Download Feuer im Kopf: Meine Zeit des Wahnsinns (German Edition) by Susannah Cahalan PDF

By Susannah Cahalan

Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück.

Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das guy nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.

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By Wilfried Baumann

Am Donnerstag, den 1. September 1988, beginnt das letzte normale Schuljahr in der DDR, dessen Verlauf der Roman Tag für Tag verfolgt. Kurz nach seinem Ende überschlagen sich die Ereignisse im Herbst 1989. Erinnerungen und Lebenserfahrungen der Hauptperson fügen sich wie im Puzzle zu einem Gesamtbild, das den immer stärker werdenden Widerspruch zum procedure verdeutlicht.

Auszug aus dem Roman:

Die Direktorin, Frau Sanam, beendete ihre Seiten langen Ausführungen und zeigte all ihren Lehrern einen grünlichen Hefter.
„Liebe Genossinnen und Genossen, liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen, wir wollen die politische Arbeit in unseren Klassen verbessern.
Deshalb wird jetzt regelmäßig im Fach des Klassenleiters dieser Hefter zu finden sein. Hier tragen Sie ein, über welche aktuellen Themen Sie mit der Klasse gesprochen haben. Erledigen Sie diese Aufgabe gewissenhaft, und schreiben Sie alle Äußerungen der Schüler auf, damit guy sehen kann, wie in der Klasse schwerpunktmäßig an der politisch-ideologischen Haltung weiter gearbeitet werden muss.

Denken Sie an die Grundwahrheiten des Sozialismus, die den Schülern zu vermitteln sind. Sie sind ja im Schuljahresarbeitsplan der Schule ausgewiesen.

Eine weitere Aufgabe der Klassenleiter besteht darin, für ihre Klasse eine Gefährdetenkartei zu erstellen. In ihr werden leistungsschwache, asoziale, in ihrer ideologischen Haltung labile und religiös gebundene Schüler erfasst. Kollegen, es geht um die optimale Entwicklung eines jeden Schülers unserer Schule. optimum entwickelt kann er aber nur werden, wenn die ganze Persönlichkeit des Schülers und seine Lebensumwelt bekannt sind.

In diesem Sinne wünsche ich Ihnen allen ein erfolgreiches Schuljahr 1988/89.“

Die Kollegen klatschten Beifall. Müller und einige wenige hielten sich zurück.

Was hatte sie da soeben gesagt? Die Meinungen der Schüler sollten genaust aufgeschrieben werden? Und wie battle das mit der Gefährdetenkartei?
Nein, Horst Müller, du wirst nicht zum - mit Verlaub - Anscheißer deiner dir anvertrauten Kinder.

Der Verfasser Wilfried Baumann battle viele Jahre als Lehrer an einer Polytechnischen Oberschule (POS) in Berlin tätig. Sein Insiderwissen über das DDR-Schulwesen gibt diesem Roman Authentizität.

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Download Stewart L. Udall: Steward of the Land by Thomas G. Smith,Thomas G. Smith PDF

By Thomas G. Smith,Thomas G. Smith

As a three-term member of Congress and because the secretary of the internal within the Kennedy and Johnson cupboards (1961–1969), Stewart L. Udall (1920–2010) was once a exotic public servant and one of many nice environmental leaders in US historical past. This publication, the 1st biography of Udall, introduces his paintings to a brand new iteration of usa citizens desirous about the surroundings. the writer lines the impacts on Udall’s occupation, the evolution of his perspectives on conservation, and his setbacks in addition to his triumphs.
In addition to his efforts to maintain desolate tract components and defend the planet, Udall recommended reforming the seniority approach in Congress, restricting the creation and checking out of nuclear guns, selling coexistence with the Soviet Union, and aiding oppressed peoples in rising countries. A visionary chief, Udall used to be encouraged by way of his pioneering Mormon forebears who helped settle the Arizona excessive plateau, the place he first attached with the typical world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas G. Smith is a professor emeritus of background at Nichols collage, the place he served because the Robert Stansky exclusive Professor. he's the writer of eco-friendly Republican: John Saylor and the renovation of America’s barren region and Showdown: JFK and the combination of the Washington Redskins.

