Verena Becker und der Verfassungsschutz
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Verena Becker und der Verfassungsschutz

Hat Verena Becker, die verdächtigt wird, an der Ermordung des Genenaralbundesanwalt Buback beteiligt gewesen zu sein, bereits vor 1977 für den Verfassungsschutz gearbeitet? Das klingt nach einem Politthriller und doch geht es hier nicht um irgendeine Verschwörungstheorie. Es geht um konkrete Verdachtsmomente, die es verdienen, näher überprüft zu werden.

Mafia Raj: The Rule of Bosses in South Asia
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Mafia Raj: The Rule of Bosses in South Asia

"The authors, who are experts in anthropology and South Asian studies at several European institutions, illustrate the 'art of bossing'―techniques and methods used by such figures to climb to power and maintain their sovereignty. While some of these strategies are shared by their counterparts in different parts of the world, South Asian gangsters demonstrate a unique strength: their involvement in and utilization of electoral democra...

Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens's World (Mark Twain and His Circle)
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Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens's World

“A vigorous new voice has risen in the salons of Mark Twain scholarship, and the conversation may never return to a polite murmur. Terrell Dempsey offers the first forensic account in a century’s worth of evasion, apology and sugar-coated revisionism of what it meant to be an African slave in Samuel Clemens’s hallowed Hannibal, Missouri, and environs. Using his lawyer’s skills at discovering evidence and assembling argument, Dempsey ...

The man who loved only numbers: The story of Paul Erdos
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The man who loved only numbers

I bought this book for my daughter - a math major. I decided to read it so I would understand her passion for mathematics. I admit that I had to skim over some of the actual math (not my strong suit) but I wasn't reading it to learn higher math. I wanted the essence, motivation, devotion, and passion that attracts people to mathematics and I was not disappointed. The author, Paul Hoffman, did not write a chronological story of the li...

The Anthem Companion to Ferdinand Tönnies
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The Anthem Companion to Ferdinand Tönnies

A very insightful essays on Tonnies. This volume identifies some profound misconceptions about his thought, and provides a fresh assessment of his contribution to social theory and social ethics. It is very clearly written and is of value to specialists and students alike

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The Last Grand Duchess

When she died in exile in 1960, Olga Alexandrovna was the last Grand Duchess of Russia, the favorite sister of Czar Nicholas II who was executed with his wife and five children during the Revolution. Born in splendor difficult to imagine today, she endured a lifetime of relentless tragedy with courage and exceptional powers of adjustment. The Last Grand Duchess is a valuable account of the final decades of the house of Romanov as see...

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Revolution of the Mind: The Life of André Breton

When Aube (Breton's only child) was very young, Breton told her that someday he will tell and teach her anything she wants to know about "life, love and revolution". Indeed these can be described as the essence of Breton's colorful, and dramatic life. Plozzotti has not only told us aboiut the history of Surrealism, but also told us about how Breton started, and eventually controlled every aspect of this movement. Excellent book. High...

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Captain Jack Helm : A Victim of Texas Reconstruction Violence

This book provides an important piece of history in the puzzle of understanding post-Civil War Texas. When Texas withdrew from the union, lawlessness was the order of the day, especially in border areas, such as the frontier and near Indian territory and Mexico. People who were willing to stand firm in the middle of violence were necessary to keep the peace, what was left of it. Jack Helm was one of those individuals. Author Parsons ...

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Thomas Jefferson: Early America

This inviting biography explores the life of Thomas Jefferson. Readers will discover the impact he made on early America as he took roles as governor, vice president, and President of the United States. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text reveal that Jefferson played a major part in many early American events such as the Second Continental Congress, the Committees of Correspondence, and the Declaration of In...