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  • Gerüchte machen Geschichteby Sven Felix Kellerhoff; Lars-Broder Keil

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 4.77

    Hauptbeschreibung Gerüchte und Falschmeldungen begleiteten die Menschheitsgeschichte von Beginn an. Ihre politischen und militärischen Folgen waren oft verheerend, aber nur selten sind die Ursachen der Entstehung und Verbreitung restlos aufgeklärt worden. Die Autoren führen an elf Beispielen aus dem 20. Jahrhundert vor, wie Fehlinformationen und... more...

  • Höfische Textgeschichtenby Peter Strohschneider

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 61.65

    Was ist der Möglichkeitsraum höfischen Textwissens? Wie konzipieren die Adelskulturen des Hochmittelalters ihre narrativen Selbst- und Weltauslegungen? An welchen Mustern des Medialen und des Textuellen bilden sie dabei ihre Kategorien? Einen Zugang zu diesen Fragen ermöglichen die Selbstentwürfe romanhaften und hagiographischen Erzählens (vom ?Rolandslied?... more...

  • Past All Dishonorby James M. Cain

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.11

    A Confederate spy risks his life to win the heart of a fallen woman. Early in the Civil War, the Confederacy sends Roger Duval to Sacramento, to keep an eye on the situation in California in hopes of turning the Western territory towards the Southern cause. It's a plush assignment, well out of the line of fire, but Duval hasn't been there long... more...

  • Enemy in the Houseby Mignon G. Eberhart

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.11

    During the American Revolution, a woman fights to save her family. Several years have passed since American colonists rose up against the tyranny of King George III, yet the war has no end in sight. As the struggle drags on, colonial commander George Washington's army supports itself by seizing land from those loyal to the Crown. In South Carolina,... more...

  • Qui ne sait se taire nuit à son paysby Rachel Maeder; Plaisir de Lire

    Éditions Plaisir de Lire 2014; US$ 11.99

    Sur fond de Seconde Guerre mondiale et de règlements de comptes, ce polar nous emmène à Vallorbe, à la frontière franco-suisse. Des personnes âgées meurent les unes après les autres, simple coïncidence ou meurtres en série? Alice penche pour cette dernière hypothèse et tente de rallier son petit-fils Michael à sa cause. Il s'agira alors d'interroger... more...

  • Nationale und religiöse Poesieby Irmgard Gehle

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 56.91

    Inhalt Verfasser Einleitung Vorwort Gedichte: Dichtung Politik und Gesellschaft Leben aus dem Glauben Familienleben Lebensdevise und Lebensart Leben und Tod Tages- und Jahreszeiten Naturerleben Stimmung Liebe Gebet und Hingabe Statt eines Nachwortes Anhang: Biografien der Verfasser Gedichte nach Sachabschnitten Gedichte nach Verfassern... more...

  • The American Vision of Robert Penn Warrenby William Bedford Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1976 -- the bicentennial year -- Robert Penn Warren told Bill Moyers that he was "in love with America" but his love for the nation was more often than not troubled and angry. Warren once remarked that "any intelligent person is inclined to criticize his country more strongly than he will criticize anything else. And he should It's a way of criticizing... more...

  • Miragesby Anaïs Nin; Paul Herron; Kim Krizan

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Mirages opens at the dawn of World War II, when Anaïs Nin fled Paris, where she lived for fifteen years with her husband, banker Hugh Guiler, and ends in 1947 when she meets the man who would be ?the One,? the lover who would satisfy her insatiable hunger for connection. In the middle looms a period Nin describes as ?hell,? during which she experiences... more...

  • With Love and Squalorby Kip Kotzen; Thomas Beller

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.99

    Reading The Catcher in the Rye has become a rite of passage for young Americans, landing the book on bestseller lists (and banned book lists) each year, even though it was published a half century ago. What is it about J. D. Salinger and his body of work that has left such a lasting mark on American fiction? And who better to answer that question... more...

  • The Last Titanby Jerome M. Loving

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    When Theodore Dreiser first published Sister Carrie in 1900 it was suppressed for its seamy plot, colloquial language, and immorality - for, as one reviewer put it, its depiction of "the godless side of American life." It was a side of life experienced firsthand by Dreiser; whose own circumstances often paralleled those of his characters in the turbulent,... more...