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Journal Review: CEH, Dec. 2016

In the current issue of Central European History, Jochen Hung reviews new literature on the history of the Weimar Republic, focusing on the often-used “plot” of Weimar’s cultural modernism juxtaposed with its democratic breakdown: “More than thirty years ago, Eberhard Kolb commented that the vast wealth of research on the history of the Weimar Republic made it “difficult even for a specialist to give a full account of the relevant literature.” Since then, the flood of studies on Weimar Germany has not waned, and by now it is hard even to keep track of all the review articles meant to cut a swath through this abundance. 47 more words

German History

A Brief History of the Tooth Fairy

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!

Compared to other mythological creatures, the Tooth Fairy is fairly new. Originally created to encourage children to maintain oral hygiene, the Tooth Fairy has become an iconic children’s character and has become a part of many cultures. 111 more words

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Review: Sniping in the Great War (Pegler)

Sniping in the Great War.

A helpful little book filled with technical details on the guns, scopes, practices and personalities behind the performance of sniping among various Commonwealth and Regular troops of the BEF. 130 more words