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I Roy Jacobsens roman De uverdige følger vi en gjeng gutter og jenter fra en bygård på østkanten i Oslo under den tyske okkupasjonen. De lever i fattigdom, men bidrar på kreativt vis ved å svindle, stjæle som ravner, forfalske dokumenter og begå omfattende innbrudd. De kvier seg heller ikke for å utnytte fienden. Med denne barneflokken tegner den prisbelønte forfatteren et brutalt ærlig og varmt portrett av et miljø, en tid og en hverdag som til nå har vært nær sagt fraværende i krigshistorien. Dette er en Roy Jacobsen-roman av aller beste merke. De uverdige er både brutal og underholdende, en klok perle av en fortelling, skrevet av en forfatter på hjemmebane.
NYHET fra Anna Stuart! Les den uforglemmelige romanen Jordmoren i AuschwitzAuschwitz, 1943: Da jeg holdt den nyfødte jenta i armene mine, lot jeg fingeren følge den svarte tatoveringen på låret hennes. Jeg ba til Gud om at dette tallet, som var identisk med morens fangenummer, en dag ville ville kunne ha kraft til å gjenforene en familie som var blitt revet fra hverandre av krigen.Inspirert av en utrolig, men sann historie om en kvinnes kamp for kjærlighet, håp - og livet - under grufulle omstendigheterDa Ana Kaminski blir dyttet gjennom porten til Auschwitz sammen med sin unge venninne Ester Pasternak, forstår hun at gode råd er dyre. For med hennes relativ høye alder er ikke fangevokterne overbevist om at hun kan være til nytte. Men Ana er jordmor, og med papirer som kan bevise det får hun og Ester, som assistenten hennes, armene tatovert med hvert sitt fangenummer og brakt til leirens fødeavdeling.En jordmor skal bistå den fødende med å bringe barnet trygt til verden, men forholdene i leiren gjør dette til en ufattelig prøvelse. For det er nemlig ikke meningen at mange av disse barna skal leve, og de få som gjør det, de sterkeste og med mest ariske trekk, blir plassert hos tyske familier.I dette helvete på jord får Ana et glimt av håp. Ana og Ester begynner å tatovere morens fangenummer et sted der det ikke er så synlig på den nyfødte, i håp om at mor og barn kan gjenforenes. For det går rykter om at krigen nærmer seg slutten.Men så legger Ana merke til kulen på Esters mage ...En aldeles hjerteskjærende og oppslukende roman om en kvinnes mot og besluttsomhet i en brutal og kaotisk verden. Perfekt for alle som liker Nattergalen, Tatovøren i Auschwitz og Alice-nettverket.«Wow ... det føltes som hjertet ble røsket ut av brystet mitt ... spiller på hele følelsesregisteret.»Spooky's Maze of Books ?????«Må leses, utvilsomt en av årets beste bøker ... for en hjerteskjærende historie ... Sørg for å ha nok snytepapir ...»Echoes in an Empty Room ?????«... Jeg slukte denne boken i ett jafs ... Jeg er nesten målløs ... Jeg elsket denne boken, historisk fiksjon på sitt beste. Jeg kunne ha gitt den 10 stjerner.»Page Turners ?????«Nydelig, hjerteskjærende, oppløftende og inspirerende.»Fiction Books ?????«... en særdeles velskrevet og godt researchet fiksjonalisert fortelling om disse menneskenes liv. Hjertet mitt blødde mens jeg leste om alle de tragiske skjebnene, men medmenneskeligheten, håpet og heltedådene gjorde meg svært ydmyk. (...) Den ufattelig grufulle historien inneholder glimt av håp og lykke.»The Sleepy Reader«... en ualminnelig følelsesmessig opplevelse ... en oppsiktsvekkende god bok, som forfatteren kan være stolt av.»Being Anne«En betimelig påminnelse om hvordan styrke, mot og rettskaffenhet kan seire over ondskapen, til sjuende og sist. Jeg er så glad for at jeg leste den.»Karen's Book Bag
"En kort introduksjon til Israel-Palestina-konflikten" gir en lett tilgjengelig men samtidig grundig og forskningsbasert framstilling av de viktigste trekkene i den betente konflikten mellom palestinere og israelere. Forfatterens utgangspunkt er at Israel-Palestina-konflikten er en moderne nasjonalkonflikt. Den må forstås historisk, men da primært ut ifra moderne historie. Israel-Palestina-konflikten oppstod nemlig i moderne tid, og må forstås i lys av de storpolitiske, regionale og lokale hendelsene som bidro til å sementere motsetningene mellom de to folkegruppene.Kapitlene er inndelt slik at de tar for seg de viktigste definerende hendelsene og hvordan de formet konflikten mellom palestinere og israelere. Forfatteren viser hva som er de sentrale stridsårsakene, hvem som er de viktigste aktørene i konflikten, hva slags løsninger som har vært diskutert, og hvilke hindringer som ligger i veien for at disse løsningene kan implementeres.Den palestinske ledelsen, det internasjonale samfunnet og formelt sett også Israel har bundet seg til en tostatsløsning. I praksis har en slik løsning blitt mindre og mindre realistisk. Avslutningsvis drøfter forfatteren hva som skal til for å få til en tostatsløsning - og hva alternativene kan være.