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By Richard L. Kiper

John A. McClernand used to be a number one Democratic congressman from Illinois who in 1861 turned a brigadier basic within the Union military. even if a "political general," he proved himself at the battlefield till he ran round of Ulysses S. furnish and was once relieved of his command of the 13th Corps in 1863 throughout the Vicksburg crusade. McClernand ably led troops on the Battles of Belmont, castle Donelson, Shiloh, Arkansas put up, and Vicksburg. such a lot money owed, in spite of the fact that, concentrate on McClernand's flaws instead of on his strengths as a strive against commander. Richard Kiper offers a balanced and sympathetic review of this hugely debatable person who served his state as soldier and statesman and sheds new mild at the Union command method, offering perception into the politics of struggle in addition to the personalities and relationships one of the army's senior officers.

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Download James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus by Tom Diemer PDF

By Tom Diemer

In his day he ruled the political panorama like nobody in Ohio’s lengthy, proud heritage ever had—or most likely ever will. James A. Rhodes (1909–2001) plotted a direction that took him from tiny Coalton, Ohio, to the governor’s workplace. during this first biography of Rhodes, his lifestyles and political occupation are scrutinized via those that knew him best—the operating press. Written by way of 3 newshounds who lined Rhodes in overlapping classes, this account lines, frequently with uproarious humor, his not going upward thrust to energy. It discusses his 4 phrases as governor, his next twenty years as a political elder, or even his avocation as an inventor.

Rhodes was once a miles cry from a customary baby-kisser, shunning ideology to the purpose of alienating Republican leaders. He was once elected simply because he promised the unobtainable, and every now and then he truly introduced. “Find out what humans wish, and provides it to them” was once his credo. In inner most existence, he joined cronies within the enterprise international and made thousands of greenbacks, occasionally utilizing within wisdom to assist commence advertisement ventures. James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus recounts Rhodes’s upbringing in a single-parent loved ones, his modest education, and an ailment that disadvantaged him of a lung. It chronicles the makes an attempt to tar Rhodes with scandal and the tragedy that indelibly marred his tenure as governor— the nationwide protect shootings of pupil protesters at Kent nation college in could 1970. His later years as governor have been highlighted via his obdurate resistance to environmental safeguard, anything he suggestion could fee jobs, in particular within the coal undefined. in accordance with Rhodes, “Every social sick between able-bodied Ohioans” used to be the outcome of joblessness In his post-public lifestyles, Rhodes obtained a patent on a fancy method of airlocks and filters making indoor air greater than ninety nine percentage germ-free. He estimated an “Environmental urban” which may delay lifestyles. His grandiose rules didn’t continually pan out within the brief run, yet from time to time they got here to fruition years later. He as soon as devised a scheme for a bridge throughout Lake Erie, which was once before everything got with public ridicule, and 4 a long time after he proposed it used to be thought of a progressive notion. The workplace of governor used to be tailored for him and he knew it. He seldom apologized and not appeared back.

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Download Mit Südtirol am Scheideweg: Erinnerungen des KZ-Häftlings, by Friedl Volgger,Gottfried Solderer,Burgi Volgger,Florin PDF

By Friedl Volgger,Gottfried Solderer,Burgi Volgger,Florin Volgger,Meinrad Volgger,Günther Pallaver,Lucio Giudiceandrea

Friedl Volgger (1914-1997) stand als Politiker und Journalist quickly ein halbes Jahrhundert an vorderster entrance im Kampf um Südtirol. In seinen Memoiren schildert er u. a. die tragische Zerrissenheit der Südtiroler Bevölkerung in den Jahren der choice, als es galt, sich im Kreuzfeuer massiver Drohungen und raffinierter Propaganda für ein Verbleiben im faschistischen Italien oder eine Aussiedlung ins nationalsozialistische Deutschland zu entscheiden, seine Haft in Dachau, das vergebliche Bemühen um einen Wiederanschluss an Österreich nach 1945 und das Ringen um eine Autonomie.

"Mit Südtirol am Scheideweg", 1984 erstmals erschienen, stieß auf große Resonanz, erlebte mehrere Auflagen und auch eine Übersetzung ins Italienische. Seit Jahren vergriffen, wird es anlässlich des a hundred. Geburtstages von Friedl Volgger am four. September 2014 neu aufgelegt, ergänzt mit seinen Briefen aus Dachau und Beiträgen seiner drei Kinder sowie von Journalisten und Historikern.

