The Night Of The Generals

Author: Hans Hellmut Kirst
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780304361885
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The famous novel about three Nazi generals and a brutal wartime sex crime—and the inspiration for the celebrated 1967 film. “Superb... appalling.”—New Yorker. “The sentences snap and detonate like muffled howitzers across the battlefield; and they rarely miss.”—Sunday Times. “A very funny, very serious book.”—New Statesman.


Author: Theodor Plievier
Size: 15.15 MB
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The Top Ten Laws Of Respect

Author: N. Taiwo
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615792708
Size: 57.54 MB
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Respect, a word that is often thrown about very loosely, as much as it is often used very strongly, is a very important concept in life. Everyone desires respect; however, we do not always show it and sometimes we do not receive it. In The Top Ten Laws of Respect - A Personal Guide, author and continuous improvement expert Niyi Taiwo unveils the long awaited top ten principles that govern respect between people. Taiwo thoughtfully introduces the foundational laws first, principles that govern the essence of respect; the influential laws second, principles that govern fundamental factors that explain the way you gain and lose respect; and the sustaining laws last, principles that govern factors and practices that enable a person to maintain respect. Taiwo masterfully deploys a series of powerful stories all through the book that facilitate a clear understanding of the subject and that make the reading experience enjoyable and enlightening. The timeless principles that make up these ten laws will serve as a guide for anyone interested in personal and professional development for years to come. Niyi Taiwo is the creator of the EKTIMIS[ brand, the author of several books and the editor of a popular online newsletter focused on insightful topics dealing with the sole topic of respect. (Visit

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of International Law

Author: Bardo Fassbender
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019163252X
Size: 53.59 MB
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins, concepts, and core issues of international law. The first comprehensive Handbook on the history of international law, it is a truly unique contribution to the literature of international law and relations. Pursuing both a global and an interdisciplinary approach, the Handbook brings together some sixty eminent scholars of international law, legal history, and global history from all parts of the world. Covering international legal developments from the 15th century until the end of World War II, the Handbook consists of over sixty individual chapters which are arranged in six parts. The book opens with an analysis of the principal actors in the history of international law, namely states, peoples and nations, international organisations and courts, and civil society actors. Part Two is devoted to a number of key themes of the history of international law, such as peace and war, the sovereignty of states, hegemony, religion, and the protection of the individual person. Part Three addresses the history of international law in the different regions of the world (Africa and Arabia, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, Europe), as well as 'encounters' between non-European legal cultures (like those of China, Japan, and India) and Europe which had a lasting impact on the body of international law. Part Four examines certain forms of 'interaction or imposition' in international law, such as diplomacy (as an example of interaction) or colonization and domination (as an example of imposition of law). The classical juxtaposition of the civilized and the uncivilized is also critically studied. Part Five is concerned with problems of the method and theory of history writing in international law, for instance the periodisation of international law, or Eurocentrism in the traditional historiography of international law. The Handbook concludes with a Part Six, entitled "People in Portrait", which explores the life and work of twenty prominent scholars and thinkers of international law, ranging from Muhammad al-Shaybani to Sir Hersch Lauterpacht. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of international law. It provides historians with new perspectives on international law, and increases the historical and cultural awareness of scholars of international law. It is the standard reference work for the global history of international law.

Those Calculating Crows

Author: Ali Wakefield
ISBN: 9780590273558
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When Roy tries to keep a flock of crows away from his corn crop, it appears that these birds know how to count.

History And Philosophy Of Biology

Author: Robert Kretsinger
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9814635065
Size: 55.13 MB
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History and Philosophy of Biology summarizes the major philosophical ideas that have attended the development of science in general and of biology in particular. The book then explores how the techniques and the concepts of the physical sciences have impacted biology. A reductionist approach to biology — anatomy, physiology, genetics — complements the study of evolution by natural selection and an ecological perspective. The final section of the book explores several examples of the influence of science on society, and of society on science. Each of 46 chapters of History and Philosophy of Biology has been or could be the topic of a major tome. The book is unique in that it explores the web of interactions among issues of philosophy, techniques and concepts of the physical sciences, fields of biology, and the diverse relationships between society and science. The book should appeal to readers of Scientific American or the New York Review of Books even if they are not trained biologists. It is a good text, or additional reading, for an advanced undergraduate course treating history and/or philosophy of biology or of science in general.