The classical conundrum of Thucydides's Trap is identified by Harvard scholar Graham Allison as the force propelling the US and China to war, with the situation between the US and China held up against preceding instances of Thucydides's Trap to show how likely war is, and also what either party can do to avoid it.
The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous - and notorious - warship ever built. Completed in 1941, the 45,000-ton German battleship sank HMS Hood, the pride of the British Navy, during one of the most sensational encounters in naval history. Following the sinking, Bismarck was chased around the North Atlantic by many units of the Royal Navy. She was finally dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 May, less than five months after her completion. Her wreck still lies where she sank, 4,800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. Drawing on new research and technology, this edition is the most comprehensive examination of Bismarck ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-colour 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs and text on the building of the ship and a record of the ship's service history.
Seconds after Brady s plane was hit, the Hundredth s entire formation was broken up and scattered by swarms of single-engine planes, and by rockets launched by twin-engine planes that flew parallel Meet the Flying Fortresses of the American Eighth Air Force, Britain s Lancaster comrades, who helped to bring down the NazisHistorian and World War II expert Donald Miller brings us the story of the bomber boys who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. Unlike ground soldiers they slept on clean beds, drank beer in local pubs, and danced to the swing music of the travelling Air Force bands. But they were also an elite group of fighters who put their lives on the line in the most dangerous role of all.Miller takes readers from the adrenaline filled battles in the sky, to the airbases across England, the German prison camps, and onto the ground to understand the devastation faced by civilians.Drawn from interviews, oral histories, and American, British and German archives, Masters of the Air is the authoritative, deeply moving and important account of the world's first and only bomber war.
Man's Search For Meaning, a profound narrative by Viktor E. Frankl, was first published in 2008 by Ebury Publishing. This remarkable book, written in the genre of psychology, has been inspiring readers for over a decade. The author, a renowned psychiatrist, shares his experiences as a concentration camp inmate during World War II. Through his story, Frankl explores the universal quest for meaning and the significant role it plays in our lives. His insightful observations and thought-provoking ideas have made this book a must-read in the field of existential psychology. Brought to you by Ebury Publishing, this book is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the pursuit of purpose even in the harshest of circumstances.
Mein Kampf is a seminal work penned by none other than Adolf Hitler. Published by Jaico Publishing House in 2006, this book delves into the mind of one of history's most controversial figures. The genre of this book is difficult to pin down, as it combines elements of autobiography, political ideology, and a historical examination of the early 20th century. Hitler's narrative offers a unique, albeit disturbing, insight into the formation of a totalitarian regime. Despite its controversial nature, Mein Kampf remains an important piece of historical literature, providing readers with a first-hand account of Hitler's political views and the ideological foundation of the Nazi Party. Please note that this book is written in English.
