I've mentioned in the introduction, Germany is a country steeped in tradition, and right now it is attempting to adapt to a rapidly changing world, so it should be quite interesting to see how things shake out. Despite all the time off, ...
Author: Steven Somers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Those Crazy Germans! gives you the inside scoop on the people and the culture so you can get the most out of your trip to Germany. Go beyond the stereotypes and get in touch with the Germans you never knew existed. Filled with practical travel tips and cultural insights, you'll travel Germany like a pro." • Do you want to learn the history of a town or city without knowing anything more than its name? • Do you want to know the tricks to navigating Germany’s Autobahns and railways so you travel like a native? • Do you want to know Germans’ secrets for relaxation that you can easily and affordably enjoy as well? • Do you want to learn about German beers and wines so you can order like a connoisseur? Those Crazy Germans! takes you where the other travel guides don't go. Through a combination of observations, tips and historical & cultural insights all written in a relaxed and cheerful style, this book takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to the Germany that the Germans know. Perfect for reading on the plane or train, Those Crazy Germans! is the fun way to get to know Germany. • Learn how hundreds of years of traditions manifest themselves in modern day Germany. • Learn the customs and quirks of German restaurants and hotels. • Learn the insiders’ tips to Oktoberfest, Karneval and hundreds of other festivals so that you too can party like a native. • Learn about Germany’s unusual do’s and don’ts. • Learn how to see towns and cities the way the Germans see them. Most travel guides give you the necessary “go here, see this”, “eat here, stay there” details, but are short on insight and cultural knowledge. Those Crazy Germans! bridges the gap by providing the essential and often unknown cultural insights and perspective that lets you truly experience the people and the country.
Through a combination of observations, tips and historical & cultural insights all written in a relaxed and cheerful style, this book takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to the Germany that the Germans know.
Author: Steven Somers
Those Crazy Germans! gives you the inside scoop on the people and the culture so you can get the most out of your trip to Germany. Go beyond the stereotypes and get in touch with the Germans you never knew existed. Filled with practical travel tips and cultural insights, you'll travel Germany like a pro." Do you want to learn the history of a town or city without knowing anything more than its name? Do you want to know the tricks to navigating Germany's Autobahns and railways so you travel like a native? Do you want to know Germans' secrets for relaxation that you can easily and affordably enjoy as well? Do you want to learn about German beers and wines so you can order like a connoisseur? Those Crazy Germans! takes you where the other travel guides don't go. Through a combination of observations, tips and historical & cultural insights all written in a relaxed and cheerful style, this book takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to the Germany that the Germans know. Perfect for reading on the plane or train, Those Crazy Germans! is the fun way to get to know Germany. Learn how hundreds of years of traditions manifest themselves in modern day Germany. Learn the customs and quirks of German restaurants and hotels. Learn the insiders' tips to Oktoberfest, Karneval and hundreds of other festivals so that you too can party like a native. Learn about Germany's unusual do's and don'ts. Learn how to see towns and cities the way the Germans see them. Most travel guides give you the necessary "go here, see this", "eat here, stay there" details, but are short on insight and cultural knowledge. Those Crazy Germans! bridges the gap by providing the essential and often unknown cultural insights and perspective that lets you truly experience the people and the country.
... the Spanish Ambassador in Madrid, was shown to Medlam, he privately expressed his astonishment to Rothschild that 'so little mention was made of the Crazy Gang, Cuenca, Martin and others recently arrested. He was also concerned that ...
Author: Bernard O'Connor
During the Second World War, Gibraltar faced the threat of invasion by Italy, Germany, and Spain. The Abwehr, the German Intelligence Service, rather than use their own saboteurs, paid young Spanish men to undertake over sixty sabotage attacks on military installations and shipping with limited success. The Italian Decima Flotilla MAS, a specialist team of underwater frogmen, launched eight attacks which were relatively successful and Spanish Falangists made several unsuccessful attempts. The British Secret Intelligence Service endeavoured to stop or at least limit such attacks. Using contemporary files from the National Archives in Kew, autobiographies, biographies, histories and newspaper articles, this documentary history investigates the successes and failures of these attacks on Gibraltar and the roles played by intelligence officers, agents, double agents in discovering and preventing such acts. The book sheds light on an unusual and largely overlooked aspect of Gibraltar's history.
