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Corea en guerra

Music Brokers


A pesar de todos los esfuerzos, las tensiones entre Corea del Norte y Corea del Sur se mantienen. La zona más militarizada del mundo, con pruebas nucleares y misiles de por medio, representa un peligro latente para vecinos y aliados. Esta investigación revela las profundas consecuencias que tuvo la histórica división de la península coreana en dos estados soberanos separados por la entonces Guerra Fría, y que aún hoy se encuentran enfrentados entre otras causas por las enormes diferencias culturales.

 
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INFO Verlag | Lindemanns Bibliothek


31 Karlsruher Kinder, mittlerweile erwachsen und gestandene Persönlichkeiten, erzählen in diesem Buch von ihrer Kindheit und Jugend in der Fächerstadt. Lustige und traurige, heitere und wehmütige Erinnerungen sind dabei, wenn ein Bischof, eine Pianistin, ein Moderator oder eine Boxweltmeisterin an ihr Aufwachsen zwischen Daxlanden und Durlach, zwischen Neureut und Rüppurr zurückdenken.

Die Herausgeberin Doris Lott, selbst mit Leidenschaft Karlsruherin, hat über ein Jahr lang die Erinnerungen bekannter Töchter und Söhne der Stadt gesammelt.

Die Autoren: Markus Brock, Wolfram Fleischhauer, Klaus Frank, Helmut Fricker, Sonny Fuchs, Hildegard Gerecke, Eckhardt Gillen, Regina Halmich, Gerlinde Hämmerle, Andreas Hirsch, Friedrich Georg Hoepfner, Volker Kaminski, Waltraud Kirchgessner, Kurt Kramer, Doris Lott, Dietrich Maier, Kurt Müller-Graf, Joachim Nagel, Günther Nonnenmacher, Brinna Otto, Monika Rihm, Judith Rimmelspacher, Thomas Rübenacker, Doris Schmidts, Romy Schurhammer, Gerhard Seiler, Sontraud Speidel, Bernd Uhl, Ingo Wellenreuther, Vera-Maria Wieland geb. Freiin von Reischach-Scheffel, Joachim Wohlfeil

 
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"The Saddest Ship Afloat"

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On May 13, 1939, the eve of the Second World War, the MS St. Louis left port in Hamburg, Germany, headed for Havana, Cuba. Among the ship's passengers were more than six hundred Jews attempting to escape Nazi rule. But most of the visas the passengers had purchased turned out to be fake and after several days in limbo in Havana's harbour, the ship's captain turned back for Europe. Canadian and American activists petitioned their governments to accept the refugees on humanitarian grounds, but to no avail. On its return, the ship would distribute its passengers among European countries, and over the course of the war, an estimated 250 would die in the Nazi-run concentration camps.

The latest in the Stories of our Past series is illustrated with photos and sidebar features on the voyage, glimpses into the lives of passengers, a look at Canada's postwar refugee policy, and memorials dedicated to preserving the story of this tragic event in Canadian immigration history.

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Allison Lawlor is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Homemakers, Canadian Living, and University Affairs magazines. After graduating from Ryerson University she worked as a reporter for several daily papers in Ontario before moving to Nova Scotia in 2003. Her first book, 250 Years of Progress: Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, was published by Nimbus in 2005. Allison lives in Prospect, Nova Scotia, with her husband and their two daughters.

 
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Notizen aus Homs

Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG


Im Januar 2012 lassen sich Jonathan Littell und sein Fotograf von Angehörigen der Syrischen Befreiungsarmee heimlich ins Land schleusen. Seine Erlebnisse und Beobachtungen dort hat Littell in zwei Notizheften festgehalten. „Was die Veröffentlichung dieser Hefte rechtfertigt“, schreibt er selbst, „ist die Tatsache, dass sie Bericht erstatten über einen Moment, der quasi ohne Zeugen von außen stattgefunden hat: die letzten Tage der Erhebung eines Teils der Stadt Homs gegen das Regime Baschar al Assads.“ Wie schon Littells eindrückliche Berichte aus den Krisengebieten Tschetschenien und Georgien reiht sich auch sein Text über Syrien ganz in die große Tradition der Kriegsreportage ein.

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Jonathan Littell, 1967 in New York geboren, wuchs in Frankreich auf. Studium an der Yale University, danach Arbeit in humanitären Organisationen, u. a. in Bosnien und Tschetschenien. Für seinen Roman Die Wohlgesinnten erhielt er 2006 den Grand Prix du Roman der Académie Française und den Prix Goncourt. Er lebt in Barcelona.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | Magic Colors


Disappointed in love, weary of war, Goran von Hagen retreats to his idyllic alpine estate. He does not know the dark and ancient secret of the looming mountain--or that it will change his life forever. From Artemis and Apollo to Frey and Freya, on through all known pantheons, there are magical twins, so this sparked the tale of Mina and Goran, the von Hagen's first born. "Black Magic" is Goran's tale, dealing with the ancient secrets of his home place. Threads which were part of the original Red Magic story are elaborated, especially when some very old "chickens" come home to roost, turning the lives of the brother and sister upside down. I wanted very much to link the shape-shifter experience to the prehistoric -- a.k.a. sublime -- images discovered on the walls of caves all over the world. In "Black Magic," both the horned god and the wolf man enter our reality.

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So much more than the garden-variety shapeshifter v. vampire story, as the hero engages with the day-to-day realities of his post-transformation self..."

