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"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read." - Mark Twain

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." - Haruki Murakami

"A book is a loaded gun in the house next door … Who knows who might be the target of the wellread man?" - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 425

1 Reading Log

  • 10/31/16: Grisham, John: The Whistler
  • 10/06/16: Benforado, Adam: Unfair
  • 09/25/16: Plutarch: Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
  • 09/05/16: Coppens, Philip: The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry into the Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History
  • 08/20/16: Hawkins, Paula: The Girl on the Train: A Novel
  • 08/08/16: Lewis, Michael: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • 07/05/16: Enzensberger, Hans Magnus: Hammerstein oder Der Eigensinn. Eine deutsche Geschichte
  • 06/19/16: Roach, Mary: Grunt
  • 05/26/16: Tougias, J. and Sherman, Casay: The Finest Hours
  • 05/26/16: Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer
  • 05/26/16: Manning, Rob, Simon, William L.: Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer
  • 05/26/16: Foreign Service Institute: Hebrew
  • 05/26/16: Foreign Service Institute: FSI - Cantonese Basic Course
  • 05/26/16: Ladut, Nicole and Patte-Möllmann, Catherine: Großer Hörkurs Französisch: Sprachen lernen ohne Buch bis Niveau B1
  • 05/26/16: Rudolph, Hildegard and Panero Martinez, Jose: Großer Hörkurs Spanisch
  • 04/19/46: Bibard, Frederic: Learn French with Stories for Beginners: 15 French Stories for Beginners
  • 04/19/16: French, Francis and Burgess, Colin: In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969
  • 08/30/16: Cheng, Eugenia: How to Bake Pi
  • 03/30/16: Brockman, John: This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
  • 03/03/16: Barz, Paul: Baltischer Herbst: Eine Familie im Osten
  • 03/03/16: O'Brien, Paul: The Things They Carried
  • 03/03/16: Zuckoff, Mitchel: Waterloo
  • 03/03/16: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari 15 hrs and 18 mins 03-03-16
  • 03/03/16: Korsun Pocket: The Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East, 1944 Niklas Zetterling, Anders Frankson 12 hrs and 26 mins 01-21-16
  • 03/03/16: The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo Brendan Simms 3 hrs and 8 mins 01-21-16
  • 03/03/16: The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire Ted Gioia 21 hrs and 43 mins 12-21-15
  • 03/03/16: Kempowski, Walter: Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
  • 03/03/16: Bode, Sabine: Kriegsenkel: Die Erben der vergessenen Generation
  • 03/03/16: Mit Hitler im Bunker Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven 12-06-15
  • 03/03/16: The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works The Great Courses 19 hrs and 27 mins 11-13-15
  • 03/03/16: A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts Andrew Chaikin 22 hrs and 59 mins 10-15-15
  • 03/03/16: Becoming Fluent Richard Roberts, Roger Kreuz 5 hrs and 38 mins 08-19-15
  • 03/03/16: The Soul of a Chef: The Journey toward Perfection Michael Ruhlman 12 hrs and 14 mins 07-22-15
  • 03/03/16: The Martian Andy Weir 10 hrs and 53 mins 07-02-15
  • 07/21/17: Rudel, Hans-Ulrich: Aufzeichnungen eines Stukafliegers – Mein Kriegstagebuch
  • 07/12/17: Pappas, Terry: SR-71 the Blackbird, Q&A
  • 06/20/17: Collins, Michael: Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
  • 11/05/16: Oman, Charles: The Dark Ages: 476-918
  • 07/01/15 Wilhelm von Kügelgen: Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Mannes
  • 03/02/15 Fuminori Nakamura: The Thief
  • 02/05/15 Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
  • 12/01/14 Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  • 10/06/14 Toland, John: The Last 100 Days: The Tumultuous and Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe
  • 07/01/14 Kerman, Piper: Orange is the New Black
  • 05/31/14 Siegfried Knappe, Ted Brusaw: Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936-1949
  • 05/09/14 Konstantin Kakaes: The Pioneer Detectives: Did a Distant Spacecraft Prove Einstein and Newton Wrong?
  • 05/08/14 Wood, Gillen D'Arcy , Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World
  • 05/02/14 Cline, Eric H.: 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
  • 04/15/14 Dönhoff, Marion Gräfin von: Kindheit in Ostpreußen
  • 04/11/14 Dönhoff, Marion Gräfin von: Um der Ehre Willen - Erinnerungen an die Freunde vom 20. Juli
  • 04/08/14 Denson, John v.: A Century of War - Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt
  • 04/07/14 Peyinghaus, Marianne: Stille Jahre in Gertlauken
  • 04/06/14 Dönhoff, Marion Grafin von: Namen, die keiner mehr nennt
  • 03/15/14 Aachen - Berlin - Königsberg: Eine Zeitreise entlang der alten Reichsstraße 1 von Patricia Clouhg
  • 03/08/14 Hurst, Jack: Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biographie
  • 03/02/14 Alexander Fürst zu Dohna-Schlobitten: Erinnerungen eines alten Ostpreußen
  • 02/15/14 Daphne Machin Goodall: The Flight of the East Prussian Horses
  • 02/01/14 Patricia Clough: In langer Reihe über das Haff: die Flucht der Trakehner aus Ostpreußen
  • 01/23/13 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • 01/15/14 John Grisham: The Chamber
  • 12/19/13 John Grisham: Sycamore Row
  • 01/11/13 John Grisham: A Time to Kill
  • 11/23/13 The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • 10/22/13 The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox
  • 09/26/13 The Poisoned Pilgrim: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 4 by Oliver Pötzsch
  • 09/11/13 The Ludwig Conspiracy By Oliver Pötzsch
  • 08/19/13 The Beggar King: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Pötzsch
  • 08/04/13 Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
  • 07/30/13 Mathletics by John Barrow
  • 07/29/13 The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly
  • 07/24/13 The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine
  • 06/26/13 Call for the Dead: A George Smiley Novel by John le Carré
  • 06/14/13 Tagalog for Beginners: An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of the Philippines by Joi Barrios
  • 06/25/13 Weird Life by David Toomey
  • 06/05/13 Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners by Michael Erard
  • 05/31/13 With Hitler to the End by Heinz Linge
  • 04/16/13 Gulp by Mary Roach
  • 03/15/13 The Man of Numbers by Keith Devlin
  • 02/07/13 Rome's Last Citizen By Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni
  • 12/19/12 Congo Mercenary (1967) by Mike Hoare
  • 01/21/13 Rabid by Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy
  • 01/18/13 Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
  • 11/29/12 The Stand By Stephen King
  • 11/20/12 The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • 11/15/12 Welcome to Your Child's Brain by Sam Wang, Sandra Aamodt
  • 10/19/12 The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds
  • 10/19/12 Danish Phase 1 by Pimsleur
  • 10/19/12 The Thirty Years War by C. V. Wedgwood
  • 10/11/12 Kavallerie by General Friedrich von Bernhardi
  • 10/04/12 The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson
  • 09/20/12 Moon Shot by Dan Parry
  • 08/16/12 Eat and Run by Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • 06/14/12 The Dark Monk By Oliver Pötzsch
  • 06/06/12 Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
  • 05/21/12 Running with the Kenyans By Adharanand Finn
  • 04/28/12 Twilight of the Mammoths By Paul S. Martin
  • 04/28/12 The Informed Gardener By Linda Chalker-Scott
  • 04/28/12 How to Write a Book ASAP By Garrett Pierson
  • 04/14/12 Go the F–k to Sleep By Adam Mansbach
  • 04/14/12 Liespotting By Pamela Meyer
  • 04/14/12 The Mind's Eye By Oliver Sacks
  • 04/02/12 Irreligion By John Allen Paulos
  • 02/18/12 What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke
  • 02/13/12 The Vikings By Robert Ferguson
  • 01/11/12 The Kitchen Counter Cooking School By Kathleen
  • 12/27/11 You're Next By Gregg Hurwitz Narrated
  • 12/10/11 1Q84 By Haruki Murakami
  • 12/02/11 11-22-63 By Stephen King
  • 11/15/11 Faceless Killers By Henning Mankell
  • 11/01/11 The Litigators By John Grisham
  • 10/20/11 Bruno, Chief of Police By Martin Walker
  • 10/10/11 March Violets By Philip Kerr
  • 10/01/11 The Tattoo Murder Case By Akimitsu Takagi
  • 09/20/11 Zodiac By Robert Graysmith
  • 09/10/11 2001 By Arthur C. Clarke
  • 09/01/11 Valkyrie By Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager
  • 07/20/11 The Hangman's Daughter By Oliver Pötzsch
  • 07/10/11 What It Is Like to Go to War By Karl Marlantes
  • 07/01/11 Matterhorn By Karl Marlantes
  • 06/15/11 Millenium Trilogie 3/3 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest By Stieg Larsson
  • 06/01/11 Millenium Trilogie 2/3 - The Girl Who Played with Fire By Stieg Larsson
  • 05/20/11 Millenium Trilogie 1/3 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo By Stieg Larsson
  • 06/20/11 Lost on Planet China By J. Maarten Troost
  • 04/15/11 The Art Detective By Philip Mould
  • 04/01/11 1776 By David McCullough
  • 03/09/11 Boys Adrift By Leonard Sax
  • 03/09/11 Sun in a Bottle By Charles Seife
  • 03/09/11 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close By Jonathan Safran Foer
  • 06/13/11 Getting Stoned with the Savages By J. Maarten Troost
  • 06/01/11 Striking Back By Aaron J. Klein
  • 05/23/11 The Ten-Cent Plague By David Hajdu
  • 05/19/11 1776 By David McCullough
  • 05/05/11 Outposts By Simon Winchester
  • 05/03/11 Surrender at Appomattox By Ulysses S. Grant, Wesley Merritt, John Gibbon, Charles Marshall, E. P. Alexander, James Longstreet, Phil Sheridan
  • 04/28/11 The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War By Stephen Crane
  • 04/25/11 The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 04/20/11 The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head By Gary Small
  • 03/23/11 LEGO by Jonathan Bender
  • 03/09/11 Confessions of an Economic Hitman By John Perkins
  • 03/09/11 The Sex Lives of Cannibals By J. Maarten Troost
  • 03/15/11 In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  • 03/09/11 The Black Swan By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • 03-04-11 Moonwalking with Einstein By Joshua Foer
  • 02-16-11 New Karmic Past Life Regression Hypnosis Collection by Erick Brown
  • 01-14-11 Knives at Dawn By Andrew Friedman
  • 01/04/11 The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
  • 01/04/11 The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
  • 01/04/11 Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
  • 01/04/11 In the President's Secret Service by Ronald Kessler
  • 01/11/11 Moondust by Andrew Smith
  • 12/21/10 Negotiating with Evil by Mitchell B. Reiss
  • 12/06/10 Legionnaire by Simon Murray
  • 12/03/10 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • 11/29/10 Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • 11/29/10 The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • 11/20/10 The Sleepwalkers by Paul Grossman
  • 10/28/10 The Confession by John Grisham
  • 10/22/10 The Cases that Haunt Us by John Douglas
  • 10/21/10 The Old Way by Elizabeth Marshall
  • 10/18/10 Der Doppelmord and Uwe Barschel by Wolfram Baentsch
  • 10/12/10 Das Leben der Catherine Millet by Catherine Millet
  • 10/08/10 The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo
  • 10/05/10 Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane
  • 09/28/10 The Big Splat by Dana Mackenzie
  • 09/20/10 The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
  • 08/30/10 The Collectors by David Baldacci
  • 08/20/10 The History of the Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer
  • 08/09/10 Packing for Mars Mary Roach
  • 07/30/10 Doomsday Book By Connie Willis
  • 07/23/10 Blind Descent By James Tabor
  • 07/14/10 Catching Fire By Richard Wrangham
  • 07/14/10 God's Battalions By Rodney Stark
  • 07/14/10 The Man Who Loved Books Too Much By Allison Hoover
  • 07/09/10 How We Decide By Jonah Lehrer
  • 06/20/10 The Eerie Silence by Paul Davies
  • 06/15/10 The Edge of Physics by Anil Ananthaswamy
  • 06/10/10 Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  • 06/05/10 The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin
  • 05/23/10 Contested Will: Who wrote Shakespeare by James Shapiro
  • 05/16/10 Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
  • 05/03/10 The Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
  • 04/20/10 On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • 02/15/10 Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich
  • 03/19/10 Ultimate Fitness by Gina Kolata
  • 03/19/10 Flu by Gina Kolata
  • 03/19/10 The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
  • 03/19/10 The Demon Under The Microscope By Thomas Hager
  • 02/15/10 Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich
  • 03/15/10 Cro-Magnon by Brian Fagan
  • 01/29/10 Measuring America by Andro Linklater
  • 01/19/10 Psychology by Saundra K. Ciccarelli
  • 01/15/10 Waking Giant by David S. Reynolds
  • 01/05/10 The Skeleton Keys of Mathematics - A Simple Account of Complex Algebraic Theories by Dudley Ernest Littlewood
  • 01/10/10 Daydream Believers by Fred Kaplan
  • 12/31/09 Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • 12/23/09 The Age of Entanglement by Louisa Gilder
  • 12/18/09 Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus
  • 11/30/09 Euclid's Window by Leonard Mlodinow
  • 11/19/09 Schirra's Space by Wally Schirra with Richard N. Billings
  • 10/30/09 The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore
  • 10/19/09 The Enemy at the Gate by Andrew Wheatcroft
  • 09/30/09 Rocket by Craig Nelson
  • 09/25/09 The Firm by John Grisham
  • 09/18/09 The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks
  • 08/15/09 My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
  • 08/01/09 Harold McGee: On Food and Cooking - The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • 07/26/09 The Last Man On the Moon by Eugene Cernan
  • 07/26/09 50/50 by Dean Karnazes and Matt Fitzgerald
  • 07/11/09 Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen by The Culinary Institute of America
  • 07/10/09 The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection by Michael Ruhlman
  • 07/02/09 French Lessons by Peter Mayle
  • 06/23/09 Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved by Albert Jack
  • 06/19/09 Churchill, Hitler, and 'The Unnecessary War' by Patrick J. Buchanan
  • 05/19/09 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
