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Robin  Alexander - Power Shift

Robin Alexander

Power Shift

Merkel and the battle for succession: a report from inside politics

At the start of 2020, Merkel and the grand coalition stood on the edge of an abyss: the CDU was divided and its comrades fragmented, and on top of that there was the AfD, and a...

Date of publication
May 2021

 
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Laura  Backes, Margherita  Bettoni - Every Three Days

Laura Backes, Margherita Bettoni

Every Three Days

Why men kill women, and what we must do to stop it

In Germany, every day a man attempts to murder his wife. Every three days, a woman is murdered by her partner or ex-partner, and more women still are killed by someone known to...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Social & Cultural Studies
 
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Julia  Barbarino - On the Alpine Pasture – The Joys of a Simple Life

Julia Barbarino

On the Alpine Pasture – The Joys of a Simple Life

Summer in the mountains

Deep-green meadows, the sound of cowbells, the scent of freshly mown hay – mountain pastures are a dream for many of us. But what is it really like when the romantic ideal of a...

Date of publication
April 2021

  • Memoirs
 
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Stefan  Berkholz - Taking a Risk

Stefan Berkholz

Taking a Risk

Robert Habeck – a close-up

Since at least 2018, Robert Habeck has been considered one of the most interesting and influential voices in German politics. In March 2019, the ZDF channel's Politbarometer ...

Date of publication
April 2021

  • Biographies
 
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Susanne  Beyer - The Happy Ones

Susanne Beyer

The Happy Ones

Why women enjoy middle age so much

A new generation of women has entered middle age: fifty isn't the new thirty, fifty is the new fifty! It's wonderful stage in life!

Where does this new self-confidence...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Social & Cultural Studies
 
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Sabine  Bode - Let Me Through, I Have to Get to Yoga

Sabine Bode

Let Me Through, I Have to Get to Yoga

Mindful sighing for post-youths with an extending middle finger at dawn

How often do you have to bang your head on the corner of a table before your chi flows properly again? How long do you need to allow for a nervous breakdown, to make it to hormone...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
 
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Enrico  Brissa - Fly the Flag!

Enrico Brissa

Fly the Flag!

Why we need the black, red and gold today more than ever

Why is it that so many Germans still have mixed feelings about their flag? What do we really think of our national symbols today? When Enrico Brissa takes part in an 'openness and...

Date of publication
January 2021

  • Current Affairs
 
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Christian  Busemann - The Easy Way to Assisi

Christian Busemann

The Easy Way to Assisi

Pilgern für Einsteiger

The adventure begins! An authentic pilgrim sets off on the Way of Saint Francis. With excess baggage, crises of faith, the smell of sweat, and general disorientation, he journeys...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Memoirs
 
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Monika  Czernin - The Emperor Travels Incognito

Monika Czernin

The Emperor Travels Incognito

Joseph II and the Europe of Enlightenment

It is the end of the eighteenth century, and the European royal houses are beginning to falter. The young Habsburg emperor Joseph II realises that reform is inevitable, and he...

Date of publication
March 2021

 
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Dan  Diner - The Other War

Dan Diner

The Other War

Jewish Palestine and WWII – 1935-1942

The Other War is an anatomy of the Second World War, approached from a different perspective: at the centre of events stands Jewish Palestine, situated at the crossroads of...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Hotlist
 
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Eric  Dolatre, Thilo  Komma-Pöllath - The Necessary Revolution

Eric Dolatre, Thilo Komma-Pöllath

The Necessary Revolution

He is the inventor of the big data model – and is fighting the digital surveillance economy

Few people know the business as well as he does: Eric Dolatre is a co-founder of the most successful European email provider and the inventor of the data-based business model of...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Current Affairs
 
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Dr. Pop - Dr Pop's Musical Surgery

Dr. Pop

Dr Pop's Musical Surgery

Why music makes us more attractive, why concert-goers live longer and why earworms are better than you think

Did you know that singing in the shower increases self-confidence, that music makes you more attractive than sport, and that concert-goers live longer?

In this entertaining...

Date of publication
July 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
  • Science & Medicine
  • Social & Cultural Studies
 
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Susanne  Dyrchs - Us Time

Susanne Dyrchs

Us Time

A family on a journey to self-discovery

The Dyrchs family is a completely normal big-city family, consisting of Susanne and Chris, and their two sensational children – whom they unfortunately don't see as often as...

Date of publication
May 2021

  • Memoirs
 
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Dörthe  Eickelberg - The Next Wave Is Yours

Dörthe Eickelberg

The Next Wave Is Yours

How surfing women from all over the world taught me how to be free and strong

The sea is a place of trials: will I catch that wave? Or will it catch me? On a surfing trip, Dörthe Eickelberg is pulled into the depths by a killer wave. She only just manages...

