Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men
Author: Christopher R. Browning
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN 10: 0062037757
ISBN 13: 9780062037756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men Book Review:

The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men
Author: Christopher R. Browning
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1993-02-05
ISBN 10: 9780060995065
ISBN 13: 0060995068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men Book Review:

The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men
Author: Christopher R. Browning
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 0062303031
ISBN 13: 9780062303035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men Book Review:

Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as round-ups of Jewish people for deportation to Nazi death camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that most of the men of RPB 101 were not fanatical Nazis but, rather, ordinary middle-aged, working-class men who committed these atrocities out of a mixture of motives, including the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, role adaptation, and the altering of moral norms to justify their actions. Very quickly three groups emerged within the battalion: a core of eager killers, a plurality who carried out their duties reliably but without initiative, and a small minority who evaded participation in the acts of killing without diminishing the murderous efficiency of the battalion whatsoever. While this book discusses a specific Reserve Unit during WWII, the general argument Browning makes is that most people succumb to the pressures of a group setting and commit actions they would never do of their own volition. Ordinary Men is a powerful, chilling, and important work with themes and arguments that continue to resonate today. “A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior...This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."—Newsweek

Beyond "Ordinary Men"

Beyond
Author: Thomas Pegelow Kaplan,Jürgen Matthäus,Mark W. Hornburg
Publsiher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 365779266X
ISBN 13: 9783657792665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond "Ordinary Men" Book Review:

Why do they kill? The publication in 1992 of Christopher R. Browning's "Ordinary Men" raised crucial, previously unasked questions about the Holocaust: what made the members of a German police battalion – "middle-aged family men of working- and lowerclass background" – become mass murderers of Jewish children, women, and men? How does motivation tie in with other factors that prompt participation in the "final solution"? And what can survivor accounts convey about genocide perpetration? Reflecting on the work of one of the field's most influential scholars, the essays in this book explore the evolution and application of Holocaust historiography, identify key insights into genocidal settings and point to gaps in our knowledge of humanity's most haunting problem.

No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men
Author: Fritz Stern,Elisabeth Sifton
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1590177029
ISBN 13: 9781590177020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Ordinary Men Book Review:

During the twelve years of Hitler’s Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did—the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi—and offer new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed. (Not forgotten is Christine Bonhoeffer Dohnanyi, Hans’s wife and Dietrich’s sister, who was indispensable to them both.) From the start Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi efforts to bend Germany’s Protestant churches to Hitler’s will, while Dohnanyi, a lawyer in the Justice Ministry and then in the Wehrmacht’s counterintelligence section, helped victims, kept records of Nazi crimes to be used as evidence once the regime fell, and was an important figure in the various conspiracies to assassinate Hitler. The strength of their shared commitment to these undertakings—and to the people they were helping—endured even after their arrest in April 1943 and until, after great suffering, they were executed on Hitler’s express orders in April 1945, just weeks before the Third Reich collapsed. Bonhoeffer’s posthumously published Letters and Papers from Prison and other writings found a wide international audience, but Dohnanyi’s work is scarcely known, though it was crucial to the resistance and he was the one who drew Bonhoeffer into the anti-Hitler plots. Sifton and Stern offer dramatic new details and interpretations in their account of the extraordinary efforts in which the two jointly engaged. No Ordinary Men honors both Bonhoeffer’s human decency and his theological legacy, as well as Dohnanyi’s preservation of the highest standard of civic virtue in an utterly corrupted state.

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men
Author: Bryan Hall
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN 10: 9781654643829
ISBN 13: 1654643823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men Book Review:

Ordinary MenOur lives are filled with amazing stories of impossible accomplishments by heroic men - soldiers who stared down death and somehow made it through, superheroes with incredible powers, wise men and women that formed nations, cured diseases, made life-changing inventions, and some that even conquered the world. The list goes on. These stories don't stop at the doors of our churches and Christian schools. We have all heard tales of the faith of Noah, the courage of David, the strength and love of Jesus, and so on. We have seen their movies. Like any good story, with every new telling the feats get bolder, and the actual people behind the stories get lost in the details. So what about us? What about the average person? How can we ever live up to these standards? Well, we can't. Spoiler alert! The real men in these stories didn't either. If we read the Bible and study their lives, we find that God doesn't need superheroes to accomplish the miraculous. He needs ordinary men - just like me and you.

