Forgotten Fatherland

  • Filename: forgotten-fatherland.
  • ISBN: 9781408838150
  • Release Date: 2013-03-01
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher: A&C Black

From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Double Cross the true story of Friedrich Nietzsche's bigoted, imperious sister who founded a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay together with a band of blond-haired fellow Germans.

Vaters Land

  • Filename: vaters-land.
  • ISBN: 9783990370568
  • Release Date: 2016-03-08
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Goran Vojnović
  • Publisher: Folio Verlag

Unerschrockenheit, schwarzer Humor und doch große Ernsthaftigkeit prägen Goran Vojnovićs private Geschichte über die Wurzeln der Selbstzerstörung Jugoslawiens. Als Vladan Borojevic den Namen seines Vaters googelt, stößt er auf ein dunkles Geheimnis: Er findet sich als Sohn eines flüchtigen Kriegsverbrechers wieder. So bricht er auf zu einer Reise durch ein zerstörtes und von Misstrauen zerfressenes Land. Selbst im Visier von Geheimdiensten sucht er nach einem Vater, der ihn als Elfjährigen verlassen hat, getrieben von der Sehnsucht nach einer Familie und einer Gesellschaft, die es nicht mehr gibt.

Bad Faith

  • Filename: bad-faith.
  • ISBN: 9781409001102
  • Release Date: 2010-07-31
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Carmen Callil
  • Publisher: Random House

Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. After the war he left France, never to be brought to justice. Early on in his career Louis married the alcoholic Myrtle Jones from Tasmania, equally practised in the arts of fantasy and deception, and together they had a child, Anne whom they abandoned in England. Her tragic story is woven through the narrative. In Carmen Callil's masterful, elegiac and sometimes darkly comic account, Darquier's rise during the years leading up to the Second World War mirrors the rise of French anti-Semitism. Epic, haunting, the product of extraordinary research, this is a study in powerlessness, hatred and the role of remembrance. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.


  • Filename: vaterland.
  • ISBN: 3453721802
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 377
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher:

The Napoleon of Crime

  • Filename: the-napoleon-of-crime.
  • ISBN: 9780307886477
  • Release Date: 2011-04-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher: Broadway Books

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. . . . --Sherlock Holmes on Professor Moriarty in "The Final Problem" The Victorian era's most infamous thief, Adam Worth was the original Napoleon of crime. Suave, cunning Worth learned early that the best way to succeed was to steal. And steal he did. Following a strict code of honor, Worth won the respect of Victorian society. He also aroused its fear by becoming a chilling phantom, mingling undetected with the upper classes, whose valuables he brazenly stole. His most celebrated heist: Gainsborough's grand portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire--ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales--a painting Worth adored and often slept with for twenty years. With a brilliant gang that included "Piano" Charley, a jewel thief, train robber, and playboy, and "the Scratch" Becker, master forger, Worth secretly ran operations from New York to London, Paris, and South Africa--until betrayal and a Pinkerton man finally brought him down. In a decadent age, Worth was an icon. His biography is a grand, dazzling tour into the gaslit underworld of the last century. . . and into the doomed genius of a criminal mastermind.


  • Filename: konklave.
  • ISBN: 9783641188948
  • Release Date: 2016-10-31
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Der Papst ist tot. Die um den Heiligen Stuhl buhlenden Gegner formieren sich: Traditionalisten, Modernisten, Schwarzafrikaner, Südamerikaner ... Kardinal Lomeli, den eine Glaubenskrise plagt, leitet das schwierige Konklave. Als sich die Pforten hinter den 117 Kardinälen schließen, trifft ein allen unbekannter Nachzügler ein. Der verstorbene Papst hatte den Bischof von Bagdad im Geheimen zum Kardinal ernannt. Ist der aufrechte Kirchenmann der neue Hoffnungsträger in Zeiten von Krieg und Terror – oder ein unerbittlicher Rivale mit ganz eigenen Plänen? Die Welt wartet, dass weißer Rauch aufsteigt ...

