Non-Fiction Autumn 2022


Birgit Lutz

An Epitaph to the Arctic

There’s still time to save the planet

Date of publication: November 9, 2022
Paperback | 496 pages
With this book, Birgit Lutz, expert on the Arctic, takes us on a very special journey – this time, however, it’s not a freezing expedition to the North Pole or a whale hunt in East Greenland with...

Daniel Gerlach

The Last Secrets of the Middle East

My journey to discover our cultural roots

Date of publication: September 14, 2022
Hardcover | 368 pages
Who was Jesus? How was it possible for a hippie with an artistic bent to found a world religion? What does "The Exorcist" have to do with ISIS? And why do men with moustaches choose to remain sil...

Eva Weissweiler

Villa Verde, or: the Hotel in San Remo

The Benjamin family’s exile in Italy

Date of publication: September 28, 2022
Hardcover | 288 pages
This is the history of the Villa Verde, the little hotel in San Remo once owned by Dora Sophie Kellner, Walter Benjamin’s ex-wife. Dora was an ambitious author, translator and journalist; she was...

Jana Heinicke

Belly Instinct

We need to talk about motherhood

Date of publication: November 9, 2022
Paperback | 256 pages
Motherhood is still considered by society to be the greatest happiness and the one true fulfilment in a woman's life. No wonder that this high ideal raises expectations and that any deviation fro...

Michael Horeni

The Blessed

Beauty, pain and loneliness: the rise and fall of the gods of football

Date of publication: October 26, 2022
Hardcover | 320 pages
Franz Beckenbauer, George Best, Diego Maradona, Mesut Özil, Michel Platini and Sócrates are international footballing legends. Yet they were also artists – some of them were even survival artists...

Maik Baumgärtner, Ann-Katrin Mülle...

The Invisibles

How female secret agents have shaped German history

Date of publication: October 26, 2022
Hardcover | 384 pages
Our image of the secret services has been shaped by James Bond and Jason Bourne – yet in reality, not all secret agents are male. Ever since the bygone days of the German Empire, countless women ...

Eva-Maria Schnurr (Editor)

The Great Witch Hunt

How the fear of black magic shaped European history

Date of publication: October 13, 2022
Paperback | 304 pages
In Europe, the dawn of the Modern Era inaugurated a time of upheaval and anxiety, as people began to question traditional beliefs. At the same time, our fear that the world was about to end broug...

Veronica Frenzel

My Day Dawns in Your Shadow

How my family’s Nazi past made me a racist

Date of publication: September 28, 2022
Paperback | 320 pages
Even as a child, the award-winning journalist Veronica Frenzel suspected that there was something dark lurking in her family’s history. No one would speak openly about what her grandparents did d...

Marcel Sebastian

Stroke or Slaughter?

Why our relationship with animals is so complicated, and what it says about us

Date of publication: September 28, 2022
Paperback | 240 pages
"It’s complicated" – there’s no better way to describe the human-animal relationship. While the value of cattle, pigs, etc. is usually measured in money per kilogram, pets are considered beloved ...

Nicolas Mahler

Romy Schneider

All of her films, drawn by Nicolas Mahler

Date of publication: May 9, 2022
Paperback | 128 pages
An homage to Romy Schneider that takes a fresh look at the mysterious icon – one of the last true divas of the twentieth century. Nicolas Mahler, "the international star illustrator" (arte), famo...

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