An Ordinary Man

An Ordinary Man
Author: Paul Rusesabagina,Tom Zoellner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781101201312
ISBN 13: 1101201312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Ordinary Man Book Review:

A remarkable account of the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1,200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception. In An Ordinary Man, he tells the story of his childhood, retraces his accidental path to heroism, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men
Author: David Martinelli
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2020-02-22
ISBN 10: 9780994312518
ISBN 13: 0994312512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men Book Review:

The book consists a series of small photo essays along with tributes that introduce the men, the author's association which was anywhere from one day to 30 years. He identifies the qualities he admires, their impact and added a recollection of his engagement with the subject.The project was expanded from an idea to capture the portrait of one man. The compiled a list of names of men whom he admired since his teens from his time living in Sydney in the early 1980's. The initial count was twenty-nine names but was extended to fifty men.The project spanned seven years, the first photo essay/portrait was captured in February 2013, the fiftieth in May 2019. On the lead up to the first session, he reflected on his association and it became apparent that at different stages from his late teens through to fatherhood that these men made an impact. This project became more than just a collection of single portraits. The subject matter deserved more than just a single frame to tell the story of their impact, thus the concept for the book was formulated.It was important that he make a public acknowledgement of the positive impact these group of men made in his life and they be honoured in this way. It required the author to step out of his comfort zone, became vulnerable by expressing his admiration. The joy was immeasurable.Men in the Australian culture do not readily openly express these sorts of thoughts and emotions, let along convey them to the other men. The journey allowed the author this opportunity.The underlining desire of the author is that the reader would identify with the book's message and would be inspired to reflect on those people (they love and admire) who have made a difference to their lives and to communicate those thoughts with those people.

Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Heroes

Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Heroes
Author: Dexter Yager,Ron Ball
Publsiher: Tyndale House Pub
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780842345934
ISBN 13: 0842345930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men
Author: John MacArthur
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780849944079
ISBN 13: 0849944074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Ordinary Men Book Review:

In this hands-on workbook based on the bestselling "Twelve Ordinary Men, " MacArthur shows modern-day believers how to impact the world by following the disciples' teaching and training.

Agents of Terror

Agents of Terror
Author: Alexander Vatlin
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 0299310809
ISBN 13: 9780299310806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agents of Terror Book Review:

In the Great Terror of 1937-38 more than a million Soviet citizens were arrested or killed for political crimes they didn't commit. What kind of people carried out this violent purge, and what motivated them? This book opens up the world of the Soviet perpetrator for the first time. Focusing on Kuntsevo, the Moscow suburb where Stalin had a dacha, Alexander Vatlin shows how Stalinism rewarded local officials for inventing enemies. Agents of Terror reveals stunning, detailed evidence from archives available for a limited time in the 1990s. Going beyond the central figures of the terror, Vatlin takes readers into the offices and interrogation rooms of secret police at the district level. Spurred at times by ambition, and at times by fear for their own lives, agents rushed to fulfill quotas for arresting "enemies of the people"--even when it meant fabricating the evidence. Vatlin pulls back the curtain on a Kafkaesque system, forcing readers to reassess notions of historical agency and moral responsibility in Stalin-era crimes.

The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office

The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office
Author: Christopher R. Browning
Publsiher: Holmes & Meier Publishers
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015005259794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office Book Review:

Abteilung Deutschland came about as a department of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 1940, following a reorganization of the Referat Deutschland. The latter was established in 1933, and its first task was justifying German anti-Jewish policies to the outside world. Later its functions expanded, and in 1938-39 Referat Deutschland was instrumental in the policy of "forced emigration" of Jews, launched by the SS. The Referat D III was a desk in the Abteilung Deutschland dealing with Jewish matters. Dwells on the personalities of the chief of the department, Martin Luther; the Referat D III's chief, Franz Rademacher; and its leading "Jewish experts", e.g. Karl Otto Klingenfuss, Herbert Müller, and Fritz-Gebhardt Hahn. In 1940-41 the Referat D III prepared Nazi projects for resettlement of European Jews (e.g. the Madagascar project) and helped the Nazi satellite states (and exerted pressure on them) to introduce anti-Jewish legislation and implement their own anti-Jewish policies. Luther coordinated the Abteilung Deutschland's policies with every turn of the Final Solution. With the start of the deportations and mass murders of Jews, the Abteilung Deutschland became involved in deportations of Jews from satellite and neutral countries. However, the department remained a junior partner of the SS, since the latter did not always consult with the Foreign Office in carrying out its anti-Jewish actions. In March 1943 Abteilung Deutschland was dissolved, following a personal conflict between Luther and Ribbentrop, and its functions passed to the Inland II A department.

