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  • von Barack Obama
    34,00 - 39,00 €

  • von Michelle Obama
    14,00 - 23,00 €

  • von Kai Bird
    14,78 €

    ***SOON TO BE A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FILM DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN***WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 'Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying' Sunday TimesPhysicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu scriptures as he was with quantum mechanics, J. Robert Oppenheimer - director of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb - was the most famous scientist of his generation. In their meticulous and riveting biography, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin reveal a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man, profoundly involved with some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.

  • von Art Spiegelman
    16,88 €

    The Complete MAUS is a captivating masterpiece by the renowned author, Art Spiegelman. Published in 2003 by Penguin Books Ltd, this book has left an indelible mark in the literary world. The genre of this book is a unique blend of biography, memoir, and graphic novel, presenting a deeply personal and riveting story. The Complete MAUS is not just a book but a journey that takes you through the heart-wrenching experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust. Art Spiegelman's storytelling is both powerful and poignant, making this book a must-read. Penguin Books Ltd, a leading publisher, has beautifully put together this book, further enhancing the reading experience. This English language edition is a testament to Art Spiegelman's literary genius and is sure to leave a lasting impact on every reader.

  • - The Sunday Times Number-One Bestseller
    von Andrew Morton
    13,00 €

    A reissue of this classic title with a new introduction by Andrew Morton reflecting on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long term legacy of Diana.

  • - The Definitive Edition
    von Anne Frank
    11,00 - 14,00 €

    One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, The Diary of a Young Girl has sold over 25 million copies world-wide.It is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century and it remains a deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of human spirit.Anne Frank and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne kept a diary. She movingly revealed how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with hunger, the daily threat of discovery and death and being cut off from the outside world, as well as petty misunderstandings and the unbearable strain of living like prisoners.The Diary of a Yong Girl is a timeless true story to be rediscovered by each new generation. For young readers and adults it continues to bring to life Anne's extraordinary courage and struggle throughout her ordeal.'One of the greatest books of the century' Guardian'A modern classic' The Times'Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence' Daily Mail'Astonishing and excruciating. Its gnaws at us still' New York Times Book ReviewAnne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday.

  • von Malcolm X
    11,00 €

  • von Eddie Jaku
    11,88 €

    The moving and inspiring story of an Auschwitz survivor who shares what hes learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

  • von Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    17,00 €

  • - The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
    von Ben Macintyre
    12,00 €

  • von Simon Shuster
    17,00 €

  • von Walter Isaacson
    16,00 €

    To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessonsthereare to be learned in these pages. David McCullough Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history's most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo's lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. Leonardo's delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question itto be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

  • von Ron Chernow
    17,00 €

    The life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

  • - The Biography
    von Simon Sebag Montefiore
    16,00 €

    The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it.

  • von Bill Browder
    12,00 - 14,00 €

  • von Maggie Haberman
    15,00 €

  • - Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
    von Ben Macintyre
    11,00 €

  • - Walking with Destiny
    von Andrew Roberts
    19,00 €

  • von Simon Shuster
    15,00 €

    Acclaimed journalist Simon Shuster gives us the first inside account of the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the perspective of President Volodymyr Zelensky and his team, who granted him unprecedented access. Time correspondent Simon Shuster chronicles the life and wartime leadership of Volodymyr Zelensky from the dressing rooms of his variety show in Ukraine to the muddy trenches of his war with Russia. Based on four years of reporting; extensive travels with President Zelensky to the front; and dozens of interviews with him, his wife, his friends and enemies, his advisers, ministers and military commanders, The Showman tells an intimate and eye-opening story of the President's evolution from a slapstick actor to a symbol of resilience, revealing how he managed to rally the world's democracies behind his cause.The book's early chapters offer the first detailed account of Zelensky's life in a nuclear bunker in the opening weeks of the invasion and the circumstances of his wife's escape to safety with their children. Later, as the Russians retreat from Kyiv, we see Zelensky and his team emerge from the bunker and lead Ukraine in a series of crucial victories. The result is a riveting, up-close picture of the invasion as experienced by its number one target and improbable hero. Clear-eyed about the President's early failures as a peacemaker and his willingness to silence political dissent, the book offers a complex picture of a man struggling to break what he sees as a historical cycle of oppression that began generations before he was born. Even as the war drags on, Zelensky lays out his vision for its future course and, through his actions, demonstrates his strategy for countering the Russians and keeping the West on his side.The Showman, as a work of eyewitness journalism, provides an essential perspective on the war defining our age. As a study in leadership and human resolve, its appeal is timeless and universal.