Man's Search For Meaning is a compelling and thought-provoking book by Viktor E Frankl. Published by Ebury Publishing in 2011, this book falls under a genre that blends psychology, philosophy, and autobiography. This masterpiece by Frankl encapsulates his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describes his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. The central theme of the book is that meaning can be found in life in every moment of living; life never ceases to have meaning, even in suffering and death. Ebury Publishing is proud to have this profound and influential book in their collection. Read this book to embark on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
***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.
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 AWARDWINNING, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize LaureateIn 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz.
'I will be forever changed by Dr Eger's story' OPRAHThis practical and inspirational guide to healing from the bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to release your self-limiting beliefs and embrace your potential. The prison is in your mind.
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.
In his first book, the creator of the award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks to some of humanity's most apocalyptic moments to understand the challenges of our future.
The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFICThis was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islands...Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as a twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. At Peleliu and Okinawa - two of the fiercest and filthiest Pacific battles of WWII - he witnesses the dehumanising brutality displayed by both sides and the animal hatred that each soldier has for his enemy.During temporary lapses in the fighting, conditions on the islands mean that the Marines often can't wash, stay dry, dig latrines, or even find time to eat. Suffering from constant fear, fatigue, and filth, the struggle of simply living in a combat zone is utterly debilitating.Yet despite horrendous conditions Sledge finds time to keep notes that he would later turn into a book. Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, With the Old Breed tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran.'Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks
Ordinary Men is a gripping book written by Christopher R Browning. Published by Penguin Books Ltd in 2001, this book belongs to a genre that is both illuminating and compelling. Ordinary Men provides an in-depth analysis of how ordinary individuals can be transformed into executors of horrific acts. Browning, an acclaimed historian, presents a meticulous account of a reserve police battalion's role during the Holocaust. The author's narrative is chilling and thought-provoking, making readers question the limits of humanity. This book is not just a historical account; it's a profound exploration of human nature and morality. Published by Penguin Books Ltd, Ordinary Men continues to be a significant contribution to Holocaust literature.
Man's Search For Meaning is a profound read by Viktor E Frankl. Published in 2004 by Vintage Publishing, this book transcends the usual boundaries of genre. Frankl, a psychiatrist by profession, uses his experiences in Nazi death camps to explore the deeper meaning of life. This book is not just a memoir, but a guide to finding purpose in life. It delves into the human psyche, exploring our inherent need to find significance in our experiences. It's a powerful exploration of the human spirit, making it a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the depths of human resilience. Published by Vintage Publishing, this book is a testament to the enduring power of hope and determination.
The moving and inspiring story of an Auschwitz survivor who shares what hes learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.
On D-Day, Dick Winters took off with 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and prepared to parachute into German-held north France. Ground troops landing on Utah beach were relying on Easy Company to secure one of the causeways that were vital if the troops were to get off the beaches and reach the solid ground of Normandy. The plane carrying many of the commanding officers was shot down, leaving Dick Winters suddenly in command of his company. But during the drop he, and many of his men, had been separated from his equipment and was unarmed except for a trench knife.In this remarkable World War 2 memoir, Dick Winters tells the tales left untold by Stephen Ambrose in his 1992 epic Band of Brothers. Starting with an account of the gruelling training designed to make the 506th the most elite unit in the US Army, Beyond Band of Brothers is fascinating account of one man's experience of commanding Easy Company from D-Day, to the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany. Dick Winters gives real insight into leadership under the most difficult conditions - every man in the company had been injured by the time they reached Germany - and tells the real story of the Allies' final defeat of Hitler, from the point of view of someone who was really there.
*A Telegraph Book of the Year* An astonishing investigation into the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war - from the corridors of the Kremlin to the trenches of Mariupol.
An unusual and never before published account of the War.