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“A story that needs to be heard.” —Library Journal
"A convincing argument that theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his often overlooked brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi 'deserve to be remembered together' for their courageous resistance to Hitler's Nazi regime….A concise yet powerful contribution to an even larger history." Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Stern’s prior works:
“Fritz Stern’s pointed reflections [in Five Germanys I Have Known] upon the fragility of democratic liberties and the unpredictable ease with which they can wither and die should be required reading for every informed citizen.” —Tony Judt
“[The Politics of Cultural Despair] is a superb cultural history, erudite, thoughtful, imaginative, beautifully written.” —Klemens von Klemperer, professor emeritus of European history at Smith College
“No one has written better on the country’s rise and fall than Fritz Stern.” —Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times
Praise for Sifton’s The Serenity Prayer:
“A landmark work on the liberal ideals of the progressive American tradition, reaffirming their relevance for today.... A major contribution to the intellectual history of modernity.” —Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
“[An] ebullient and shrewd meditation on faith and social action. . . . A peaceable state of mind simply accompanies the reader as he ends this effortlessly elegant, uniformly sensible paean to the human faith that Sifton inherited.” —Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted October 25, 2013
Highly recommended! A book that restores one's faith in the courage and integrity of men. This is the story of 2 brave and principled men by the renowned historian, Fritz Stern, and Elizabeth Sifton, daughter of theologian Reinhold Neibuhar It is obviously carefully researched and deeply felt.
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