New PDF release: Klare Kante: Die besten Kolumnen von Kapitän Schwandt

By Jürgen Schwandt,Stefan Krücken

»Käpt'n Klare Kante«. So nennt ihn die Hamburger Morgenpost, in der 126 seiner Kolumnen erschienen. Kapitän Jürgen Schwandt wurde mit seinen klaren Ansagen zu einer bundesweit bekannten Kult-Figur. Sein Biographie »Sturmwarnung« rangierte ein halbes Jahr lang in der SPIEGEL-Bestsellerliste. In den Sozialen Netzwerken folgt ihm eine Fan-Gemeinde, zahlreich wie die Einwohner einer Großstadt.

Mit Augenzwinkern und Selbstironie, mit viel Empathie, aber gelegentlich auch mit Wut im Bauch beschreibt der Seemann Schwandt, Jahrgang 1936, den Wahnsinn unserer Zeit. Er bezieht Stellung gegen die neuen Rechten, wundert sich über die »Generation Wischfinger«, schreibt über den Kampf mit einem Maulwurf in seinem Garten ebenso wie über die Autoknacker von Chicago.

Dieser Band sammelt seine besten Kolumnen und kurzen Geschichten. Zum Schmunzeln, zum Nachdenken, zum Aufregen. »Popstar mit 80!« HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT

– das Beste von Käpt'n Schwandt.

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Download e-book for kindle: Lenin: Utopie und Terror (German Edition) by Dimitri Wolkogonow

By Dimitri Wolkogonow

Bis zum Ende der Ära Gorbatschow battle eine kritische examine der Rolle Lenins unmöglich. Dann erst konnte der renommierte Historiker Dimitri Wolkogonow exklusiv auf die unter Verschluss gehaltenen Dokumente zurückgreifen, darunter über 3000 Briefe aus Lenins Feder. Entstanden ist eine monumentale Biographie, die auch neues Licht auf ungelöste Streitfragen der Zeitgeschichte wie die Ermordung der Zarenfamilie oder das wahre Verhältnis zu Stalin wirft. Ein faszinierendes Standardwerk, das in keiner Bibliothek fehlen sollte.

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Read e-book online Julia Timoschenko: Die autorisierte Biographie (German PDF

By Dmitri Popov,Dmitri; Milstein Popov

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel kritisiert die rechtsstaatliche Lage in der Ukraine. Bundespräsident Gauck sagt seine diplomatische Reise ab. Außenminister Westerwelle bietet medizinische Hilfe an: Es ist eine zarte, abgemagerte Frau, um die sich ganz Europa sorgt. Julia Timoschenko verkörpert den unerschütterlichen Willen, gegen die postsozialistische Staatsmacht anzukämpfen.
Wer ist diese Frau, die als Ministerpräsidentin die Geschicke der Ukraine gelenkt hat und nun als politische Gefangene weggesperrt wird?
Diese autorisierte Biografie zeigt das Leben und den Weg von Timoschenko als Galionsfigur der Orangenen Revolution, als Regierungschefin der Ukraine, ihr Sturz und ihre Verurteilung zu einer Gefängnisstrafe. Zugleich ist ihre Geschichte aber auch die ihres Heimatlandes, die auf dem Weg zur eigenen Identität und Souveränität nur mühsam vorankommt. Willensstark, unbeugsam, stolz, das ist 'die eiserne Julia'. Selbst das jüngste Kapitel, der Hungerstreik hinter Gittern, legt Zeugnis ab von einer charismatischen Frau, deren Charakter Hoffnungsträger einer ganzen sector ist.
Die Autoren Dmitri Popov und Ilia Milstein haben ihre Geschichte in vielen persönlichen Gesprächen mit Julia Timoschenko aufgezeichnet. Ihr Buch ist ein ergreifendes Dokument von Timoschenkos Unschuld und ein Ruf nach mehr Freiheit für die Ukraine.

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New PDF release: American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick

By Greg Weiner

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) can be most sensible often called a statesman. He served within the administrations of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford; was once ambassador to India and the United countries; and represented big apple within the U.S. Senate for 4 phrases. yet he was once additionally an highbrow of the 1st order, whose books and papers on subject matters starting from welfare coverage and ethnicity in American society to overseas legislations stirred debate and urged coverage. Moynihan used to be, journalist Michael Barone remarked, "the nation's top philosopher between politicians considering the fact that Lincoln and its top baby-kisser between thinkers considering that Jefferson." He used to be, Greg Weiner argues, America's resolution to the 18th-century Anglo-Irish scholar-statesman Edmund Burke. either stood on the intersection of notion and motion, denouncing tyranny, protecting the relatives, championing reform. but whereas Burke is usually claimed via conservatives, Weiner calls Moynihan a "Burkean liberal" who revered either the indispensability of presidency and the complexity of society. And a reclamation of Moynihan's Burkean liberalism, Weiner indicates, might do wonders for the polarized politics of our day.