  • 05/19/09 The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
  • 05/11/09 I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  • 05/04/09 Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann
  • 05/01/09 Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Ken Binmore
  • 04/28/09 Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson
  • 04/20/09 The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
  • 04/13/09 The Numerati: How They'll Get My Number and Yours by Stephen Baker
  • 04/10/09 The Little Book of Mathematical Principles by Robert Solomon
  • 04/07/09 Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer
  • 04/01/09 The Jesuit and the Skull by Amir D. Aczel
  • 03/29/09 The Making of the Fittest by Sean B. Carroll
  • 03/18/09 One Step Behind Henning by Mankell
  • 03/03/09 Der rote Kampfflieger by Freiherr von Manfred Richthofen
  • 03/02/09 Agincourt by Bernhard Cornwell
  • 02/19/09 The Associate by John Grisham
  • 02/15/09 A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos
  • 02/02/09 Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin
  • 01/19/09 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time By Michael Brooks
  • 01/06/09 Intern: A Doctor's Initiation Unabridged by Sandeep Jauhar
  • 12/28/08 The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller by Giles Milton
  • 12/25/08 5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists by Karl Shaw
  • 12/19/08 The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
  • 12/02/08 Ulysses by James Joyce
  • 11/22/08 Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability by Peter Pesic
  • 11/19/08 Simplexity by Jeffrey Kluger
  • 11/03/08 The Snake Charmer by Jamie James
  • 10/26/08 Life in the Legion by Evan McGorman
  • 10/21/08 Legion of the Lost by Jaime Salazar
  • 10/19/08 Men of Fire by Jack Hurst
  • 10/06/08 The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner
  • 10/01/08 Truth-Driven Thinking by Stephen L. Gibson
  • 09/26/08 The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  • 09/22/08 Hitler's Generals by Correlli Barnett
  • 09/16/08 Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary by Traudl Junge
  • 09/15/08 Inside Hitler's Bunker by Joachim Fest
  • 09/13/08 The Napoleonic Wars by Gunther Rothenberger
  • 08/30/08 Vienna 1814 by David King
  • 08/27/08 Swingers by Ashley Lister
  • 08/11/08 The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind
  • 07/18/08 Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer
  • 07/01/08 The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
  • 06/24/08 Bonk - The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
  • 06/17/08 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies
  • 06/08/08 By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions by Richard Cohen
  • 05/22/08 Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time by Michael Downing
  • 05/19/08 World Without End by Ken Follett
  • 05/04/08 Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics by John Derbyshire
  • 05/01/08 The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • 04/19/08 The Perfect Scent by Chandler Burr
  • 04/15/08 The Company by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
  • 04/10/08 Mountains of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass
  • 04/05/08 In the Wake of the Plague by Norman F. Cantor
  • 04/02/08 Genghis Khan by Harold Lamb
  • 03/19/08 Europe Central by William T. Vollmann
  • 03/19/08 The Lost Ark of the Covenant by Tudor Parfitt
  • 03/15/08 Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • 03/11/08 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
  • 03/10/08 The First Three Minutes by Steven Weinberg
  • 03/02/08 The Facts on Roman Catholicism - What does the Roman Catholic Church really believe? by John Ankerberg and John Weldon
  • 03/02/08 Word Freak - Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE™ Players by Stefan Fatsis
  • 03/01/08 How to Be President: What to Do and Where to Go Once You're in Office by Stephen Williams
  • 02/29/08 How Come They Always had the Battles in the National Parks? by Peter Bales
  • 02/29/08 April 1865, the month that saved America by Jay Winik
  • 02/28/08 The Progress Paradox by Gregg Easterbrook
  • 02/19/08 The Histories by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus
  • 02/14/08 The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I by John Mosier
  • 02/06/08 Mathematical Tourist: New and Updated Snapshots of Modern Mathematics (Mathematical Tourist) by Ivars Peterson
  • 02/04/08 The Appeal John Grisham
  • 01/28/08 The Spartans by Paul Cartledge
  • 01/19/08 The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross
  • 12/31/07 How to Build a Time Machine. It wouldn't be easy, but it might be possible. By Paul Davies
  • 12/27/07 A Fractured Mind by Robert B. Oxnam
  • 12/21/07 Look me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
  • 12/21/07 Übersicht des Zustands von Europa for der Zeit des ersten Kreuzzugs by Friedrich v. Schiller
  • 12/14/07 Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities by Richard Baer, M.D.
  • 11/19/07 The Man Who Knew Infinity: : A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel
  • 11/12/07 My Lobotomy by Howard Dully and Charles Fleming
  • 10/25/07 Der Mann, der Friedrich den Großen erfand by Hans-Werner Engels
  • 10/25/07 Die Zeitbörse by Alexander Moszkowski
  • 10/20/07 Musicophilia Oliver Sacks
  • 10/13/07 Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker and the Secret of Waterloo by Hofschröer, Peter
  • 10/10/07 The Hitler Book by Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl
  • 10/01/07 Brief an Hitler (1933) by Armin Theophil Wegner
  • 10/01/07 George J .Chaitin Meta Math- the Quest for Omega by George J .Chaitin
  • 10/01/07 The Amistad Case by Douglas Linder
  • 09/26/07 The Story of the Court-Martial of the Bounty Mutineers by Douglas Linder
  • 09/26/07 In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology, and Myth by J. P. Mallory
  • 09/26/07 The Spread of the Indo-Europeans by Frederik Kortlandt
  • 09/26/07 Snakes and Earrings by Kanehara Hitomi
  • 09/25/07 Statement of Wyatt S. Earp in the Preliminary Hearing in the Earp-Holliday Case, Heard before Judge Wells Spicer
  • 09/19/07 The Devil's Advocates by Michael S. Lief and H. Mitchell Caldwell
  • 09/18/07 A Nice Cup of Tea by George Orwell
  • 09/14/07 The Great Physician's Rx for Health and Wellness by Jordan Rubin
  • 09/14/07 Überlegungen zum Untergang der Pamir am 21, September 1957 by Kapitän Hans-Bernd Schwab
  • 09/10/07 The First Battle of Bull Run by General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
  • 09/09/07 The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • 08/21/07 Eifelheim by Michael Flynn
  • 08/19/07 Heaven Is Real by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey
  • 08/08/07 A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy
  • 08/08/07 A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London by William Defoe
  • 08/05/07 The Great Dinosaur Extinction Controversy by Charles Officer and Jake Page
  • 08/02/07 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • 08/01/07 J'accuse by Émile Zola
  • 07/25/07 The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
  • 07/19/07 Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata
  • 06/30/07 Horrido - Des Jägers Schießfibel Ausgabe Juni 1944 by Adolf Galland
  • 06/28/07 Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink Ph.D.
  • 06/20/07 Carnage at the Little Big Horn (1876 eyewitness account) by George Herendon
  • 06/20/07 The Battle of Little Big Horn (1876 eyewitness account) by Lakota Chief Red Cloud
  • 06/19/07 The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History by Joseph M. Marshall III (Author)
  • 06/10/07 Remarkable Mathematicians: From Euler to von Neumann by Ioan James
  • 06/01/07 The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914 by Barbara W. Tuchman
  • 05/30/07 Was ist ein Raum? by Prof. Dr. Matthias Kreck
  • 05/19/07 Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 05/15/07 Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  • 04/27/07 Second Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln
  • 04/27/07 First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln
  • 04/27/07 The Mayflower Compact by John Carver et al.
  • 04/27/07 Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
  • 04/27/07 Give me Liberty or Give me Death by Patrick Henry
  • 04/27/07 Appelation an das Publikum by Johann Gottlieb Fichte
  • 04/27/07 Über die Würde des Menschen by Johann Gottlieb Fichte
  • 04/26/07 Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why It Failed by Tom Carhart
  • 04/25/07 Death by Black Hole by Neil de Grasse Tyson
  • 04/20/07 Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten by Jakob Wassermann
  • 04/19/07 The Language of God by Francis S. Collins
  • 04/11/07 Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder
  • 03/19/07 A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
  • 03/01/07 Alexander the Great by Arrian
  • 02/20/07 Augustus by Anthony Everitt
  • 02/06/07 A Narrative of the Mutiny on HMS Bounty and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew in the Ship's Boat by William Bligh
  • 01/31/01 A Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
  • 01/23/07 The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • 12/31/06 DNA: The Secret of Life by James Watson, with Andrew Berry
  • 12/27/06 Before the Dawn by Nicholas Wade
  • 12/12/06 Auf dem Staatshof by Theodor Storm
  • 12/05/06 In the World War by Graf Ottokar Czernin
  • 12/05/06 The Family That Couldn't Sleep by D.T. Max
  • 11/24/06 Memoirs of the Foreign Legion (1924) by Maurice Magnus
  • 11/23/06 The French Foreign Legion by Simon Jameson
  • 11/19/06 Beau Geste by Percival Wren
  • 11/06/06 Devil's Guard by George Robert Elford
  • 11/02/06 White Hunters by Brian Herne
  • 10/18/06 Paul Sussman: The Last Secret of the Temple
  • 10/13/06 Agnes Sapper: Kriegsbüchlein (1914)
  • 10/11/06 Theodor Storm: In St. Jürgen
  • 09/28/06 Pope Paul VI: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World - Gaudium et Spes
  • 09/28/06 Burke Davis: They Called Him Stonewall
  • 09/21/06 Pope Paul VI: Consitution on the Sacred Liturgy - Sacrosanctum Concilium
  • 09/19/06 Helen Cody Wetmore: Last of the great scouts; the life story of Col. William F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill") as told by his sister (1899)
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: An Inside View of Autism
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Evaluating the Effects of Medication
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Frequently Asked Questions about Autism
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Genius May Be an Abnormality: Educating Students with Asperger's Syndrome, or High Functioning Autism
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Interview
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Making the Transition from the World of School into the World of Work
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Comm. Difficulties (Rev. 6/2000)
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Social Problems: Understanding Emotions and Developing Talents
  • 09/08/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism
  • 09/07/06 Temple Grandin, Ph D: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication Difficulties
  • 09/06/06 Friedrich Schiller: Herzog von Alba bei einem Frühstück auf dem Schlosse zu Rudolstadt, im Jahr 1547
  • 09/06/06 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Belagerung von Mainz (speed read)
  • 09/05/06 Hermann Hesse: Siddharta (speed read)
  • 09/03/06 Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler: Proofs from THE BOOK
  • 09/01/06 Wilhelm Busch: Von Mir Über Mich (speed read)
  • 08/31/06 Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
  • 08/29/06 Mein erster Aufenthalt in Marokko und Reise südlich vom Atlas durch die Oasen Draa und Tafilet by Gerhard Rohlfs (speed read)
  • 08/25/06 Calamity Jane (pseud. Marthy Cannary Burk): The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane (speed read)
  • 08/25/06 Friedrich Schiller: Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Leben des Marschalls von Vieilleville
  • 08/24/06 Henry Bibb: Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave written by himself (speed read)
  • 08/24/06 Friedrich Schiller: Universalhistorische Uebersicht der merkwürdigsten Staatsbegebenheiten zu den Zeiten Kaiser Friedrichs I. (speed read)
  • 08/23/06 Pope John Paul II: Mulieris Dignitatem - on the Dignity and Vocation of Woman
  • 08/22/06 Candice Millard: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  • 08/21/06 Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland (speed read)
  • 08/20/06 Reitvorschrift H.Dv.12
  • 08/20/06 Steve Olson: Countdown - The race for beautiful solutions at the International Mathematical Olympiad
  • 07/28/06 John M. Barry: The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
  • 07/28/06 Pope Pius XI "Mit Brennender Sorge", encyclica on the church and the German Reich
  • 07/27/06 Pope Benedict XVI "Deus Caritas Est" encyclica
  • 07/26/06 Pope Paul VI "Dei Verbum" Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation
  • 07/19/06 James Riley: Sufferings in Africa
  • 07/20/06 Auguste Escoffier: Le Guide culinaire
  • 06/23/06 Michael Ruhlman: The Making of a Chef
  • 06/20/06 Mireille Guiliano: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure
  • 06/08/06 Barr McClellan: Blood, Money, and Power - How L. B. J. Killed J. F. K.
  • 05/19/06 Stanley Karnow: Vietnam
  • 05/03/06 Stephen Dando-Collins: Caesar's Legion
  • 04/25/06 Steve Berry: The Templar Legacy
  • 04/24/06 Dean Karnazes: Ultramarathon Man
  • 04/19/06 Pimsleur Spanish I
  • 04/16/06 Kate Mosse: Labyrinth
  • 04/05/06 David Wells: The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Mathematics
  • 03/30/06 Charles Murray: Human Accomplishment
  • 03/21/06 A. J. Jacobs: The Know-It-All
  • 03/14/06 Amir D. Aczel: Entanglement
  • 03/02/06 Exploring Randomness by George J .Chaitin
  • 03/01/06 Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote
  • 02/12/06 The Bible (today's new international version)
  • 01/01/06 Elizabeth Kostova: The Historian
  • 12/20/05 Apsley Cherry-Garrard: The Worst Journey in the World
  • 12/05/05 Roy Jenkins: Churchill
  • 11/30/05 Simon Winchester: The Map That Changed the World
  • 11/24/05 Melvyn Bragg: The Adventure of English
  • 11/20/05 Simon Winchester: A Crack in the Edge of the World
