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- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
Ha-Joon Chang dispels the myths and prejudices that have come to dominate our understanding of how the world works. He succeeds in both setting the historical record straight ('the washing machine has changed the world more than the internet'; 'the US does not have the highest living standard in the world'; 'people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial... more...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99
Famed Scottish satirist Tobias Smollett effortlessly blends humor and adventure in The Adventures of Roderick Random. Based on Smollett's own experiences in the military and heavily influenced by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, this book is a hilarious romp that takes the title character on a series of misadventures around the globe. more...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99
Travel through eighteenth-century Europe with aristocratic dandy Peregrine Pickle, a hilarious character plucked from the imagination of famed Scottish author Tobias Smollett. In The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Smollett uses his protagonist as the lens through which to pull off a side-splitting send-up of the ridiculous airs and blatant hypocrisy... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 31.21
Wildwestgebaren, Raubtierkapitalismus, Hollywoodschund ? die Klage über vermeintlich typisch amerikanische Zustände ist in Deutschland verbreitet. Tobias Jaecker fragt nach den Ursachen, der Funktionsweise und den Auswirkungen des Antiamerikanismus. Er untersucht dazu mediale Kontroversen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur: von 9/11 über Obama bis... more...
- Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 42.77
Wie kann der christliche Glaube unter den Bedingungen moderner Lebenswelten vergegenwärtigt werden? Muss der Mensch faktisch nicht ohne Gott leben? Jedenfalls ohne einen Gott, der handelnd in die Welt eingreift? Konsequent am Primat der Gnade Gottes festhaltend, profiliert Tobias Schulte im Gespräch mit Dietrich Bonhoeffer eine Theologie, die in der... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 27.99
On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a decoded radio intercept. The ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of... more...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 4.99
The picaresque novel was an entertaining take on satire that came to prominence in early modern and Enlightenment-era Europe. Tales in this genre often features a dashing protagonist of humble origins who relies on his wit to make his way in life. To many critics, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane represents the very pinnacle of the picaresque... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
Waiting , Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village. Ha Jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and society, between the timeless universality of the human heart... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95
From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting , a collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising, disturbing, and delightful. In the title story, the head of security at a factory is shocked, first when the hansomest worker on the... more...