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- Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
A new edition of the sequel to the phenomenally successful Ill Met by Moonlight. Few escapades of the Second World War have captured the public?s imagination more than the successful abduction of German General Kreipe from enemy-occupied Crete in 1944. It was an operation instigated and daringly executed by two British SOE officers—Patrick Leigh Fermor... more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 1.99
Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre-Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.98
Duff Cooper's classic biography charts the remarkable progress of Talleyrand; a silver-tongued master diplomat, infamous turncoat, peacekeeper and libertine. Talleyrand held high office in five successive regimes from France's Ancient Regime, into the Revolution of 1789, Robespierre's Terror, Napoleon's epic wars, and on through restored kings to... more...
- Orion 2010; Not Available
Winner of the British Book Awards History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize This thrilling biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader and Russian tsar. Based on groundbreaking research,... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36
Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world. Born to a working-class family in the landlocked Staffordshire Potteries, he went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessesls and later in the new... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.79
? The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer?. Deeply compelling.? ? Douglas Brinkley ?Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.? ? Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children?s... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 11.99
An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs ?the memoir that ?leaves you wanting more? ( The Daily Telegraph , UK). In A Mountain of Crumbs Elena Gorokhova describes coming of age behind the Iron Curtain and leaving her mother and her Motherland... more...
- Xanthippe Verlag 2015; US$ 12.99
Erna Eugster (in Zusammenarbeit mit Daniel Lüthi) Ihre Mutter nannte sie schon als kleines Mädchen Dreckloch. Saumensch. Oder Lumpenhure. Schon bald wurde die 1952 geborene Erna Eugster fremdplatziert, kam in Heime, in eine psychiatrische Klinik und immer wieder ins Bezirksgefängnis. Sie machte Erfahrungen mit Alkohol und Prostitution und den Abgründen... more...