By Volker Ullrich
Wer conflict Hitler wirklich? Dem Zeithistoriker und Publizisten Volker Ullrich gelingt es eindrucksvoll, hinter der öffentlichen Figur des »Führers« den Menschen sichtbar zu machen: mit seinen gewinnenden und abstoßenden Zügen, seinen Begabungen und Talenten, seinen Komplexen und mörderischen Antriebskräften. Neben der neuesten Literatur hat der Autor auch bislang unbekanntes Archivmaterial ausgewertet. So kann er dem bisherigen Hitler-Bild wichtige Facetten hinzufügen, etwa was once Hitlers Privatleben, seine Beziehung zu Frauen und die Berghof-Gesellschaft betrifft. Von den Anfängen bis zum Höhepunkt seiner Macht 1939 vollzieht der erste Band den durchaus aufhaltsamen Aufstieg des Diktators nach. Eine glänzend erzählte Biographie, die Hitler nicht als Psychopathen zeigt, sondern als Meister der Verführung und Verstellung – und gerade dadurch die Abgründe seiner Persönlichkeit greifbar macht.
»Seine Beiträge zur deutschen Geschichte vor allem des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts verbinden eigene Forschung und kraftvolle Synthese auf glänzende Weise und erreichen dadurch ein großes Publikum.« Zur Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde der Universität Jena 2008 an Volker Ullrich
The first biography of Geronimo geared toward the highschool and undergraduate scholar viewers, this booklet presents a balanced account of Geronimo's existence within the context of key ancient and cultural occasions of his lifetime.
• eight illustrations
By James Naremore
By Graham Morse
By Paul Monette
A baby of the Nineteen Fifties from a small New England city, "perfect Paul" earns directly A's and shines in social and literary objectives, all of the whereas protecting a secret—from himself and the remainder of the realm. suffering to be, or at the least to mimic, a instantly guy, via Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels in another country, loveless intimacy and unrequited ardour, Paul Monette used to be haunted, and at last kept, through a dream of "the factor i might by no means even noticeable: males in love and laughing."
Searingly sincere, witty, and humane, changing into a guy is the definitive coming-out tale within the vintage coming-of-age genre.
An intimate biography of the years that became T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.
Lawrence of Arabia's heroism through the Arab insurrection and his disgust on the next betrayal of the Arabs within the postwar negotiations became the stuff of legend. yet T. E. Lawrence’s adventures within the Levant begun lengthy earlier than the outbreak of conflict. This intimate biography is the 1st to target Lawrence in his twenties, the untold tale of the awkward archaeologist from Oxford who, on first traveling "The East," fell in love with Arab tradition and located his life's mission.
Few humans notice that Lawrence’s vintage autobiography, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, was once now not the 1st ebook to hold that iconic identify. Lawrence himself burned his unique draft. Anthony Sattin right here uncovers the tale Lawrence desired to disguise: the reality of his beginning, his tortuous dating with a dominant mom, his deep affection for an Arab boy, and the non-public purposes that drove him from pupil to spy.
Drawing on surviving letters, diaries, and debts from shut confidantes, Sattin brings a biographer’s eye for aspect and a shuttle writer's verve to Lawrence's remarkable trips during the zone with which his identify is perpetually hooked up. In a masterful parallel narrative, The younger T. E. Lawrence charts the maturation of the fellow and the incipient international locations he valuable, either coming of age at a time whilst the world’s foundations have been coming undone.
sixteen pages of illustrations; three maps
By David McCullough
This publication field set positive aspects David McCullough’s award-winning biographies of yankee Presidents, including:
· John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the self sufficient, irascible Yankee patriot, certainly one of our nation’s founders and most vital figures, who grew to become our moment president.**
· Mornings on Horseback: the bright nationwide booklet Award-winning biography of younger Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly baby to a lively, excessive guy poised to turn into a countrywide hero after which president.
· Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complicated and brave guy who rose from modest origins to make momentous judgements as president, from losing the atomic bomb to going to struggle in Korea.
· exact Bonus: The process Human occasions: during this Jefferson Lecture within the Humanities, David McCullough attracts on his own adventure as a historian to recognize the the most important significance of writing in history’s enduring impression and impression, and he affirms the importance of heritage in instructing us approximately human nature during the a while.
By Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson
Now in paperback comes the first and authorized biography of Stuey Ungar, the best card participant of all time, who used to be subsidized through the Mob in ny sooner than relocating to Las Vegas the place he gained the realm sequence of Poker thrice, then died mysteriously in a seedy lodge at the Vegas strip on the age of 45.
He was once the Jim Morrison of the on line casino, a legend prior to he was once of felony age. Stuey Ungar, the son of a Jewish bookie on Manhattan's decrease East part, dropped out of highschool to turn into an underground card-table sensation, ultimately casting off each best gin-rummy participant at the East Coast. Bankrolled through the Genovese crime relations, Stuey may quickly commute round the kingdom looking for new competitors and opportunities—including poker. He may cross directly to win the realm sequence of Poker a list 3 times. after which his success started to run out.
One of a Kind is the startling story of a guy who received at his online game and misplaced keep an eye on of his existence. even if tossing away his winnings on the racetrack or on a unmarried roll of the cube, Stuey was once infamous for playing each buck in his pocket. although he had gained an expected $30 million in his lifetime, Stuey had no checking account, no longer even a house tackle. He used to be came across lifeless in a Vegas motel—with $800 in funds on his individual, the one cash he had left—at the age of forty-five.
An intimate, approved biography—Nolan Dalla was once commissioned by means of Stuey in 1998 to pen his tale, leading to enormous quantities of hours of taped interviews and conversations—One of a Kind illuminates the darkish genius of 1 of poker's so much memorable figures.
By Neal Gabler
The definitive portrait of 1 of crucial cultural figures in American historical past.
Walt Disney was once a real visionary whose wish for get away, iron choice and obsessive perfectionism reworked animation from a novelty to an paintings shape, first with Mickey Mouse after which together with his characteristic films–most significantly Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi. In his terrific biography, Neal Gabler exhibits us how, over the process twenty years, Disney revolutionized the leisure undefined. In a fashion that was once unparalleled and later broadly imitated, he outfitted a synergistic empire that mixed movie, tv, subject matter parks, track, booklet publishing, and item. Walt Disney is a revelation of either the paintings and the man–of either the extraordinary accomplishment and the hidden existence.