The Stasi Game

Autore: David Young
Editore: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
ISBN: 1838772537
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The Stasi and MI6 clash in this gripping Cold War crime thriller, from the award-winning author of Stasi Child - now available to pre-order in paperback and eBook. ______________________ A man's body is found buried in concrete at a building site in the new town district. When People's Police homicide captain Karin Müller arrives at the scene, she discovers that all of the body's identi?able features have been removed - including its ?ngertips. The deeper Müller digs, the more the Stasi begin to hamper her investigations. She soon realises that this crime is just one part of a clandestine battle between two secret services - the Stasi of East Germany and Britain's MI6 - to control the truth behind one of the deadliest events of World War II. The Stasi Game brilliantly ?ctionalises the true story of how Britain's wartime leaders justi?ed the ?re-bombing of German city of Dresden, which many have since condemned as a war crime.

The People S Game

Autore: Alan McDougall
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139992953
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Sport in East Germany is commonly associated with the systematic doping that helped to make the country an Olympic superpower. Football played little part in this controversial story. Yet, as a hugely popular activity that was deeply entwined in the social fabric, it exerted an influence that few institutions or pursuits could match. The People's Game examines the history of football from the interrelated perspectives of star players, fans, and ordinary citizens who played for fun. Using archival sources and interviews, it reveals football's fluid role in preserving and challenging communist hegemony. By repeatedly emphasising that GDR football was part of an international story, for example, through analysis of the 1974 World Cup finals, Alan McDougall shows how sport transcended the Iron Curtain. Through a study of the mass protests against the Stasi team, BFC, during the 1980s, he reveals football's role in foreshadowing the downfall of communism.

The Greatest Game

Autore: J.A. Heaton
Editore: Flannel and Flashlight
ISBN:
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A missing nuke. A cunning terrorist. A desperate gamble to save America. When CIA analyst Daniel Knox makes a startling discovery, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to neutralize the threat. But Daniel is a linguist, not a soldier, so he doesn't expect to find himself in the line of fire. The powerful warlord his intel threatens doesn't see it that way. Daniel soon finds himself thrust into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse on foreign soil with the lives of millions of families at stake. Out of options, and out of his depth, he must survive a maze of deception to outsmart America’s enemies. Time is running out—for Daniel and America. Fans of classic Tom Clancy and John le Carré will find plenty to love in “The Greatest Game,” the first book in J.A. Heaton’s explosive new series. Get your copy today!

State And Minorities In Communist East Germany

Autore: Mike Dennis
Editore: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857451960
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Based on interviews and the voluminous materials in the archives of the SED, the Stasi and central and regional authorities, this volume focuses on several contrasting minorities (Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, ‘guest’ workers from Vietnam and Mozambique, football fans, punks, and skinheads) and their interaction with state and party bodies during Erich Honecker’s rule over the communist system. It explores how they were able to resist persecution and surveillance by instruments of the state, thus illustrating the limits on the power of the East German dictatorship and shedding light on the notion of authority as social practice.

Stasi 77

Autore: David Young
Editore: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
ISBN: 1785767151
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A secret State. A dark conspiracy. A terrible crime. Karin Müller of the German Democratic Republic's People's Police is called to a factory in the east of the country. A man has been murdered - bound and trapped as a fire burned nearby, slowly suffocating him. But who is he? Why was he targeted? Could his murderer simply be someone with a grudge against the factory's nationalisation, as Müller's Stasi colleagues insist? Why too is her deputy Werner Tilsner behaving so strangely? As more victims surface, it becomes clear that there is a cold-blooded killer out there taking their revenge. Soon Müller begins to realise that in order to solve these terrible crimes, she will need to delve into the region's dark past. But are the Stasi really working with her on this case? Or against her? For those who really run this Republic have secrets they would rather remain uncovered. And they will stop at nothing to keep them that way . . . A gripping and evocative crime thriller, moving between the devastating closing weeks of the Second World War and the Stasi-controlled 1970s, STASI 77 is David Young's most compelling and powerful novel yet.