Fascism The Bloody Ideology Of Darwinism

  • Filename: fascism-the-bloody-ideology-of-darwinism.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages:
  • Publisher: A9 GROUP

Fascism is known as an ideology that was born and flourished in the 20th century. It spread rapidly across the world in the wake of World War I, with fascist regimes coming to power in Germany and Italy in particular, but also in such countries as Greece, Spain and Japan, where the people suffered greatly from the oppressive and violent methods employed by their governments. Against this oppression and violence, they could do little more than cower before it. The fascist dictator and his administration heading such systems, where brute force, aggression, bloodshed and violence were the rule of the day, sent waves of terror throughout the society with their secret police and fascist militia, paralyzing the people with fear. Furthermore, fascist administration was implemented in almost all levels of society, from education to culture, religion to art, the governmental structure to the military system, and from the policing organizations to peoples' private lives. Ultimately, World War II, initiated by fascists, was one of the gravest calamities in the history of mankind, leaving as many as 55 million dead. However, fascism is not an ideology found only in history books. Although today there are no states that call themselves fascist or who practice it openly, there are, nevertheless, in many countries in the world, governments, political groups and parties who follow fascistic policies. Though the names and tactics have changed, they continue to inflict similar suffering on their people. There is also a possibility that the coming deterioration of social conditions could lead to further growth in the support for fascism. For that reason, fascism is a continuing threat to humanity.

Paradise Mislaid

  • Filename: paradise-mislaid.
  • ISBN: IND:30000061176784
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 631
  • Author: Anne Whitehead
  • Publisher: ISBS

This is a compelling blend of travel writing, history and personal journey in search of the legendary band of Australians who in the 1890's set sail from Sydney to found a socialist utopia in the jungles of South America. Whitehead takes the reader into present day Paraguay to meet the remaining descendants but first she lays out the cataclysmic events which overtook their colony.

Nietzsche Handbuch

  • Filename: nietzsche-handbuch.
  • ISBN: 3476013308
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 561
  • Author: Henning Ottmann
  • Publisher:

Friedrich Nietzsche My Sister and I

  • Filename: friedrich-nietzsche-my-sister-and-i.
  • ISBN: 9781465347909
  • Release Date: 2011-08-22
  • Number of pages: 289
  • Author: Walter Stewart
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Our previous volume, Nietzsche My Sister and I: A Critical Study, examined past criticism in order to determine the truth concerning claims that the book was a forgery. The results of the detailed study unequivocally refuted every claim made against My Sister and I as false, point-by-point. Moreover, the study clearly demonstrated that from any objective perspective and analysis the fact that Nietzsche may well have penned the book himself is more than a mere possibility. At the same time, however, we must make it crystal clear that without an original manuscript, authenticity can never be confirmed definitively. Ironically, this state of affairs leaves My Sister and I approximately in the same position as many other works that exist without original manuscripts including all of the writings of Plato and Aristotle, the Bible, the Gospels, the letters of St. Paul, The Iliad, The Odyssey, and many more works, communications, and records of all sorts that are strewn across history. What has been passed down to us as famous documents and sources in some instances actually are only copies or transcriptions that we choose to believe in. Some have been accepted without much of a pedigreed provenance only because we have decided that what they relate is important to us. My Sister and I, on the other hand, has not been accorded as fair a hearing as it should have from the day it was published, and it is time to set the record straight as to what relevance it might have to Nietzsche scholarship in general.

Agent Zigzag

  • Filename: agent-zigzag.
  • ISBN: 9781408806845
  • Release Date: 2009-08-17
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.

The Man Who Would Be King

  • Filename: the-man-who-would-be-king.
  • ISBN: 9781466803794
  • Release Date: 2008-10-28
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Riveting Account of the American Who Inspired Kipling's Classic Tale and the John Huston Movie In the year 1838, a young adventurer, surrounded by his native troops and mounted on an elephant, raised the American flag on the summit of the Hindu Kush in the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. He declared himself Prince of Ghor, Lord of the Hazarahs, spiritual and military heir to Alexander the Great. The true story of Josiah Harlan, a Pennsylvania Quaker and the first American ever to enter Afghanistan, has never been told before, yet the life and writings of this extraordinary man echo down the centuries, as America finds itself embroiled once more in the land he first explored and described 180 years ago. Soldier, spy, doctor, naturalist, traveler, and writer, Josiah Harlan wanted to be a king, with all the imperialist hubris of his times. In an extraordinary twenty-year journey around Central Asia, he was variously employed as surgeon to the Maharaja of Punjab, revolutionary agent for the exiled Afghan king, and then commander in chief of the Afghan armies. In 1838, he set off in the footsteps of Alexander the Great across the Hindu Kush and forged his own kingdom, only to be ejected from Afghanistan a few months later by the invading British. Using a trove of newly discovered documents and Harlan's own unpublished journals, Ben Macintyre's The Man Who Would Be King tells the astonishing true story of the man who would be the first and last American king.

The Way We Talk Now

  • Filename: the-way-we-talk-now.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053752849
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 243
  • Author: Geoffrey Nunberg
  • Publisher:

An entertaining assortment of NPR broadcasts and articles by a noted linguist explores the mysteries of modern-day culture as revealed by the words, phrases, metaphors, and grammar used. Simultaneous.

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