Interaction of Color (-50th Anniversary)
"One of the most important books on color ever written."--Michael Hession, Gizmodo

"Interaction of Color with its illuminating visual exercises and mind-bending optical...

June 28, 2013
Yale University Press
208 Pages
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment...

July 11, 2006
Picador USA
288 Pages
On Violence

On Violence

Arendt, Hannah

Political theorist, philosopher, and feminist thinker Hannah Arendt's On Violence is an analysis of the nature, causes, and significance of violence in the second half of the twentieth century....

March 11, 1970
Mariner Books
112 Pages
Origins of Totalitarianism
Recognized on publicaton as the definitive account of its subject and ten years later hailed as a classic by the "Times Literary Supplement," this remarkable book has been foremost wherever the...
March 21, 1973
Mariner Books
Mark Twain in Berlin: Newly Discovered Stories & an Account of Twains Berlin Adventure
Assembled for the first time, this collection includes stories penned by Mark Twain about his everyday life, the beginnings of a novel about the lonely Prussian Princess Wilhelmina von Preussen, and...
April 15, 2015
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
Winner of Randy Shilts Award

In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city...

October 13, 2015
A Legacy (Revised)

A Legacy (Revised)

Bedford, Sybille ; Wineapple,

A Legacy is the tale of two very different families, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding members of Berlin's haute bourgeoisie who count a friend of Goethe among...

March 3, 2015
New York Review of Books
384 Pages
Demon-Haunted Land: Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post-WWII Germany

"Evocative. . . . Epic. . . . Chock-full of colorful anecdotes and charismatic figures, A Demon-Haunted Land not only offers a brilliant rethinking of postwar German history, but also...

March 22, 2022
Metropolitan Books
352 Pages
Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain

A year or so after the Wall came down, I paid a brief visit to Moscow. The first thing I noticed was that the taxi cab drivers in Moscow, always masters of small talk, were repeating themselves...

November 15, 2009
Open Letter


Boschwitz, Ulrich Alexander


"A jewel of a rediscovery . . . . A riveting, noirish, intensely filmic portrait of an ambivalent fugitive, cornered but not captured, safest when...

April 12, 2022
Metropolitan Books
288 Pages

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