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The Lie Division
Author: Jim McDermott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539646130
Pages: 438
Year: 2016-10-29
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Germany, 1947. A ruined nation, divided by its conquerors, waits upon a future it has no part in shaping. Already, the Allied demarcation lines are hardening into something else, and foot soldiers are being recruited for the emerging struggle between ideologies. Some men shape themselves to fit a new world; others cover their faces and hide from the consequences of their crimes. Otto Fischer has only half a face, and no idea where to point it. He is an ex-policemen who hates police work, a former parachutist in a country with no air-force, a forcibly retired intelligence officer with no secrets to keep - except one. In Berlin, his old friend Freddie Holleman lives under a false identity. He is a rising star in the German Communist Party and one of the few effective police officers struggling to establish order in a lawless city. But as he attempts to bring to justice a killer of children he becomes a pawn - a disposable piece in a game for which the rules have yet to be set down. Fischer can see only one way to save Holleman, and that is to give both sides what they want without giving them anything. In the fog of a strange new war, information is currency and he knows everything. He just hasn't made it up yet.
Martin Frobisher
Author: James McDermott
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300083807
Pages: 509
Year: 2001
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Details the life and exploits of the privateer who served Elizabeth I, battled against the Spanish Armada, and attempted to find the Northwest Passage.
A German Winter
Author: Jim McDermott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523623381
Pages: 434
Year: 2016-01-23
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Stettin, 1945/6 - a town at the end of one world and the beginning of another - a near-lawless wen of German residents and refugees, desperately clinging to a history, a sense of belonging; of Polish settlers, gangsters and sharp-dealers, all looking to seize a life here in New Poland, the 'wild west'; of Red Army personnel, busily supervising the stripping out of industrial machinery, natural resources and personal booty from what used to be eastern Germany. In this broil of hope, greed and despair, Otto Fischer - a broken-bodied Luftwaffe veteran - has found oblivion and unlikely love. But the storm of change sweeping across Stettin leaves no refuge untouched. A solitary, casual murder crushes his thin hopes of a personal future, throwing him into the path of men for whom any German life is worthless currency. At what seems to be the whim of a Russian Intelligence officer he is charged with finding the murderer, when every instinct tells him that the last thing the Red Army wants is a resolution.
The Peenemunde Deceptions
Author: James McDermott
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1781591733
Pages: 322
Year: 2013-01-01
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Peenemunde: windswept corner of the Third Reich and birthplace of the space age. Otto Fischer, a severely wounded Luftwaffe officer and former criminal investigator, is summoned to solve a seemingly incomprehensible case: the murder of a leading rocket engineer during a devastating air raid. With only days until the SS assume control of the production of a remarkable new weapon, Fischer must find a motive and perpetrator from among several thousand scientists, technicians, soldiers and forced laborers. As he struggles to get the measure of a secretive, brilliant world in which imagination moves far beyond the limits of technology, what at first appears to be a solitary crime draws him into a labyrinth of conspiracy, betrayal and treason.McDermott brings skills previously honed whilst producing well-researched history books to the discipline of writing fiction, creating work that is historically accurate and evocative as well as stylish in a literary sense."
The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307433846
Pages: 592
Year: 2007-12-18
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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
England and the Spanish Armada
Author: James McDermott
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030010698X
Pages: 411
Year: 2005
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The Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1603 was, to most contemporary Englishmen, a conflict for the soul of the nation. To their descendants, the Armada campaign of 1588 represented a watershed in European history that both preserved English freedoms and halted the momentum of an ambitious and alien empire. Yet the victorious nation had contributed much to the conflict. This book examines the process by which the Spaniard, a long-term ally and friend, became in English eyes the epitome of human depravity, and how resistance to his imagined goals helped shape an emerging sense of nationhood. The antipathies generated by this process ensured that the Armada campaign was a battle for different ideals of civilization. The protagonists expected the clash to be decisive, but what ensued was no heroic encounter. Instead it was an inconclusive affair, redeemed--for England--by atrocious weather and poor Spanish understanding of the coastlines of western Scotland and Ireland.
