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Stern, Fritz Richard 1926-

Works: 216 works in 819 publications in 10 languages and 15,517 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Contributor, Other
Classifications: DD232, 943.080922
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Most widely held works by Fritz Richard Stern
Gold and iron : Bismarck, Bleichröder, and the building of the German empire by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

69 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about Germans and Jews, about power and money. It is a book focused on Bismarck and Bleichröder, Junker and Jew, statesman and banker, collaborators for over thirty years. The setting is that of a Germany where two worlds clashed: the new world of capitalism and an earlier world with its ancient feudal ethos; gradually a new and broadened elite emerged, and Bismarck's tie with Bleichröder epitomized that regrouping. It is the story of the founding of the new German Empire, in whose midst a Jewish minority rose to embattled prominence
The varieties of history : from Voltaire to the present by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

91 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains not only an excellent selection of passages which characterize the ideas and the work of leading historians from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, but the book in its entirety provides a stimulating survey of the entire development of modern historiography
Dreams and delusions : the drama of German history by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of ten essays, Fritz Stern - widely regarded as America's foremost authority on modern Germany - illustrates the 'German drama,' the story of a country whose history has comprised the promise of twentieth-century Europe and its nemesis, the greatness and the squandering of achievement, the dreams of peace and the delusions of power. Germany remains a country of immense and central complexity, where even today the past remains bitterly controversial and its interpretation uniquely important for the shaping of a national future."--Book Jacket
The politics of cultural despair : a study in the rise of the Germanic ideology by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

35 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enlightening and solidly documented book of great value to those who would like to trace the ideolgoical roots behind the most erratic and dramatic politics phases of modern Germany."--"American Political Science Review" "If only because it presents the intellectual and emotional background to National Socialism with rare clarity and penetrating analysis of its several and often sharply contrasting components, the ably written and profoundly interesting book...would be of importance....With its useful footnotes, selective bibliography and good index Professor Stern's study is American scholarship at its best."-"International Affairs"
Einstein's German world by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Einstein's German World, the eminent historian Fritz Stern explores the ambiguous promise of Germany before Hitler, as well as its horrifying decline into moral nihilism under Nazi rule, and aspects of its remarkable recovery since World War II. He does so by blending history and biography in a sequence of finely drawn studies of Germany's great scientists and of German-Jewish relations before and during Hitler's regime." "Stern's central chapter traces the complex friendship of Albert Einstein and the Nobel Prize - winning chemist Fritz Haber, contrasting their responses to German life and to their Jewish heritage. Other chapters, also based on new archival sources, consider the turbulent and interrelated careers of the physicist Max Planck, an austere and powerful figure who helped to make Berlin a happy, productive place for Einstein and other legendary scientists; of Paul Ehrlich, the founder of chemotherapy; of Walther Rathenau, the German-Jewish industrialist and statesman tragically assassinated in 1922; and of Chaim Weizmann, chemist, Zionist, and first president of Israel, whose close relations with his German colleagues is here for the first time recounted."--Jacket
The failure of illiberalism; essays on the political culture of modern Germany by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

