Beck and Stauffenberg: An exercise in self-publishing

Posted On: April 25, 2013 04:10 by Bill Dawson in Featured |German Resistance

I’ve been investigating self-publishing for a while now because of my desire to publish some tech books/manuals as part of my real life (programming Android and Appcelerator Titanium Mobile SDK, in case you’re interested!)

To get started quickly with the Kindle Direct Publishing platform, I resurrected an old undergraduate essay of […]

3 German History books being read by Germans

Posted On: January 7, 2010 23:00 by Bill Dawson in General

I have read and reviewed several German History books here on the site and of course they were always of my choosing, irrespective of the books’ popularity or newness.  When trying to come up with a book list for 2010, one of the questions I asked myself was, “What are […]

One more Berlin Wall post for tonight

Posted On: November 9, 2009 22:51 by Bill Dawson in Berlin Wall

Before I lay me down to sleep…

I find the CNN overview of the night’s festivities to be very good: lots of videos and a slideshow.

Sehenswert, as the Germans would say. (“Worth a look”.)

Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Posted On: November 9, 2009 14:57 by Bill Dawson in Berlin Wall

Well the day has finally come, the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

We’ve put up a lot of Wall-related posts over the last several weeks in preparation for today, including our Fall of the Berlin Wall Resources page, as well as several individual entries in our Berlin […]

The “Participatory Dictatorship” – Fulbrook’s “The People’s State” (2)

Posted On: November 8, 2009 20:48 by Bill Dawson in Berlin Wall |Book of the Week |Featured

In Part One of my overview of Mary Fulbrook’s The People’s State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker (Amazon US, UK, CA, DE [english] and DE [deutsch]), I emphasized Professor Fulbrook’s assertion that most histories of East Germany concentrate on the “state versus society” angle, seeing the latter wholly […]

“Someday the Wall will fall” – Letter from an East German Penpal (Hausarchiv)

Posted On: November 6, 2009 03:23 by Bill Dawson in Berlin Wall |Featured |Hausarchiv

Amateur history nerd that I am, I’m quite pleased to have married into a family which has retained all sorts of books, newspapers and magazines dating from about 1920 onwards. The “In the Hausarchiv” series gives an occasional look at the things I’ve come across in our own “house archive”.
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Guest post at German History Blog?

Posted On: November 5, 2009 16:26 by Bill Dawson in General

Dear Readers,

I will be on vacation from about 18 November to 10 December 2009, so during that time I expect my content here at the blog will be a bit on the light side.

Are you interested in submitting a potential guest post to me for consideration?  If it fits good […]