by a psychologist. Going beyond the reliance on a Freudian interpretation of Hitler's personality, Schwaab employs his knowledge of abnormal psychology to penetrate the paranoid world of Hitler and to demonstrate the depth of his mental disturbance. The analysis is framed by a poignant personal reflection on Schwaab's experiences (and those of his father, who was first a follower of Hitler and later one of those who attempted to assassinate him) growing up in Nazi Germany and an afterword in which the meaning of Nazism is placed in the context of contemporary developments in a reunited Germany.

Hitler s Generals

Hitler s Generals
Author: Shelford Bidwell
Pages: 256
ISBN: 051720164X
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Random House Value Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An authoritative analysis of the military records of Hitler's generals includes a discussion of military resistance to the Nazi regime, an overall assessment of German generalship, illustrations of the generals' regalia and uniforms, and more than 250 photographs.

The Economist

The Economist
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106019542015
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Time

Time
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010987496
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Release: 1948-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hitler the Path to Power

Hitler  the Path to Power
Author: Charles Bracelen Flood
Pages: 686
ISBN: UOM:39015005582609
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Release: 1989
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explains how Hitler gained the political experience he needed to make himself the leader of Germany, covering his life up to the writing of Mein Kampf

Hitler and His God

Hitler and His God
Author: Georges van Vrekhem
Pages: 700
ISBN: UCAL:B5021662
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Release: 2006
Editor: books catalog
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hitler remains an enigma in spite of everything that has been written about him. The author has studied the literature in German, English, French, Deutch and Italian for several years. His conclusions are that there must have been a cause equivalent to the effects of his actions.

After Hitler

After Hitler
Author: Jürgen Neven-Du Mont
Pages: 319
ISBN: UOM:39015009307755
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hitler s British Slaves

Hitler s British Slaves
Author: Sean Longden
Pages: 288
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120974105
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Release: 2005
Editor: Arris Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between 1939 and 1945 almost 200,000 British and Commonwealth Servicemen were held as Prisoners of War in Germany. All those under the rank of sergeant were eligible for work and during those six years few enjoyed the rosy PoW life that is forever engraved in the imagination of the British public. The image was fostered of resolutely middle-class officers staging escapes with 'devil-may-care' bravery, anxious to get home ready for another 'crack at the Hun'. However as Sean Longden shows in Hitler's British Slaves the reality was chillingly different. Instead, most endured a daily fight for survival- the tunnels they dug were deep underground in German coalmines, not a route to escape. They worked 12 hour shifts, six days a week -cutting timber, quarrying stone, harvesting crops, laying railway lines, cutting ice from frozen rivers and clearing bombsites. They toiled alongside concentration camp inmates, are starvation rations, faced disease and daily attacks by their guards. Here are the details of what sort of work they undertook, their living conditions, their relationships with civilian workers, foreign laborers and concentration camp inmates. Many of the working prisoners starved to death, others died for lack of medical care, were killed in accidents at work, or were murdered by their guards. Yet the appalling treatment of these men has been forgotten and, to date, no ex-PoW who slaved in German industry has received a penny in compensation. Sean Longden has growth the stories of their harsh experiences and their years of privation into the light, by trawling the archives and, above all, from speaking to the forgotten veterans and hearing their stories.

Integration of Europe

Integration of Europe
Author: Sylvester Hoogmoed
Pages: 132
ISBN: IND:30000053090803
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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With Hitler in New York and Other Stories

With Hitler in New York and Other Stories
Author: Richard Grayson
Pages: 190
ISBN: UOM:39015000621014
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Release: 1979
Editor: Zephyr Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a collection of contemporary short stories, everyday life merges with humorous fantasies and vignettes of urban strangeness

Born a Crime

Born a Crime
Author: Trevor Noah
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780399588181
Available:
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: One World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “Compelling . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

A Question of Evidence

A Question of Evidence
Author: Colin Evans
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0760773246
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 083524427X
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Education of Arnold Hitler

The Education of Arnold Hitler
Author: Marc Estrin
Pages: 454
ISBN: 9781932961034
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Unbridled Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marc Estrin's illustrious debut, Insect Dreams -- The Half-Life of Gregor Samsa, traced a most improbable and unfortunate innocent through the first half of the 20th Century from pre-Nazi Austria to the explosion of the first nuclear bomb. With the same galloping humor, the same fear and loathing, and a touch of the Dickensian, The Education of Arnold Hitler introduces Gregor's human successor, a baby-boomer unfortunately named, who must navigate an absurd world of activists, academics, warriors, and their meaningless words. Like the greatest works of Don Delillo, Richard Powers, and Jonathan Franzen, Arnold Hitler turns a powerful humor and a compassionate and cutting satire on the darkest issues of the age: the persistence of war and racism, the intractable force of history and culture, and the lies that words conceal.

The Education of Arnold Hitler

The Education of Arnold Hitler
Author: Marc Estrin
Pages: 454
ISBN: UOM:39015060886218
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marc Estrin's illustrious debut, Insect Dreams -- The Half-Life of Gregor Samsa, traced a most improbable and unfortunate innocent through the first half of the 20th Century from pre-Nazi Austria to the explosion of the first nuclear bomb. With the same galloping humor, the same fear and loathing, and a touch of the Dickensian, The Education of Arnold Hitler introduces Gregor's human successor, a baby-boomer unfortunately named, who must navigate an absurd world of activists, academics, warriors, and their meaningless words. Like the greatest works of Don Delillo, Richard Powers, and Jonathan Franzen, Arnold Hitler turns a powerful humor and a compassionate and cutting satire on the darkest issues of the age: the persistence of war and racism, the intractable force of history and culture, and the lies that words conceal.

What America Thinks

What America Thinks
Author: Anonim
Pages: 1495
ISBN: UOM:39015011301671
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Release: 1941
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In this volume are compiled reproductions of numerous editorials and cartoons as they have appeared in American newspapers, large and small, in all parts of the country"--Preface.

World s Press News and Advertiser s Review

World s Press News and Advertiser s Review
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010427354
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Release: 1945
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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