  • 11/15/05 Thomas E. Woods, Jr.: How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
  • 10/15/05 Shelby Foote: The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox
  • 09/15/05 Shelby Foote: The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume II, Fredericksburg to Meridian
  • 08/15/05 Shelby Foote: The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville
  • 07/19/05 Richard Zacks: The Pirate Coast
  • 07/15/05 Giles MacDonogh: The Last Kaiser
  • 07/06/05 G. K. Chesterton: The Innocence of Father Brown
  • 07/01/05 The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 07/01/05 On the Decay of the Art of Lying by Mark Twain
  • 06/24/05 Das Bettelweib von Locarno: Heinrich von Kleist
  • 06/19/05 The Twelve Caesars: Suetonius
  • 06/07/05 To Rule Mankind and Make the World Obey: Frances Titchener
  • 05/31/05 Who is Deep Throat? Prof. Bill Gaines et. al.
  • 05/20/05 Official Foreign Service French Language Course
  • 05/20/05 Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger: Salt of the Earth; re-read 05/08/06
  • 05/18/05 Friedrich v. Schiller: Ueber Völkerwanderung, Kreuzzüge und Mittelalter
  • 05/11/05 Friedrich v. Schiller: Über das Erhabene
  • 05/04/05 David I. Kertzer: Prisoner of the Vatican
  • 04/23/05 Friedrich v. Schiller: Geschichte des 30jährigen Kriegs
  • 04/19/05 Richard P. Feynman: The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 1
  • 04/04/05 William X. Kienzle: The Sacrifice
  • 03/21/05 John Grisham: The Rainmaker
  • 03/04/05 David Edmonds and John Eidinow: Bobby Fischer Goes to War
  • 03/02/05 Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • 02/09/05 Jon Fasman: The Geographer's Library
  • 01/31/05 John Grisham: The Pelican Brief
  • 01/19/05 John Grisham: The Broker
  • 12/29/04 Patrick O'Brian: Master and Commander
  • 12/20/04 Eileen Power: Medieval People
  • 12/01/04 Thomas Cahill: Pope John XXIII
  • 11/24/04 Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • 11/15/04 Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography
  • 11/12/04 William X. Kienzle: The Gathering
  • 10/26/04 Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • 10/01/04 Samantha Weinberg: Pointing from the Grave
  • 09/20/04 Richard P. Feynman: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  • 08/20/04 Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • 08/02/04 Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason: The Rule of Four
  • 07/27/04 Fred Plotkin: Classical Music 101
  • 07/09/04 Erin Hart: Haunted Ground
  • 06/30/04 Erich Raeder: Mein Leben
  • 06/21/04 Crane Brinton, John Christopher, and more: A History of the Middle Ages
  • 06/03/04 Richard Winston: Charlemagne
  • 06/12/04 Louis de Branges de Bourcia: Apology for the proof of the Riemann Hypothesis
  • 06/09/04 Einhard: The Life of Charlemagne
  • 06/10/04 Unknown Arab Chronicler: The Battle of Poitiers, 732
  • 05/26/04 Sebastian Haffner: Defying Hitler
  • 05/11/04 Marco Polo: The Travels of Marco Polo
  • 04/19/04 Richard Zacks: The Pirate Hunter
  • 03/31/04 Yann Martel: Life of Pi
  • 03/24/04 Simon Winchester: The Professor and the Madman
  • 03/16/04 Mary Roach: Stiff - The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • 02/20/04 Brian Greene: The Fabric of the Cosmos
  • 01/22/04 Simon Winchester: Krakatoa
  • 01/02/04 Amir D. Aczel: The Mystery of the Aleph
  • 12/19/03 Sylvia Nasar: A Beautiful Mind
  • 12/03/03 Michael Crichton: Prey
  • 11/26/03 Dan Brown: Angels and Demons
  • 11/04/03 Anthony Gottlieb: The Dream of Reason
  • 10/20/03 John Grisham: The Runaway Jury John Grisham
  • 10/07/03 John Grisham: The Street Lawyer
  • 10/02/03 Jean Porter and Walter Harrelson: Religion, Scriptures and Spirituality: Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity
  • 09/15/03 Henry David Thoreau: Walden
  • 09/04/03 Philip Kerr: Dark Matter
  • 08/17/03 Tom Clancy: The Teeth of the Tiger
  • 07/23/03 Laura Hillenbrand: Seabiscuit
  • 07/15/03 William Barnes: I Built the Titanic
  • 06/28/03 Ann Coulter: Treason
  • 06/17/03 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Armageddon (Left Behind, Volume 11)
  • 05/22/03 Jonathan Kellerman: A Cold Heart
  • 05/10/03 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: The Remnant (Left Behind, Volume 10)
  • 05/03/03 Michael Connelly: Lost Light
  • 04/05/03 Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code
  • 03/21/03 James Patterson and Andrew Gross: The Jester
  • 03/08/03 John Grisham: The Partner
  • 02/22/03 John Grisham: The Testament
  • 02/09/03 John Grisham: The King of Torts
  • 02/02/03 John Grisham: The Summons
  • 12/06/02 Tom Clancy: The Bear and the Dragon
  • 11/01/02 Wilhelm Keitel: In the Service of the Reich
  • 10/27/02 Cyril Robinson: A History of Rome
  • 10/19/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Desecration (Left Behind, Volume 9)
  • 09/26/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: The Mark (Left Behind, Volume 8)
  • 09/23/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: The Indwelling (Left Behind, Volume 7)
  • 08/21/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Assassins (Left Behind, Volume 6)
  • 08/19/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Apollyon (Left Behind, Volume 5)
  • 07/22/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Soul Harvest (Left Behind, Volume 4)
  • 07/19/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Nicolae (Left Behind, Volume 3)
  • 07/14/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Tribulation Force (Left Behind, Volume 2)
  • 07/04/02 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: Left Behind
  • 06/15/02 Alan Hall: The History of the Papacy
  • 05/10/02 Dr. Stanley Fisher, Ph.D.: Discovering the Power of Self-Hypnosis
  • 04/02/02 Dorothy L. Sayers: Murder Must Advertise
  • 03/18/02 Nicholas Evans: The Horse Whisperer
  • 03/03/02 Ernst Jünger: In Stahlgewittern
  • 02/26/02 Nelson DeMille: Up Country
  • 02/20/02 Philip Greenspun :Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
  • 02/19/02 John Grisham: The Brethren
  • 01/31/02 Robert Ludlum: The Sigma Protocol
  • 01/18/02 P.D. James: Death in Holy Orders
  • 01/13/02 Saint Aurelius Augustinus: Confessions of Saint Augustine
  • 12/20/01 John L. Casti and Werner DePauli: Gödel - A life of Logic
  • 2001 Günther Prien: Mein Weg nach Scapa Flow
  • 2001 Paul Hoffman: The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdösz and the Search for Mathematical Truth
  • 2001 Penny Lee: Open Water Swimming
  • 2000 Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  • 2000 The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin
  • 2000 Frans G. Bengtsson: Die Abenteuer des Röde Orm
  • 1999 Conrad Wennerberg: Wind, Waves, and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming
  • 1999 Oskar Lafontaine: Das Herz schlägt links
  • 1998 Gaius Julius Caesar: De Bello Gallico
  • 1998 The Awful German Language by Mark Twain
  • 1997 Oliver Sacks: An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
  • 1996 Richard Henry Dana Jr.: Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
  • 1995 Lukas: Vier Jahre Hölle und Zurück
  • 1995 Oliver Sacks: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat : And Other Clinical Tales
  • 1995 Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
  • 1994 General Norman H. Schwarzkopf: It Doesn't Take a Hero
  • 1994 Karl Dönitz: Zehn Jahre und Zwanzig Tage, Erinnerungen 1935-1945
  • 1994 Dr. Charles Crenshaw: Conspiracy of Silence
  • 1993 Ich jagte Hannibal Lecter by Robert K. Ressler and Tom Shachtman
  • 1993 Albert Speer: Erinnerungen
  • 1993 Albert Speer: Spandauer Tagebücher
  • 1993 Robert Harris: Fatherland
  • 1993 Len Deighton: SS GB
  • 1993 Michael Holzach: Das vergessene Volk. Ein Jahr bei den deutschen Hutterern in Kanada.
  • 1993 Adolf Galland: Die Ersten und die Letzten
  • 1993 Willst du gesund sein? Vergiß den Kochtopf! von Helmut Wandmaker
  • 1992 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex by Stefan Aust
  • 1992 Der Pirat: Die Drogenkarriere des Jan C by Stefan Aust
  • 1992 Mauss. Ein deutscher Agent. by Stefan Aust
  • 1992 Macht und Machenschaften: Die Wahrheitsfindung in der Barschel-Affäre : ein Lehrstück by Cordt Schnibben
  • 1992 Richard Nixon: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon
  • 1992 Peter Hornung: Die Legion
  • 1992 Wolf Rüdiger Hess: Mord an Rudolf Hess? Der geheimnisvolle Tod meines Vaters in Spandau
  • 1992 Stephen W. Hawking: A Brief History of Time
  • 1992 Walter Schellenberg: Hitlers letzter Geheimdienst-Chef
  • 1992 Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos
  • 1991 Cizia Zykë: Sahara
  • 1991 Cizia Zykë: Oro
  • 1991 Dagobert Lindlau: Der Mob: Recherchen zum organisierten Verbrechen
  • 1991 Dagobert Lindlau: Der Lohnkiller: Eine Figur aus dem Organisierten Verbrechen
  • 1991 Heinz Höhne: Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf, Geschichte der SS
  • 1991 Zsolt Harsanyi: Ungarische Rhapsodie - der Lebensroman von Franz Liszt
  • 1991 Meine Kommandounternehmen by Otto Skorzeny
  • 1991 Ich war Kaiser von China. Vom Himmelssohn zum Neuen Menschen. Die Autobiographie des letzten chinesischen Kaisers von Pu Yi
  • 1991 Der Wahrheit eine Gasse by Franz v. Papen
  • 1990 Walter Kempowski: Haben Sie Hitler gesehen?
  • 1990 Peter Scholl-Latour: Mord am großen Fluß. Ein Vierteljahrhundert afrikanische Unabhängigkeit
  • 1990 Patrick Süskind: Die Taube
  • 1990 Patrick Süskind: Das Parfüm
  • 1990 Jürgen Roth: Sie töten für Geld. Die Söldner - Eine Reportage
  • 1990 Bernt Engelmann: Die goldenen Jahre - Die Sage von Deutschlands glücklicher Kaiserzeit
  • 1990 Thomas Ammann: Hacker für Moskau : deutsche Computer-Spione im Dienst des KGB
  • 1990 Niccolò Machiavelli: Der Fürst
  • 1990 Henry Miller: Opus Pistorum
  • 1989 Ungeduscht, geduzt und ausgebuht by Max Goldt
  • 1989 Franz Josef Strauß: Die Erinnerungen
  • 1989 Sternstunden der Menschheit by Stefan Zweig
  • 1989 Dietrich Dörner: Die Logik des Mißlingens. Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen
  • 1989 Kenneth Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, Drea Zigarmi: Der Minuten-Manager. Führungsstile
  • 1989 Karlheinz Deschner: Das Kreuz mit der Kirche. Eine Sexualgeschichte des Christentums
  • 1989 Betty Mahmoody: Not without my daughter
  • 1989 Truddi Chase: Aufschrei
  • 1989 Torey L. Hayden: Somebody Else’s Kids (1981)
  • 1989 Torey L. Hayden: Murphy’s Boy (1983)
  • 1989 Torey L. Hayden: One Child
  • 1989 Mika Waltari: Sinuhe, der Ägypter
  • 1988 Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind by Donald Johanson
  • 1988 Peter Scholl-Latour : Der Tod im Reisfeld. Dreißig Jahre Krieg in Indochina
  • 1988 Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson: Der Minuten-Manager
  • 1988 The Seth Material by Jane Roberts
  • 1988 Helen Wambach: Reliving Past Lives: The Evidence Under Hypnosis
  • 1988 Helen Wambach: Life before Life
  • 1988 Akif Pirinçci: Felidae
  • 1987 James Clavell: Noble House
  • 1987 James Clavell: Shogun
  • 1987 James Clavell: Tai Pan
  • 1987 The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  • 1987 Otto v. Bismarck: Gedanken und Erinnerungen
  • 1985 Philip Rosenthal: Einmal Legionär
  • 1985 Nijinski. Der Gott des Tanzes by Romola Nijinsky
  • 1985 Erich Maria Remarque: Im Westen nichts Neues
  • 1984 Zino Davidoff: Zigarren-Brevier oder Was raucht der Conaisseur
  • 1984 Theodor Fontane: Effie Briest (speed read)
  • 1984 Heinrich Mann: Der Untertan
  • 1984 Günter Walraff: Ganz unten
  • 1984 Heinrich Böll: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann.
  • 1984 Bernard Robin and R. Simpkin: Survival at Sea
  • 1984 Charles Bukowski: Factotum
  • 1984 William Golding: Lord of the Flies
  • 1983 Max Frisch: Montauk
  • 1983 Das Nibelungenlied
  • 1983 Beowulf
  • 1983 Das Taschenbuch des Zigarrenrauchers - Zigarrenrauchen mit Genuß. Wie man Kenner und Könner wird. Vom richtigen Umgang mit der braunen Freundin
  • 1983 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Le Petit Prince
  • 1983 Günter Grass: Katz und Maus
  • 1983 Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
  • 1983 Brigade Dirlewanger by Will Berthold
  • 1983 Einer kam durch - Der Fluchtbericht des Fliegerleutnants Franz von Werra by Franz von Werra
  • 1982 J. D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye
  • 1982 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • 1982 Rüdiger Nehberg: Drei Mann, ein Boot, der Blaue Nil.
  • 1982 Rüdiger Nehberg: Survival-Training
  • 1982 Wolf Schneider: Deutsch für Profis
  • 1981 Soldat bis zum letzten Tag by Albert Kesselring
  • 1981 Erhard Gorys: Die Kunst Zigarren zu rauchen
  • 1981 Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman
  • 1981 George Orwell: 1984
  • 1981 Michael Ende: Die unendliche Geschichte
  • 1981 Schnee im Frühling by Yukio Mishima
  • 1981 The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima by Henry Scott Stokes
  • 1981 Sturm Stärke Zehn. Der schwarze Tag von Fastnet von John Rousmaniere
  • 1980 Deutsche Heldensagen by Hans Friedrich Blunck
  • 1980 Felix Graf von Luckner: Seeteufel erobert Amerika. Kaperfahrt auf Herzen
  • 1980 Felix Graf von Luckner: Der Seeteufel
  • 1980 Theodor Storm: Der Schimmelreiter
  • 1980 George Orwell: Animal Farm
  • 1980 Christiane F.: Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
  • 1979 The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  • 1979 Canaris von Heinz Höhne
  • 1979 Strafbataillon 999. von Heinz G. Konsalik
  • 1979 Begegnung in Tiflis. von Heinz G. Konsalik
  • 1979 Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Richter und sein Henker
  • 1979 Henri Charriere: Papillon
  • 1978 Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki
  • 1978 Soldatensender Calais by Michael Mohr
  • 1978 Heinz G. Konsalik: Sie fielen vom Himmel
  • 1978 Männer - Ein Buch des Stolzes by Erhard Wittek
  • 1977 Heinz G. Konsalik: Die Rollbahn
  • 1977 Heinz G. Konsalik: Der Arzt von Stalingrad
  • 1976 Das Atlantis Rätsel by Charles Berlitz und William L. Moore
  • 1976 Das Bermuda Dreieck by Charles Berlitz und William L. Moore
  • 1976 Das Philadelphia Experiment. Fenster zum Kosmos? by Charles Berlitz und William L. Moore
  • 1976 Erinnerungen an die Zukunft by Erich von Däniken und Wilhelm Roggersdorf
  • 1976 Johannes Mario Simmel: Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein
  • 1975 Rolf Ulrici: Raumschiff "Monitor"
  • 1975 Rolf Ulrici: Giganto meldet: Vorstoß in die Erde
  • 1974 Astrid Lindgren: Immer lustig in Bullerbü
  • 1974 Astrid Lindgren: Wir Kinder aus Bullerbü