49 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Responsibility of power; historical essays in honor of Hajo Holborn by Leonard Krieger( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The path to dictatorship, 1918-1933 : ten essays by Christian Gneuss( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state by Elisabeth Sifton( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The politics of cultural despair : a study in the rise of the Germanic ideology by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and German and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unser Jahrhundert : ein Gespräch by Helmut Schmidt( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Fangen Sie an, Fritz' - mit diesem Satz beginnt ein Gespräch unter Freunden. Helmut Schmidt und Fritz Stern kennen sich seit vielen Jahren und haben sich im Sommer 2009 zusammengesetzt, um über Themen miteinander zu reden, die ihnen am Herzen liegen: Erfahrungen und Lehren aus der Geschichte, das gemeinsam erlebte Jahrhundert, Menschen, die ihnen begegnet sind. Das Ergebnis ist ein ebenso anregendes wie kurzweiliges, freimütiges und nicht selten witziges Buch, in dem sich der Politiker und der Historiker die Bälle zuspielen, mal im Konsens, mal im Widerspruch, stets auf eine pointierte Darlegung ihrer eigenen Positionen bedacht. Das Spektrum der behandelten Fragen reicht von Bismarck bis Israel, vom Zweiten Weltkrieg bis zum Aufstieg Chinas, vom Rückblick auf die Ära Bush bis zu den überhöhten Boni für Banker - und auch die Anekdoten kommen nicht zu kurz. Zwei kluge alte Männer streifen durch das 20. Jahrhundert und die Welt von heute, und der Leser genehmigt sich eine Prise Weisheit."--Jacket, front inside flap
Verspielte Grösse : Essays zur deutschen Geschichte by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz Stern at 70( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Germanys I have known by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "German question" haunts the modern world: How could so civilized a nation be responsible for the greatest horror in Western history' In this unusual fusion of personal memoir and history, the celebrated scholar Fritz Stern refracts the question through the prism of his own life. Born in the Weimar Republic, exposed to five years of National Socialism before being forced into exile in 1938 in America, he became a world-renowned historian whose work opened new perspectives on the German past. Stern brings to life the five Germanys he has experienced: Weimar, the Third Reich, postwar West and East Germanys, and the unified country after 1990. Through his engagement with the nation from which he and his family fled, he shows that the tumultuous history of Germany, alternately the strength and the scourge of Europe, offers political lessons for citizens everywhere'especially those facing or escaping from tyranny. In this wise, tough-minded, and subtle book, Stern, himself a passionately engaged citizen, looks beyond Germany to issues of political responsibility that concern everyone. Five Germanys I Have Known vindicates his belief that, at its best, history is our most dramatic introduction to a moral civic life
Bethmann Hollweg und der Krieg; die Grenzen der Verantwortung by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das feine Schweigen : historische Essays by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keine gewöhnlichen Männer Dietrich Bonhoeffer und Hans von Dohnanyi im Widerstand gegen Hitler by Elisabeth Sifton( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitlers "Drittes Reich" war die populärste Diktatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Millionen Deutsche jubelten, während Zehntausende, dann Millionen und schlielich die ganze Welt litt. Das Regime war gerissen genug, die Menschen mit Versprechungen und Schmeicheleien für sich einzunehmen, und brutal genug, sie mit Terror, Folter und Morden das Fürchten zu lehren. Einem solchen Regime Widerstand zu leisten war selten, und es war gefährlich. Zwei höchst auergewöhnliche Männer, Hans von Dohnanyi und sein Schwager Dietrich Bonhoeffer, haben es dennoch getan. Was sie dazu bewogen hat, warum sie von Anbeginn genau wussten, mit wem sie es zu tun hatten, wie sie den Weg zum Handeln fanden und am Ende für ihre Überzeugungen ihr Leben lieen - dem gehen Elisabeth Sifton und Fritz Stern in diesem tief bewegenden, meisterhaft geschriebenen Doppelportrait nach. Sie setzen zwei Helden gleichermaen ins Recht, von denen der eine weltberühmt ist, während der andere zu unrecht in seinem Schatten steht. Und sie zeigen, was auergewöhnliche Menschen von gewöhnlichen - damals und immer - unterscheidet
Reflexionen finsterer Zeit : zwei Vorträge by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturpessimismus als politische Gefahr; eine Analyse nationaler Ideologie in Deutschland by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Westen im 20. Jahrhundert : Selbstzerstörung, Wiederaufbau, Gefährdungen der Gegenwart by Fritz Richard Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Einstein's German world
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Fritz Stern American historian

Fritz Stern amerykański historyk

Fritz Stern Duits auteur

Fritz Stern US-amerikanischer Historiker

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The varieties of history : from Voltaire to the presentDreams and delusions : the drama of German historyThe politics of cultural despair : a study in the rise of the Germanic ideologyEinstein's German worldFive Germanys I have known