Date of publication
June 2021

  • Memoirs
 
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Achim  Engelberg - On the Edge of Europe

Achim Engelberg

On the Edge of Europe

Why the fate of our continent depends on its margins

How has the continent of Europe changed in the past decades, from the point of view of its outermost regions?

Achim Engelberg has spent many years travelling along the...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
  • Social & Cultural Studies
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics
 
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Prof. Dr. Tobias  Esch - More Nothing!

Prof. Dr. Tobias Esch

More Nothing!

Why we need less of more

Society is suffering at the hands of a crisis brought on by excess supply and constant acceleration. Amid the stresses of our everyday world, the individual has come under fire,...

Date of publication
April 2021

  • Philosophy
  • Social & Cultural Studies
 
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Judith  Etz - Barefoot Around the World

Judith Etz

Barefoot Around the World

How taking my shoes off helped me to recover and find myself

The autoimmune disease from which Judith Etz has suffered since she was a child is getting worse, she is stuck in an unhappy marriage and feels like a duck out of water in her...

Date of publication
June 2021

  • Memoirs
 
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Hauke  Goos (Editor), Alexander  Smoltczyk (Editor) - "A Summer Like No Other"

Hauke Goos (Editor), Alexander Smoltczyk (Editor)

"A Summer Like No Other"

How peace began in Germany in 1945 – witness reports

The 9th of May 1945 was the first day of peace in Europe, following almost six years of war – and it marked the start of a summer characterised by upheavals, grief and a lust for...

Date of publication
April 2021

 
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Myriam  Goos - Further, But Closer

Myriam Goos

Further, But Closer

Why I had to move to New Zealand to get closer to myself and others

Set new priorities, question familiar thought patterns, and say goodbye to the comforts of everyday life – that's what Myriam Goos and her husband did when, in their mid-thirties,...

Date of publication
September 2021

  • Memoirs
 
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Lutz  Hachmeister - Hotel Provençal

Lutz Hachmeister

Hotel Provençal

A history of the Côte d’Azur

For the past 44 years, the abandoned ruins of the former luxury hotel "Le Provençal" have loomed above the pine forest of the famous seaside resort of Juan-les-Pins. This former...

Date of publication
April 2021

 
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Jan  Haft - At Home in Nature

Jan Haft

At Home in Nature

A voyage of discovery through our most beautiful landscapes, from the Alps to the sea

A wood we know well, a meadow in the marshes, a crystal-clear mountain lake, an apple tree we keep passing – nature moves us, it is part of our life and makes us feel at home....

Date of publication
May 2021

 
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Rainer  Hank - The Loyalty Trap

Rainer Hank

The Loyalty Trap

Why we have to resist the call of the herd

Loyalty has a good reputation – albeit one that's very much undeserved, thinks Rainer Hank. Loyalty not only prevents us from being free, but also encourages betrayal (for example...

Date of publication
February 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
  • Philosophy
  • Social & Cultural Studies
 
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Kristin  Haug, Verena  Töpper - Lunch on the Mekong

Kristin Haug, Verena Töpper

Lunch on the Mekong

Emigrants on their new life in 22 countries

Paradise, I'm on my way: every year, more than a hundred thousand Germans fulfil their dream of living abroad. People like the diving instructor Carina, for example, who has moved...

Date of publication
May 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
 
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Malte  Herwig - The Great Kalanag

Malte Herwig

The Great Kalanag

How Hitler's magician made the past disappear and won over the world

He was the biggest star of the young German republic. After the war, he forged an international career as a magician. Helmut Schreiber, a.k.a. Kalanag, was famous for his complex,...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Hotlist
  • General Non-Fiction
  • History
  • Biographies
 
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Katja  Hübner - Okay, Thanks, Bye!

Katja Hübner

Okay, Thanks, Bye!

A story of friendship and homelessness

There are just under a million homeless people in Germany. Many are permanently homeless and live on the streets. The passers-by who hurry past them look away in disgust – or, at...

Date of publication
April 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
 
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Nono  Konopka - Lessons for a Truly Good Life

Nono Konopka

Lessons for a Truly Good Life

How a bike trip from Berlin to Beijing gave me the courage to live my dreams

What do I really want? How do I find the right path for me? What should I do with my life? In an effort to answer these questions, Nono Konopka once made a decision that would...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Memoirs
 
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Benjamin  Kuhlhoff, Laura Marie  Wilke - Have a Beer, We Need to Talk About Children

Benjamin Kuhlhoff, Laura Marie Wilke

Have a Beer, We Need to Talk About Children

The unsparing truth from the life of almost perfect parents

A mother, a father, two different families in Berlin and the huge topic of children. Children everywhere. How exactly does the birth of a child affect you? How do you handle it...