The Peenemunde Deceptions
Author: Jim McDermott
Publisher:
ISBN: 0750538899
Pages: 465
Year: 2014-05-01
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The Castle
Author: Franz Kafka, Anthea Bell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199238286
Pages: 279
Year: 2009-07-09
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Kafka's story about a man seeking acceptance and access to the mysterious castle is among the central works of modern literature. This translation follows the German critical text and includes a detailed introduction and notes to this famously enigmatic novel.
The Deaths of Berlin
Author: Jim McDermott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523622474
Pages: 346
Year: 2016-01-21
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Berlin, December 1944 - the heart of an empire that stands upon the precipice. France has been lost, the vast eastern territories marked out as lebensraum for future German generations submerged beneath the advancing Red tide. The pulse of the city has stilled; its famously phlegmatic citizens wait apprehensively, hoping for a miracle, expecting the deluge. In one of Berlin's suburbs, a different, more personal fear prevails. Women are dying, seemingly at the same hand, and the police are unwilling or unable to act. In a nation in which unspeakable excess has been formalized as policy, the creature may be untouchable. A silence has fallen upon Berlin-Lichterfelde, where many secrets converge. Major Otto Fischer, an invalided Luftwaffe Intelligence officer, undertakes the pursuit of the killer and his abettors. He has no resources, no time, no authority other than from a man whose involvement cannot be known. If Fischer's theory is correct, the most fortunate outcome of his investigation might be his own, swift death. As the crimes of the Third Reich turn upon their perpetrators, he and his tiny band of broken colleagues set themselves against a faceless edifice for which no act is unthinkable.
Author: Count Cherep-Spriridovich
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 158509093X
Pages: 203
Year: 2000-01
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This book rants against Freemasonry, Satan, international banks, Napoleon and more. It makes a series of unsubstantiated claims against Jews and possibly substantiated ones against the Rothschilds of his time. If one can put the authors personal biases aside, there remains some good historical information about government, religion, world power and money. The publishers do not agree with the authors biased opinions, but wish to make the remaining facts available to those interested. Conspiracy buffs will enjoy it immensely. The book, in its entirety, should not be taken at face valuethe truth that exists within it must be carefully extracted.
Toward Rational Exuberance
Author: B. Mark Smith
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429930888
Pages: 288
Year: 2002-05-30
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The True History, and Dangerous Myths, of the Modern Stock Market. The stock market is big news now, influencing every aspect of the modern economy. Accepted wisdom has it that the market will provide retirement security for anyone willing to diligently save and invest.Yet many people can remember a time when the stock market was little more than a primitive insiders' game, viewed by most Americans with skepticism and suspicion. In Toward Rational Exuberance, B. Mark Smith, a professional stock trader with two decades of practical experience, tells the fascinating story of how this stunning transformation occurred. Smith traces the evolution of popular theories of stock market behavior, showing how they have become widely accepted over time. He also clarifies some of these theories -- such as the notion that the market is often susceptible to speculative "bubbles" that will inevitably burst -- and explains how they are based on faulty interpretations of market history. The central thesis of Toward Rational Exuberance is that the modern stock market is the product of a dynamic evolutionary process; it cannot be predicted by extrapolating arbitrary historical standards into the future. It is only by understanding the way the modern market has been created that today's investor can begin to understand the market itself.
The Art of Sanctions
Author: Richard Nephew
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542550
Pages: 233
Year: 2017-12-12
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Nations and international organizations are increasingly using sanctions as a means to achieve their foreign policy aims. However, sanctions are ineffective if they are executed without a clear strategy responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. In The Art of Sanctions, Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework for planning and applying sanctions that focuses not just on the initial sanctions strategy but also, crucially, on how to calibrate along the way and how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness. Nephew—a leader in the design and implementation of sanctions on Iran—develops guidelines for interpreting targets’ responses to sanctions based on two critical factors: pain and resolve. The efficacy of sanctions lies in the application of pain against a target, but targets may have significant resolve to resist, tolerate, or overcome this pain. Understanding the interplay of pain and resolve is central to using sanctions both successfully and humanely. With attention to these two key variables, and to how they change over the course of a sanctions regime, policy makers can pinpoint when diplomatic intervention is likely to succeed or when escalation is necessary. Focusing on lessons learned from sanctions on both Iran and Iraq, Nephew provides policymakers with practical guidance on how to measure and respond to pain and resolve in the service of strong and successful sanctions regimes.
