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Treasure Hunting in the Caribbean

dtv Tiger Eye - Treasure Hunt

Luzie's father, Captain Tim Timm is unexpectedly hired by a shipping company that specialises in salvaging shipwrecks - and for Luzie that means summer holidays in the Caribbean! However it has to be said that life on board the Constantina is far from idyllic, as Elena Wagner, the company's ...

Rights sold: Latvia, Korea, Poland, Chinese (simplified characters), Turkey

Men

Some of the many

Jochen, Oliver, Bill - almost half of the human race is composed of men. They still set the tone for many issues, even though their facade started to crack a long time ago. Enough of a reason to look more closely. What facets characterize the other gender? With a woman's eyes, Johanna Adorján ...

The Freedom to Be Free

What is freedom, are we born free or is freedom conveyed to us by others? Can it be taken away? Is freedom only an absence of fear and constraint or does it not rather imply the need to take part in the political and social discourse? Th is essay by Hannah Arendt was fi rst published in German by ...

Immortality Isn’t a Solution Either

A Goethe-Schiller disaster

In 2014, the crisis-shaken book market causes even the sales of works by German classics Goethe and Schiller to plummet, which is why their publisher Cotta sends the two gentlemen (now 265 and 255 years old) on a reading tour. The itinerary will culminate in an open-air reading of Faust. Only ...

Whalesong

David McGregor's life has undergone a radical change: the former investment banker lost his fortune playing the stock exchange and has reinvented himself as a (seemingly) passionate whale conservationist. Leah Cullin, a young journalist, is investigating undercover on board ...


The Plantation

South Carolina, 1781. Antonia Lorimer is a young widow living alone on her plantation, Legacy, which has been devastated over the course of the American War of Independence. She has made it her business to rebuild the estate and nurse William Marshall, a British soldier, back to health. Antonia ...


Make Me Happy

Sometimes, Nora thinks that her mother Elaine will send her to an early grave. Just as she has made herself comfortable in her life with her boyfriend, Nora's excentric mother details her to a special assignment in New York, where Elaine runs some kind of dating agency. Nora is supposed ...


The Final Night of the Monarchy

How the Revolution and the Munich Soviet Republic Produced Adolf Hitler

The centennial of the Revolution: an extraordinary historical overview

On November 7, 1918, the House of Wittelsbach fell from power in Bavaria, followed in short succession by all of the other German royal houses. Prior to the founding of the Republic on November 9, Kurt Eisner ...


Germany’s Leadership Responsibilities

- Servant Leadership as political strategy

After seven decades of peace, freedom and increasing prosperity, Germany is the most successful country in the world in geopolitical terms. It has been actively involved in global security issues while steering clear of any hint of superpower politics. In the wake of its moral suicide in World ...


Your stupidity makes me puke

Think first, post later...

It's incredible but true-threats to the German way of life lie in wait around every corner. Feminists are trying to blag their way to the top on the positive discrimination ticket; irksome veggies occupying the moral high ground spoil your barbecue with their politically correct renunciation of ...


Death Knows No Mercy

Commissioner Richard Thiess is back with a new caseload. In the Munich suburb of Krailling, a man murders his sister-in-law's two daughters in the most gruesome manner imaginable; the sister-in-law escapes her intended fate by pure chance. Then there's the brutal attack on a taxi ...


I love God (and a woman)

the account of an ex-priest

Anton Aschenbrenner was a Catholic priest and religious education teacher when he fell in love with a colleague. For many years they kept their relationship secret, but when Birgit fell pregnant he decided to come out into the open. He chose his wife and child over the Church, a step that ...