Sign In | Register

European Economics From Black Cat Hill Books


The Seventeenth Century: Europe in Ferment.

By A. Lloyd Moote.

Lexington, MA D. C. Heath , 1970. Paperback First Edition Thus (1970), later printing (1976). Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; faint sunning to the outside edges of the front panel; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of very minor flaws; but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable: in fact, in overall appearance, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.2 x 6 x 1 inches). xii, 489 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 8.4 ounces. First Edition Thus (1970), later printing (1976). Academic Press Paperback.


The History of Germany Since 1789.

By Golo Mann.

New York, NY Frederick A. Praeger, 1968. Hardcover First Edition [1968]; Third Printing [1970]. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. Book shows light wear to the extremities; slight spine lean; a thin line of sunning at the heel of the backstrip; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows mild rubbing; light wear to extremities; the price is intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 547pp. Translated from the German by Marion Jackson. First Edition [1968]; Third Printing [1970]. Hardback with DJ. Golo Mann (1909 – 1994), born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann. Golo Mann originally a Bavarian German was Czechoslovakian from 1936 on, American 1943–68, Swiss from 1968 on and additionally German since 1976. As did his brother Klaus Mann before, Golo Mann joined the US Army in 1943. After basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, he worked at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, DC. In his capacity as intelligence officer it was his duty to collect and translate relevant information. In April 1944, he was sent to London where he made radio commentaries for the German language division of the American Broadcasting Station. For the last months of World War II he worked in same function for a military propaganda station in Luxembourg. Then he helped organise the foundation of Radio Frankfurt. During this period he worked with Robert Lochner, who thought very highly of him. During his journeys across Germany he was shocked at the extent of destruction, especially that caused by Allied bombing. In 1946, Mann left the US Army by his own request. He nevertheless kept a job as civil control officer, watching the war crimes trials at Nuremberg in this capacity. The same year saw the publication of his first book of lasting value, a biography in English of the 19th century diplomat Friedrich von Gentz. In autumn 1947, Mann became assistant professor of History at Claremont Men's College in California. In hindsight he recalled the nine-year engagement as "the happiest of my life"; on the other hand he complained, "My students are scornful, unfriendly and painfully stupid as never before". The professorship in California was interrupted by several residences in German-speaking Europe. In 1956 and 1957, Mann spent many weeks at the tavern Zur Krone at Altnau on the shores of Lake Constance to write his German History of the 19th and 20th century. It was released in 1958 and became an instant bestseller. It also marked his final return to Europe because he became guest professor at the University of Münster for two winter terms in a row. In autumn 1960, Mann joined the University of Stuttgart in the higher position of professor in ordinary for Political Science. It soon became clear that he felt unsatisfied with the machinery at the universities: "In those years I had a feeling of immense, but fruitless effort without getting any echo. This led to a depression that made me resign the professorship in 1963". In the following years Mann worked as a free-lance historian and essayist, suffering in both capacities from chronic overwork that increasingly damaged not only his work but also his health. He took up residence at his parents' house in Kilchberg near the Lake of Zurich, where he lived until 1993 — sharing the house for most years with his mother. In his political work Mann first praised the West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer for his course towards integration with France and the United States. He nevertheless criticized Adenauer's insincerity concerning a reunification with East Germany, so that he came to support the new détente ideas of Willy Brandt. He even sometimes worked for Brandt as a ghostwriter. Mann nevertheless perceived the emergence of the student movement as a grave threat for democracy. He gradually became alienated from Brandt in 1973, reproaching him with passivity towards alleged communist infiltration in his Social Democratic Party. Mann's almost lifelong passion for the best-known field-marshal of the Thirty Years War culminated in 1971 with the release of the monumental biography Wallenstein. It is considered as a masterpiece of narrative history for its pictorial language.


Europe in Our Time: A History 1945-1992.
stock photo

Europe in Our Time: A History 1945-1992.

By Walter Laqueur .

New York, NY Penguin Group: Penguin Press, 1993. Paperback First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: Shows a tiny nick at the top of the front panel; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The binding shows the slightest lean and is a little concave, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. No longer absolutely prisinte, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 617pp. Trade Paperback. Walter Laquer's "Europe in Our Time- A History: 1945-1992" is a supremely authoritative text, detailing a period in European history (and world history) quite unlike any other. Europe was, to be blatantly honest, a mess after the Allies defeated the Germans and received their unconditional surrender. The problem was what to do after the end of the European War. From here, Laquer speaks of all the important developments that occured in Europe, in most countries, in a very interesting prose-like fashion. Key concepts and terms our all explained sufficiently, and this book is similar to a novel in that it will keep you up at night, turning page after page, swallowing the history of Europe after 1945. Highly recommended.


The German Predicament: Memory and Power in the New Europe.

By Andrei S. Markovits and Simon Reich.

Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press, 1997. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows previous owner's gift inscription; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 248pp. Hardback with DJ.


The French Nation, from Napoleon to Petain 1814-1940.

By D.W. Brogan.

London, UK Hamish Hamilton , 1957. Hardcover First Edition [1957], so stated. First Edition [1957], so stated. Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of very light use: just a touch of wear to extremities; slight crimping at the heel of the back strip; former owner's small address label at front free endpaper; the rear board is somewhat bowed; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows moderate wear to extremities, especially at the corner tips; there is an eighth-inch chip at top of the hinges; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but overall remains clean, sturdy and quite presentable in a somewhat worn DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 328pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering at the back strip. Hardback with DJ. Brogan describes French society as well as French politics during the period from the fall of Napoleon to the setting up of the Vichy government. The nation demonstrated remarkable resilience and versatility, necessary qualities for a long lived nation state. Sir Denis William Brogan (born 11 August 1900 in Glasgow; died 5 January 1974), Scottish author and historian. He studied in Glasgow, Oxford, and Harvard. From 1939 to 1968, he was a fellow of Peterhouse and professor of political science in Cambridge. In 1963, he received a knighthood. He was the brother of journalist Colm Brogan and the father of historian Hugh Brogan. He is buried in the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge, according to A Guide to Churchill College, Cambridge: text by Dr. Mark Goldie, pages 62 and 63 (2009). His ex-wife Olwen Phillis Francis (Lady Brogan), OBE, archaeologist and authority on Roman Libya and mother of four children, is also buried in the same cemetery; she later became Olwen Hackett on her second marriage, when she married Charles Hackett.


Organization Europe: The Eighteen and the Nine and Among Them the Germans [The Development - Chances - Limitations of the European Institutions].

By Heinz Medefind.

Bonn, Germany Europa Union Verlag, 1975. Paperback Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: former owner's name/information blacked out at front endpaper. Binding shows the slightest lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 125pp. Translated from the German by Norman Crossland. Textbook Paperback.