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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century: the Rape of Nanjing. In 1937, with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vautrin?an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women?s College?decides to remain at... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95
From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind?s greatest inventions. What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural and economic history, Felix Martin challenges nothing... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 13.73
What is money, and how does it work? The conventional answer is that people once used sugar in the West Indies, tobacco in Virginia, and dried cod in Newfoundland, and that today?s financial universe evolved from barter. Unfortunately, there is a problem with this story. It?s wrong. And not just wrong, but dangerous. ... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award The place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. And the characters in this thrilling collection of stories are Chinese soldiers who must constantly scrutinize the enemy even as they themselves are watched for signs of the fatal... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.95
National Book Award-winner Ha Jin's arresting debut novel , In the Pond , is a darkly funny portrait of an amateur calligrapher who wields his delicate artist's brush as a weapon against the powerful party bureaucrats who rule his provincial Chinese town. Shao Bin is a downtrodden worker at the Harvest Fertilizer Plant by day and an aspiring artist... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95
From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries?China and the United States?and two families. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father?s diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99
The spiritual life depends on self-recollection and detachment from the rush of life; it depends on facing frankly the thought of death; it is signalized, especially, by the identification of self with others, even of the guiltless with the guilty. Spirituality is sometimes spoken of as if it were a kind of moral luxury, a work of supererogation, a... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Renowned professor and thinker Felix Adler was the primary figure behind the Ethical Culture movement, a quasi-religious initiative unattached to any particular brand of theism, which flowered in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In this volume, Adler addresses parenthood and child-rearing, placing these activities within a firm moral... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99
Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition. Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he?s tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 14.44
Der Lernzirkel beinhaltet bedeutende und für Heranwachsende interessante Kernpassagen der Liebesdichtung Ovids. Er besteht aus insgesamt fünf Arbeitsstationen und einer Hilfe- und Kontrollstation. Die lateinischen Übersetzungstexte sind auf drei Levels binnendifferenziert und bieten sieben zentrale Textstellen aus Ovids Amores: ? Ov. am. I,2,1?10... more...