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2 Wish list

  • Ernst Kantorowicz: Kaiser Friedrich II.; The Kings two Bodies
  • Marie Antonin Carême: L'art de la cuisine Française au dix-neuvième siècle
  • Prosper Montagne: Larousse Gastronomique
  • Walter Bickel: Herings Dictionary of Classical and Modern Cookery
  • Lewis Saulnier: Le Repertoire de La Cuisine: A Guide to Fine Foods
  • Culinary Institute of America: The Professional Chef , Study Guide
  • Nancy Silverton: Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery : Recipes for the Connoisseur
  • Nancy Silverton: Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery
  • Descartes’ Error by Antonio Damasio
  • Mind Blindness by Simon Baron-Cohen

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3 Philosophy

3.1 Historical treatment of philosophy

  • Gaarder, Jostein: Sophie's World, A Novel About the History of Philosophy by
  • Gottlieb, Anthony: The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

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3.2 Dreams & mysteries

  • Byrne, Rhonda: The Secret

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3.3 Modern Western philosophy United States & Canada

  • Thoreau, Henry David: Walden; Or, Life in the Wood

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3.4 Modern Western philosophy Germany & Austria

  • Fichte, Johann Gottlieb: Appelation an das Publikum
  • Fichte, Johann Gottlieb: Über die Würde des Menschen
  • Schiller, Friedrich v.: Über das Erhabene

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4 Psychology

  • Ciccarelli, Saundra K.: Psychology

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4.1 Mental processes & intelligence

  • Lt. Col. Dave Grossman: On Killing

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4.2 Memory

  • Foer, Joshua: Moonwalking with Einstein

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4.3 Reading

  • Wolf, Maryanne: Proust and the Squid

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4.4 Obesity

  • Kolata, Gina : Rethinking Thin
  • Wansink, Brian, Ph.D.: Mindless Eating

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4.5 Autism

  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Animals Make Us Human
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Animals Make Us HumanAnimals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication Difficulties
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: An Inside View of Autism
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Evaluating the Effects of Medication
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Frequently Asked Questions about Autism
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Genius May Be an Abnormality: Educating Students withAsperger's Syndrome, or High Functioning Autism
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Interview with Temple Grandin
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Making the Transition from the World of School into the World of Work
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communications Difficulties
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Social Problems: Understanding Emotions and Developing Talents
  • Grandin, Temple, Ph. D.: Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism

"A partial explanation for the lack of empathy in autism may be due to an oversensitive nervous system that prevents an autistic child from receiving the comforting tactile stimulation that comes from being hugged."

"The reactions of an autistic child to touch and a wild horse may be similar. […] There are two methods that can be used tame a wild horse: 1) forced holding and 2) gradual taming. Both methods work."

"Thinking in language and words is alien to me. I think totally in pictures. It is like playing different tapes in a video cassette recorder in my imagination.

"Outbursts of aggression in autistic teenagers and adults are sometimes caused by frontal or temporal lobe seizures. These seizures (epileptic episodes) are often difficult to detect on an EEG (Gedye 1989, 1991). Seizures should be suspected if the rages occur totally at random."