In its incisive research of Moynihan's political notion, American Burke lays out the phrases for this kind of restoration. The booklet strains Moynihan's improvement throughout the extensive sweep of his writings and occupation. "The critical conservative fact is that it really is tradition, no longer politics, that determines the luck of a society," Moynihan as soon as wrote. "The vital liberal fact is that politics can swap a tradition and reserve it from itself." In his skill to embody either one of those truths, this "American Burke" makes it bracingly transparent clever political philosopher is also a good political actor, and that commitments to either liberal and conservative values can coexist peaceably and productively. Weiner's paintings is not just an intensive and punctiliously attractive highbrow exploration of 1 of crucial politicians of the 20 th century; it's also a well timed prescription for the therapeutic of our damaged system.

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Download PDF by Alan Peacock: Anxious to do Good

By Alan Peacock

After approximately 3 and a part -- really too fascinating -- years as a tender war-time sailor, Alan Peacock anticipated to come back to a lifetime of quiet contemplation. as a substitute he grew to become an activist economist usually engaged in controversies concerning the behavior of financial coverage lasting all his specialist existence. His prior reviews at attempting to ‘do stable’ will resonate with all those that have tried to persuade political motion, however the account is usually designed to notify and entertain people who are curious to understand no matter if economists are literally human.
The writer has lived lengthy adequate to became a Fellow of either the British Academy and Royal Society of Edinburgh and used to be knighted for public carrier in 1987.

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New PDF release: I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of

By Souad Mekhennet

I was once instructed to come back by myself. i used to be to not hold any identity, and must depart my mobile phone, audio recorder, watch, and handbag at my resort . . .
For her complete lifestyles, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for the Washington Post who used to be born and expert in Germany, has needed to stability the 2 aspects of her upbringing - Muslim and Western. She has additionally sought to supply a mediating voice among those cultures, which too frequently misunderstand every one other.
In this compelling and evocative memoir, we accompany Mekhennet as she trips in the back of the traces of jihad, beginning within the German neighbourhoods the place the Sep 11 plotters have been radicalised and the Iraqi neighbourhoods the place Sunnis and Shia became opposed to each other, and culminating at the Turkish/Syrian border quarter the place ISIS is a regular presence. In her travels around the center East and North Africa, she records her chilling run-ins with a number of intelligence companies and indicates why the Arab Spring by no means lived as much as its promise. She then returns to Europe, first in London, the place she uncovers the identification of the infamous ISIS executioner 'Jihadi John', after which in France, Belgium and her local Germany, the place terror has come to the center of Western civilisation.
Mekhennet's heritage has given her distinct entry to a few of the world's so much sought after males, who more often than not refuse to talk to Western reporters. She isn't afraid to stand own hazard to arrive out to members within the internal circles of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS and their associates; while she is informed to return on my own to an interview, she by no means understands what awaits at her destination.
Souad Mekhennet is a perfect advisor to introduce us to the people at the back of the ominous headlines, as she stocks her transformative trip with us. Hers is a narrative you won't quickly forget.

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Garland S Tucker's Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, PDF

By Garland S Tucker

Conservatism in the United States, as one early twentieth-century flesh presser stated, is “as previous because the Republic itself.” yet what are its foundational rules, and the way did they shape the trendy conservative circulation? writer Garland S. Tucker III tells the tale during this energetic examine fourteen champions of conservative thought—some renowned, others rarely remembered in any respect. Taking readers on a thrilling journey from the yankee Founding to the trendy period, Tucker lines the advance of conservatism’s simple tenets and indicates how leaders positioned precept into motion (some extra effectively than others).

Conservative Heroes bargains short yet penetrating profiles of:
—The Founders who agreed at the basic reasons of government—but differed on how most sensible to accomplish the stability among them
—The pair of nineteenth-century congressional leaders who fought to maintain the founding imaginative and prescient of a constrained nationwide government
—The towering statesman whose security of slavery has obscured his huge contributions to American constitutional history
—The final Democratic president to increase conservative principles
—The president and treasury secretary who jointly decreased taxes and the scale of the federal government—and sparked an monetary boom
—The forgotten leaders, either Democrats, who spearheaded the conservative problem to FDR’s New Deal
—The guy who revived the GOP because the conservative party
—The 3 using forces at the back of the ascent of recent conservatism

this is the tale of yank conservatism in fourteen lives—a tale we have to comprehend to take on the demanding situations we are facing today.

