A Free Country: Australians’ Search for Utopia 1861-1901 by David Kemp
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Overview: A Free Country: Australians’ Search for Utopia 1861-1901 tells how Australians, inspired by their new democracy, attempted to use their freedom to build a society without social and economic conflict. As the second book in a landmark five-volume Australian Liberalism series, A Free Country shows the successes and missteps in the attempt to establish the legal and moral foundations for a liberal society in Australia, examining the ideological battles of the period.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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In Search of the Origins of Nazi Monstrosity by Jean Haussmann
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Overview: In Search of the Origins of Nazi Monstrosity does not intend to rewrite the history of the Shoah or, for that matter, any other persecutions that occurred during the Nazi regime. It tries, foremost, to quantify the facts pertaining to the transformation of xenophobic attitudes into systematic annihilation. These facts reveal the relevant role of the Austro-Bavarian culture in the construction and execution of the massacres. A tentative explanation follows trying to illuminate the constellation under which this specific geo-political active participation could have arisen.
Three levels are analyzed: one pertaining to the "material executors," one to the collaboration by the overall pan-German "civil servants," and finally and foremost, to the "originators" of the systematic annihilation process. In what could seem an accusatory trial of Austria and Bavaria, our profound admiration for what these people have achieved in other historical circumstances remains unchallenged.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History
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The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy by Michael Mewshaw
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Overview: “In The Lost Prince Michael Mewshaw sets down one of the most gripping stories of friendship I’ve ever read.” ―Daniel Menaker, author of My Mistake: A Memoir
Pat Conroy was America’s poet laureate of family dysfunction. A larger-than-life character and the author of such classics as The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, Conroy was remembered by everybody for his energy, his exuberance, and his self-lacerating humor.
Michael Mewshaw’s The Lost Prince is an intimate memoir of his friendship with Pat Conroy, one that involves their families and those days in Rome when they were both young―when Conroy went from being a popular regional writer to an international bestseller. Family snapshots beautifully illustrate that time. Shortly before his forty-ninth birthday, Conroy telephoned Mewshaw to ask a terrible favor. With great reluctance, Mewshaw did as he was asked―and never saw Pat Conroy again.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biography & Memoir
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