East Germany

Autore: iMinds
Editore: iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921761040
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In East Germany, it was not uncommon to hear of secret police patrolling the streets dressed as civilians. It was not unusual to find hidden cameras lying in garbage cans. Artistic expression often led to a prison sentence, while learning about the outside world came only through censored films. Though East Germany was also known for its music and athletes, police brutality and economic depression dominated the international news. Fear and scarcity were daily realities for the people of the East Germany, also known as the German Democratic Republic; and this despite the great cultural achievements of the country and the immense Soviet power behind it.

Sport Under Communism

Autore: M. Dennis
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 0230369030
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Based on original Stasi and Communist Party archival sources, this book uncovers why East Germany was for two decades running one of the most successful nations in the Summer and Winter Olympics, exploring how the central elite sports system was beset by internal tensions and disputes.

Where The World Ended

Autore: Daphne Berdahl
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520921321
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When the Berlin Wall fell, people who lived along the dismantled border found their lives drastically and rapidly transformed. Daphne Berdahl, through ongoing ethnographic research in a former East German border village, explores the issues of borders and borderland identities that have accompanied the many transitions since 1990. What happens to identity and personhood, she asks, when a political and economic system collapses overnight? How do people negotiate and manipulate a liminal condition created by the disappearance of a significant frame of reference? Berdahl concentrates especially on how these changes have affected certain "border zones" of daily life—including social organization, gender, religion, and nationality—in a place where literal, indeed concrete, borders were until recently a very powerful presence. Borders, she argues, are places of ambiguity as well as of intense lucidity; these qualities may in fact be mutually constitutive. She shows how, in a moment of headlong historical transformation, larger political, economic, and social processes are manifested locally and specifically. In the process of a transition between two German states, people have invented, and to some extent ritualized, cultural practices that both reflect and constitute profound identity transformations in a period of intense social discord. Where the World Ended combines a vivid ethnographic account of everyday life under socialist rule and after German reunification with an original investigation of the paradoxical human condition of a borderland.

Giving The Game Away

Autore: Stephen Wagg
Editore: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780718518875
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This volume provides a review of the social significance of one of the few common global mass cultural pursuits, Association Football. It traces the history, social context and national/nationalist role of football in the culture and mass media of countries across the globe, ranging from Europe, the USA and Canada to Asia and the Pacific. This book is part of a series - "Sports, Politics and Culture" - which provides contemporary and historical studies of sport in society.

Stasi Winter

Autore: David Young
Editore: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
ISBN: 1785765485
Grandezza: 14,34 MB
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IN EAST GERMANY, SOLVING A MURDER CAN GET YOU KILLED . . . A gripping and intelligent thriller set in East Germany, during the worst winter in one-hundred years. Perfect for fans of Tom Rob Smith, Phillip Kerr and Joseph Kanon. ____________________________________ In 1978 East Germany, nothing is as it seems. The state's power is absolute, history is re-written, and the 'truth' is whatever the Stasi say it is. So when a woman's murder is officially labelled 'accidental death', Major Karin Müller of the People's Police is faced with a dilemma. To solve the crime, she must disregard the official version of events. But defying the Stasi means putting her own life - and the lives of her young family - in danger. As the worst winter in living memory holds Germany in its freeze, Müller must untangle a web of state secrets and make a choice: between truth and lies, justice and injustice, and, ultimately, life and death. Stunningly authentic and brimming with moral ambiguity, Stasi Winter is the thrilling new novel from the award-winning author of Stasi Child. ____________________________________ Praise for David Young: 'Excellent' The Times 'Thrilling' William Ryan 'Masterful' Daily Express 'Fast-paced' The Sun 'Superb. Reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee

Englesko Hrvatski Frazeolo Ki Rje Nik

Autore: Ivana Bendow
Editore:
ISBN:
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Brandenburg Gate

Autore: Henry Porter
Editore: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802143143
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With the Communist government in East Germany on the verge of collapse, Dr. Rudi Rosenharte, an ex-Stasi former agent turned art scholar, is forced into a dangerous game when the secret police kidnap his family in an effort to force him to seek out his old lover, Annalise Schering, in order to retrieve possible information she might have, but unbeknownst to authorities, the woman is dead. Reprint.

