Non-Fiction Autumn 2023


Helena Barop

The Big High

A global history of the criminalisation of drugs, from the nineteenth century to the present day

Date of publication: October 25, 2023
Hardcover | 304 pages
In the early nineteenth century, if you lived in the western world and wanted to get hold of drugs, you would go to the chemist’s. In the early twenty-first century, you go to your dealer. In the...

Christina Morina

A Thousand Departures

Germans and democracy since the 1980s

Date of publication: September 27, 2023
Hardcover | 400 pages
What motivates the federal republic? Nearly 75 years since its creation and more than thirty since reunification, German democracy is under pressure: political extremism is spreading, the major p...

Bartholomäus Grill

The Death of the Farmer

How the global farming industry controls our planet

Date of publication: November 1, 2023
Hardcover | 240 pages
In this angry and brilliantly written book, legendary reporter Grill explains how industrial agriculture has triumphed all over the world, and the fatal impact it is having on humans, animals and...

Dirk Steffens, Marlene Göring

Eat It!

How to feed humanity and save the world

Date of publication: October 4, 2023
Hardcover | 224 pages
We find ourselves in a predicament: our food supply is more secure than ever before, and for a while it even looked as if we could solve world hunger, with artificial fertilisers, pesticides and ...

Christian Schiffer, Christian Alt

The Truth Is Out There Somewhere (Maybe)

What our yen for all things extra-terrestrial tells us about ourselves

Date of publication: September 20, 2023
Paperback | 240 pages
Christian Alt and Christian Schiffer are having an argument about aliens. After their last book, they thought things were pretty clear: conspiracy theories are flammable, they are destroying demo...

Tillmann Bendikowski

Heaven Help Me

Superstition and magical thinking from the Middle Ages to the present day

Date of publication: September 13, 2023
Hardcover | 320 pages
At first glance, ours is a time of reason and science. But in the face of worrying global crises, supernatural phenomena are enjoying something of a renaissance. These include not only spirituali...

Wieland Wagner

The Tenno’s Legacy

The most secretive monarchy in the world – and the struggle for Japan’s future

Date of publication: November 1, 2023
Hardcover | 416 pages
If you want to understand modern Japan, you have to understand its imperial dynasty. The oldest monarchy in the world, it has been around for almost three thousand years; and despite being largel...

Wladimir Klitschko, Tatjana Kiel

Stolen Lives

The abducted children of Ukraine: 20 moving stories

Date of publication: September 20, 2023
Hardcover | 224 pages
In March 2023, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin. The charge: the abduction of Ukrainian children to Russia. The National Information Office of Ukraine ...

Frank Sieren

China to Go

China’s economy, society and culture: the things that drive this global power – 100 insights and trends

Date of publication: October 25, 2023
Hardcover | 320 pages
Business journalist and author Sieren has been reporting on China’s economy, politics, society and everyday life for many years. In "China to Go", he introduces us to this rising global power and...

Matthias Glaubrecht

The End of Evolution

How the extinction of species is endangering our own survival

Date of publication: November 15, 2023
Paperback | 560 pages
The extinction of species all over the world is endangering human lives too. If we want to secure our future, we urgently need to find a solution. Following popular demand, acclaimed evolutionary...

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