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DragonslayerThe Legend of Erich Ludendorff in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich

Dragonslayer: The Legend of Erich Ludendorff in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich

Jay Lockenour

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754593
eISBN:
9781501754616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754593.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this biography of the infamous ideologue Erich Ludendorff, the author complicates the classic depiction of this German World War I hero. Erich Ludendorff created for himself a persona that secured ... More

Drunk on GenocideAlcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany

Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany

Edward B. Westermann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754197
eISBN:
9781501754210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754197.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book reveals how, over the course of the Third Reich, scenes involving alcohol consumption and revelry among the SS and police became a routine part of rituals of humiliation in the camps, ... More

The Floating Pool LadyA Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Ann L. Buttenwieser

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501716010
eISBN:
9781501716034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Why on earth would anyone want to float a pool up the Atlantic coastline to bring it to rest at a pier on the New York City waterfront? This book recounts the author's triumphant adventure that ... More

From Country to NationEthnographic Studies, Kokugaku, and Spirits in Nineteenth-Century Japan

From Country to Nation: Ethnographic Studies, Kokugaku, and Spirits in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Gideon Fujiwara

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753930
eISBN:
9781501753954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753930.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tracks the emergence of the modern Japanese nation in the nineteenth century through the history of some of its local aspirants. It explores how kokugaku (Japan studies) scholars envisioned ... More

LakefrontPublic Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How did Chicago, a city known for commerce, come to have such a splendid public waterfront — its most treasured asset? This book reveals a story of social, political, and legal conflict in which ... More

Mobilizing in UncertaintyCollective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Anastasia Shesterinina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How do ordinary people navigate the intense uncertainty of the onset of war? Different individuals mobilize in different ways — some flee, some pick up arms, and some support armed actors as civil ... More

Resisting IndependencePopular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic

Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic

Brad A. Jones

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754012
eISBN:
9781501754029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754012.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book maps the loyal British Atlantic's reaction to the American Revolution. Through close study of four important British Atlantic port cities — New York City; Kingston, Jamaica; Halifax, Nova ... More

Saved at the SeawallStories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Jessica DuLong

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is the definitive history of the largest ever waterborne evacuation. The book reveals the dramatic story of how the New York Harbor maritime community heroically delivered stranded ... More

Saving Stuyvesant TownHow One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Daniel R. Garodnick

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From city streets to City Hall and to Midtown corporate offices, this book is the incredible true story of how one middle-class community defeated the largest residential real-estate deal in American ... More

Souls under SiegeStories of War, Plague, and Confession in Fourteenth-Century Provence

Souls under Siege: Stories of War, Plague, and Confession in Fourteenth-Century Provence

Nicole Archambeau

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753664
eISBN:
9781501753688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753664.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book explores how the inhabitants of southern France made sense of the ravages of successive waves of plague, the depredations of mercenary warfare, and the violence of royal succession during ... More

Strike the HammerThe Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, New York, 1940-1970

Strike the Hammer: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, New York, 1940-1970

Laura Warren Hill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754258
eISBN:
9781501754418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754258.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On July 24, 1964, chaos erupted in Rochester, New York. This book examines the unrest — rebellion by the city's Black community, rampant police brutality — that would radically change the trajectory ... More

The Tsar's Happy OccasionRitual and Dynasty in the Weddings of Russia's Rulers, 1495-1745

The Tsar's Happy Occasion: Ritual and Dynasty in the Weddings of Russia's Rulers, 1495-1745

Russell E. Martin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754845
eISBN:
9781501754869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754845.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book shows how the vast, ornate affairs that were royal weddings in early modern Russia were choreographed to broadcast powerful images of monarchy and dynasty. Processions and speeches ... More

Warsaw Ghetto PoliceThe Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation

Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation

Katarzyna Person

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754074
eISBN:
9781501754098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754074.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book shines a spotlight on the lawyers, engineers, young yeshiva graduates, and sons of connected businessmen who, in the autumn of 1940, joined the newly formed Jewish Order Service. The book ... More

A Wild IdeaHow the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

Brad Edmondson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759017
eISBN:
9781501759024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759017.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book shares the complete story of the difficult birth of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The Adirondack region of New York's rural North Country forms the nation's largest state park, with a ... More

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