Non-Fiction Spring 2021


Monika Czernin

The Emperor Travels Incognito

Joseph II and the Europe of Enlightenment

Date of publication: March 12, 2021
Hardcover | 384 pages
It is the end of the eighteenth century, and the European royal houses are beginning to falter. The young Habsburg emperor Joseph II realises that reform is inevitable, and he eagerly soaks up En...

Lutz Hachmeister

Hotel Provençal

A history of the Côte d’Azur

Date of publication: April 13, 2021
Hardcover | 240 pages
For the past 44 years, the abandoned ruins of the former luxury hotel "Le Provençal" have loomed above the pine forest of the famous seaside resort of Juan-les-Pins. This former haunt of illustri...

Bettina Musall (Editor), Eva-Maria...

The Aristocrats

Europe's nobility from the Middle Ages to the present day

Date of publication: March 15, 2021
Hardcover | 256 pages
Have you ever wondered what really happened at court, what its rules of dress and etiquette were, what noblewomen wrote in their secret diaries and which blue bloods actually did any work? In th...
Spiegel Bestseller

Robert Marc Lehmann

Mission Earth – The World is Worth Fighting For

Date of publication: April 19, 2021
Hardcover | 368 pages
Robert Marc Lehmann is on a mission to conserve our earth and its unique natural and animal world – 'Mission Earth'. The marine biologist, photographer and ecologist travels the world to save wi...

Benjamin von Brackel

Nature on the Run

Why our forests are disappearing and the brown bear is meeting the polar bear – How climate change is moving plants and animals

Date of publication: April 13, 2021
Paperback | 288 pages
There is something afoot in the world of animals and plants, something which has so far caught too little attention. Wherever they can, animals and plants are moving towards the earth's poles to ...

Dan Diner

The Other War

Jewish Palestine and WWII – 1935-1942

Date of publication: March 15, 2021
Hardcover | 352 pages
The Other War is an anatomy of the Second World War, approached from a different perspective: at the centre of events stands Jewish Palestine, situated at the crossroads of European and extra-Eur...

Malte Herwig

The Great Kalanag

How Hitler's magician made the past disappear and won over the world

Date of publication: March 22, 2021
Hardcover | 480 pages
He was the biggest star of the young German republic. After the war, he forged an international career as a magician. Helmut Schreiber, a.k.a. Kalanag, was famous for his complex, brilliant, exot...

Jan Haft

At Home in Nature

A voyage of discovery through our most beautiful landscapes, from the Alps to the sea

Date of publication: May 3, 2021
Hardcover | 288 pages
A wood we know well, a meadow in the marshes, a crystal-clear mountain lake, an apple tree we keep passing – nature moves us, it is part of our life and makes us feel at home. Three quarters of o...

Theresa Leisgang, Raphael Thelen

Feeling the Pulse of Our Planet

A journey to the heart of climate change, which shows that there's still hope

Date of publication: May 10, 2021
Paperback | 320 pages
To escape the painful helplessness we all feel these days, to think radically and find a way out of the climate crisis – in order to do this, Theresa Leisgang and Raphael Thelen set off on a jour...

Carina Wohlleben

It's Not Too Late to Save the World

Reducing consumption, gaining quality of life, improving the climate balance – For our children: Change of heart instead of climate change

Date of publication: April 19, 2021
Paperback | 224 pages
Carina Wohlleben's credo is: "Together we are strong." Full of optimism, and without being didactic, she shows us how to rediscover our love for nature and take up the fight against climate chang...

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