Winter im Sommer - Frühling im Herbst (Erinnerungen) by Joachim Gauck

By Joachim Gauck

Der politische und sehr persönliche Rückblick eines friedlichen Revolutionärs

Eine Schlüsselfigur der jüngsten deutschen Geschichte erinnert sich: Joachim Gauck, engagierter Systemgegner in der friedlichen Revolution der DDR und herausragender Protagonist im Prozess der Wiedervereinigung als erster Bundesbeauftragter für die Stasi-Unterlagen.

Joachim Gauck verlebte seine Kindheit in einem Dorf an der Ostseeküste. Später studierte er Theologie in Rostock und fand seinen Weg in die Kirche in Mecklenburg. Distanz zum DDR-System prägte seine Tätigkeit von Anfang an. Wie selbstverständlich wurde er Teil einer kritischen Bewegung und schließlich zu einer Symbolfigur im Umbruch von 1989. Nach dem Mauerfall übernahm Gauck politische Verantwortung, er wurde Abgeordneter im ersten freien Parlament der DDR und erster Bundesbeauftragter für die Stasi-Unterlagen. Der Kampf gegen das Vergessen und Verdrängen blieb als Redner und Kommentator sein großes Thema, auch als er nach zehn Jahren aus dem Amt ausschied.

Zu seinem 70. Geburtstag hat Joachim Gauck seine Erinnerungen aufgeschrieben. Ihm ist ein gleichermaßen politisches wie emotional berührendes Buch gelungen, in dem er in klaren Bildern die traumatisierende Erfahrung der Unfreiheit und das beglückende Erlebnis der Freiheit nachzeichnet und den schwierigen Übergang von erzwungener Ohnmacht zu einem selbstbestimmten Leben beschreibt.

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John Goodwin and the Puritan Revolution: Religion and by John Coffey

By John Coffey

John Goodwin (1594-1665) was once some of the most prolific and arguable writers of the English Revolution; his occupation illustrates essentially the most vital highbrow advancements of the 17th century. expert at Queens' university, Cambridge, he turned vicar of a flagship Puritan parish within the urban of London. through the 1640s, he wrote in defence of the civil warfare, the military rebel, Pride's Purge, and the regicide, simply to show opposed to Cromwell in 1657. eventually, repudiating non secular uniformity, he turned one in every of England's top tolerationists. This richly contextualised learn, the 1st glossy highbrow biography of Goodwin, explores the full variety of writings produced by way of him and his critics. among a lot else, it exhibits that faraway from being a maverick individualist, Goodwin loved a large readership, pastored one of many London's biggest self reliant congregations and used to be good hooked up to varied networks. Hated and favorite via Anglicans, Presbyterians and Levellers, he offers us with a brand new standpoint on contemporaries like Richard Baxter and John Milton. it is going to be of unique curiosity to scholars of Puritanism, the English Revolution, and early glossy highbrow historical past. JOHN COFFEY is Reader in Early sleek historical past on the college of Leicester.

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The Girl I Left Behind: A Narrative History of the Sixties by Judith Nies

By Judith Nies

On the peak of the Vietnam struggle protests, twenty-eight-year-old Judith Nies and her husband lived a likely idyllic lifestyles. either have been construction their respective careers in Washington—Nies because the speechwriter and leader staffer to a center staff of antiwar congressmen, her husband as a Treasury division economist. but if her husband introduced domestic a listing of questions from an FBI dossier with Judith's identify at the entrance, Nies quickly learned that her existence was once approximately to take a thorough flip. stunned to discover herself the focal point of an FBI research into her political actions, Nies started to reevaluate her position as thankful worker and dutiful spouse. A heartfelt memoir and a piercing social observation, the woman I Left at the back of bargains a clean, candid examine the Sixties. Recounting Nies's brave trip towards independence and equality, it evaluates the results of the feminist circulation at the related ladies who made it happen—and at the daughters born of their wake.

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I'm still here : the history, testimony, education, by Venus Perez

By Venus Perez

The heritage, Testimony, schooling, results and Strengths of individuals dwelling with HIV/AIDS & STD's. one hundred sixty pages; rate $16.95 caliber alternate paperback includes black and white illustrations and diagrams; ISBN 978-0-9817268-6-1 academic, Self aid, Biography. targeting developing information in offering developmental fabrics. Chapters consist of:· Chapters consist of:· Testimony Myself · HIV/AIDS meals · Snapshots of HIV/AIDS · What you do not know Can harm You! (STD's and also you) (new updates)· HIV/AIDS & STD's Prevention (new bankruptcy) · attaining Your ambitions & studying to educate Others · issues of Reference & Disclaimer

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Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far by Bristol Palin

By Bristol Palin

During this own memoir, Bristol Palin opens up for the 1st time ever, taking readers behind the curtain in her lifestyles, from starting to be up in Alaska to coming of age amid the media and political frenzy surrounding her mother’s political upward push; from changing into a unmarried mom whereas nonetheless to coping as her dating with the baby’s father crumbled publicly. via all of those ups and downs, Bristol realized find out how to face her demanding situations head-on with braveness and charm. In now not fearful of existence, Bristol speaks candidly of her aspirations and of the deep spiritual religion that provides her power and concept. Plainspoken and disarmingly down-to-earth, Bristol bargains new perception and knowing of who she is and what she values so much.

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Men in Prison by Victor Serge; Richard Greeman (transl.)

By Victor Serge; Richard Greeman (transl.)

Startlingly human and unflinchingly sincere, this thinly veiled fictionalized firsthand account of gifted political author Victor Serge’s time in felony is a vital addition to the canon of criminal writing in addition to an unfiltered view of humanity within the early twentieth century. Rejecting the chance to provide political propaganda, Serge’s portrayal of imprisonment is as a substitute an insightful and emotionally wrought story of repression. The depraving brutality that Serge skilled at the back of bars is straight away a replicate of a society at warfare and a deeply own query of goal. initially released in 1930 and translated from the French by way of Richard Greeman in 1977, this reprint makes a desirable and compelling novel on hand back with a brand new creation by way of Greeman that situates the paintings within the context of Serge’s lifestyles.

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Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

By Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

This attractive sequence of early life memories tells approximately a fantastic college in Tokyo in the course of international warfare II that mixed studying with enjoyable, freedom, and love. This strange college had outdated railroad vehicles for school rooms, and it used to be run by means of a unprecedented man-its founder and headmaster, Sosaku Kobayashi-who was once a company believer in freedom of expression and job.

In actual lifestyles, the Totto-chan of the e-book has turn into certainly one of Japan's preferred tv personalities-Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. She attributes her luck in lifestyles to this excellent tuition and its headmaster.

The allure of this account has gained the hearts of hundreds of thousands of individuals of every age and made this booklet a runaway bestseller in Japan, with revenues hitting the 4.5 million mark in its first 12 months.

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