Search Results: "Philipp Mattheis"


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HOW TO LOSE EVERYTHING by Philipp Mattheis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"A nuanced character study with no easy answers. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Outside of Munich in the summer of 1994, four teenage boys find a fortune that changes their lives. Read full book review >

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Released: March 17, 2003

"Learned but accessible, a pleasure for all readers bitten by the bug of impractical acquisition."
Bezoars, crocodile teeth, sextants, first editions: if it can be collected, it figures in the pages of this entertaining debut, a history of passion-driven accumulation. Read full book review >

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FRACTURE by Philipp Blom
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"A book to be absorbed, marveled at and admired for the wide range of research linking events and thoughts."
Blom (A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment, 2010, etc.) undertakes a massive work explaining the changes that took place in the years between the world wars.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A small girl learns to accept herself as she is in a story told in simple and engaging words and imaginative pictures."
A picture book tells children that no matter what your size, you are perfect the way you are. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A swift, readable reminder that ideas are exciting—and have consequences."
Historian Blom (Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900-1914, 2008, etc.) returns with a flowing, limpid account of an 18th-century French salon that housed the greatest names in French philosophy. Read full book review >

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THE SON by Philipp Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013

"An expertly written tale of ancient crimes, with every period detail—and every detail, period—just right."
The sins of the fathers are always visited upon the sons—and in Meyer's sweeping, absorbing epic, there are plenty of them. Read full book review >

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WHISPERING SHADOWS by Jan-Philipp Sendker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"This novel explores a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience, but it has a conclusion that feels rushed despite action that moves at an almost glacial pace."
Sendker's most recent offering continues his literary love affair with Asia, this time following two broken men and the ways in which their lives intersect. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN FEET OF TIME by Lena Hesse
Released: March 30, 2013

"A charming carpe diem tale for readers of all ages."
In this whimsical debut picture book translated from the German, Hesse and Winterberg implore young and adult readers alike to embrace what they love to do. Read full book review >

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THE VERTIGO YEARS by Philipp Blom
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Offers rewarding insights into a period often obscured from view by the decades of conflict that followed."
As Queen Victoria passes, Vienna-based historian Blom (To Have and to Hold: An Intimate History of Collectors and Collecting, 2003, etc.) finds a Modern World breaking through the crust. Read full book review >

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IN THE CELLAR by Jan Philipp Reemtsma
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"A relentlessly candid examination of one man's heart and mind."
Dick Tracy meets Jean-Paul Sartre in this deeply philosophical, deftly written account of the author's 33 days confined in a cellar. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"As the old saying goes, what's good here isn't original, and what's original isn't good."
Reemtsma is a philologist by training, a boxing buff by avocation, and the director of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research; as might be expected, he has a big agenda in this slender book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2009

"A one-of-a-kind eyewitness account, essential for students of the Third Reich and all champions of freedom against tyranny."
An extraordinary memoir, 65 years after the fact, of the German military officers' plot to assassinate the Führer. Read full book review >