Der Teufel in Frankreich

Erlebnisse. 1940


Author: Lion Feuchtwanger

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 384121679X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 3320

Bericht aus der Hölle. Mai 1940: Einer der politischen Flüchtlinge, die von den französischen Behörden im Lager Les Milles interniert werden, ist der Schriftsteller Lion Feuchtwanger. Wie so viele Nazi-Gegner hatte er in Frankreich Zuflucht gesucht. Doch nun sitzt er in der Falle, die Angst vor den heranrückenden deutschen Truppen erreicht im Lager ein kaum erträgliches Maß. "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité stand riesig über dem Portal des Bürgermeisteramtes, man hatte uns gefeiert, als wir, vor Jahren, gekommen waren, die Zeitungen hatten herrliche, respektvolle Begrüßungsartikel geschrieben, die Behörden hatten erklärt, es sei eine Ehre für Frankreich, uns gastlich aufzunehmen, der Präsident der Republik hatte mich empfangen. Jetzt also sperrte man uns ein." Lion Feuchtwanger.

In Stahlgewittern

Aus dem Tagebuch eines Stoßtruppführers


Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: VolumesOfValue



Page: N.A

View: 568

My Life on Three Continents


Author: Stanislav Fabic

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469141884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

View: 4603

The author depicts life in Bosnia (first as part of Yugoslavia then as part of the independent state/of Croatia), service in the Croatian Navy, training on the Sailing Ship Horst Wessel (now in the U.S. renamed Eagle), life in Titos Yugoslavia and, in 1949, escape to Italy across the Adriatic Sea. Year in Italy, ending with emigration to Australia. After 8 years there, arrival in Berkeley, CA to pursue graduate studies in nuclear engineering, marriage to Barbara (from Kansas) and start of a family. Follows work for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, PA, then in Maryland for the US Atomic Energy Commission. Includes description of many local and overseas trips.


Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben


Author: Adam Tooze

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641192773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 4052

Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Running My Life - The Autobiography


Author: Seb Coe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444731041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

View: 6306

One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.

Monte Cassino

Deutsch Ausgabe


Author: Sven Hassel

Publisher: MHABooks

ISBN: 8791466989

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 9735

Neue Zeitung, Deutschland: „ ..... vergleichbar mit Homers Beschreibung der Schlacht um Troja“ Monte Cassino, das heilige Kloster nordwestlich von Neapel. Die Deutschen haben riesige Verteidigungspositionen aufgebaut. Die Schlacht von Monte Cassino im Winter und Frühjahr 1944 wird zu einer unbeschreiblichen Hölle, sowohl für die Verteidiger als auch für die Angreifer. Auf der Seite der Alliierten stehen Flugzeuge, Artillerie, Panzer und Infanterie von vielen Nationen auf dem Spiel. Die deutschen Truppen werden von der besten Elitetruppe angeleitet. Unter ihnen das Panzerregiment 27 – das Strafbataillon. Niemand erwartet, dass es Überlebende geben wird. Aber einige Glückliche werden überleben. Sven Hassel wurde als gemeiner Soldat zu einem Strafbataillon in der deutschen Wehrmacht geschickt. Er erzählt mit einem nahen und brutalen Realismus von den Grausamkeiten des Krieges, den Verbrechen der Nazis und dem zynischen und groben Humor der Soldaten. Mit mehr als 50 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren handelt es sich um den meistverkauften Kriegsroman weltweit.

Where Is My Home?

A Refugee Journey


Author: Miriam Potocky-Tripodi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469784467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 5199

Rarely does one persons family history intersect dramatically with a countrys momentous events. In Where Is My Home? A Refugee Journey, Miriam Potocky-Tripodi describes the Czech Republics decades-long struggle for freedom and how it affected her own life. Only after the fall of Communism in 1989 could the author reclaim her homeland by visiting Prague and discovering her Czech heritage. This family history, written with both poignancy and unwavering honesty, is the story of how the Nazi and Soviet invaders tried to destroy the soul of the Czech people. Yet the story also contains vignettes of triumph, from the authors fathers defiance of Communist officials to an uncles dreams of escape. Like Czech history, this family account has moments of aching sadness. The author relates how she searched for any scrap of information about her grandparents, who were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Yet, this book also reveals glimpses of radiance, from a painters sly humor to the author's feelings of connection to her fellow Czechs. Can an exile ever return home after decades of living in America? This difficult question reverberates throughout this book, leaving the reader with a richer understanding of Czech history and one person's quest for self-identity.

The Naked Soldier


Author: Tony Sloane


ISBN: 144578047X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 4229

This powerful look at the French Foreign Legion explores Sloane's experiences with the brutalities, adventure, destruction, danger, and criminal encounters over his five years of service in this dehumanizing regime. Well known as the most notorious, bloody and ruthless band of mercenaries in the world, in 1998 the Legion accepted Tony Sloane at the age of 18, inviting him as an elite member of this secret and mysterious fighting force. The legend and the myths of the Legion captivated Sloane and he quickly learned that life as a legionnaire was not just about physical training, but also about pledging mind and soul to the missions and operations.