  • von Erik Larson
    11,48 €

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'There are countless books about World War II, but there's only one Erik Larson ... The book reads like a novel, and even though everyone (hopefully) knows how the war ultimately ended, he keeps the reader turning the pages with his gripping prose' NPRA startling, gripping portrait of what it was like to be alive in Britain during the Blitz, and what it was like to be around Churchill.On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, the Nazis would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons and destroying two million homes.In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson gives a new and brilliantly cinematic account of how Britain's most iconic leader set about unifying the nation at its most vulnerable moment, and teaching 'the art of being fearless.'Drawing on once-secret intelligence reports and diaries, #1 bestselling author Larson takes readers from the shelled streets of London to Churchill's own chambers, giving a vivid vision of true leadership, when - in the face of unrelenting horror - a leader of eloquence, strategic brilliance and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.

  • - Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
    von Stephen Kotkin
    20,00 €

    The magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his worldIn January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He was about to begin the largest programme of social reengineering ever attempted: the root-and-branch uprooting and collectivization of agriculture and industry across the entire Soviet Union. Millions would die, and many more would suffer. How did Stalin get to this point? Where did such great, monstrous power come from?The first of three volumes, the product of a decade of scrupulous and intrepid research, this landmark book offers the most convincing portrait and explanation yet of Stalin's power, and of Russian power in the world. The book is as much about the Russia that Stalin inherits and reshapes as about the man himself. It gives a brilliantly nuanced picture of the sequence of catastrophes that disposed of the social structures, armies, rivals and close colleagues that should have stood in Stalin's way, as he emerged from obscurity to shoulder the terrifying responsibility of upholding Russian power in the world.

  • von Andrew Roberts
    19,00 €

    From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of NapoleonIt has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits paid to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 56 battlefields, Andrew Roberts has created a true portrait of the mind, the life, and the military and above all political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. This is the Napoleon, Roberts reminds us, whose peacetime activity produced countless indispensable civic innovations - and whose Napoleonic Code provided the blueprint for civil law systems still in use around the world today.It is one of the greatest lives in world history, which here has found its ideal biographer. The sheer enjoyment which this book will give anyone who loves history is enormous.Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (winner, the Wolfson Prize for History); Masters and Commanders; and The Storm of War, which reached No. 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Literature and Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph.

  • von Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
    37,00 €

  • - Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
    von Stephen Kotkin
    19,00 €

    Building and running a dictatorship, with power of life or death over hundreds of millions, in conditions of capitalist self-encirclement, made Stalin the person he became. This is the story of a political system shaping a personality.

  • von John Sweeney
    13,00 €

  • von Nicholas Pileggi
    16,00 €

    Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds…with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action. “Nonstop...absolutely engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review). Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

  • von George Orwell
    9,00 - 10,00 €

    'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Antony BeevorEvery line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and women he fought alongside, the terror and confusion of the front, his near-fatal bullet wound and the vicious treachery of his supposed allies.A firsthand account of the brutal conditions of the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia includes an introduction by Julian Symons.

  • von Erik Nørgaard
    46,99 €

    "Ved daggry den 20. januar 1945 blev den 26-årige svenske kvinde Jane Horney likvideret med to nakkeskud om bord på fiskekutteren Tärnan i Kattegat ved indsejlingen til Øresund, mens hun spejdede efter et kontaktskib, der skulle føre hende det sidste stykke ad en illegal rute til Danmark.Hun vidste ikke, at kontaktskibet aldrig havde eksisteret.Manden, der affyrede de dræbende skud, var den næstkommanderende i Studenternes Efterretningstjeneste Hjalmar Ravnbo. Han handlede i god tro. Han følte sig overbevist om, at hun var tysk spion og stikker – og dermed en alvorlig risiko for den danske modstandsbevægelse.Men var Jane Horney tysk spion og stikker – eller var hun en dansk patriot..."Det spørger Erik Nørgaard om i sin spændingsmættede bog om den frimodige unge kvinde Jane Horney, der brød med alle borgerskabets normer og tog til Berlin og København for at opleve verden. Men hvad gjorde denne verden hende til? Der er blevet lavet film, tv-serier og skrevet utallige artikler for at besvare dette spørgsmål. Erik Nørgaards bog er et spændende og realistisk bud på svaret.idden /title /head body center h1 403 Forbidden /h1 /center /body /htmlDen danske journalist og forfatter Erik Nørgaard Lykke (1929-2013) skrev blandt andet for Information og Politiken. Erik Nørgaard vandt flere priser, herunder Cavlingprisen og PH-prisen, for sin undersøgende journalistik, der stillede skarpt på vilkårene for nogle af landets dårligst stillede. Som forfatter udgav Erik Nørgaard over 50 bøger inden for genrerne skønlitteratur, erindringer, faglitteratur, reportage og historie.

  • von Rory Stewart
    12,00 - 21,00 €

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