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Meine Waffe Ist Das Wort

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : 9783641110536
Genre : Social Science
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Das Buch ist eine Sammlung der beeindruckendsten und historisch bedeutsamsten Zitate von Nelson Mandela. Die über 300 Zitate stammen exklusiv aus dem persönlichen Mandela-Archiv und wurden über 60 Jahre lang gesammelt. Ein inspirierendes, bewegendes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt. In den universellen und zutiefst persönlichen Zitaten erkennt man Mandelas Sinn für Humor, seine Einsamkeit und Verzweiflung, seine Gedanken und den zögernden Menschen, der keine andere Wahl hatte, als sich der Geschichte zu stellen. Ergänzt wird diese einzigartige Sammlung mit der großen Dankesrede Mandelas zur Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises aus dem Jahr 1993.
Category: Social Science

The Bleeding Continent

Author : Venatius Chukwudum Oforka
ISBN : 9781514429723
Genre : Political Science
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This book tells the story of the sorry state of Africa. Although it acknowledges how Europe especially initiated and has surreptitiously maintained the ongoing predation on and the impoverishment of Africa, its major attention is on Africa’s self-betrayal, how Africa’s political leaders and elites have contributed in the present predicament of Africa. Beginning from the dishonourably sadistic roles some of the kings, chiefs, and elites of Africa played during the slave trade era to the predatory systems of governance many of their political leaders adopted after decolonisation and have maintained to date, this book x-rays the internal factors that are also responsible for the poverty of Africa. The author argues passionately, consequently, that only Africa can help Africa, not foreign aid or any external intervention. He stresses that unless the cannibalistic system of governance in many African states are reformed and systems that can stimulate and sustain economic growth adopted, the disappearance of Africa is imminent.
Category: Political Science

Good Morning Mr Mandela

Author : Zelda la Grange
ISBN : 9780141978666
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Zelda la Grange grew up in South Africa as a white Afrikaner who supported the rules of segregation. Yet just a few years after the end of Apartheid she would become a most trusted assistant to Nelson Mandela, growing to respect and cherish the man she had been taught was the enemy. Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman had her life, beliefs, prejudices and everything she once believed in utterly transformed by the greatest man of her time. It is the incredible journey of an awkward, terrified young typist in her twenties later chosen to become the President's most loyal and devoted servants, spending most of her adult working life travelling with, supporting and caring for the man she would come to call 'Khulu', or 'grandfather'. Here Zelda pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him - a teacher who gave her the most valuable lessons of her life. A man who refused to be defined by his past, who forgave and respected all, but who was also frank, teasing and direct. As he renewed his country, he also freed Zelda from a closed world of fear and mistrust, giving her life true meaning. Now she shares his lasting and inspiring gifts with the world. This is a book about love and second chances. It will touch your life and make you believe that every one of us, no matter who we are or what we have done, has the power to change.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Angst Sollt Ihr Haben

Author : Manfred Theisen
ISBN : 9783641207427
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Hochaktuell: rechter Hass und Radikalisierung Felix' Welt ist weiß. Auch die seiner Freunde. Sie treffen sich, um Blackheads fertig zu machen und besuchen gemeinsam extreme fights. So richtig mit neuer rechter Theorie kennt sich Felix aber noch nicht aus. Bis der Freund von Felix' Mutter sie damit vertraut macht. Bald findet Felix, Worten müssten Taten folgen, und ein Flüchtlingsheim in der Nähe rückt in sein Blickfeld ...
Category: Young Adult Fiction


Author : Robert Harris
ISBN : 0743293878
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and righthand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero’s extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome’s most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice—defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.
Category: Fiction

Youth Without God

Author : Odon Von Horvath
ISBN : 9781612191201
Genre : Fiction
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Written in exile while in flight from the Nazis, this dark, bizarre evocation of everyday life under fascism is available for the first time in thirty years. This last book by Ödön von Horváth, one of the 20th-century’s great but forgotten writers, is a dark fable about guilt, fate, and the individual conscience. An unnamed narrator in an unnamed country is a schoolteacher with “a safe job with a pension at the end of it.” But, when he reprimands a student for a racist comment, he is accused of “sabotage of the Fatherland,” and his students revolt. A murder follows, and the teacher must face his role in it, even if it costs him everything. Horváth’s book both points to its immediate context—the brutalizing conformity of a totalitarian state, the emptiness of faith in the time of the National Socialists—and beyond, to the struggles of individuals everywhere against societies that offer material security in exchange for the abandonment of one’s convictions. Reminiscent of Camus’ The Stranger in its themes and its style, Youth Without God portrays a world of individual ruthlessness and collective numbness to the appeals of faith or morality. And yet, a commitment to the truth lifts the teacher and a small band of like-minded students out of this deepening abyss. It’s a reminder that such commitment did exist in those troubled times—indeed, they’re what led the author to flee Germany, first for Austria, and then France, where he met his death in a tragic accident, just two years after the publication of Youth Without God. Long out of print, this new edition resurrects a bracing and still-disturbing vision. “Horváth was telling the truth. Furiously.” —Shalom Auslander From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction


Author : Jilliane Hoffman
ISBN : 0425200612
Genre : Fiction
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When C. J. Townsend, a distinguished female prosecutor, is confronted by the most dangerous predator she has ever encountered, she discovers that she must make a difficult choice between justice and retribution. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

Spider S Bite

Author : Jennifer Estep
ISBN : 1439155437
Genre : Fiction
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After Gin’s family was murdered by a Fire elemental when she was thirteen, she lived on the streets and eventually became an assassin to survive. Now, Gin is given an assignment by her handler to rub out an Ashland businessman, but it turns out to be a trap. After Gin’s handler is brutally murdered, she teams up with the sexy detective investigating the case to figure out who double-crossed her and why. Only one thing is for sure —Gin has no qualms about killing her way to the top of the conspiracy.
Category: Fiction