By Eberhard Bordscheck
Georg von Beeke und seine Kompanie geraten gegen Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges in amerikanische Kriegsgefangenschaft. Eingesperrt in ein Lager am Rhein erleben sie die Hölle auf Erden: Die Gefangenen leben im Matsch, zu Hunderten zusammengepfercht und der Witterung schutzlos ausgeliefert. starvation und Krankheit sind ihre ständigen Begleiter. In der Gemeinschaft finden Georg und seine Kameraden immer wieder die Kraft, ihr Schicksal zu ertragen. Und noch etwas lässt Georg durchhalten: Die Sehnsucht nach seiner großen Liebe, Marie. Mithilfe seiner Kameraden kann Georg schließlich fliehen. Doch das Deutschland, das er kannte, gibt es nicht mehr. Er begibt sich auf den schwierigen Heimweg durch ein zerstörtes Land - eine Reise mit ungewissem Ausgang.
Gottfried Leibniz has been essentially the most vital and influential philosophers of the 17th century and, along Descartes and Spinoza, considered one of 3 nice early glossy Rationalist thinkers. protecting all of the key suggestions of his paintings, Starting with Leibniz provides an available advent to the information of this highly major philosopher.
Thematically based, the ebook leads the reader via a radical evaluation of Leibniz's proposal, leading to a extra entire knowing of the roots of his philosophical issues. delivering insurance of the complete variety of Leibniz's philosophical principles, the publication explores his paintings on substance, brain, physique, subject, dynamics and the philosophy of technological know-how, God, unfastened will. Crucially the e-book introduces the foremost affects on Leibniz's inspiration, together with Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Malebranche. this can be the precise creation for someone coming to the paintings of this crucial philosopher for the 1st time.
By Jean Tardif Lonkog
Tardif is the son of a scientific practitioner, an herbalist and a religious healer in northwestern Cameroun. while his father finally offers up his perform, his mom struggles to place him and 4 of his sisters via highschool. yet financing collage is a problem. Tardif works for seven years within the farms and as a college instructor and seeks support from all quarters of the globe to attempt to elevate cash for collage in his domestic kingdom. Then sooner or later he unearths himself in China - learning chinese language drugs - and hoping for a greater lifestyles than the single he had in Cameroon. The predicaments are as not easy as they're profoundly instructive. Tardif poses as a Dutchman and as an American to get jobs educating English and continue to exist in his host state. He finally ends up incomes the honor of his scholars and employers, yet no longer with no daily encounters with precarity. simply as one challenge is resolved, one other continually appears brewing at the horizon. Tardif autobiographically opens his adventures, his modifications and his musings on chinese language and African methods of pondering and residing to these drawn to intercultural mobility and studying approximately existence. His tale reads like a dairy and retains one thinking about what is going to occur subsequent.
By David Caute
Rancorous and hugely public disagreements among Isaiah Berlin and Isaac Deutscher escalated to the purpose of merciless betrayal within the mid-1960s, but unusually the main points of the episode have escaped historians’ scrutiny. during this gripping account of the ideological conflict among of the main influential students of chilly conflict politics, David Caute uncovers a hidden tale of passionate ideals, unresolved antagonism, and the excessive fee of reprisal to either sufferer and perpetrator.
Though Deutscher (1907–1967) and Berlin (1909–1997) had a lot in common—each arrived in England in flight from totalitarian violence, quick mastered English, and located access into the Anglo-American highbrow international of the 1950s—Berlin turned one of many presiding voices of Anglo-American liberalism, whereas Deutscher remained trustworthy to his Leninist historical past, resolutely protecting Soviet behavior regardless of his rejection of Stalin’s tyranny. Caute combines bright biographical element with an acute research of the problems that divided those icons of chilly conflict politics, and brings to mild for the 1st time the complete severity of Berlin’s motion opposed to Deutscher.
This ebook speculates concerning the very important innovations, clinical discoveries, and political and social advancements, which could ensue throughout the coming millennium. It does this by way of providing -- during the eyes of a fictitious writer residing within the yr 3000 -- a listing of the a hundred women and men who've had the best effect on international historical past and at the daily lives of people.