Temple Grandin

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4.6 Asperger

  • Robison, John Elder: Look me in the Eye

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4.7 Multiple Personalities

  • Oxnam, Robert B.: A Fractured Mind
  • Baer, Richard, M. D.: Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities

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4.8 Paranoid Schizophrenia

  • The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks

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4.9 Subconscious & altered states

  • New Karmic Past Life Regression Hypnosis Collection by Erick Brown
  • Helen Wambach:
    • Reliving Past Lives: The Evidence Under Hypnosis
  • Life before Life
  • Jane Roberts: The Seth Material
  • Fisher, Dr. Stanley Ph.D.: Discovering the Power of Self-Hypnosis

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4.10 Decision Theory

  • The Black Swan By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • How Lehrer, Jonah: We Decide
  • Simplexity by Jeffrey Kluger
  • The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner
  • Truth-Driven Thinking by Stephen L. Gibson
  • Gerd Gigerenzer: Gut Feelings
  • Leonard Mlodinow: The Drunkard's Walk
  • Dietrich Dörner: Die Logik des Mißlingens. Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen

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4.11 Other

  • Liespotting By Pamela Meyer
  • The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head By Gary Small
  • The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
  • The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  • Howard Dully and Charles Fleming: My Lobotomy
  • Oliver Sacks:
    • Hallucinations
  • The Mind's Eye
  • Musicophilia
  • An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
  • The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and other Clinical Tales
  • Kenneth Blanchard
    • Der Minuten-Manager
  • Der Minuten-Manager. Führungsstile
  • Torey L. Hayden:
    • One Child
  • Somebody Else’s Kids (1981)
  • Murphy’s Boy (1983)

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5 Religion

5.1 Existence, attributes of God

  • Francis S. Collins: The Language of God
  • Lee Strobel: A Case for Christ

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5.2 Bible

  • The Bible (today's new international version)
  • The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin

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5.3 Roman Catholic Church

  • John Ankerberg and John Weldon: The Facts on Roman Catholicism - What does the Roman Catholic Church really believe?
  • Pope Benedict XVI. (formerly Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger): Jesus of Nazareth
  • Pope Benedict XVI. (formerly Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger): Salt of the Earth
  • Pope Benedict XVI. (formerly Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger): "Deus Caritas Est" Encyclical
  • Thomas Cahill: Pope John XXIII
  • Thomas E. Woods, Jr.: How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
  • Karlheinz Deschner: Das Kreuz mit der Kirche. Eine Sexualgeschichte des Christentums
  • Augustinus, Saint Aurelius: Confessions of Saint Augustine
  • Hall, Alan: The History of the Papacy
  • Porter, Jean and Harrelson, Walter: Religion, Scriptures and Spirituality: Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity
  • Pope John Paul II: Mulieris Dignitatem - on the Dignity and Vocation of Woman
  • Pope Pius XI "Mit Brennender Sorge", Encyclical on the church and the German Reich
  • Pope Paul VI: Dei Verbum - Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation
  • Pope Paul VI: Sacrosanctum Concilium - Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
  • Pope Paul VI: Gaudium et Spes - Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World

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5.4 Anglican churches

  • C. S. Lewis: Mere Christiani

"Now that I come to think of it, I remember Christian teachers telling me long ago that I must hate a bad man's actions, but not hate the bad man: or, as they would say, hate the sin but not the sinner. For a long time I used to think this a silly, straw-splitting distinction: how could you hate what a man did and not hate the man? But years later it occurred to me that there was one man to whom I had been doing this all my life-namely myself. However much I might dislike my own cowardice or conceit or greed, I went on loving myself. There had never been the slightest difficulty about it. In fact the very reason why I hated the things was that I loved the man. Just because I loved myself, I was sorry to find that I was the sort of man who did those things. Consequently, Christianity does not want us to reduce by one atom the hatred we feel for cruelty and treachery. We ought to hate them. Not one word of what we have said about them needs to be unsaid. But it does want us to hate them in the same way in which we hate things in ourselves: being sorry that the man should have done such stand exactly what loving your neighbor as yourself means. I have to love him as I love myself."

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5.5 Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Adventist

  • Michael Holzach: Das vergessene Volk. Ein Jahr bei den deutschen Hutterern in Kanada.
  • Jordan Rubin: The Great Physician's Rx for Health and Wellness
  • Don Piper and Cecil Murphey: Heaven Is Real

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5.6 Atheists

  • Irreligion By John Allen Paulos

6 Anthropology

  • The Old Way by Elizabeth Marshall
  • Charles Murray: Human Accomplishment

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7 Sociology

7.1 Political science

  • Coulter, Ann: Treason
  • Oskar Lafontaine: Das Herz schlägt links
  • Niccolò Machiavelli: Der Fürst

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7.2 Economy

  • Confessions of an Economic Hitman By John Perkins
  • Muhammad Yunus: Banker to the Poor
  • John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge: The Company

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7.3 Law

  • The Devil's Advocates by Michael S. Lief and H. Mitchell Caldwell

7.4 Public administration

7.5 Military science

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
  • Jürgen Roth: Sie töten für Geld. Die Söldner - Eine Reportage

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7.5.1 Legion Etrangere

  • Legionnaire by Simon Murray
  • The French Foreign Legion by Simon Jameson
  • Peter Hornung: Die Legion
  • Life in the Foreign Legion by Evan McGorman
  • Legion of the Lost by Jaime Salazar
  • Memoirs of the Foreign Legion (1924) by Maurice Magnus

"His mother was the illegitimate daughter of the German Kaiser: D-—says, of the old Kaiser Wilhelm I, Don Bernardo says, of Kaiser Frederick Wilhelm, father of the present ex-Kaiser. She was born in Berlin on the 31 October, 1845: and her portrait, by Paul, now hangs in a gallery in Rome. Apparently there had been some injustice against her in Berlin–for she seems once to have been in the highest society there, and to have attended at court. Perhaps she was discreetly banished by Wilhelm II, hence M-—s hatred of that monarch. She lies buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome, where she died in 1912, with the words Filia Régis on her tomb."

"Many a man had come here in the history of the Legion's existence who turned out to be murderer, embezzler, forger, or prince. It is not many years ago that a simple young man arrived, who had not much to say, and registered as John Smith, or some such name, and lived the life of a private soldier. He was a bit of a dullard, and not popular, and was generally avoided by every one, which he took very indifferently. Altogether he was very apathetic. After he had been in the Legion some time he fell ill, was taken to the hospital, and died. Two months after his death a German battleship arrived at Oran, and several high naval officers traveled to Bel-Abbès, and, with all due formality, asked the Colonel and authorities for the body of John Smith. John Smith was no other than a nephew of Emperor William II, and the body of the German Prince was transported with full military honours to Oran, and taken to Germany on His Majesty's cruiser. The times are countless, when a detective from some part of Europe has entered the Legions barracks, and, when the company was at dinner, has looked for his man, tapped him on the shoulder, motioned him to follow, and disappeared with him–no one ever knowing who he was, what he had done, or what became of him. I was never able to find out who the German Prince was, but I imagine it must have been one of the three sons of Prince Albrecht of Prussia, Regent of Brunswick, who had such unfortunate endings. They were the bêtes noires of the Kaiser. He literally hounded them to death, and wrecked each one's life–and incidentally confiscated their fortunes, which were reputed to be the largest of any of the Royal Princes. The last of the three, Prince Friedrich Heinrich, fell from an aero plane in 1917 in the British lines and a week or two later died from his injuries. Prior to the war he had been an exile from his country, and had spent most of his time in Italy."

"The Legion was the stamping ground of the typical ex-German as he has been described for generations. Seventy per cent of the Legion were Germans, and it was German food, German manners, German discipline, German militarism, German arrogance, German insolence and German arbitrariness. One of the majors was a German-Alsatian, the Jewish lieutenant had a German name, every sergeant-major but one was a German, every sergeant but two was a German, the cooks were Germans, and the infirmary nurses were Germans. The severity of the punishments was decidedly German, It was a German regiment of the lowest type transplanted to Africa. The soldiers spoke German among themselves, and aired only German sentiments. They retained all their German habits of excessive drinking, eating, smoking, swearing, and blaspheming."

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7.6 True crime

  • Zodiac By Robert Graysmith
  • Samantha Weinberg: Pointing from the Grave
  • In the President's Secret Service by Ronald Kessler
  • The Cases that Haunt Us by John Douglas
  • Der Doppelmord and Uwe Barschel by Wolfram Baentsch
  • Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo
  • Robert K. Ressler and Tom Shachtman: Ich jagte Hannibal Lecter
  • Dagobert Lindlau: Der Mob: Recherchen zum organisierten Verbrechen
  • Dagobert Lindlau: Der Lohnkiller: Eine Figur aus dem organisierten Verbrechen
  • Stefan Aust: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
  • Stefan Aust: Der Pirat: Die Drogenkarriere des Jan C
  • Stefan Aust: Mauss. Ein deutscher Agent.
  • Cordt Schnibben: Macht und Machenschaften: Die Wahrheitsfindung in der Barschel-Affäre : ein Lehrstück
  • Christiane F.: Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
  • The Man Who Loved Books Too Much By Allison Hoover

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7.7 Life in Prison

  • Kerman, Piper: Orange is the New Black

7.8 Customs of War and Diplomacy

  • Negotiating with Evil by Mitchell B. Reiss

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8 Languages

8.1 Linear B

  • Fox, Margalit: The Riddle of the Labyrinth

8.2 German

  • Wolf Schneider: Deutsch für Profis
  • Mark Twain: The Awful German Language

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8.3 Danish

  • Danish Phase 1 by Pimsleur

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8.4 Dutch

  • Michel Thomas
    • Speak Dutch for Beginners
  • Speak Dutch Advanced

8.5 English

  • Melvyn Bragg: The Adventure of English

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8.6 French

  • Official Foreign Service French Language Course

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8.7 Italian

8.8 Japanese

  • Michel Thomas
    • Japanese Foundation Course
  • Speak Japanes for Beginners

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8.9 Latin

8.10 Mandarin

  • Michel Thomas:
    • Mandarin - Get started
  • Mandarin - Vocabulary Course

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8.11 Polish

  • Michel Thomas
    • Speak Polish for Beginners
  • Speak Polish Advanced

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8.12 Portuguese

  • Michel Thomas
    • Speak Portuguese for Beginners
  • Speak Portuguese Advanced

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8.13 Russian

  • Michel Thomas
    • Russian Vocabulary Course

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8.14 Spanish

  • Pimsleur Spanish I

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8.15 Tagalog

  • Tagalog for Beginners: An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of the Philippines by Joi Barrios

9 Mathematics

9.1 Biographies of Mathematicians

  • Keith Devlin: The Man of Numbers (Biographie of Fibbonacci)
  • Euclid's Window
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by
  • Remarkable Mathematicians: From Euler to von Neumann
  • The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdösz and the Search for Mathematical Truth
  • John F. Nash: John Nash - Autobiography
  • Sylvia Nasar: A Beautiful Mind
  • John L. Casti and Werner DePauli: Gödel - A life of Logic

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9.2 Mathematical Fiction

  • Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland
  • Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann

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9.3 Mathematical History

  • Leonard Mlodinow: Euclid's Window
  • Robert Solomon: The Little Book of Mathematical Principles
  • Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability by Peter Pesic
  • Ivars Peterson: Mathematical Tourist: New and Updated Snapshots of Modern Mathematics (Mathematical Tourist)
  • Simon Singh: Fermat's Enigma : The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
  • Steve Olson: Countdown - The race for beautiful solutions at the International Mathematical Olympiad

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9.4 Pure Mathematics

  • Dudley Ernest Littlewood: The Skeleton Keys of Mathematics - A Simple Account of Complex Algebraic Theories
  • John Derbyshire: Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
  • George Chaitin:
    • Exploring Randomness
  • Meta Math- the Quest for Omega
  • A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy
  • Was ist ein Raum? by Prof. Dr. Matthias Kreck

"Wir fassen zusammen: Beim Riemann'schen Raumbegriff wird ein Raum durch die Forderung festgelegt, dass er an jeder Stelle durch drei Koordinaten beschrieben werden kann, wobei man ein System von Koordinaten auswählt, was erlaubt, von Glattheit zu sprechen, also insbesondere von glatten Kurven im Raum. In der Mathematik nennt man solche Räume dreidimensionale Mannigfaltigkeiten. Wir sind bei dieser Anschauung des Raumes von der Physik ausgegangen. Diese wird – wie das Leben allgemein – erst interessant durch Hinzunahme der Zeit und durch Betrachtung von Materie. Raum und Zeit bilden nach heutiger Auffassung selbst einen Raum, den wir uns als vierdimensionale Mannigfaltigkeit vorstellen. Bei der Füllung der Raum-Zeit-Mannigfaltigkeit mit Materie kommen Kräfte ins Spiel, welche wir uns als Felder vorstellen. Dies zu thematisieren würde hier zu weit führen.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Kreck in "Was ist ein Raum?"

