Non-Fiction Spring 2024

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Vladimir Esipov

The Russian Tragedy

How my home country became the enemy of freedom

Date of publication: March 13, 2024
Paperback | 320 pages
Born and raised in Russia, Esipov was steeped in his country’s culture for decades. But in light of the events of recent years, his home country is now like a stranger to him. Again and again, he...
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Heribert Schwan

"Heuss knows and condones it": The Extraordinary Tale of How the Stasi Spied on West Germany’s Presidents

Date of publication: April 24, 2024
Hardcover | 368 pages
Even while he was president of West Germany, Theodor Heuss ran a spy ring in the GDR; Heinrich Lübke, whom the Stasi claimed helped design a concentration camp using falsified documents, was not ...
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Winfried Süß (Editor), Dietmar Süß...

The Third Reich: An Introduction

Date of publication: July 10, 2024
Hardcover | 400 pages
Where did the Third Reich’s centre of power lie? Who planned the Holocaust, and who tried to resist Hitler’s regime? How did ‘the German patriots’ profit from war and barbarity? This book answers...
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Richard David Precht

A Century of Tolerance

A plea for a value-driven foreign policy

Date of publication: May 30, 2024
Hardcover | 288 pages
The world is changing. The US is no longer dominant, and China and India are emerging as new centres of power in a multipolar world. The approaching end of the Pax Americana means that Europeans ...
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Christoph Santner

Is Everything AI?

How AI is changing our lives and what we need to know about it – the first book with its very own AI software (includes an exclusive access code)

Date of publication: May 22, 2024
Paperback | 208 pages
While some people think AI spells the end of humanity, others are delighted by its endless possibilities. What we all agree on, though, is that AI has well and truly arrived. AI is already being...
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Martin Krauß

It’s Taking Part That Counts

Sport – a global history of marginalisation, discrimination and the struggle for recognition

Date of publication: May 15, 2024
Hardcover | 400 pages
What we know as competitive sport today was invented by a white male elite at the end of the nineteenth century, when they founded clubs for sporting gentlemen, organised competitions and measure...
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Leonie Schöler

Stolen Fame

Philosophers, Scholars, Pioneers: History’s Invisible Heroines

Date of publication: February 28, 2024
Hardcover | 416 pages
Muse, secretary, wife: these are some of the labels used to describe the women whose influence on history has been erased. Their achievements have brought honour and fame to the men close to them...
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Boris Bondarew

In the Ministry of Lies

A Russian diplomat writes about Moscow’s power plays, his own break with Putin’s regime, and Russia’s future

Date of publication: February 14, 2024
Hardcover | 256 pages
"In the Ministry of Lies" offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes at Russia’s foreign ministry. How does the ministry work? Who are its people, how do they think, what motivates them? What...
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Andrian Kreye

The Spirit of the Machine

A superfast history of the digital universe

Date of publication: March 20, 2024
Hardcover | 368 pages
At the centre of the modern world, there beats a heart of glass: the silicon chip. No other chapter in human history has happened as quickly as the digital revolution. In "The Spirit of the Machi...
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Manuel Larbig

Why Does the Woodpecker Peck Wood?

A nature guide for the whole family, with lots of useful tips and illustrations

Date of publication: May 15, 2024
Paperback | 320 pages
Why don’t all plants have blossoms? Why do leaves change colour in autumn? What do plants and animals do in the winter? Why do some ants have wings? Children ask a lot of questions about things w...

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