The hundred individuals are ranked so as in their effect. the most element of the booklet comprises brief biographies of these a hundred people, describing what everybody comprehensive, and why that individual is so vital.
Forty-five of the entries are real ancient personages. those comprise such renowned figures as Jesus Christ, Confucius, Charles Darwin, Christopher Columbus, Albert Einstein, and George Washington.
Among the fifty-five entries from the 3rd millennium are: Sue Ellen eco-friendly (who develops a melanoma vaccine); Miguel Carranza (chief founding father of the United global Federation); Stella Ricardo Garcia (architect and formscaper); Mika Kivikoski (who develops the expertise to regulate the weather); and Shu Gungwu (who unearths the answer to the baffling "mind-body problem").
Other issues handled contain: area trip and area colonies; clinical advances (such as man made organs, and reversible sex-change operations); arts and leisure (including track, literature, the visible arts, and activities and games); solar energy; philosophy (including political conception, epistemology, semantics, and ethics); arithmetic, toxins keep an eye on, robots, brainwashing; nuclear war; robots; and synthetic intelligence.
The publication features a old chart (listing the most occasions of either the particular previous and the projected future), a listing of honorable mentions (and their accomplishments); a thesaurus, and an intensive index.
In 1947, a tender William Manchester--the guy who may later develop into a celebrated biographer, historian, and novelist--was operating as a reporter for The Baltimore solar. It used to be there that he met fellow journalist H.L. Mencken, the influential author and cofounder of the magazines the yankee Mercury and The clever Set. whereas attending the collage of Missouri, Manchester tackled Mencken because the topic of his Masters thesis. whilst the ensuing biography used to be released at the wider marketplace in 1951, it made a splash--establishing Manchester's popularity as a talented author, biographer, and political commentator.
This ebook tells the tale of "conservative anarchist" H.L. Mencken's existence in compelling detail--a tale that is full of life, arguable, and unusually intimate. Crafted in brilliant prose, William Manchester brings Mencken's international to life.
William Manchester used to be the preferred and very popular historian and biographer of his time--and this robust e-book helps that reputation.
"Manchester's e-book is written with verve, highbrow sophistication, and a prickly wit important of its eminent subject.... [The lifestyles and Riotous instances of H.L. Mencken] plays a substantial provider for American highbrow historical past. it's, in addition to, a first class piece of literate entertainment." --The New Yorker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
William Manchester (1922-2004) was once a journalist, Professor of historical past Emeritus at Wesleyan college, and the best-selling writer of a number of famous histories, novels, and biographies. outstanding works contain The final Lion, a biography of Winston Churchill spanning a number of volumes; American Caesar, at the lifetime of Douglas MacArthur; The fingers of Krupp, an international Lit merely via fireplace; and The demise of a President. His awards contain the Dag Hammarskjold overseas Literary Prize, the nationwide Humanities Medal, the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award, and the Peggy V. Helmerich individual writer Award.
By Christopher Andersen
The number one New York Times bestselling writer supplies one other dramatic installment within the lives of the Kennedys—including new information about JFK Jr., his dating together with his mom, his many girlfriends, and the evening of his tragic death.
Critically acclaimed writer Christopher Andersen is a grasp of big name biographies—boasting 16 bestsellers, between them These Few important Days, Mick, and William and Kate. Now, in his most modern exciting publication, new and untold information of the existence and dying of JFK Jr. come to gentle, published in time for the 15th 12 months marker of the tragic airplane crash on July sixteen, 1999.
At the guts of The strong Son is an important dating in JFK Jr.’s existence: that together with his mom, the gorgeous and mysterious Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Andersen explores his reactions to his mother’s post-Dallas suicidal melancholy and becoming dependence on pharmaceuticals (as good as men); how Jackie felt concerning the ladies in her son’s lifestyles, from Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, to Daryl Hannah and Carolyn Bessette, to his turbulent marriage; the mindless aircraft crash the took his existence; the aftermath of outrage, loss, grief, and confusion; and lots more and plenty extra. providing new insights into the serious, delicate, frequently stormy dating among this iconic mom and son, The sturdy Son is a riveting, bittersweet biography for enthusiasts of all issues Kennedy.