Stealing The Future
Author: Max Hertzberg
Publisher: XinXii
ISBN: 0993324711
Pages: 242
Year: 2016-01-20
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1993, behind the Berlin Wall dissident turned investigator Martin Grobe is on the trail of a killer-but is there something bigger at stake? What if the GDR didn't collapse in the revolution of 1989? What if the GDR introduced radical political and economic changes to stay independent? What if the GDR still exists? After forty years of dictatorship it’s time for change: the 1989 revolution in East Germany led to economic collapse and a failed takeover attempt by the West. Four years on, the people of East Germany are rebuilding their society-an experiment in political self-determination, de-centralisation, freedom and equality. But when the crushed body of a prominent politician is found a constitutional crisis erupts-Martin Grobe needs to find the links before the young republic breaks up. Everyone likes a good crime thriller, and Cold War spy stories are pretty cool too – but what happens when a spy story gets mixed up with utopian hopes? Join Martin Grobe behind the Berlin Wall to find out! ‘An authentic atmosphere of tension and uncertainty ... The brilliance of Stealing the Future lies in the honest portrayal of a young country and its idealistic inhabitants struggling to keep alive their dream of freedom, justice and equality in the face of international and domestic opposition.’ (Jo Lateu, New Internationalist) ‘A compelling re-imagining of East Germany’s peaceful revolution in 1989-exploring what might have been. As Europe grapples with the consequences of austerity, this novel poses questions both about the lost chances of 1989, and about how we organise our society-questions that are becoming more relevant with each passing day.’ (Fiona Rintoul, author of The Leipzig Affair) ‘Creates the perfect atmosphere that existed around the fall of the wall: the sense of hope dashed by the awful reality of reunification.’ (Peter Thompson, The Guardian) ‘An intriguing and gripping page-turner of a thriller-believable and exciting. More than that, though, it's an exploration of power – political, economic and electric power; and what it might be like, day to day, to put our ideals and hopes for self-determination into practice.' (Clare Cochrane, Peace News) ‘Hertzberg schafft es, theoretische Überlegungen mit sehr poetischen und zarten Passagen zu verschränken, so dass das Buch sowohl literarisch anspruchsvoll als auch politisch anregend ist. Es sollte uns dazu bringen nachzudenken, welche Veränderungen für uns hier und heute möglich sind – und wie sie zu erreichen wären.’ (Huffington Post Germany)
Concepts and Case Studies in Chemical Biology
Author: Herbert Waldmann, Petra Janning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527336117
Pages: 464
Year: 2014-10-06
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Greeks Bearing Gifts
Author: Philip Kerr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698413148
Pages: 528
Year: 2018-04-03
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A vicious murder puts Bernie Gunther on the trail of World War 2 criminals in Greece in this riveting historical thriller in Philip Kerr's New York Times bestselling series. Munich, 1956. Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder, and a dead-end career when an old friend arrives to repay a debt and encourages "Christoph Ganz" to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company with a client in Athens, Greece. Under the cover of his new identity, Bernie begins to investigate a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war. Witzel's claimed losses are large , and, even worse, they may be the stolen spoils of Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz. But when Bernie tries to confront Witzel, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place. Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war. Back then, a young Leventis suspected an S.S. officer whose connection to the German government made him untouchable. He's kept that man's name in his memory all these years, waiting for his second chance at justice... Working together, Leventis and Bernie hope to put their cases--new and old--to bed. But there's a much more sinister truth to acknowledge: A killer has returned to Athens...one who may have never left.