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780692913963
ISBN 13: 0692913963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men Book Review:

ORDINARY MEN documents what can be any day in the life of independent loggers who cut and harvest timber for a living in the extraordinary landscape of the Pacific Northwest¿s forests. This book is a tribute to their dedicated fellowship.

Hitler's Willing Executioners

Hitler's Willing Executioners
Author: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780307426239
ISBN 13: 0307426238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler's Willing Executioners Book Review:

This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans. Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that made Hitler's pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival materials, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields where Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, and then posed cheerfully for snapshots with their victims. From mobile killing units, to the camps, to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly followed their beliefs to their logical conclusion. "Hitler's Willing Executioner's is an original, indeed brilliant contribution to the...literature on the Holocaust."--New York Review of Books "The most important book ever published about the Holocaust...Eloquently written, meticulously documented, impassioned...A model of moral and scholarly integrity."--Philadelphia Inquirer

Ordinary Men Called by God

Ordinary Men Called by God
Author: James Montgomery Boice
Publsiher: Kregel Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780825497056
ISBN 13: 0825497051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men Called by God Book Review:

James Montgomery Boice demonstrates how God develops the extraordinary from the ordinary as evidenced by the courage, faithfulness, and humility seen in the lives of Abraham, Moses, and David.

Extra-Ordinary Men

Extra-Ordinary Men
Author: Nicola Rehling
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010-06-21
ISBN 10: 1461633427
ISBN 13: 9781461633426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extra-Ordinary Men Book Review:

This book analyzes popular cinematic representations of normative masculinity, exploring the idea that its positioning as the 'ordinary' identity is a source of not only ideological and political strength but also considerable anxiety. Rehling offers lucid accounts of contemporary theoretical debates on masculinity, whiteness, gender, race, and sexuality in popular cinema, and detailed readings of films as diverse as Fight Club, Boys Don't Cry, and The Matrix.

Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men
Author: John F. MacArthur
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-05-08
ISBN 10: 141856737X
ISBN 13: 9781418567378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Ordinary Men Book Review:

Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men
Author: Bernd Horn
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-20
ISBN 10: 1459724135
ISBN 13: 9781459724136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Ordinary Men Book Review:

No Ordinary Men peels back the cloak of secrecy and reveals four untold special operations that Joint Task Force 2, an elite counterterrorist unit, conducted in 2005–06 in which their courage, tenacity, and impressive capabilities meant the difference between life and death.

Unsung Ordinary Men

Unsung Ordinary Men
Author: Sally Dingo
Publsiher: Hachette Australia
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 0733627552
ISBN 13: 9780733627552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsung Ordinary Men Book Review:

After spending over three years in the horrific prisoner-of-war camps, including those along the Thai-Burma Railway, Sally Dingo's father Max was one of the fortunate ones: he came home. And yet, like most of the 22,000 Australian POWs of the Japanese, he would not, or could not, talk about what happened with those closest to him. It is also the story of Max's father Mort, who had served in World War I, the story of Max's cobbers - the perhaps unique community of ex-POWs who kept each other going - and the story of the mothers, wives and children who tried to understand what their men were still going through, decades later. This is the story of men, unsung and ordinary, who defended their country and were reluctant to tell the tale.

Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Service

Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Service
Author: Chris Lowndes
Publsiher: Boolarong Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1921555866
ISBN 13: 9781921555862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Service Book Review:

The World War One experiences of the 9th Battalion (Queensland) AIF & Reflections of the Gallipoli Campaign... The men of the 9th Battalion, a Queensland based unit of the AIF, were among the very first wave of volunteers to enlist for war service in what was initially thought of as the 'great adventure¿ with their mates following the outbreak of World War 1. For these young men reality would soon see their world turn upside down. Chris follows this Battalion of brave men through their experiences, recounting the lives of individual men within the battalion obtained from diary and service records. This book also take time to present in a well paced manner, the military strategy and planning behind the Gallipoli campaign.