Date of publication
April 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
 
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Manuel  Larbig - Walking With Wild Plants

Manuel Larbig

Walking With Wild Plants

Rocket salad, lamb’s lettuce, and other delicious discoveries along the path

Plants are Manuel Larbig's passion. In Berlin and Brandenburg, he offers 'plant walks' and cookery courses, showing that you don't have to go into the woods to collect wild...

Date of publication
April 2021

 
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Robert Marc  Lehmann - Mission Earth – The World is Worth Fighting For

Robert Marc Lehmann

Mission Earth – The World is Worth Fighting For

Robert Marc Lehmann is on a mission to conserve our earth and its unique natural and animal world – 'Mission Earth'.

The marine biologist, photographer and ecologist...

Date of publication
April 2021

  • Hotlist
 
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Sebastian  Lehmann - I Thought It Would Be Greener

Sebastian Lehmann

I Thought It Would Be Greener

My first year in the garden

Woken yet again by the constant construction noise and general big-city din of Berlin, Sebastian Lehmann has had enough. Longing for peace and beauty, he and his girlfriend head...

Date of publication
March 2021

 
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Theresa  Leisgang, Raphael  Thelen - Feeling the Pulse of Our Planet

Theresa Leisgang, Raphael Thelen

Feeling the Pulse of Our Planet

A journey to the heart of climate change, which shows that there's still hope

To escape the painful helplessness we all feel these days, to think radically and find a way out of the climate crisis – in order to do this, Theresa Leisgang and Raphael Thelen...

Date of publication
May 2021

 
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Jörn  Leogrande - Bad Company

Jörn Leogrande

Bad Company

My memorable career at Wirecard AG

It is the stock market scandal of the decade: In the summer of 2020, the former DAX company and Fintech prodigy Wirecard collapses after billions of euros have disappeared and...

Date of publication
February 2021

  • Hotlist
  • Current Affairs
  • Economy
  • Memoirs
  • Politics
 
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Dr. Christine  Löber, Hanna  Grabbe - Follow Your Nose

Dr. Christine Löber, Hanna Grabbe

Follow Your Nose

How our ears, nose and throat guide us in life

The nose sits in the middle of the face, yet most people know surprisingly little about it. Yet our ENT department manages a large part of our perception – apart from breathing....

Date of publication
March 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
  • Science & Medicine
 
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Sascha  Mamczak - The Art of Science Fiction

Sascha Mamczak

The Art of Science Fiction

Why do millions of people round the world read the novels of Isaac Asimov, Stanislaw Lem or Andy Weir? What makes Star Wars into a global multi-billion phenomenon? Why are...

Date of publication
December 2021

  • Essays, Letters & Literary Studies
 
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Peter  Merseburger - Stepping Into the Unknown

Peter Merseburger

Stepping Into the Unknown

Memoirs of a political century

He was the face of critical journalism, and a thorn in the side of the powerful: as Peter Merseburger looks back on his past he brings to life the history of the German republic,...

Date of publication
February 2021

  • Biographies
 
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Werner  Milstein - Someone Has to Do Something!

Werner Milstein

Someone Has to Do Something!

The life of Sophie Scholl

Sophie Scholl is one of the most seminal figures of the resistance against Hitler. In honour of her 100th birthday on May 9th 2021, Werner Milstein tells the story of the life of...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • History
  • Biographies
 
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Bettina  Musall (Editor), Eva-Maria  Schnurr (Editor) - The Aristocrats

Bettina Musall (Editor), Eva-Maria Schnurr (Editor)

The Aristocrats

Europe's nobility from the Middle Ages to the present day

Have you ever wondered what really happened at court, what its rules of dress and etiquette were, what noblewomen wrote in their secret diaries and which blue bloods actually did...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
  • History
 
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Silke  Neumayer - Puberty is Great – Unfortunately We’re Parents Now

Silke Neumayer

Puberty is Great – Unfortunately We’re Parents Now

Stories from the hormonal phase

Your child's first long-term relationship, spots that make going to school simply impossible, awkward conversations about the facts of life, or sheer panic when their smartphone...

Date of publication
April 2021

  • General Non-Fiction
 
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Karsten  Nitsch - Where the Wild Things Live

Karsten Nitsch

Where the Wild Things Live

My life as a nature guide in Lusatia – with extraordinary nature and wildlife photography

Lusatia is home to one of the biggest and most variegated nature reserves in Europe, and deeply interwoven with the history of the Sorbs. There are dense forests and clearings...

Date of publication
March 2021

 
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Richard David  Precht - About Duty

Richard David Precht

About Duty

An examination

In 2020 and 2021, the time of the Covid 19 pandemic, a remarkable spectacle occurred. While by far the majority of people showed empathy with the weak and particularly vulnerable,...

Date of publication
March 2021

  • Philosophy
  • Social & Cultural Studies
  • Current Affairs
 
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