The Germans themselves very enthusiastically drove out National Socialism and its wanton ideologies. After the horrific end of the War the Germans did not need anyone to help in this, National Socialism had killed itself. The crazy ...
Author: David Phillips
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Educating the Germans examines the role of the British in the 'reconstruction' of education in occupied Germany from 1945 to 1949. It covers war-time planning for a future role in overseeing education at all levels in Germany, looks at policy and its implementation, describes the British personnel involved and their interaction with German authorities, and assesses the lasting effects of the British effort in securing the future development of education from Kindergarten to university in the emerging Federal Republic. Thoroughly researched and employing a wide range of sources in Britain and Germany, this is an important study for anyone looking to further their understanding of Germany, and Britain's relationship with Germany in the immediate post-war era.
These German-speakers are crazy! Well, it's a way of making a statement. If you want to show that both items are a united collective, you could use the singular spelling. So to say, “both rules are in force”, you might choose to use the ...
Author: Alfred Schneider
Category: Foreign Language Study
A new language-learning technique Trick your brain into accepting German words as "English". We pretend that German words are actually newly-coined English words. It's technique is called "Diglot Weave". Evidence One University in Iran experimented with the method on some high schoolers learning English. Half the kids learned using standard methods, and the other half used the Diglot Weave method. Afterwards, they all sat a test. What were the results? The kids taught the usual way scored 12 out of 25, but the kids taught with the Diglot Weave method scored nearly double - 23 out of 25! Also, some kindergartens in China use a variation of the method they invented to teach children English. The kids enjoy it much more than the usual approaches, and the teachers report better results overall. Parents also appreciate it, because they see their children learning English much more quickly and easily than before. Want to try it? This book includes over 80 German conjunctions and prepositions like "and", "with", "for", and so on - the little words vital to creating sentences. We mix them into fully English sentences. By the end of the book, your brain should be tricked into thinking that these words are "English". Words included aber = but all(e/r/s/n/m) = all als = than also = so andere(r/s/m/n) = other(s) auch = also auf = on aus = from out of ausgenommen = except for außer = except außerdem = furthermore beide(m/n/r/s) = both bevor/vor/vorher = before bis zu = up to bis = as far as bis = until da = since [that] damit = so that / in order to dann = then darum = thus das = the (neuter perpetrator + victim) dass = that dem = the (masc. third party) dem = the (neuter third party) den = the (masc. victim) den = the (plural third party) denn = seeing as dennoch = nevertheless der = the (fem. third party) der = the (masc. perpetrator) der = the (plural owner) des = the (masc. owner) des = the (neuter owner) deshalb = therefore die = the (fem. perpetrator + victim) die = the (plural perpetrator + victim) doch = yet durch = through ein = a/an (masc. perpetrator) ein = a/an (neuter perpetrator + victim) eine = a/an (fem. perpetrator + victim) einem = a/an (masc. third party) einem = a/an (neuter third party) einen = a/an (masc. victim) einer = a/an (fem. owner + third party) eines = a/an (masc. owner) eines = a/an (neuter owner) einige(r/n/m/s) = some [things] einschließlich = including entweder X oder Y = either X or Y etwas = some [amount or part] falls = just in case für = for [purpose] gegen = against immer = always in Richtung = towards in = in innerhalb = inside jede(r/s/n/m) = each / every jedenfalls = anyhow jedoch = however laut = according to mit = with nachdem/nach/danach = after neben = next to nie = never noch = (see “weder X noch Y”) nun = well [then] obgleich = though obwohl = although oder = or ohne = without sehr = very seit = since [a time] so = so sondern = but rather sowieso = anyway statt = rather than trotz = despite trotzdem = nevertheless um X zu Y = to [do something] und = and unter = among von = about [a specific topic] von = by [someone] von = from von = of weder X noch Y = neither X nor Y weil = because wenn = if wie = like [similar] während = during während = while zu = to [a place] zwischen = between äußerst = extremely über = about [a broad topic] überdies = besides [this point]
... and ancient forests chopped down to clear the way for more wind farms—Germany has now successfully driven one fifth of its population into “fuel poverty.” That's those crazy Germans for you: they don't like to do anything by halves.
