The Bonfire Of Berlin by Helga Schneider

The Bonfire Of Berlin: A Lost Childhood in Wartime Germany by Helga Schneider
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 214 KB
Overview: Abandoned by her mother, who left to pursue a career as a camp guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau, loathed by her step-mother, cooped up in a cellar, starved, parched, lonely amidst the fetid crush of her neighbours, Helga Schneider endured the horrors of wartime Berlin. The Bonfire of Berlin is a searing account of her survival. The grinding misery of hunger, combined with the terror of air-raids, the absence of fresh water and the constant threat of death and disease served not to unite the tenants and neighbours of her apartment block but rather to intensify the minor irritations of communal life into flashpoints of rage and violence. And with Russian victory the survivors could not look forward a return to peacetime but rather to pillage and rape. It was only gradually that Schneider’s life returned to some kind of normality, as her beloved father returned from the front, carrying his own scars of the war. This shocking book evokes the reality of life in a wartime city in all its brutality and deprivation, while retaining a kernel of hope that while life remains not all is lost.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Lonely Planet Pocket Berlin (Travel Guide), by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Pocket Berlin (Travel Guide), 6th Edition by Lonely Planet
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 80 MB
Overview: Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Pocket Berlin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy stunning views from the Reichstag, stroll through the sobering Holocaust Memorial and see artist murals on the Berlin Wall – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Berlin and begin your journey now!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Lonely Planet Berlin, 11th Edition by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Berlin (Travel Guide), 11th Edition by Lonely Planet
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 113 MB
Overview: Lonely Planet’s Berlin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the iconic Berlin Wall, enjoy local street art and nightlife, and be dazzled by the Reichstag – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Berlin and begin your journey now!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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A Raid Over Berlin by John Martin

A Raid Over Berlin by John Martin
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.4 MB
Overview: ‘I could see that still no one had been able to get out from the cockpit. It must have been at this moment that I thought I was going to die because I became remarkably calm.’
Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber, 20,000 feet above Berlin, airman John Martin consigned himself to his fate and turned his thoughts to his fiancée back home. In a miraculous turn of events, however, the twenty-one year old was thrown clear of his disintegrating aeroplane and found himself parachuting into the heart of Nazi Germany. He was soon to be captured and began his period as a prisoner of war.

This engaging and compulsively readable true-life account of a Second World War airman, who cheated death in the sky, only to face interrogation and the prospect of being shot by the Gestapo, before having to endure months of hardship as a prisoner of war.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Berlin Street Style by Angelika Taschen

Berlin Street Style: A Guide to Urban Chic by Angelika Taschen
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 31 MB
Overview: In Berlin Street Style, noted design expert Angelika Taschen defines the unique fashion sense of this hip city. The book showcases the popular “anti-chic” look seen throughout Berlin, offering advice on how to create a simple, casual, and appeal­ingly disheveled appearance with vintage pieces, essential basics, and carefully selected accessories. For travelers to Berlin, the book recommends the city’s top destinations for fashion, beauty, design, and culture. With street-style photography and hand-drawn illustrations, this accessible style guide explores how Berlin women dress and where they find their fashion inspiration, highlighting trendsetting blogs and local labels.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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