  • Proofs from THE BOOK by Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler
  • David Wells: The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Mathematics
  • Louis de Branges de Bourcia: Apology for the proof of the Riemann Hypothesis
  • Amir D. Aczel: The Mystery of the Aleph

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9.5 Applied Mathematics

  • Mathletics by John Barrow
  • Stephen Baker: The Numerati: How They'll Get My Number and Yours
  • John Allen Paulos:
    • A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
  • Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

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9.6 Game Theory

  • Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Ken Binmore

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10 Natural sciences

10.1 Meta science

  • Thomas S. Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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10.2 Physics

  • The Edge of Physics by Anil Ananthaswamy
  • The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin
  • The Age of Entanglement by Louisa Gilder
  • Paul Davies: How to Build a Time Machine. It wouldn't be easy, but it might be possible
  • Richard P. Feynman
    • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 1
  • Amir D. Aczel: Entanglement
  • Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything

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10.3 Astronomy

  • The Eerie Silence by Paul Davies
  • Brian Greene:
    • The Fabric of the Cosmos
  • The Elegant Universe
  • Michael Brooks: 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
  • Stephen W. Hawking: A Brief History of Time
  • The Black Hole War by Leonard Süsskind
  • Death by Black Hole by Neil de Grasse Tyson
  • Steven Weinberg: The First Three Minutes

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10.4 Chemistry

  • The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

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10.5 Biology

10.5.1 Evolution

  • Sean B. Carroll: The Making of the Fittest

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10.5.2 Genetics

  • James Watson, with Andrew Berry: DNA: The Secret of Life

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10.5.3 Zoology

  • Weird Life by David Toomey

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10.5.4 Botany

  • The Informed Gardener By Linda Chalker-Scott

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10.5.5 Paleontology

  • Twilight of the Mammoths By Paul S. Martin
  • Cro-Magnon by Brian Fagan
  • Amir D. Aczel: The Jesuit and the Skull

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10.6 Earth Science

10.6.1 Speleology

  • Blind Descent By James Tabor

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11 Astronautics

11.1 Pioneer Program

Konstantin Kakaes: The Pioneer Detectives: Did a Distant Spacecraft Prove Einstein and Newton Wrong?

11.2 Mars Programs

  • Packing for Mars Mary Roach

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11.3 Space Shuttle

  • Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane

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11.4 Apollo Program

  • Collins, Michael: Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
  • Moon Shot by Dan Parry
  • Moondust by Andrew Smith
  • Schirra's Space by Wally Schirra
  • Rocket Man by Craig Nelson
  • Eugene Cernan: The Last Man On the Moon
  • Apollo (Auto-)Biographies not yet read:
    • Neil Armstrong: First On The Moon: A Voyage With Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins [And] Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
    • Buzz Aldrin: Men from Earth
    • Pete Conrad: Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond by Nancy Conrad
    • Alan Bean: My Life As an Astronaut
    • Alan Shepard: Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon
    • Edgar Mitchell: The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds
    • David Scott: Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race
    • James Irwin: Destination Moon
    • John W. Young
    • Charles Duke: Moonwalker
    • Harrison Schmitt: Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space
    • Jim Lovell: Apollo 13: Lost Moon
    • Gordon Cooper: Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey into the Unknown
    • Thomas P. Stafford: We Have Capture: Tom Stafford and the Space Race
    • The All American Boys by Walt Cunningham
    • High Flight by Jim Irwin
    • For Spacious Skies by Scott Carpenter

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11.5 SR-71 Blackbird

  • Pappas, Terry: SR-71 the Blackbird, Q&A

11.6 The Moon

  • The Big Splat by Dana Mackenzie

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12 Technology (Applied sciences)

  • Zeppelin: The Story of a Great Achievement by Harry Vissering
  • The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore
  • Measuring America by Andro Linklater
  • Greenspun, Philip: Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
  • Thomas Ammann: Hacker für Moskau: deutsche Computer-Spione im Dienst des KGB

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13 Medical sciences

13.1 Epidemics and Infections

  • Rabid by Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy
  • Flu by Gina Kolata
  • The Demon Under The Microscope By Thomas Hager
  • Norman F. Cantor: In the Wake of the Plague
  • John M. Barry: The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

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13.2 Neurology

  • The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine
  • Welcome to Your Child's Brain by Sam Wang, Sandra Aamodt
  • D. T. Max: The Family That Couldn't Sleep

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13.3 Doctor's autobiographies

  • Sandeep Jauhar: Intern: A Doctor's Initiation

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13.4 Medical science journalism

  • Mary Roach:
    • Bonk - The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
  • Stiff - The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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14 Food, drink, smoking and smelling

14.1 Cooking

  • What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke
  • The Kitchen Counter Cooking School By Kathleen Flinn
  • Auguste Escoffier: Le Guide culinaire
  • Harold McGee: On Food and Cooking - The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen by The Culinary Institute of America
  • Michael Ruhlman:
    • The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection
  • The Making of a Chef

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14.2 Cooks

  • My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
  • Peter Mayle: French Lessons
  • Mireille Guiliano: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure

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14.3 Cooking competitions

  • Knives at Dawn By Andrew Friedman

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14.4 Food

  • Mary Roach: Gulp
  • Benjamin Wallace: The Billionaire's Vinegar
  • Michael Pollan:
    • In Defense of Food
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
  • Helmut Wandmaker: Willst du gesund sein? Vergiß den Kochtopf!

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14.5 Tea

  • George Orwell: A Nice Cup of Tea

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14.6 Cigars

  • Erhard Gorys: Die Kunst Zigarren zu rauchen
  • Zino Davidoff: Zigarren-Brevier oder Was raucht der Conaisseur
  • Das Taschenbuch des Zigarrenrauchers - Zigarrenrauchen mit Genuß. Wie man Kenner und Könner wird. Vom richtigen Umgang mit der braunen Freundin

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14.7 Perfume

  • Chandler Burr: The Perfect Scent

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15 Fiction

15.1 Children's Literature

  • Go the F–k to Sleep By Adam Mansbach
  • Rolf Ulrici
    • Raumschiff "Monitor"
  • Giganto meldet: Vorstoß in die Erde
  • Astrid Lindgren
    • Immer lustig in Bullerbü
  • Wir Kinder aus Bullerbü

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15.2 Autobiographies

  • Wilhelm Busch: Von Mir Über Mich

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15.3 Philosophical Fiction

  • Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer

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15.4 General Fiction

  • Catton, Eleanor: The Luminaries
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • The Sleepwalkers by Paul Grossman
  • Henry Miller: Opus Pistorum
  • Charles Bukowski: Factotum
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote
  • Yann Martel: Life of Pi
  • Nicholas Evans: The Horse Whisperer
  • Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • James Clavell:
    • Nobel House
  • Shogun
  • Tai Pan
  • Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman
  • William Golding: Lord of the Flies
  • Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea
  • George Orwell:
    • 1984
  • Animal Farm
  • Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
  • J. D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Le Petit Prince

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15.5 Legal Fiction

  • Grisham, John: Gray Mountain
  • Grisham, John: The Chamber
  • Grisham, John: Sycamore Row
  • Grisham, John: A Time to Kill
  • Grisham, John: Sycamore Row
  • Grisham, John: A Time to Kill
  • Grisham, John: The Racketeer
  • Grisham, John: The Litigators
  • Grisham, John: The Confession
  • Grisham, John: The Firm
  • Grisham, John: The Associate
  • Grisham, John: The Appeal
  • Grisham, John: The Brethren
  • Grisham, John: The King of Torts
  • Grisham, John: The Partner
  • Grisham, John: The Runaway Jury
  • Grisham, John: The Street Lawyer
  • Grisham, John: The Summons
  • Grisham, John: The Testament
  • Grisham, John: The Broker
  • Grisham, John: The Pelican Brief
  • Grisham, John: The Rainmaker

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15.6 Mystery

  • Bruno, Chief of Police By Martin Walker
  • March Violets By Philip Kerr
  • Kate Mosse: Labyrinth
  • Sayers, Dorothy L.: Murder Must Advertise
  • Erin Hart: Haunted Ground
  • G. K. Chesterton: The Innocence of Father Brown

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15.7 Religious Fiction

  • Paul Sussman: The Last Secret of the Temple
  • Steve Berry: The Templar Legacy
  • Elizabeth Kostova: The Historian
  • James, P.D.: Death in Holy Orders
  • Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins:
    • Left Behind (Left Behind, Volume 1)
  • Tribulation Force (Left Behind, Volume 2)
  • Nicolae (Left Behind, Volume 3)
  • Soul Harvest (Left Behind, Volume4)
  • Apollyon (Left Behind, Volume 5)
  • Assassins (Left Behind, Volume 6)
  • The Indwelling (Left Behind, Volume 7)
  • The Mark (Left Behind, Volume 8)
  • Desecration (Left Behind, Volume 9)
  • The Remnant (Left Behind, Volume 10)
  • Armageddon (Left Behind, Volume 11)
  • William X. Kienzle
    • The Gathering
  • The Sacrifice
  • Brown, Dan:
    • Angels and Demons
  • The Da Vinci Code

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15.8 Spy Novels

  • John le Carré
    • The Smiley Novels:
      • Call for the Dead: A George Smiley Novel

Call for the Dead (1961) A Murder of Quality (1962) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) The Looking Glass War (1965) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974) The Honourable Schoolboy (1977) Smiley’s People (1980) The Secret Pilgrim (1991)

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15.9 Thriller

  • You're Next By Gregg Hurwitz
  • The Collectors by David Baldacci
  • Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  • Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason: The Rule of Four
  • Clancy, Tom
    • The Bear and the Dragon
  • The Teeth of the Tiger
  • Ludlum, Robert: The Sigma Protocol
  • Connelly, Michael: Lost Light
  • DeMille, Nelson: Up Country
  • Kellerman, Jonathan: A Cold Heart
  • Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

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15.10 Science Fiction

  • Stephen King:
    • 11-22-63
  • The Stand
  • 2001 By Arthur C. Clarke
  • Albert Jack: Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved
  • Michael Flynn: Eifelheim
  • Michael Crichton
    • Prey
  • Timeline
  • Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Erich von Däniken und Wilhelm Roggersdorf: Erinnerungen an die Zukunft
  • Charles Berlitz und William L. Moore
    • Das Atlantis Rätsel
  • Das Bermuda Dreieck
  • Das Philadelphia Experiment. Fenster zum Kosmos?

