Books about Nationalism

  1. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    by William L. Shirer
    The definitive story of Nazi Germany, its rise and fall, and its lasting impacts.

    Hitler boasted that The Third Reich would last a thousand years. It lasted only 12. But those 12 years contained some of the most catastrophic events Western civilization has ever known. No other ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Rotters' Club

    by Jonathan Coe
    A group of school friends navigating life's ups and downs during the 1970s in England.

    Three teenage friends grow up in 1970s Britain watching their lives change as their world gets involved with IRA bombs, progressive and punk rock , girls and political strikes. In 2003, a four-part ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Good Soldier Švejk

    by Jaroslav Hašek
    A Czech soldier's satirical adventures during WWI, highlighting the absurdity of war.

    The story begins in Prague with news of the assassination in Sarajevo that precipitates World War I . Švejk displays such enthusiasm about faithfully serving the Austrian Emperor in battle that no ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings

    by Octavio Paz
    Investigation of Mexican culture, challenging traditional values and exploring ideas of solitude.

    Octavio Paz has long been acknowledged as Mexico's foremost writer and critic. In this international classic, Paz has written one of the most enduring and powerful works ever created on Mexico and ... (Goodreads)

  5. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

    by Benedict Anderson
    Exploration into the development of nations and nationalism, and its impact on society.

    What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality–the personal and ... (Goodreads)

  6. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

    by Tony Horwitz
    Investigative report into the legacy of the American Civil War and its lingering presence in modern culture.

    When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But ... (Goodreads)

  7. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

    by Colin Woodard
    Examination of the cultural divides between the 11 distinct regions of North America.

    An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America's Future

    by Jonathan Cahn
    Unveiling of a prophetic mystery that reveals a pattern of national judgment and a call to national repentance.

    Is it possible... That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    by Sarah Vowell
    An exploration of American nationalism and identity, weaving in personal stories and reflections.

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell—widely hailed ... (Goodreads)

  10. عائد إلى حيفا

    by غسان كنفاني
    A young Palestinian man's journey to reclaim his homeland and identity.

    تجسد حب كنفاني للعودة إلى بلده، فهي تدور بمعظمها في الطريق إلى حيفا عندما يقرر سعيد وزوجته الذهاب إلى هناك، وتفقد بيتهما الذي تركاه وفيه طفل رضيع أثناء معركة حيفا عام 1948. وتعطي الرواية حيزاً كبيراً ... (Goodreads)

  11. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

    by Jon Meacham
    A political biography of President Andrew Jackson, highlighting his legacy and impact on America.

    The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Innocents Abroad

    by Mark Twain
    An account of an American tour group as they travel through Europe and the Middle East.

    The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress is a travel book by American author Mark Twain published in 1869 which humorously chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on ... (Goodreads)

  13. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

    by Timothy Snyder
    History of the mass extermination of civilians in Central and Eastern Europe during WWII.

    Americans call the Second World War “The Good War.” But before it even began, America’s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the ... (Goodreads)

  14. India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy

    by Ramachandra Guha
    An expansive account of India's post-independence history, exploring its unique path to democracy.

    A magisterial account of the pains, the struggles, the humiliations, and the glories of the world's largest and least likely democracy, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi is a breathtaking ... (Goodreads)

  15. Storm of Steel

    by Ernst Jünger
    An autobiographical account of World War I, exploring the horrors of war.

    Storm of Steel begins with Jünger as a private entering the line with the 73rd Hanoverian Regiment in Champagne . His first taste of combat came at Les Éparges in April 1915 where he was first ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

    by Peter Frankopan
    An epic narrative of the discover of the world's trade routes, spanning more than 3,000 years.

    The New Silk Roads takes a fresh look at the relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the ancient trade routes today. The world is changing dramatically and in an age of Brexit and ... (Goodreads)

  17. Hadji Murád

    by Leo Tolstoy
    Epic tale of a Chechen warrior's struggle against the Russian Empire.

