The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz
Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Chronicles the lesser-known story of an intrepid Jewish investigator who pursued and captured notorious Nazi Germany war criminals Rudolf Höss, in an account that explains how the case continues to impact today's world.
One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History
Author: Thomas Harding
A Finalist for the Costa Biography Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.
In July 2012, Thomas Harding’s fourteen-year-old son Kadian was killed in a bicycle accident. Shortly afterwards Thomas began to write. This book is the result. Beginning on the day of Kadian’s death, and continuing to the one-year anniversary, and beyond, Kadian Journal is a record of grief in its rawest form, and of a mind in shock and questioning a strange new reality. Interspersed within the journal are fragments of memory: jewel-bright everyday moments that slowly combine to form a biography of a lost son, and a lost life. Kadian Journal is a document of startling bravery and candour—a description of a family dislocated and united by tragedy, and a beautiful and moving tribute to a son.
'Meticulous and gripping - a thriller that disturbs for revelations about a singular act of murder, and the national security state which we call home' Philippe Sands, author of East West Street ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD*** A groundbreaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake. In June 2006, police were called to number 9 Downshire Hill in Hampstead. The owner of the house, Allan Chappelow, was an award-winning photographer and biographer, an expert on George Bernard Shaw, and a notorious recluse, who had not been seen for several weeks. Someone had recently accessed his bank accounts, and attempted to withdraw large amounts of money. Inside the darkened house, officers found piles of rubbish, trees growing through the floor, and, in what was once the living room, the body of Chappelow, battered to death, partially burned and buried under four feet of paper. The man eventually arrested on suspicion of his murder was a Chinese dissident named Wang Yam: a man who claimed to be the grandson of one of Mao’s closest aides, and a key negotiator in the Tiananmen Square protests. His trial was the first in modern British history to be held ‘in camera’: closed, carefully controlled, secret. Wang Yam was found guilty, but has always protested his innocence. Thomas Harding has spent the past two years investigating the case, interviewing key witnesses, investigating officers, forensic experts and the journalists who broke the story, and has unearthed shocking and revelatory new material on the killing, the victim and the supposed perpetrator. It is a crime that has been described in the press and by the leading detective as 'the greatest whodunnit’ of recent years: an extraordinary tale of isolation, deception and brutal violence, stretching from the quiet streets of north London to the Palace of Westminster and beyond. It is an explosive new work of non-fiction from an author working at the height of his powers. www.bloodonthepage.com _________________ 'An In Cold Blood for our time – a brilliant and unflinching anatomy of a murder that is both brutal true crime and heartbreaking human tragedy' Tony Parsons 'A fine and fascinating read, bolstered by exemplary research and nuanced insights.' Observer ‘A real-life procedural... which might have important implications for us all.’ Guardian 'Reads like a thriller... a rigorous investigation... a revealing piece of social history.' Sunday Times 'Detailed, painstaking and fascinating.' Evening Standard
One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World
Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Random House
'I absolutely love this book.' TRACY ANN OBERMAN 'Endlessly fascinating and hard to put down... this is a tour de force.' JULIA NEUBERGER 'An impressively researched account.' ANNE KERSHEN 'An astonishing story, beautifully and lovingly told.' ALLAN LITTLE A panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through the story of one extraordinary family, and one groundbreaking company. In the early 1800s, Lehmann Gluckstein and his family escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe and made their way to Whitechapel in London’s East End. There, starting with nothing, they worked tirelessly to pull themselves out of poverty, creating a small tobacco factory that grew to become the largest catering company in the world: J. Lyons. For over a century, Lyons was on every high street, in every home, in every coffee and teacup. It was an ascent from rags to riches in the face of many obstacles: poverty, hatred and anti-Semitism stood between this poor immigrant family and the British Dream. Legacy charts the rise and fall of one of the most influential dynasties in British history through the lives of five astonishing generations; both sweeping and intimate, it is a story of sacrifice and selflessness, betrayal and personal tragedy, and Empire and its cost. It is also an illuminating new exploration of Britain and its place in the world, from the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.
Shuck, Shock, Shook, Schuck, Schock, Schook, Schug, Schuh and Shough families of Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The emigrant ancestors of these families came originally from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Nether- lands. This book contains information taken from census records, land records and USA International Genealogical Index, etc.
Aus dem Inhalt: A. Aarnio: One Right Answer and the Majority Principle u H. Aoi: Fikentschers Theorie der Fallnorm u J. A. G. Amado: Justicia, Democracia y Validez del Derecho en J. Habermas u O. Ballweg: Phronesis versus Practical Philosophy u J. Bengoetxea: Legal System as a Regulative Ideal u N. Brieskorn: Die Kantische Maxime und die richterliche Rechtsanwendung u D. Buchwald: Rational Legal Justification u E. Bulygin: On Legal Interpretation u N. MacCormick and J. Wroblewski: On Justification and Interpretation u U. Dopfer: Ontologie der sozialen Rolle als Grundlage strafrechtlicher Entscheidungen u V. Frosini: Prolegomena zur Auslegung des Rechts u A. Gangel: Rechtsprechung, Rechtsanwendung und Vernunftsgebrauch u M. P. Golding: Substantive Interpretation in Common Law Elaboration u M. van Hoecke: The Use of Unwritten Legal Principles by Courts u H.-R. Horn: Are there Several Theories of Legal Argumentation? u R. Kevelson: The Confusion of Language in Legal Thought u F. Lachmayer: Visualisierung in der Rechtswissenschaft u P. J. van Niekerk: The Relevance of the Distinction between Legal Principles and Legal Rules u M. Pavcnik: aRechtsanwendungo oder normative Konkretisierung des Gesetzes? u A. Peczenik: Why shall Legal Reasoning be Coherent? u K. Pleszka: Empirisches Wissen als Grundlage der teleologischen Interpretation u u.a.
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