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15.11 Scandinavian Fiction

  • Jonasson, Jonas: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  • Derek B. Miller: Norwegian by Night
  • Stieg Larsson:
    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Millenium Trilogie 1/3
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire - Millenium Trilogie 2/3
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Millenium Trilogie 3/3
  • Faceless Killers By Henning Mankell

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15.12 Indian Literature

  • Jaya By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik

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15.13 Japanese Literature

  • The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
  • 1Q84 By Haruki Murakami
  • The Tattoo Murder Case By Akimitsu Takagi
  • Kanehara Hitomi: Snakes and Earrings
  • Yukio Mishima: Schnee im Frühling
  • Henry Scott Stokes: The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima
  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

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15.14 Germanic Literature

  • Deutsche Sagen und Märchen
  • Deutsche Heldensagen by Hans Friedrich Blunck
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Das Nibelungenlied
  • Beowulf

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15.15 Deutsche Prosa des 18. Jahrhunderts

  • Heinrich von Kleist: Das Bettelweib von Locarno

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15.16 Deutsche Prosa des 19. Jahrhunderts

  • Alexander Moszkowski: Die Zeitbörse
  • Dahn, Felix: Ein Kampf um Rom
  • Theodor Storm:
    • Auf dem Staatshof
  • Der Schimmelreiter
  • In St. Jürgen
  • Theodor Fontane: Effie Briest

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15.17 Deutsche Prosa des 20. Jahrhunderts

  • Johannes Mario Simmel: Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein
  • Stefan Zweig: Sternstunden der Menschheit
  • Hermann Hesse: Siddharta

"Du bist der beste Liebende," sagte sie nachdenklich, "den ich gesehen habe. Du bist staerker als andre, biegsamer, williger. Gut hast du meine Kunst gelernt, Siddhartha. Einst, wenn ich aelter bin, will ich von dir ein Kind haben. Und dennoch, Lieber, bist du ein Samana geblieben, dennoch liebst du mich nicht, du liebst keinen Menschen. Ist es nicht so?"
"Es mag wohl so sein", sagte Siddhartha muede. "Ich bin wie du. Auch du liebst nicht–wie koenntest du sonst die Liebe als eine Kunst betreiben? Die Menschen von unserer Art koennen vielleicht nicht lieben. Die Kindermenschen koennen es; das ist ihr Geheimnis."
Hermann Hesse, Siddharta

  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Richter und sein Henker
  • Patrick Süskind:
    • Die Taube
  • Das Parfüm
  • Michael Ende: Die unendliche Geschichte
  • Akif Pirinçci: Felidae
  • Günter Walraff: Ganz unten
  • Heinrich Böll: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann.

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15.18 Deutsche Satire

  • Max Goldt: Ungeduscht, geduzt und ausgebuht

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15.19 Historical Fiction

15.19.1 Ancient Egypt

  • Mika Waltari: Sinuhe, der Ägypter

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15.19.2 Ancient Rome

  • Robert Graves: I, Claudius

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15.19.3 8th Century

  • Frans G. Bengtsson: Die Abenteuer des Röde Orm

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15.19.4 13th CenturyMedieval Times

  • Ken Follet: The Pillars of the Earth

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15.19.5 14th Century

  • Ken Follet: World Without End
  • Bernhard Cornwell: Agincourt

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15.19.6 15th Century

  • Patterson, James and Gross, Andrew: The Jester
  • Kerr, Philip: Dark Matter - The Private Life of Isaac Newton
  • Jon Fasman: The Geographer's Library

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15.19.7 16th Century

  • Pötzsch, Oliver: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter, Book 4
  • Pötzsch, Oliver: The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter, Book 3
  • Pötzsch, Oliver: A Hangman's Daughter Tale, Book 2
  • Pötzsch, Oliver: The Hangman's Daughter, A Hangman's Daughter Tale, Book 1
  • Arturo Perez-Reverte: Captain Alatriste

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15.19.8 17th Century

  • Patrick O'Brian: Master and Commander

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15.19.9 19th Century

  • The Ludwig Conspiracy By Oliver Pötzsch
  • Zsolt Harsanyi: Ungarische Rhapsodie - der Lebensroman von Franz Liszt

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15.19.10 WWI Themed Literature

  • Erich Maria Remarque: Im Westen nichts Neues
  • Heinrich Mann: Der Untertan

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15.19.11 Between the wars

  • Percival Wren: Beau Geste

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15.19.12 WWII Themed Literature

  • Ken Follett: Eye of the Needle
  • Len Deighton: SS GB
  • Günter Grass: Katz und Maus
  • Will Berthold: Brigade Dirlewanger
  • Michael Mohr: Soldatensender Calais
  • Heinz G. Konsalik:
    • Sie fielen vom Himmel
  • Die Rollbahn
  • Der Arzt von Stalingrad

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15.19.13 Post WWII

  • Robert Harris: Fatherland
  • Frederick Forsyth: The Day of the Jackal

15.20 Poems

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner

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16 Essays

  • Mark Twain:
    • On the Decay of the Art of Lying
  • A. J. Jacobs: The Know-It-All
  • Cizia Zykë:
    • Oro
  • Sahara

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17 The arts

17.1 Writing

  • How to Write a Book ASAP By Garrett Pierson

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17.2 Art as a business

  • The Art Detective By Philip Mould

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17.3 Comic books

  • The Ten-Cent Plague By David Hajdu

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17.4 Music

  • Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
  • Fred Plotkin: Classical Music 101

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17.5 Performing Arts

  • Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
  • Nijinski. Der Gott des Tanzes by Romola Nijinsky

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18 Sports

18.1 Fitness

  • Rynolds, Gretchen: The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer
  • Ultimate Fitness by Gina Kolata

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18.2 Ultramarathon Running

  • The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly
  • Eat and Run by Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
  • Running with the Kenyans By Adharanand Finn
  • Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • Dean Karnazes:
    • 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
  • Ultramarathon Man

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18.3 Fencing

  • By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions by Richard Cohen

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18.4 Marathon Swimming

  • Conrad Wennerberg: Wind, Waves, and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming
  • Penny Lee: Open Water Swimming

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18.5 Adventure

  • The Snake Charmer by Jamie James
  • Rüdiger Nehberg:
    • Drei Mann, ein Boot, der Blaue Nil
  • Survival-Training
  • Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki
  • Bernard Robin and R. Simpkin: Survival at Sea

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18.6 Sailing

  • Sturm Stärke Zehn. Der schwarze Tag von Fastnet von John Rousmaniere

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19 Games

19.1 LEGO

  • LEGO by Jonathan Bender

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19.2 Scrabble

  • Word Freak - Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE™ Players by Stefan Fatsis

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19.3 Chess

  • David Edmonds and John Eidinow: Bobby Fischer Goes to War

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20 Geology

20.1 Volcanos

  • Wood, Gillen D'Arcy , Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World
  • Winchester, Simon: Krakatoa

21 Geography

  • Troost, J. Maarten: Lost on Planet China
  • Troost, J. Maarten: The Sex Lives of Cannibals
  • Troost, J. Maarten: Getting Stoned with the Savages
  • Bales, Peter: How Come They Always had the Battles in the National Parks?
  • Charles Officer and Jake Page: The Great Dinosaur Extinction Controversy
  • Polo, Marco: The Travels of Marco Polo
  • Winchester, Simon: Outposts
  • Winchester, Simon: A Crack in the Edge of the World
  • Winchester, Simon: The Map That Changed the World

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22 History

22.1 Anthologies and Collections

  • 5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists by Karl Shaw
  • Jakob Wassermann: Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten

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22.2 Prehistoric

  • Catching Fire By Richard Wrangham
  • Nicholas Wade: Before the Dawn
  • Donald Johanson: Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

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22.3 Indo-European History

  • J. P. Mallory: In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology, and Myth
  • Frederik Kortlandt: The Spread of the Indo-Europeans

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22.4 Collapse of the Bronze Age

  • Cline, Eric H.: 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

22.5 Ancient Judaea

  • Tudor Parfitt: The Lost Ark of the Covenant

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22.6 Ancient Egypt

  • Zahi Hawass: Mountains of the Pharaohs

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22.7 Ancient Greece

  • Paul Cartledge: The Spartans
  • Arrian: Alexander the Great

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22.8 Ancient Rome

  • Rome's Last Citizen (Cato the Younger) By Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni
  • Gaius Cornelius Tacitus: The Histories
  • Suetonius: The Twelve Caesars
  • Gaius Julius Caesar: De Bello Gallico
  • Anthony Everitt: Augustus
  • Stephen Dando-Collins: Caesar's Legion
  • Robinson, Cyril: A History of Rome
  • Frances Titchener: To Rule Mankind and Make the World Obey

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22.9 Völkerwanderung

  • Friedrich v. Schiller: Über Völkerwanderung, Kreuzzüge und Mittelalter

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22.10 Early Middle Ages

  • hhhHOman, Charles: The Dark Ages: 476-918
  • The Vikings By Robert Ferguson
  • The History of the Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer
  • Winston, Richard: Charlemagne
  • Einhard: Life of Charlemagne
  • Unknown Arab Chronicler: The Battle of Poitiers, 732
  • Crane Brinton, John Christopher, and more: A History of the Middle Ages
  • Eileen Power: Medieval People

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22.11 11th Century

  • God's Battalions By Rodney Stark
  • Friedrich v. Schiller: Übersicht des Zustands von Europa vor der Zeit des ersten Kreuzzugs

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22.12 12th Century

  • Friedrich v. Schiller: Universalhistorische Uebersicht der merkwürdigsten Staatsbegebenheiten zu den Zeiten Kaiser Friedrichs I.

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22.13 13th Century

  • Harold Lamb: Genghis Khan

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22.14 14th Century

  • Giles Milton: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller
  • Barbara W. Tuchman: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

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22.15 15th Century

  • 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies

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22.16 16th Century

  • Andrew Wheatcroft: The Enemy at the Gate
  • Zacks, Richard : The Pirate Hunter
  • Friedrich Schiller: Herzog von Alba bei einem Frühstück auf dem Schlosse zu Rudolstadt, im Jahr 1547

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22.17 17th Century

  • The Thirty Years War by C. V. Wedgwood
  • William Defoe: A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London
  • John Carver et al.: The Mayflower Compact (1620)
  • Friedrich v. Schiller:
    • Geschichte des 30jährigen Kriegs
  • Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Leben des Marschalls von Vieilleville

"Den sechzehnten Tag der Belagerung befahl Strozzy, auch die Feldschlangen über den Fluß zu bringen und die Stadt zusammen zu schießen. Er wagte sich selbst so weit, daß er eine Musketenkugel in den Leib bekam, woran er nach einer halben Stunde starb. Der Herzog stand neben ihm, diesem sagte er: »Beim Henker, mein Herr, der König verliert heute Deinen treuen Diener und Eure Gnaden auch.« Der Herzog erinnerte ihn, an sein Heil zu denken und nannte ihm den Namen Jesus. »Was für einen Jesus führt Ihr mir hier an? Ich weiß nichts von Gott – mein Feuer ist aus« – und als der Prinz seine Ermahnungen verdoppelte und ihm sagte, daß er bald vor Gottes Angesicht sein werde, antwortete er: »Nun beim T—! ich werde da sein, wo alle Anderen sind, die seit sechstausend Jahren gestorben,« und mit diesen Worten verschied er. So endigte sich das Leben eines Mannes, der keine Religion hatte, wie er schon den Abend vorher, da er bei Vieilleville speiste, zu erkennen gab, als er anfing, zu fragen: Und was machte Gott, ehe er die Welt schuf? worauf Vieilleville ganz bescheiden sagte: daß nichts davon in der heiligen Schrift stehe, und da, wo sie nichts sagte, man auch nicht weiter forschen solle. Es ist eine ganz artige Sache, sagte Strozzi darauf, diese heilige Schrift, und sehr wohl erfunden, wenn sie nur wahr wäre; worauf Vieilleville sich stellte, als wenn er die Kolik hätte, und hinaus ging und ein Gelübde that, mit einem solchen Atheisten niemals etwas zu thun zu haben. "