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Not all who wander are lost.” Juliet Waldron was baptized in the yellow spring of a small Ohio farm town. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself—and her readers—by researching herself into the Past. Mozart’s Wife won the 1st Independent e-Book Award. Genesee originally won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical, and she’s delighted that it’s available again from Books We Love. She enjoys cats, long hikes, history books and making messy gardens with native plants. She’s happy to ride behind her husband on his big “bucket list” sport bike.

 
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Bittersweet

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Sometimes the life we have constructed needs to fall apart before we can begin the process of making something better. After his first marriage ended, Philip Lee found himself living with his younger brother in an old fisherman's house by the sea, trying to restore some order to the wreckage of his life. It was a dark year of rain-bucket showers, blowtorch espresso, and abandoned renovation projects. They were bachelors in every sense of the word. With wit, warmth, and sensitivity, Philip Lee writes about this dark year, the struggle to rebuild his life and family and his rediscovery of love's possibilities. Lee's journey takes him from the coastlines of Eastern Canada to the cities of China and the Greek island of Naxos. Cutting to the heart of the matter, he explores how it is that we might lift ourselves up through the great work of love.

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"If you're interested in a journalist's exploration of marriage and relationships, written in a style so personable that you'll wish you could have the author and his whole family over for dinner, I highly recommend giving Bittersweet a try."

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"[Lee's] often startling vulnerability and openness invites readers to draw from his experience both the assurance that someone else has been where they are and points of departure for their own reflection on loving others."

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"Beautifully written …. informative, entertaining and filled with hope... a must read for anyone who has walked through the pain of divorce and the joy of re-discovering love."

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Philip Lee is the director of the School of Journalism at St. Thomas University. He is the former editor-in-chief of The Telegraph Journal and the author of Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna and Bittersweet: Confessions of a Twice-Married Man.

Lee has been recognized nationally for his writing. In 1989, his stories helped to prompt the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Cashel orphanage scandal and he was part of a team of writers shortlisted for the prestigious Michener Award for public service journalism. In 1995, Lee won two Canadian Association of Journalists awards, including best investigative report of the year in Canada, for a series of stories about Atlantic salmon conservation. He later turned the series into a book, Home Pool: The Fight to Save the Atlantic Salmon (Goose Lane, 1996). Over the years, Lee has won several Atlantic Journalism Awards and been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award for column writing.

 
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Battle for the Bay

Goose Lane Editions | New Brunswick Military Heritage Series


Battle for the Bay explores a new chapter in the history of the War of 1812. Although naval battles raged on the Great Lakes, combat between privateers and small government vessels boiled in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine. Three small warships — the Provincial sloop Brunswicker, His Majesty's schooner Bream, and His Majesty's brig of war Boxer — played a vital role in defending the eastern waters of British North America in this crucial war. The crews of these hardy ships fought both the Americans and the elements — winter winds, summer fog, and the fierce tidal currents of the Bay of Fundy — enduring the all-too-real threats of shipwreck and possible capture and imprisonment. In peacetime, these patrol craft enforced maritime law. In wartime, they engaged in a guerre de course, attacking the enemy's commercial shipping while protecting their own. Now, for the first time, Joshua Smith tells the full story of the battle for the bay.

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"It’s a wonderfully fun short book about a side of the War of 1812 that is otherwise seldom seen."

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"Battle for the Bay fills an important gap in our knowledge of the War of 1812 in the Maritimes."

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"Smith’s account is well researched, immensely readable, and another excellent addition to the growing New Brunswick Military Heritage series. Combined with clear maps and well-chosen artwork, this book provides the perfect starting point to a war enthusiast’s driving expedition down the eastern seaboard."

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Joshua M. Smith grew up in the United States on Cape Cod and coastal Maine. He now teaches at the US Merchant Marine Academy, where is he also director of the American Merchant Marine Museum. He is the author of Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783-1820.

 
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UTB GmbH


Das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen islamischer Tradition und Modernisierung durch Verwestlichung ist seit mehr als 200 Jahren konstanter Bestandteil gesellschaftlicher, kultureller und politischer Auseinandersetzungen in der Türkei. Das vorliegende Buch liefert einen differenzierten historischen Blick auf die Entwicklungsmuster dieses Landes am Rande Europas. Die Analyse der historischen Umbrüche soll zu einem besseren Verständnis aktueller Fragen und Probleme beitragen.

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Dr. Cengiz Günay arbeitet am Österreichischen Institut für internationale Politik.

 
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Smith?, Robert (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press


Think you know a thing or two about zombies? Think again. If you’re going to keep your wits – and your brains – about you during a zombie attack, you need expert advice. Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies gathers together an irreverent group of scholars and writers to take a serious look at how zombies threaten almost every aspect of our lives. Spawned from the viral publication "When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection," this multidisciplinary book draws on a variety of fields including biology, history, law, gender studies, archaeology, library science and landscape architecture. Part homage to zombie films and fiction, part cultural study, this collection humorously explores our deep-seated fear of the undead. Engaging and accessible, Braaaiiinnnnssss! will amuse academics and zombie fans alike.

 
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Consuming Passions

Brown, CatrinaJasper, Karin (Hrsg.) | Second Story Press


Twenty-two experts share their extensive knowledge on women's preoccupation with body size. They consider the continuum of eating behaviours ranging from dieting and exercise for weight control to anorexia and bulimia, and explore recent research in such

 
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