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Download The Mistress of Mayfair: Men, Money and the Marriage of by Lyndsy Spence PDF

By Lyndsy Spence

The plot might have been encouraged by way of Evelyn Waugh’s Vile our bodies, yet in contrast to Waugh's novel – which parodies the period of the ‘Bright younger issues’ – The Mistress of Mayfair is a real-life tale of scandal, greed, corruption and promiscuity on the center of Twenties and ’30s excessive society, concentrating on the wily, willful socialite Doris Delevingne and her doomed dating with the gossip columnist Valentine Browne, Viscount Castlerosse.

Marrying one another in pursuit of the finer issues in lifestyles, their not likely union used to be tempestuous from the off, rocked by means of affairs (with a complete host of society figures, together with Cecil Beaton, Diana Mitford and Winston Churchill, among others) on each side, and degenerated into one in all London’s bitterest, and so much spoke of, divorce battles. during this compelling new publication, Lyndsy Spence follows the increase and fall in their courting, exploring their decadent society lives in revelatory aspect and delivering new perception into a few of the mid 20th century’s such a lot widespread figures.

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By Chauncey Holt

published for the 1st time sixteen years after his loss of life, this startling autobiography through one of many so-called “three tramps” from the loo F. Kennedy assassination finds the main points of Chauncey Marvin Holt’s many claims. a lot secret and suspicion nonetheless swirls round that fateful day in November 1963, and theories abound in approximately each type of media. yet one of many significant mysteries revolves round the 3 males noticed and later arrested in Dealey Plaza. Holt’s arguable confession to being one of many 3 tramps has a background of its personal, and in his personal phrases he delves into his targeted and wild history and lifestyles. From his usa Air strength provider in the course of Pearl Harbor to his institutions with the mob and the CIA, Holt discusses his reports and encounters in nice aspect. From a guy who actually lived a unprecedented and particular existence, the ebook explains the bits and bobs of his institutions with Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination during this special retrospective of a fancy and infrequently doubtful life.

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Download Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography by Duane Tananbaum PDF

By Duane Tananbaum

The definitive biography of recent York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

This new biography of Herbert Lehman—the first in a part century—fills the void left through historians and political scientists who've ignored one of many really nice liberal icons of the mid-twentieth century. in line with broad study in archival assets, Herbert H. Lehman restores this four-term Governor of recent York, US Senator, nationwide and foreign humanitarian, and political reformer to his rightful position one of the pantheon of liberal heroes of his period. via targeting Lehman’s interactions with Al Smith, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and John Kennedy, Duane Tananbaum exhibits how Lehman succeeded politically regardless of his refusal to compromise together with his moral sense. In his thirty-five years of public carrier, Herbert Lehman fought the Republicans within the kingdom Legislature to supply financial protection for brand new Yorkers in the course of the nice melancholy, and he battled the bureaucrats within the Roosevelt and Truman administrations and the United countries reduction and Rehabilitation management to feed the ravenous humans in Europe and Asia in the course of and after international warfare II. His efforts on behalf of “the welfare state,” civil rights laws, and immigration reform helped preserve the liberal time table alive until eventually Congress, and the country, have been able to enact it into legislations as a part of Lyndon Johnson’s nice Society in 1964–1965.

Duane Tananbaum is Professor of yankee historical past at Lehman university, urban college of recent York, and the writer of The Bricker modification Controversy: A try of Eisenhower’s Political Leadership.

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Download Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of by Charles Forsdick,Christian Høgsbjerg PDF

By Charles Forsdick,Christian Høgsbjerg

‘In overthrowing me, you've got performed not more than cut back the trunk of the tree of liberty - it is going to spring again from the roots, for they're quite a few and deep.’

- Toussaint Louverture

The chief of the one profitable slave insurrection in heritage, Toussaint Louverture is obvious by means of many to be one of many maximum anti-imperialist opponents who ever lived. Born into slavery on a Caribbean plantation, he used to be in a position to holiday from his bondage to guide a military of freed African slaves to victory opposed to the pro armies of France, Spain and Britain within the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804.

In this biography, Louverture’s interesting lifestyles is explored in the course of the prism of his radical politics. It champions this ‘black Robespierre’ whose progressive legacy had encouraged humans and pursuits within the centuries given that his death.

For somebody attracted to the roots of modern day resistance events and black political radicalism, Louverture’s impressive existence offers the fitting beginning point.

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