    The narrator prefaces the story with his comments on a crushed, but still living thistle he finds in a field (a symbol for the main character), after which he begins to tell the story of Hadji Murat, ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

    by Steve Sheinkin
    A riveting account of the race to build the world's first atomic bomb during WWII.

    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific ... (Goodreads)

  19. 1356

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A tale of honor and courage, as a peasant's army fights to liberate France from English rule.

    Thomas of Hookton prefers to be known as le bâtard, the leader of the Hellequin, his band of mercenaries fighting in France. He and Genevieve have a son Hugh, already in training to use a yew bow. ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Life and Fate

    by Vasily Grossman
    An emotionally charged exploration of the Soviet Union during World War II and the power of fate.

    The novel at heart narrates the history of the family of Viktor Shtrum and the Battle of Stalingrad . It is written, despite attempting to get away from it, in the socialist realist style, which can ... (Wikipedia)

  21. I Saw Ramallah

    by Mourid Barghouti
    An autobiographical account of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and the personal toll it takes.

    "رأيت رام الله" كتاب فاز بجائزة نجيب محفوظ للإبداع الأدبي (1997) هل هي رام الله سرّ الإبداع المحقق!! أم أنها الثلاثون عاماً من الغربة أشعلت في القلب الحنين والاشتياق إلى ساكني رام الله!! أم أنه الوطن ... (Goodreads)

  22. في قلبي أنثى عبرية

    by خولة حمدي
    A story of a young Palestinian woman's struggle for identity and freedom in a politically tumultuous environment.

    في قلب حارة اليهود في الجنوب التونسي تتشابك الأحداث حول المسلمة اليتيمة التي تربت بين أحضان عائلة يهودية، و بين ثنايا مدينة قانا العتيقة في الجنوب اللبناني تدخل بلبلة غير متوقعة في حياة ندى التي نشأت ... (Goodreads)

  23. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

    by Jon Krakauer
    The inspiring story of a professional athlete and soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

    The bestselling author of, Into the Wild,, Into Thin Air, and, Under the Banner of Heaven, delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man’s haunting journey. Like the men whose epic ... (Goodreads)

  24. Ion

    by Liviu Rebreanu
    A young man falls in love with a married woman, leading to a tragic end. A story of passion, betrayal, and societal norms.

    Liviu Rebreanu mărturisea la un moment dat că în lunga perioadă de şapte ani, cât a durat scrierea romanului „Ion“, un rol important l-a avut, pe lânga amplul material documentar, o scenă văzută pe ... (Goodreads)

  25. Paris, 1919: Six Months that Changed the World

    by Margaret MacMillan
    An account of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and its lasting effects on the modern world.

    'Without question, Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919 is the most honest and engaging history ever written about those fateful months after World War I when the maps of Europe were redrawn. Brimming ... (Goodreads)

  26. Les échelles du levant (Littérature) (French Edition)

    by Amin Maalouf

    "Adana'da ayaklanmalar olmuştu. Kalabalık, Ermeni mahallesini yağmalamıştı. Altı yıl sonra çok daha büyük çapta olacakların provası gibi bir şeydi. Ama bu bile dehşetti. Yüzlerce ölü. Belki de ... (Goodreads)

  27. Mein Kampf

    by Adolf Hitler
    Autobiographical manifesto outlining Hitler's beliefs, political ideology and plans for Germany.

    Alternate cover edition of this book . Madman, tyrant, animal—history has given Adolf Hitler many names. In Mein Kampf ( My Struggle ), often called the Nazi bible, Hitler describes his life, ... (Goodreads)

  28. Dokuzuncu Hariciye Koğuşu

    by Peyami Safa

    Peyami Safa'nın şaheserlerinden Dokuzuncu Hariciye Koğuşu, Türk edebiyatında "insan ruhunun derinliklerinde ve labirentlerinde dolaşan ilk roman" olması ve hasta bir insanı ve onun psikolojisini ele ... (Goodreads)

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