Peiper's War

Author: Danny S Parker

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1526743450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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‘A bad reputation has its commitments.’ So wrote home Jochen Peiper from the fighting front in the East in 1943, characterizing his battle-hardened command during the Second World War. Peiper’s War is a new serious work of military history by the renowned author Danny S. Parker which presents a unique view off the Second World War as seen from a prominent participant on the dark side of history. The story follows the wartime career of Waffen SS Colonel Jochen Peiper, a handsome Aryan prodigy who was considered a hero in the Third Reich. Peiper had been Heinrich Himmler’s personal adjutant in the early years of the war, and, having procured a field command in Hitler’s namesake fighting force, the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, he become famous for a flamboyant and brutal style of warfare on the Eastern Front. There, in his sphere, few prisoners were taken, and motives of racial genocide were never far from unspoken orders. Transferred to the west, Peiper’s battlegroup incinerated a tiny town in Northern Italy and killed the village mayor and priest. Being well-connected to Himmler and other generals of the period, Peiper finds a place in the narrative as a storied witness to the inner workings of the Nazi elite along with other prominent SS officers such as Kurt Meyer. In this meticulously researched work, we witness the apex and then death spiral of Nazi military intentions as Peiper fights for Germany across every front in the conflict. Peiper’s War provides a telling inside look at Hitler’s war and then how the dark secrets of his security-minded command were improbably unearthed at the end of the conflict by an obscure top-secret surveillance facility in the United States.

Governing the Society of Competition

Author: Martin Hardie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509936572

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 3694

This book considers the manner in which the making and implementation of law and governance is changing in the global context. It explores this through a study of the deployment of the global anti-doping apparatus including the World Anti-Doping Code and its institutions with specific reference to professional cycling, a sport that has been at the forefront of some of the most famous doping cases and controversies in recent years. Critically, it argues that the changes to law and governance are not restricted to sport and anti-doping, but are actually inherent in broader processes associated with neoliberalism and social and behavioural surveillance and affect all aspects of society and its political institutions. The author engages with concepts and arguments in contemporary social theory, including: Dardot and Laval on neoliberalism; Agamben on sovereignty; Hardt and Negri on globalisation; and others including Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, and Louis Dumont. The work seeks to answer a question posed by both Foucault and Agamben; that is, given the growing primacy of the arts of government, what is the juridical form and theory of sovereignty that is able to sustain and found this primacy? It is argued that this question can be understood by reference to the shift from a social or public contract that was understood to be the foundation of society, to a society that is constituted by consent, private agreement and contract. In addition, the book examines the juridical concepts of the rule of law and sovereignty. Commencing with the Festina scandal of 1998, the Spanish case of Operación Puerto and concluding with the fall from grace of the American cyclist Lance Armstrong in 2012, the principal processes examined include: - The increasing crossing of the borders between different legal regimes (whether supranational or simply particularised) and with it the erosion of what we knew as state sovereignty and constitutionalism; - The increasing use of judgment achieved through the media and how this arrives at new configurations of moral panic and scapegoating; - The creation of a need for rapid outcomes at the expense of the modernist value or version of the rule of law; - The increasing use of new and alternative methods of guilt, proof and ultra-legal detection.

The Eye of the Storm

Author: Kate Lace

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 1783757973

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 3955

June 1944. In the immediate aftermath of the Normandy landings, chaos reigns and lives are irrevocably disrupted. At the Ferme de la Source, an isolated farm close to the front line, Martine battles to keep her animals fed, and shelter her German boyfriend, torn between his love for Martine and fear of his SS superiors, notably Obersturmbannfuhrer Jochen Peiper. On the south coast of England, meanwhile, Colonel David Clarke is preparing his troops for the last stage of the Allied invasion, the assault on Caen. At home, in her Sussex cottage, his pretty young wife Gwen, assuages her loneliness with a friendship – but one she may learn to regret. As the battle rages, in the air and on the ground, passions are ignited and loyalties are strained. Ultimately, though, honour will prevail...

Hi Hitler!

Author: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107073995

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 4055

Analyzes how the Nazi past has become increasingly normalized within western memory since the start of the new millennium.

Annual Report

Author: Connecticut. Public Utilities Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Corporations

Page: N.A

View: 9709

1911/12 has title: ... First annual report of the Public Utilities Commission to which are added statistical tables compiled from the annual reports of all public service companies of the state for the year ended June 30, 1912.

Caliber Rounds #1

Author: Mayern Briem,Philip Steven Jones,Gary Reed,Ben Sherrill,Kevin Van Hook

Publisher: Caliber Comics

ISBN: 1635291259

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 38

View: 7406

This first Caliber Rounds preview issue clocks in at a large 38 pages with interviews from Kevin Van Hook on doing Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ben Sherrill and his Ballad of Rory Hawkins, Mayen Briem on the genesis of Horror City, and Steve Jones takes a look at Dracula and wants to know why the Count can't gain popularity ala Sherlock Holmes. Plus a look at all the releases from Caliber's first year since it returned to publishing. There's also a sneak peak at some upcoming titles.