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Lord Randolph Churchill Vol. 2 (Winston Churchill's Lord - download pdf or read online

By Winston S. Churchill

quantity 2 of this two-volume biography of Lord Randolph Churchill information the center and twilight years of Lord Randolph’s meteoric occupation, within which he served as chief of the home of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Sir Winston Churchill may turn into identified for his sweeping biographies of old figures, together with his ancestor, the Duke of Marlborough. His first biography, despite the fact that, was once that of his personal father. An bold paintings written with the partial time table of elevating the stain of scandal from his father’s recognition, it's still even-handed and sincere approximately his fathers tactical mistakes.

It’s a desirable paintings not just for the old viewpoint it presents at the lifetime of an entire flesh presser, but additionally for the perception into Churchill’s opinion of and dating along with his father.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sir Winston Churchill was once offered the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 “for his mastery of old and biographical description in addition to for really good oratory in protecting exalted human values.”

Over a 64-year span, Churchill released over forty books, many multi-volume definitive bills of ancient occasions to which he used to be a witness and player. All are superbly written and as obtainable and suitable at the present time as while first published.

During his fifty-year political profession, Churchill served two times as major Minister as well as different well-liked positions—including President of the Board of exchange, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and residential Secretary. within the Nineteen Thirties, Churchill used to be one of many first to acknowledge the chance of the emerging Nazi energy in Germany and to crusade for rearmament in Britain. His management and encouraged proclaims and speeches in the course of global conflict II helped increase British resistance to Adolf Hitler—and performed a major half within the Allies’ eventual triumph.

One of the main inspiring wartime leaders of recent historical past, Churchill used to be additionally an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of those facets of Churchill are totally represented during this number of his works.

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Nobonke by Tossie van Tonder PDF

By Tossie van Tonder

Nobonke, She of every body is a rare telling of a lifestyles tale, one woman’s trip in the direction of the essence of herself as girl, dancer, lover, mom, Afrikaans, white, South African.

Against the backdrop of racial pressure and honest makes an attempt to beat those in the difficult textile of South African politics and society, this can be an intensely own and poetic South African tale.

The narrative relies on twenty years of ardent magazine writing, depicting the complicated nature and the delicate nuances of a combined race courting on the time earlier than the top of the age of apartheid, encapsulating the hopes and fears of a brand new destiny.

The publication is written via 3 voices, that of the writer as an apartheid baby, the pregnant mom and dancer, and her baby nonetheless in utero.

They are woven jointly in a manner that delves into the profitable, if now not thriving end result of complicated racial kinfolk, different and subjective explorations in the direction of reconciliation, transformation and the ‘best flowering of excellence, humanity, now not polarising, yet awakening spirit’, ‘defining race with no wasting its specialty’ and ‘practical love’ (words of Nigerian author Ben Okri at his Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, UCT on 12 September 2012).

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Download e-book for kindle: Ich denke, also spiele ich (German Edition) by Andrea Pirlo,Alessandro Alciato

By Andrea Pirlo,Alessandro Alciato

Andrea Pirlo ist einer der besten Fußballer seiner iteration – ein Weltmeister und Champions-League-Sieger, talentierter Spielmacher und begnadeter Freistoßschütze. Dies ist seine Geschichte, die in seinen Worten erzählt wird. Geschrieben mit der paintings Tiefgang und Humor, die guy bei ihm, dem Präzisionsfußballer und Regisseur auf dem Spielfeld, nicht vermuten würde. Er schreibt über all die großen Namen – Lippi, Ancelotti, Conte, Seedorf, Buffon, Kaka, Nesta, Balotelli, Gattuso und Ronaldo – aus einer ganz neuen, bislang unbekannten Perspektive. So erzählt er zum Beispiel, wie Berlusconi am Piano sitzt und Witze erzählt oder wie Pirlo und Daniele de Rossi Nestas Zorn auf sich ziehen, indem sie mit ihm vor dem Halbfinale einer WM in einem Mietwagen durch die deutsche Landschaft gurken. Mit privaten und einzigartigen Einblicken in das Leben des Fußballgenies Pirlo ist dieses Buch ein Tribut an eines der größten Talente unserer Zeit, dessen letztes Kapitel noch lange nicht geschrieben ist.

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