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Verrückte Geschichte

Verrückte Geschichte

Author: Mirko Drotschmann
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864138280
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-09-12
"MrWissen2go" Mirko Drotschmann, bekannt als Fernsehmoderator und Wissens-YouTuber mit über 350000 Abonnenten, liebt interessante und ungewöhnliche Fakten. Für sein erstes Buch hat er sich von dem Twitteraccount "Verrückte Geschichte" inspirieren lassen. Er begibt sich auf Spurensuche in den Geschichtsbüchern – und fördert dabei Erstaunliches zutage. Denn neben Jahreszahlen und toten Königen finden sich in den Annalen der Geschichte auch jede Menge herrlicher Absurditäten, an der Fans von unnützem Wissen ihre helle Freude haben werden. So galten Briefkästen einmal als unmoralisch, weil sie jungen Frauen freie Korrespondenz ermöglichten. In England durften Männer bis ins 20. Jahrhundert ihre Ehefrauen verkaufen. Andorra befand sich bis Ende der Fünfzigerjahre noch im Ersten Weltkrieg. Das Saarland trat einmal mit einer eigenen Olympiamannschaft zum sportlichen Großspektakel an. Und im Kesselkrieg wurde nur ein Schuss abgefeuert – er traf einen Kessel! Wer einmal anfängt, in der Geschichte zu wühlen, kommt aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus – ein Fest für alle Freunde des Absurden!
At Home

At Home

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385679440
Pages: 512
Year: 2013-10-29
Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and At Home is likely to become the most illuminating book on the way we lived then and live now--the why and the where and the how of it--ever written. Now, in this handsome new edition, his sparkling prose will be enhanced by some 200 carefully curated full-colour images from both the past and the present. Selected from a staggering array of sources to bring Bill's journey to vivid life, these pictures will make reading At Home an immersive experience. When you've finished this book, you will see your house--and your daily life--in a new and revelatory light.
Let Me Tell You a Story

Let Me Tell You a Story

Author: Jorge Bucay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451686
Pages: 176
Year: 2013-08-06
Let Me Tell You a Story is a tender and delicate book about the search for happiness. Demián is highly strung young man, curious about the world and himself, but he has difficulty facing some of life’s everyday problems, those concerning work, his love life, and relationships with friends and family. He is eager to know more about himself and to learn how to confront life with gusto and serenity. In short, he wants what all of us want: to be happy and fulfilled. Demián finds Jorge, an unconventional psychoanalyst who approaches Demián’s dilemma in an unconventional way. Every day, Jorge tells Demián a story. At times they are classic fables, others modern stories, or folk tales, stories that have been revisited and reshaped by the analyst to help his young friend overcome his doubts and find happiness. They are, in short, stories that can help every one of us better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our fears.
Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

Author: Frankfurter Societäts-Medien
Publisher:
ISBN: 3955421694
Pages: 176
Year: 2015-11

Biggest Riddle Book in the World

Biggest Riddle Book in the World

Author: Joseph Rosenbloom
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 0806988843
Pages: 256
Year: 1976
A collection of riddles on a wide range of topics for jokesters of all ages.
Kiss Me in Paris

Kiss Me in Paris

Author: Catherine Rider
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1525301705
Pages: 216
Year: 2018-09-04
The delightful follow-up to Kiss Me in New York. Serena Fuentes wonÕt waste one moment of her whirlwind trip to Paris. She has it all mapped out, right down to the photos she will take, and the last thing she wants is a change in plans. Yet suddenly sheÕs touring the city with Jean-Luc, a French friend of her sisterÕs boyfriend. He has to take pictures of his own if he ever hopes to pass his photography class, and his project totally slows Serena down. One minute theyÕre bickering, the next minute theyÕre bonding É and soon theyÕre exploring corners of Paris together that Serena never imagined. Could they also be falling in love?
Amber to Ashes

Amber to Ashes

Author: Gail McHugh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476766045
Pages: 480
Year: 2015-06-09
From the New York Times bestselling author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two best friends. They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff. Amber Moretti’s life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world. They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high. Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath. Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul. They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally. Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men. Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained. But one devastating event changes everything, shattering each of their lives...and Amber isn’t sure she can recover from it.
Holes

Holes

Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0307798364
Pages: 272
Year: 2011-06-01
Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.
Being a Beast

Being a Beast

Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627796347
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-06-21
A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a sett in a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He caught fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter; rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox; was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals—human and other—Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.
German Lessons

German Lessons

Author: Charles Harris
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 172
Year: 1892

My Love Story

My Love Story

Author: Tina Turner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501198262
Pages: 272
Year: 2018-10-16
Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.
The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It was None of His Business

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It was None of His Business

Author: Werner Holzwarth, Wolf Erlbruch
Publisher:
ISBN: 0732286972
Pages: 22
Year: 2007
Who did their business on the mole's head? Join the intrepid mole as he sets out to find the culprit and exact his own little revenge. The Story of the Little Mole is loved with children and their parents all around the world with over a million sold. And now you can watch the action as it happens with compelling pop-ups, tabs to pull and flaps to lift.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352964
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-01-27
A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice, and a “quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce” (The Daily Telegraph), The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure of a lifetime. When the fakir—a professional con artist—arrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailer—the first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friends—from movie stars to illegal immigrants—in even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. Channeling the manic energy of the Marx Brothers and the biting social commentary of Candide, Romain Puértolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)
An Autobiography

An Autobiography

Author: George Grosz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520213270
Pages: 309
Year: 1998
This acclaimed autobiography by one of the twentieth century's greatest satirical artists is as much a graphic portrait of Germany in chaos after the Treaty of Versailles as it is a memoir of a remarkable artist's development. Grosz's account of a world gone mad is as acute and provocative as the art that depicts it, and this translation of a work long out of print restores the spontaneity, humor, and energy of the author's German text. It also includes a chapter on Grosz's experience in the Soviet Union--omitted from the original English-language edition--as well as more writings about his twenty-year self-imposed exile in America, and a fable written in English.
Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman

Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman

Author: Minka Pradelski, Philip Boehm
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805082123
Pages: 225
Year: 2013-07-09
Left the inheritance of an incomplete fish service by a distant aunt, Tsippy Silberberg finds her life transformed by the colorful residents of her family's Polish community, whose experiences are reflected by her aunt's bequest.