Weihnacht Reiseerz Hlung

Author: Karl Friedrich May
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230409573
Size: 52.41 MB
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Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1897 edition. Auszug: ...gesprochen habe, so ist die Moglichkeit nicht ausgeschlossen, dass diese sich nicht auf den heutigen Tag, sondern auf eine spatere Zeit, auf ein entferntes Ziel bezieht." Das ist mir zu verwickelt! Ich kann zwar den Kaputzenmuskel ganz gut von" Von dem rautenformigen Muskel unterscheiden," unterbrach ich ihn. Aber fur die jetzige" Entschuldigung, Mulord!" siel er mir schnell in die Rede. Ich hatte dieses Mal nicht den rautenformigen, sondern den grossen, vorderen, gekerbten gemeint; sie gehoren aber alle drei zu der Muskelgruppe der Schulter und des Schlusselbeines. Ich habe zu ihnen nur noch den Aufheber, der auch der geduldige genannt wird, den kleinen, vorderen und gekerbten und den musvulus sud, olkvsus zu fugen." Gut, fugt diese drei noch hinzu, so werden es sechs! Wir konnen aber alle diese Muskeln ruhig an der Schulter und dem Schlusselbeine sitzen lassen und wollen uns lieber mit der Fahrte beschaftigen, welche uns doch wichtiger ist!" VslI, Mulord! Ich folge Euren Worten mit grosster Aufmerksamkeit, denn diese Spur ist auf unferm ganzen bisherigen Ritte die erste, welche Eure Aufmerksamkeit so sehr in Anspruch nimmt." Mich beschaftigen jetzt vor allen Dingen die beiden Fragen: Warum sind die zwei Reiter zuruckgeblieben? und: Wollen sie die drei einholen oder nicht? Der Zweck des Rittes ist bei beiden Trupps jedenfalls derselbe; aber die beiden Zuruckgebliebenen scheinen dabei irgend eine Absicht zu verfolgen, welche geheim bleiben soll; sie haben sich separiert, um uber diese Absicht ungestort und unbelauscht reden zu


Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466807016
Size: 59.68 MB
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Set in 1960, this novel tells of Filib Kobal's journey from his home in Carinthia to Slovenia on the trail of his missing brother, Gregor. He is armed only with two of Gregor's books: a copy book from agricultural school, and a Slovenian - German dictionary, in which Gregor has marked certain words. The resulting investigation of the laws of language and naming becomes a transformative investigation of himself and the world around him.

Officer Factory

Author: Hans Hellmut Kirst
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780304361892
Size: 23.54 MB
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The unfolding drama at the officers' training school is an incomparable picture of a conflict between honourable men and a barbaric regime in wartime Germany. THE OFFICER FACTORY is where the cream of Germany's youth are moulded into soldiers ready to fight for the Fatherland. But the training is not only military but ideological, and when a murder occurs inside the school all the underlying tensions begin to surface. A gripping story of wartime Germany by the internationally renowned author of GUNNER ASCH and A NIGHT OF THE GENERALS.

Experimental Economics

Author: Ross M. Miller
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471706250
Size: 56.93 MB
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In a little more than thirty years, the field of experimental economics has gone from obscurity to international recognition with the presentation of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics to Vernon L. Smith, who took a classroom exercise he saw as a Harvard graduate student and turned it into one of the hottest areas in economics. Experimental Economics is an engaging and accessible introduction to the field by Ross M. Miller, one of Professor Smith?s first student collaborators and a pioneer in the application of experimental methods to financial markets. His book uses a series of experimental case studies to examine what makes markets work, what can cause them to break, and how experimental methods can be used to repair them. Order your copy of this dramatic and fun-to-read exploration of the ideas shaping the future of the global economy today.