In Search of Yesterday

Mamma, I Hate You No More


Author: Rudolf Becher

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466945125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 1259

IN SEARCH OF YESTERDAY Death of a Culture This is the true story of a little boy searching for his identity for his biological father. It is the story of a boy born into a world of turmoil and havoca world where not all was well, where war, starvation and bombs, confusion, lies, and deceitwere the rule; and food, safety, and happinesswere the exception. It is the story of a little boys fears and anxieties in a country far, far away where life was an uncertainty and death a looming promisewhere the world was upside down. It is the true story of a little boy that found himself trapped in a country at war with itself, where human life was at the mercy of the Nazis during the Jewish holocaust (before 1945) in Czechoslovakiaand at the mercy of the Czech Bolsheviks (after 1945) during the Sudetenland holocaust that drove untold millions of women and children across Europes wasteland like cattle. But it is also the true story of a little boy that, with the help of his family, and the generosity of the American people, rose above the devastation suffered and inflicted upon him as a child and became a man loved and respected by others. It is not a story of failure! It is, really, when you think about it, a story of success and triumph!

Mr Paparazzi


Author: Darryn Lyons

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1843589087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 5886

Darryn Lyons is the self-made millionaire behind the international cult of celebrity photography. In this fascinating expose of life behind the lens, he spills the beans about his outrageous and dangerous exploits as a newspaper staff photographer and paparazzo, and takes us ringside for some momentous global events. This is the story of a man who has put everything on the line -- his marriage, his fortune, even his life -- all for the rush of getting the best picture. Darryn is the global face of celebrity photography. Founder and owner of the BIG Pictures agency, Mr and the star of the hit television series Paparazzi, Darryn is a Fleet Street legend and one of the most distinctive characters in the world of celebrity reportage. His story is gripping and insightful.

Test of Courage

The Michel Thomas Story


Author: Christopher Robbins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202635

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 3964

A biography of the death camp escapee who became a resistance fighter and later, a hunter of Nazis.

Free the Market!

Why Only Government Can Keep the Marketplace Competitive


Author: Gary L. Reback

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101032588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 991

Why we need government intervention in the free market to protect competition and encourage innovation Starting about thirty years ago, conservatives forced an overhaul of competition policy that has loosened business rules for everything from selling products to buying competitors. Gary Reback thinks the changes have gone too far. Today's competition policies, he argues, were made for the old manufacturing economy of the 1970s. But in a high-tech world, these policies actually slow innovation, hurt consumers, and entrench big companies at the expense of entrepreneurs. Free the Market! is both a memoir of Reback's titanic legal battles—involving top companies such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and AT&T—and a persuasive argument for measured government intervention in the free market to foster competition. Among the fascinating questions he considers: Can a company ever compete too hard for the public good? Should policy makers worry more about promoting competition or improving efficiency? Does it help consumers when a manufacturer sets the prices its retailers charge? Should the government do more to stop controversial mergers? At what point does intellectual property protection hurt innovation?

Chaos in the Ashes


Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497623251

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 337

In the fiery aftermath of apocalypse, America, as we knew it, disappeared-and was reborn as the Tri-States. Under the Rebel law of Ben Raines, there are no slums, no gangs, and no crime. But a new breed of anarchists and malcontents have banded together to destroy everything Ben Raines and his army have risked their lives-and the future of a new America-to build. As devastating civil war turns race against race, brother against brother, and the nation's once-peaceful citizens into a modern-day barbarians, the Tri-States explode in a firestorm of violence and chaos. Now it's up to Ben Raines and his Rebel Army to put the Red, White and Blue democracy back into business…before the red dawn of Armageddon.

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003


Author: Roberto Bolaño

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811220508

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 9273

The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last. Between Parentheses collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life, as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. “Taken together,” as the editor Ignacio Echevarría remarks in his introduction, they provide “a personal cartography of the writer: the closest thing, among all his writings, to a kind of fragmented ‘autobiography.’” Bolano’s career as a nonfiction writer began in 1998, the year he became famous overnight for The Savage Detectives; he was suddenly in demand for articles and speeches, and he took to this new vocation like a duck to water. Cantankerous, irreverent, and insufferably opinionated, Bolano also could be tender (about his family and favorite places) as well as a fierce advocate for his heroes (Borges, Cortázar, Parra) and his favorite contemporaries, whose books he read assiduously and promoted generously. A demanding critic, he declares that in his “ideal literary kitchen there lives a warrior”: he argues for courage, and especially for bravery in the face of failure. Between Parentheses fully lives up to his own demands: “I ask for creativity from literary criticism, creativity at all levels.”



Author: Henri Charrière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538069374


Page: 581

View: 9019

The Accidental Feminist

The Life of One Woman through War, Motherhood, and International Photojournalism


Author: Toby Molenaar

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628724110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

View: 8700

This is the story of an independent woman who is a model for our time—photographer Toby Molenaar. It begins in Holland during World War II, when her country is decimated by the occupying German army and she is literally left to starve. As a little girl, she learns to be self-sufficient—survival is the order of the day. After the war, she finds love in Switzerland, marries, and starts a family. Her perfect life soon unravels however, when she meets the irresistible writer Fred Grunfeld, a foreign correspondent for Time, Life, and other magazines, and the new couple settles in Mallorca. Fred takes her along on his travels covering the world for various publications, from Alaska to Argentina, India, and China. Reinventing herself yet again, Toby learns her new trade as a photographer and becomes an eminent photojournalist. When Husband Number Two leaves and her life in Mallorca evaporates, she is ready to carry on, taking on her own international assignments—until Husband Number Three enters the picture, in France, and a new child is born. Courage, indomitable spirit, an open mind, and accountability only to herself are the stuff of this fascinating and inspirational story. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Napoleon I. - Tagebuch von St. Helena

Zweiter Band


Author: Emmanuel Augustin Dieudonné de Las Cases

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925039657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 3166