Friedrich v. Schiller, Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Leben des Marschalls von Vieilleville

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22.18 18th Century

  • 1776 By David McCullough
  • The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Douglas Linder:
    • The Amistad Case
  • The Story of the Court-Martial of the Bounty Mutineers
  • Patrick Henry: Give me Liberty or Give me Death
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on HMS Bounty and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew in the Ship's Boat by William Bligh
  • Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Belagerung von Mainz

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22.19 19th Century

22.19.1 Maritime History

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.: Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

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22.19.2 Napoleonic Era

  • Vienna 1814 by David King
  • The Napoleonic Wars by Gunther Rothenberger
  • Hofschröer, Peter: Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker and the Secret of Waterloo

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22.19.3 Europe

  • Winchester, Simon: The Professor and the Madman
  • David I. Kertzer: Prisoner of the Vatican

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22.19.4 Prussia

  • Wilhelm von Kügelgen: Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Mannes
  • Hans-Werner Engels: Der Mann, der Friedrich den Großen erfand

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22.19.5 German Empire

  • Otto v. Bismarck: Gedanken und Erinnerungen

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22.19.6 US before Civil War

  • Waking Giant by David S. Reynolds

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22.19.7 US Civil War

  • Hurst, Jack: Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biographie
  • Surrender at Appomattox By Ulysses S. Grant, Wesley Merritt, John Gibbon, Charles Marshall, E. P. Alexander, James Longstreet, Phil Sheridan
  • The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War By Stephen Crane
  • Jack Hurst: Men of Fire
  • Jay Winik: April 1865, the month that saved America
  • General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard: The First Battle of Bull Run
  • Henry Bibb: Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave written by himself
  • Abraham Lincoln:
    • First Inaugural Address (1861)

"I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."
There is much controversy about the delivering up of fugitives from service or labor. The clause I now read is as plainly written in the Constitution as any other of its provisions: "No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall in consequence of any law or regulation therein be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due."

  • Second Inaugural Address (1865)

One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
Gettysburg Address

  • Tom Carhart: Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why It Failed
  • Burke Davis: They Called Him Stonewall
  • Shelby Foote
    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville
  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume II, Fredericksburg to Meridian
  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox

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22.19.8 US Indian Wars

  • Carnage at the Little Big Horn (1876 eyewitness account) by George Herendon
  • The Battle of Little Big Horn (1876 eyewitness account) by Lakota Chief Red Cloud
  • Joseph M. Marshall III: The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History

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22.19.9 US Wild West

  • Statement of Wyatt S. Earp in the Preliminary Hearing in the Earp-Holliday Case, Heard before Judge Wells Spicer
  • Calamity Jane (pseud. Marthy Cannary Burk): The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane
  • Helen Cody Wetmore: Last of the great scouts; the life story of Col. William F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill") as told by his sister (1899)

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22.19.10 Africa

  • Gerhard Rohlfs: Mein erster Aufenthalt in Marokko und Reise südlich vom Atlas durch die Oasen Draa und Tafilet

"Ich erfuhr, dass an eine Reorganisation der Zustände des Landes nicht gedacht würde, dass der religiöse Fanatismus eher zu- als abnähme, dass, wenn der Sultan für seine Person auch vielleicht Reformen in einigen Dingen wünsche, der Religionshass der Eingeborenen gegen alles Christliche so gross sei, dass an Ausführung nicht gedacht werden könnte."
"Der entsetzlich verdummende Einfluss der mohammedanischen Religion, der Fanatismus, die eitle Anmassung nur den eigenen Glauben für den richtigen zu halten, schliessen aber auch jede Besserung aus."

Gerhard Rohlfs, 1861

  • James Riley: Sufferings in Africa
  • Richard Zacks: The Pirate Coast

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22.20 20th Century

22.20.1 1900-1914

  • Kavallerie by General Friedrich von Bernhardi
  • Émile Zola: J'accuse
  • Barbara W. Tuchman: The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
  • Brian Herne: White Hunters
  • Agnes Sapper: Kriegsbüchlein (1914)

'… Wie töricht sie waren, so schnell abzureisen; es kommt gar nicht zum Krieg gewiß nicht, ich habe es heute erst im Figaro gelesen." "Glaube den französischen Zeitungen nicht, sie lügen!" "Aber nein, gewiß nicht; was ich gelesen habe, kann nicht erlogen sein: der Zar hat dem deutschen Kaiser telegraphiert, er wolle keinen Krieg. Auch der König von England versichert, er habe den ernsten Wunsch, einen europäischen Krieg zu verhindern. Daß die Franzosen den Krieg fürchten, wissen wir doch ganz gewiß und ebenso, daß die Deutschen nie anfangen. Also, wie soll es einen europäischen Krieg geben? …'

  • Candice Millard: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  • Giles MacDonogh: The Last Kaiser
  • William Barnes: I Built the Titanic
  • Apsley Cherry-Garrard: The Worst Journey in the World
  • Bernt Engelmann: Die goldenen Jahre - Die Sage von Deutschlands glücklicher Kaiserzeit

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22.20.2 World War I

  • The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Churchill, Hitler, and 'The Unnecessary War'
  • Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen: Der rote Kampfflieger
  • John Mosier: The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I
  • Philip Rosenthal: Einmal Legionär
  • Graf Ottokar Czernin: In the World War
  • Ernst Jünger: In Stahlgewittern
  • Felix Graf von Luckner: Der Seeteufel

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22.20.3 Between the wars

  • Hillenbrand, Laura: Seabiscuit
  • Henri Charriere: Papillon
  • Felix Graf von Luckner: Seeteufel erobert Amerika. Kaperfahrt auf Herzen

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22.20.4 1933 - 1939

  • Denson, John v.: A Century of War - Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt
  • Armin Theophil Wegner: Brief an Hitler (1933)

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22.20.5 World War II

  • Rudel, Hans-Ulrich: Aufzeichnungen eines Stukafliegers – Mein Kriegstagebuch
  • Toland, John: The Last 100 Days: The Tumultuous and Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe
  • Knappe, Siegfried and Brusaw, Ted: Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936-1949
  • Dönhoff, Marion Gräfin von: Um der Ehre Willen - Erinnerungen an die Freunde vom 20. Juli
  • Heinz Linge: With Hitler to the End
  • Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager: Valkyrie
  • Correlli Barnett: Hitler's Generals
  • Traudl Junge: Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary
  • Joachim Fest: Inside Hitler's Bunker
  • Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl: The Hitler Book
  • Walter Kempowski: Haben Sie Hitler gesehen?
  • Heinz Höhne: Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf, Geschichte der SS
  • Wolf Rüdiger Hess: Mord an Rudolf Hess? Der geheimnisvolle Tod meines Vaters in Spandau
  • Haffner, Sebastian
    • Defying Hitler
  • Anmerkungen über Hitler

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22.20.6 Biographies

  • Roy Jenkins: Churchill
  • Pu Yi: Ich war Kaiser von China. Vom Himmelssohn zum Neuen Menschen. Die Autobiographie des letzten chinesischen Kaisers.

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22.20.7 Dienstvorschriften

  • Horrido - Des Jägers Schießfibel Ausgabe Juni 1944 by Adolf Galland
  • Reitvorschrift H.Dv.12

"Der Krieg fordert vom Reiter die sichere Beherrschung des Pferdes im Gelände, vom Pferd Gehorsam, Gewandheit und Ausdauer. Dieses Ziel zu erfüllen, ist das Ziel der Ausbildung von Reiter und Pferd. Dauernden Erfolg wird sie nur haben, wenn alle Vorgesetzten und Untergebenen von der Freude am Reiten und der Liebe zum Pferd beseelt sind."
H.Dv.12

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22.20.8 German WWII Autobiographies and Biographies

  1. German Military
    1. Kriegsmarine
      • Erich Raeder: Mein Leben
      • Karl Dönitz: Zehn Jahre und Zwanzig Tage, Erinnerungen 1935-1945
      • Günther Prien: Mein Weg nach Scapa Flow
      • Heinz Höhne: Canaris

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    2. Wehrmacht
      • Wilhelm Keitel: In the Service of the Reich
      • Albert Kesselring: Soldat bis zum letzten Tag

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    3. Luftwaffe
      • Adolf Galland: Die Ersten und die Letzten
      • Franz von Werra: Einer kam durch - Der Fluchtbericht des Fliegerleutnants Franz von Werra

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    4. SS
      • Walter Schellenberg: Hitlers letzter Geheimdienst-Chef
      • Meine Kommandounternehmen by Otto Skorzeny

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  2. German Politicians
    • Speer, Alber: Erinnerungen
    • Speer, Alber: Spandauer Tagebücher
    • Papen, Franz v.: Der Wahrheit eine Gasse

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22.20.9 Ostpreußen und die Flucht aus Ostpreußen

  • Dönhoff, Marion Gräfin von: Kindheit in Ostpreußen
  • Aachen - Berlin - Königsberg: Eine Zeitreise entlang der alten Reichsstraße 1 von Patricia Clough
  • Peyinghaus, Marianne: Stille Jahre in Gertlauken
  • Dönhoff, Marion Grafin von: Namen, die keiner mehr nennt
  • Alexander Fürst zu Dohna-Schlobitten: Erinnerungen eines alten Ostpreußen
  • Goodall, Daphne Machin: The Flight of the East Prussian Horses
  • Clough, Patricia: In langer Reihe über das Haff: die Flucht der Trakehner aus Ostpreußen

22.21 Post World War II

  • Prof. Bill Gaines et. al.: Who is Deep Throat?
  • General Norman H. Schwarzkopf: It Doesn't Take a Hero
  • Barr McClellan: Blood, Money, and Power - How L. B. J. Killed J. F. K.
  • Dr. Charles Crenshaw: Conspiracy of Silence
  • Peter Scholl-Latour: Mord am großen Fluß. Ein Vierteljahrhundert afrikanische Unabhängigkeit
  • Franz Josef Strauß: Die Erinnerungen

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22.22 Vietnam War

  • Karl Marlantes
    • What It Is Like to Go to War
  • Matterhorn
  • Devil's Guard by George Robert Elford
  • Peter Scholl-Latour: Der Tod im Reisfeld. Dreißig Jahre Krieg in Indochina

"Die Überlebenden von Dien Bien Phu erzählten von der Schlacht, vom Versagen der Führung, von der schrecklichen Überraschung, als plötzlich Artilleriefeuer auf ihre unzureichenden Stellungen trommelte. Ein Thai-Bataillon war sofort übergelaufen. Die übrigen farbigen Truppen hatten sich passiv verhalten und Deckung gesucht. Wirklich gekämpft bis zum letzten Erdloch und bis aufs Messer hatten lediglich die französischen Fallschirmjäger und die Fremdenlegionäre, zu 80 % Deutsche, seien zum Sterben angetreten wie in einer mythischen Gotenschlacht.“

  • Stanley Karnow: Vietnam
  • Richard Nixon: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

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22.23 Congo War

  • Congo Mercenary (1967) by Mike Hoare

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22.24 Iraq War

  • Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson

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22.25 Recent History

  • Striking Back By Aaron J. Klein
  • The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester
  • Kapitän Hans-Bernd Schwab: Überlegungen zum Untergang der Pamir am 21, September 1957
  • Lukas: Vier Jahre Hölle und Zurück
  • Betty Mahmoody: Not without my daughter

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22.26 Current Events

  • Stephen Williams: How to Be President: What to Do and Where to Go Once You're in Office
  • Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time by Michael Downing
  • Fred Kaplan: Daydream Believers

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22.27 Future

  • The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
  • Alan Weisman: The World Without Us

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