Stasi State

Autore: David Young
Editore: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785760718
Grandezza: 80,46 MB
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A gripping thriller set in 1970s East Germany, perfect for fans of Child 44, Phillip Kerr and Martin Cruz Smith. FOR THE STASI, IT'S NOT JUST THE TRUTH THAT GETS BURIED . . . The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Müller, newly appointed Major of the People's Police, is called to investigate. But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi. Then, when the son of Müller's team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead Müller and her young family into real danger. Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it's too late? ----- Previously published as A Darker State ----- Praise for CWA Award-winning David Young 'Young is excellent at describing terrible injustice, mass and personal, by way of a strong plot and a sympathetic woman' The Times 'A Darker State is gripping, thrilling and very, very good' William Ryan 'Masterful. . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'Superb. A thrilling Cold War mystery that reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee

Stasi Wolf

Autore: David Young
Editore: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785760696
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How do you solve a murder when you can't ask any questions? The gripping new thriller from the bestselling, award-winning author of Stasi Child. East Germany, 1975. Karin Müller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at the chance to be sent south to Halle-Neustadt, where a pair of infant twins have gone missing. But Müller soon finds her problems have followed her. Halle-Neustadt is a new town - the pride of the communist state - and she and her team are forbidden by the Stasi from publicising the disappearances, lest they tarnish the town's flawless image. Meanwhile, in the eerily nameless streets and tower blocks, a child snatcher lurks, and the clock is ticking to rescue the twins alive . . . 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'A masterful evocation of the claustrophobic atmosphere of communist era East Germany . . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'The perfect blend of action, suspense and excitement. This is top notch crime! I will be shouting about this book to everyone, everywhere. Northern Crime 'One of the most fascinating and original detectives in contemporary crime fiction . . . a hugely accomplished novel' (For Winter Nights) 'For me David Young has cemented his place on the bookshelf alongside my Cold War thrillers by John le Carré and Len Deighton' The Quiet Knitter

After The Wall

Autore: John Borneman
Editore:
ISBN:
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Examines the disorientation and dissolution caused by German reunification, describing how democratic reform has become consumer frenzy and offering portraits of individuals that are both exhilarating and tragic

F Hrer Ex

Autore: Ingo Hasselbach
Editore: Random House Incorporated
ISBN:
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The founder of a neo-Nazi party in East Germany describes his involvement in the violent, racist movement and why he abandoned the group, an action that has made him their target

The Long Run

Autore: Ted Allbeury
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444782630
Grandezza: 64,88 MB
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In Washington, in London, in Berlin, very different men confront a future they distrust and despise. In the years since the end of the Cold War, true power seems to have shifted from their nations' natural leaders to a gaggle of irresponsible journalists and self- seeking politicians, cynically manipulating news and public opinion to their own ends. These men have not forgotten the lessons of five decades of clandestine struggle. And when a long-dead spy's secrets resurface, they see an opportunity. But can any man, no matter how well-meaning, seize the reigns of power without endangering the very way of life he seeks to protect?

Sex Thugs And Rock N Roll

Autore: Mark Fenemore
Editore: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857452290
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A fascinating and highly readable account of what it was like to be young and hip, growing up in East Germany in the 1950s and 1960s. Living on the frontline of the Cold War, young people were subject to a number of competing influences. For young men from the working class, in particular, a conflict developed between the culture they inherited from their parents and the new official culture taught in schools. Merging with street gangs, new youth cultures took shape, which challenged authority and provided an alternative vision of modernity. Taking their fashion cues, music and icons from the West, they rapidly came into conflict with a didactic and highly controlling party-state. Charting the clashes which occurred between teenage rebels and the authorities, the book explores what happened when gender, sexuality, Nazism, communism and rock 'n' roll collided during a period, which also saw the building of the Berlin Wall.