Author: James Delingpole
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Category: Political Science
A thoroughly politically incorrect pocket guide satirizing everything that is wrong with the green movement promises that it is not made from recycled paper while citing the inconsistencies, impracticality and hypocrisy of ludicrous environmental agendas. 30,000 first printing.
He can understand them. The mysterious crazy ferocity of the Germans is too much to endure; it turns normal people into treacherous animals. The hundreds of thousands of Jews that now lie in these graves meekly marched out to the pits ...
Author: Herman Wouk
Publisher: Hachette UK
A masterpiece of historical fiction and "a journey of extraordinary riches" (New York Times Book Review), War and Remembrance stands as perhaps the great novel of America's "Greatest Generation." These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom. The multimillion-copy bestsellers that capture all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of the Second World War -- and that constitute Wouk's crowning achievement -- are available for the first time in trade paperback.
During the filming of Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles became an enormous hit, and I was ardently wooed by several ... Once again, I got Kenny Mars, who played the crazy German playwright Franz Liebkind in The Producers, to be the ...
Author: Mel Brooks
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
AVAILABLE NOW - THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FATHER'S DAY 'Delightful. A great, fun read.' DAVID JASON 'Mel Brooks is the king of comedy.' DAVID BADDIEL 'Riotous' DAILY MAIL 'A jaunty romp across Brooks's career' THE TIMES __________________________ At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words. Here are the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny. From The Producers to Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein to Anxiety and more, All About Me! offers fans fascinating and hilarious insight into Mel Brooks's outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work. Filled with tales of struggle, achievement and camaraderie, Brooks shares riveting details about his upbringing, his career and his many close friendships and collaborations including those with Gene Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his love, Anne Bancroft. 'Not since the Bible have I read anything so powerful and poignant. And to boot - it's a lot funnier!' M. Brooks
The erotics of poetry expressed in the context of the earlier epistolary novel can be found , transfigured by a ... in Achim von Arnim's novella The Crazy Invalid at Fort Ratonneau ( Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau ) .
Author: Patricia Anne Simpson
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In The Erotics of War in German Romanticism, Patricia Anne Simpson explores the ways early nineteenth-century German philosophers, poets, and artists represent war and erotic desire. The author argues that gender is connected to a larger debate about the construction of the self in relation to a community at a time that this definition is under revision. She analyzes the culture of war as it shapes the bonds of fraternal, familial, and eventually national identity. Simpson defines the erotics of war as discursive attempts to assert the priority of ethical identity and citizenship over individualized desire. The seemingly ancillary problem of female desire emerges not as a marginal issue, but as the focal point of a debate about identity.
Controlling myself — for I felt it was a duty to my friend — I hinted coolly and reasonably to the crazy German that his calculations were not quite correct, that if he makes a hundred thousand every day, all Petersburg will have ...
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Widely regarded as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature, Fyodor Dostoyevsky crafted unique literary works that explored the psychology of the troubled political, social and spiritual atmosphere of nineteenth century Russia. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Dostoyevsky, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 9) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dostoyevsky's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 15 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * 20 short stories, with rare tales available in no other collection * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Dostoyevsky's journal and letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Dostoyevsky’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with corrected texts, new images and introductions Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels POOR FOLK THE DOUBLE NETOCHKA NEZVANOVA UNCLE’S DREAM THE VILLAGE OF STEPANCHIKOVO THE INSULTED AND HUMILIATED THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND CRIME AND PUNISHMENT THE GAMBLER THE IDIOT THE PERMANENT HUSBAND THE POSSESSED THE RAW YOUTH THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV The Short Stories MR. PROHARTCHIN THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND THE WEDDING THE HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS TREE THE CROCODILE BOBOK A GENTLE SPIRIT THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN THE PEASANT MAREY THE LITTLE ORPHAN A WEAK HEART WHITE NIGHTS THE MEEK GIRL POLZUNKOV A LITTLE HERO THE HONEST THIEF A NOVEL IN NINE LETTERS THE LANDLADY AN UNPLEASANT PREDICAMENT ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE THE GRAND INQUISITOR The Non-Fiction DOSTOYEVSKY’S JOURNAL LETTERS OF FYODOR MICHAILOVITCH DOSTOYEVSKY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS The Criticism ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps RUSSIAN ROMANCE by Earl of Evelyn Baring Cromer A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood Extract from ‘AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Maurice Baring THREE ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY by Virginia Woolf Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles