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Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men Book
Author : Christopher R. Browning
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-02-28
ISBN : 0062303031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men Book
Author : James Chappel
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351350838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Of all the controversies facing historians today, few are more divisive or more important than the question of how the Holocaust was possible. What led thousands of Germans - many of them middle-aged reservists with, apparently, little Nazi zeal - to willingly commit acts of genocide? Was it ideology? Was there something rotten in the German soul? Or was it - as Christopher Browning argues in this highly influential book - more a matter of conformity, a response to intolerable social and psychological pressure? Ordinary Men is a microhistory, the detailed study of a single unit in the Nazi killing machine. Browning evaluates a wide range of evidence to seek to explain the actions of the "ordinary men" who made up reserve Police Battalion 101, taking advantage of the wide range of resources prepared in the early 1960s for a proposed war crimes trial. He concludes that his subjects were not "evil;" rather, their actions are best explained by a desire to be part of a team, not to shirk responsibility that would otherwise fall on the shoulders of comrades, and a willingness to obey authority. Browning's ability to explore the strengths and weaknesses of arguments - both the survivors' and other historians' - is what sets his work apart from other studies that have attempted to get to the root of the motivations for the Holocaust, and it is also what marks Ordinary Men as one of the most important works of its generation.

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men Book
Author : Tom Stammers
Publisher : Macat Library
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 9781912127474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Of all the controversies facing historians today, few are more divisive or more important than the question of how the Holocaust was possible. What led thousands of Germans - many of them middle-aged reservists with, apparently, little Nazi zeal - to willingly commit acts of genocide? Was it ideology? Was there something rotten in the German soul? Or was it - as Christopher Browning argues in this highly influential book - more a matter of conformity, a response to intolerable social and psychological pressure? Ordinary Men is a microhistory, the detailed study of a single unit in the Nazi killing machine. Browning evaluates a wide range of evidence to seek to explain the actions of the "ordinary men" who made up reserve Police Battalion 101, taking advantage of the wide range of resources prepared in the early 1960s for a proposed war crimes trial. He concludes that his subjects were not "evil;" rather, their actions are best explained by a desire to be part of a team, not to shirk responsibility that would otherwise fall on the shoulders of comrades, and a willingness to obey authority. Browning's ability to explore the strengths and weaknesses of arguments - both the survivors' and other historians' - is what sets his work apart from other studies that have attempted to get to the root of the motivations for the Holocaust, and it is also what marks Ordinary Men as one of the most important works of its generation.

Beyond Ordinary Men

Beyond  Ordinary Men  Book
Author : Thomas Pegelow Kaplan,Jürgen Matthäus,Mark W. Hornburg
Publisher : Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
Release : 2019-09-23
ISBN : 365779266X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men Book
Author : John F. MacArthur
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2006-05-08
ISBN : 141856737X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Fritz Stern,Elisabeth Sifton
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Release : 2013-09-17
ISBN : 1590177029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men Book
Author : John MacArthur
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780849917738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Profiles the disciples as ordinary men with relatable human failings, drawing on the teachings of Jesus to explain how modern Christians can transform their weaknesses into strengths.

Extra Ordinary Men

Extra Ordinary Men Book
Author : Nicola Rehling
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2010-06-21
ISBN : 1461633427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Not Ordinary Men

Not Ordinary Men Book
Author : John Colvin
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Release : 2012-11-19
ISBN : 1781594309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Having driven the British and Indian Forces out of Burma in 1942, General Mutaguchi, Commanding the 15th Japanese Army, was obsessed by the conquest of India. In 1944 the British 14th Army, under its commander General Slim, drew back to the Imphal Plain, before Mutaguchis impending offensive. To the north, however, the entire Japanese 31 Division had crossed the Chindwin and, on April 5, arrived at the hill-station and road junction of Kohima, cutting off Imphal except by air, from the supply point at Dimpapur.Kohima was initially manned by only 266 men of the Assam Regiment and a few hundred convalescents and administrative troops. They were joined, on April 5, by 440 men of the Fourth Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment, straight from the Battle of Arakan.In pouring rain, under continual bombardment, this tiny garrison held the assaults of thirteen thousand Japanese troops in hand-to-hand combat for sixteen days, an action described by Mountbatten as probably one of the greatest battles in history ... in effect the Battle of Burma, naked, unparalleled heroism, the British/Indian Thermopylae.

The Willing Executioners Ordinary Men Debate

The  Willing Executioners   Ordinary Men  Debate Book
Author : Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Willing Executioners Ordinary Men Debate book written by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men Book
Author : Bernd Horn
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2016-02-20
ISBN : 1459724143
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first in-depth book that sheds light on Canada’s elite warriors who operate in the shadows. In 2001, the Canadian government sent elements of its Joint Task Force 2 counterterrorist unit to Afghanistan to assist the Americans with Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror. Withdrawn a year later, after a brief hiatus JTF 2 returned to Afghanistan in 2005, beginning a continuous tour of duty for Canadian Special Operation Forces (CANSOF) up to the cessation of Canadian combat operations in 2011. This book reveals six untold special operations that CANSOF personnel undertook in their desperate struggle in the shadows to capture or kill Taliban leaders, facilitators, and bomb-makers, as well as efforts to mentor Afghan National Security Forces from 2005 to 2011. The missions highlight that the nation’s SOF were no ordinary men.

Gold in the Water

Gold in the Water Book
Author : P. H. Mullen, Jr.
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2015-12-15
ISBN : 1250107156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In California, a team of talented young men begin pursuing the most elusive dream in sports, the Olympic Games. The pressure steadily increases as two best friends (a mentor and his protégé) reach the top of the world rankings and unexpectedly find themselves direct competitors. Their teammates include an emerging star methodically plotting to retrace his father's path to Olympic glory, as well as a super-extraordinary athlete desperate to walk away from it all. Led by one of the most passionate coaches in sports, a brilliant and explosive strategist on a personal quest for redemption, this team of dark horses and Olympic favorites works through escalating rivalries, joyous triumphs, and heartbreaking setbacks. Author P. H. Mullen chronicles their journey to the 2000 Olympic Games and presents one of the most powerful and moving sports books ever written. Boldly sweeping in literary power and pace, this startling book will permanently change how you view the Olympic athlete. It is a fascinating world of suspense and emotion where human desire for excellence rules over all, and where there are no second chances for glory. But above all, Gold in the Water is a triumph of the human spirit.

No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men Book
Author : Bernd Horn
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2016-02-20
ISBN : 1459724135
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Ordinary Men Extraordinary Heroes

Ordinary Men  Extraordinary Heroes Book
Author : Dexter Yager,Ron Ball
Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780842345934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lasallian Pathfinders

Lasallian Pathfinders Book
Author : Arnold Gay,Vincent Anandraj
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2015-04-16
ISBN : 9814616206
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lasallian Pathfinders: Of Ordinary Men and Less Ordinary Leadership is a collection of lectures on leadership, the second in The Fullerton–SJI Leadership Lecture Series. These talks were delivered by influential frontrunners in various industries with the intention of inspiring Singaporeans. These prominent individuals from the Lasallian family include alumni of St Joseph's Institution such as Singapore President Tony Tan; leading jazz musician Jeremy Monteiro; KF Seetoh, founder of Makansutra; and Brother Armin Luistro, Secretary of the Department of Education of the Philippines. The speeches contain a wealth of interesting personal anecdotes, and readers interested in the diverse aspects of leadership, entrepreneurship, and management will be able to gain much from this volume. Contents: Foreword by Arnold GayProfessor Leo TanRichard MagnusTony ChewJeremy MonteiroBrother Armin LuistroKF SeetohPresident Tony TanAfterword by Vincent Anandraj Readership: General public, students and professionals who are interested in leadership and management. Key Features:Singaporean industry leadersFrank anecdotal informationTons of bite-sized takeawaysKeywords:Leadership;Purpose;Strategy;Management;Courage;Humility;Success;Alumni;SJI

Ordinary Organisations

Ordinary Organisations Book
Author : Stefan Kühl
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-10-18
ISBN : 1509502939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the Holocaust, 99 percent of all Jewish killings were carried out by members of state organizations. In this groundbreaking book, Stefan Kühl offers a new analysis of the integral role that membership in organizations played in facilitating the annihilation of European Jews under the Nazis. Drawing on the well-researched case of the mass killings of Jews by a Hamburg reserve police battalion, Kühl shows how ordinary men from ordinary professions were induced to carry out massacres. It may have been that coercion, money, identification with the end goal, the enjoyment of brutality, or the expectations of their comrades impelled the members of the police battalion to join the police units and participate in ghetto liquidations, deportations, and mass shootings. But ultimately, argues Kühl, the question of immediate motives, or indeed whether members carried out tasks with enthusiasm or reluctance, is of secondary importance. The crucial factor in explaining what they did was the integration of individuals into an organizational framework that prompted them to perform their roles. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust by demonstrating the fundamental role played by organizations in persuading ordinary Germans to participate in the annihilation of the Jews. It will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of organizations, violence, and modern German history, as well as for anyone interested in genocide and the Holocaust.

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09-15
ISBN : 9780692913963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Battlefield Bravery

Battlefield Bravery Book
Author : A. Satterley,G. Scott
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 9781908336804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ordinary Men Called by God

Ordinary Men Called by God Book
Author : James Montgomery Boice
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 9780825420757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Men Like Us

Men Like Us Book
Author : Paul Heidebrecht,Ted Scheurmann
Publisher : Shaw Books
Release : 2011-01-12
ISBN : 9780307769251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Men Like Us presents 13 studies for individuals and groups.