MAN IS NOT CLEVER ENOUGH FOR THIS LIFE

MAN IS NOT CLEVER ENOUGH FOR THIS LIFE

Fear of the bombs, a wartime childhood – this is the beginning of Helmut Lethen’s memories that go on to cover more than seven decades of German history. The shock of being confronted with the holocaust in Resnais’ film ‘Nacht und Nebel’ when he was eighteen. The feeling of liberation when he moved from Bonn to the liberal city of Amsterdam. Then ...  read more

price: € 24,00
pages: 320
Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0088-5
2020/10/13
A TIME OF WOLVES: GERMANY AND THE GERMANS 1945 - 1955

A TIME OF WOLVES: GERMANY AND THE GERMANS 1945 - 1955

A dance among the ruins: Harald Jähner’s major new portrait of Germany’s post-war society

Countless former soldiers drift through the towns and cities; countless children grow up without a father. The old order has been destroyed and although the streets seem eerily empty, the traditional annual street carnivals are soon back in full swing, jazz ...  read more

price: € 16,00
pages: 480
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63304-1
2020/09/15
A TIME OF WOLVES. A DECADE IN PICTURES 1945 - 1955

A TIME OF WOLVES. A DECADE IN PICTURES 1945 - 1955

Beauty and horror amid the rubble: the decade between the end of the war and the economic miracle reconstruction offers images that have not been seen in this form before. In their visual strength, they form a panorama of the era, in which horror and joy lie close together. No wonder that cameras were in such high demand on the black market: the ...  read more

price: € 28,00
pages: 208
Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0101-1
2020/09/15
INTERNAL DISPUTE – A POLITICAL JOURNAL

INTERNAL DISPUTE – A POLITICAL JOURNAL

Ijoma Mangold keeps a political diary and in it describes current events as well as his constantly changing reactions to them: from Trump and Greta, to Boris Johnson, who he would have gladly been taken in by; the disaster of Thuringia, the terror of Hanau and conversations during the Berlinale; to corona virus. He regards with astonishment those ...  read more

price: € 22,00
pages: 224
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-00119-3
2020/09/15
PHILOSOPHER’S LOVE – FROM SOCRATES TO FOUCAULT

PHILOSOPHER’S LOVE – FROM SOCRATES TO FOUCAULT

Love is a long-burning issue of philosophy. From antiquity to the present day, people have philosophised about love, which reveals itself in a variety of forms and norms. But what really happened when philosophers not only philosophised, but also loved, from the initial games of seduction to the culmination of sexual lust?
With the aid of eleven ...  read more

price: € 24,00
pages: 352
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-02543-4
2020/07/21
OF BEES AND HUMANS: A EUROPEAN JOURNEY

OF BEES AND HUMANS: A EUROPEAN JOURNEY

Bees have a special place not only in our culture but also in our global ecosystem. Researchers liken the condition of the bee population to a seismograph for the state of the natural world. Recent and alarming data have provoked intense discussion about bee populations, both in the science community and across popular media.
The ancient art of ...  read more

price: € 12,00
pages: 388
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63243-3
2020/05/19
THE TIME TRAVELLER‘S HANDBOOK: FROM THE DINOSAURS TO THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL

THE TIME TRAVELLER‘S HANDBOOK: FROM THE DINOSAURS TO THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL

Haven’t you always wanted to see why dinosaurs became extinct yet still live to see another day? Or walk from England to Denmark without getting your feet wet? Watch Stonehenge is being built? You can’t put a foot wrong with this unique travel guide. Kathrin Passig and Aleks Scholz tell us everything a time traveller needs to know. Their book lets ...  read more

price: € 20,00
pages: 336
Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0085-4
2020/05/19
TEN DAYS IN JULY: HOW I SURVIVED OPERATION GOMORRAH

TEN DAYS IN JULY: HOW I SURVIVED OPERATION GOMORRAH

In July 1943, large areas of Hamburg were annihilated in the Allied bombing campaign known as Operation Gomorrah.
14-year-old Günter Lucks barely survived the horrors of the bombing; his brother Hermann, two years his senior, was not as lucky. Written with Harald Stutte, Lucks’ new book details every one of the ten days of Operation Gomorrah, ...  read more

price: € 10,00
pages: 220
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-00093-5
2020/03/24
BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS

BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS

The fate of a nuclear scientist
Robert Jungk's 1956 book is a warning against the destruction of the earth. Jungk describes the history of the atomic bomb as "a history of real people" (see Friedrich von Weizsäcker), who in the summer of 1939 had still been able to prevent the construction of atomic bombs and let the opportunity pass by unused. ...  read more

price: € 22,00
pages: 416
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-00179-7
2020/02/18
ITALY: PORTRAIT OF A FOREIGN LAND

ITALY: PORTRAIT OF A FOREIGN LAND

A foreign land, a land of longing: Thomas Steinfeld‘s great portrait of Italy.
While German tourists have always been familiar with Italy, developing a profound love for “Italianità” is, this nation seems alien to us today. In fact, it seems to be becoming even more alien, thanks to its populist regime, the collapsing bridges or the continued ...  read more

price: € 25,00
pages: 448
Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0058-8
2020/02/18
BECOMING ‘EDUCATED’: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

BECOMING ‘EDUCATED’: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Want to become ‘educated’? Here’s how.
How do we become ‘educated’, in the sense of being cultured or even enlightened? One thing is certain: It’s more than just amassing information. Being educated in a wider sense strengthens our moral compass and engenders stability, making us aware of what’s worth knowing and why. Here Jan Roß guides us through ...  read more

price: € 22,00
pages: 320
Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0047-2
2020/01/28
BERLIN

BERLIN

The rise, fall and rebirth of Berlin: A fascinating history of one of the world’s major cities
The social climber of European capitals, a laboratory of modernity, a symbol of the fractures that blighted the 20th century: Berlin is the quintessence of both German and European history. Jens Bisky keeps both contexts in sharp focus throughout his ...  read more

price: € 38,00
pages: 976
Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-87134-814-3
2019/10/15
CHINESE: THE LANGUAGE OF VICTORS

CHINESE: THE LANGUAGE OF VICTORS

Spoken by 1.3 billion people, what does the world’s most commonly spoken language tell us about China’s rise to become an economic superpower?
Huawei and social surveillance, a strengthened military and enormous economic power: The West is growing fearful of China. In her enlightening new book, sinologist Thekla Chabbi says that’s because we don’t ...  read more

price: € 25,00
pages: 192
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-00111-7
2019/10/15
THE OTHER SIDE

THE OTHER SIDE

Two Germanys. Two boys, born almost at the same time. But not in the same country. One grows up in the West, not far from the West German capital of Bonn; the other grows up in the East, in Berlin, capital of the GDR. They both play at home, in the garden, between the high-rises or on building sites and wait for the evening’s TV schedule to begin. ...  read more

price: € 12,00
pages: 336
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-62047-8
2019/09/17
YESTERDAY’S SNOW IS TODAY’S FLOOD: THE LEGACY OF RE-UNIFICATION

YESTERDAY’S SNOW IS TODAY’S FLOOD: THE LEGACY OF RE-UNIFICATION

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the inner divide between East and West Germany is still, in many ways, unbridged. Despite new freedoms and the assimilation into the Western model, the social, mental and political maps of Germany show divisions that can be transposed exactly onto old maps from the Cold War era. Why?
The author ...  read more

price: € 14,00
pages: 288
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-00104-8
2019/09/17
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