By Sandra B. Rosenthal
C. I. Lewis (1883–1964) used to be the most vital thinkers of his new release. during this booklet, Sandra B. Rosenthal explores Lewis’s philosophical imaginative and prescient, and hyperlinks his concept to the traditions of classical American pragmatism. Tracing Lewis’s impacts, she explains the significant recommendations informing his pondering and the way he constructed a special and functional imaginative and prescient of the human event. She exhibits how Lewis contributed to the enrichment and enlargement of pragmatism, starting new paths of confident discussion with different traditions. This e-book turns into a regular reference for readers who need to know extra approximately considered one of American philosophy’s such a lot extraordinary minds.
By Clare O'Farrell
'Clare O'Farrell is to be congratulated on generating a very remarkable e-book at the paintings of Michel Foucault. There are info, insights and observations that might interact the professional and there's an intensive documentation of Foucault's output. If there's a extra finished publication on Foucault's paintings i've got but to determine it. I count on these educating and taking classes on Foucault's paintings will locate Clare O'Farrell's e-book to be a useful source' - Barry shrewdpermanent, collage of Portsmouth. 'Dr. Clare O'Farrell has written a fabulous advent to this Foucault for that ever starting to be variety of readers who're operating in what has emerge as unique as cultural experiences. This quantity captures the penetrating interdisciplinary issues that experience made Foucault a advisor to such a lot of past the frontiers of philosophy and heritage, past the borders of the tutorial group itself. O'Farrell is a superb consultant to Foucault's exploration of tradition, highlighting, as she does, the attribute insights of his studying: the instability of cultural types of order, the subversive power of ancient analyses, the diversity of real discourses inside of heritage, and his dedication to social justice. O'Farrell finds Foucault as he's: the engaged moralist who survived the 20th century's platforms of overall clarification. this is often a superb advent for the overall reader to a passionate brain that keeps to unfold its impression' - James Bernauer, Boston collage. Michel Foucault's paintings is without doubt one of the such a lot influential assets of rules within the humanities and social sciences at the present time. Clare O'Farrell deals a accomplished and obtainable advent to Foucault's huge, immense, varied and demanding output. Her publication offers a number sensible instruments and a reference paintings for readers who desire to comprehend and practice his rules at either introductory and complex degrees. This quantity comprises: - a dialogue of Foucault's scenario within the modern context exploring his position as an iconic philosopher, with transparent factors as to why his paintings is so tough to return to grips with, and in addition importantly, why it's of curiosity to such a lot of humans - the positioning of Foucault's paintings inside its personal old, social and political surroundings - short summaries in chronological order of all of Foucault's significant works, together with the extra lately released volumes of lectures - the association of Foucault's paintings round 5 distinctive yet interrelated sequence of assumptions which underpin his global view: particularly order, historical past, fact, energy and ethics. rules for which he's recognized, resembling archaeology, family tree, discourse, self-discipline, governmentality, the topic and others are outlined and mentioned in the framework of those 5 assumptions - a chronology of Foucault's lifestyles, paintings and instances - a truly broad record of key ideas in Foucault's paintings with special references pointing to the place the proper fabric are available in his writings - a wide-ranging record of assets and a bibliography of Foucault's paintings for simple session.
On the age of 7, David Paul Larousse proved that he used to be inventive past his years – via trying to reverse-engineer an Egg Drop Soup he had loved together with his mom and dad at a neighborhood eating place. His attempt used to be a awesome failure, although the less-than-stellar final result kindled an existence lengthy curiosity within the culinary craft. the nice Egg Drop Soup Calamity of 1956 is one of the attractive anecdotes, interwoven with extraordinary recipes gleaned from the author's travels. In all, Larousse’s Have Blade, Will shuttle – The Adventures of a touring Chef is a pleasant and fascinating memoir.