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Fienbork, Matthias

Works: 88 works in 206 publications in 2 languages and 889 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QB225,
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Publications about Matthias Fienbork
Publications by Matthias Fienbork
Most widely held works by Matthias Fienbork
Experiment in Germany; the story of an American intelligence officer by Saul Kussiel Padover( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Offene Geschichte : die Schule der 'Annales' by Peter Burke( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in German and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Ill fares the land by Tony Judt( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and held by 50 libraries worldwide
In "Ill Fares The Land," Tony Judt, one of our leading historians and thinkers, reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment and offers the language we need to address our common needs, rejecting the nihilistic individualism of the far right and the debunked socialism of the past. To find a way forward, Judt argues that we must look to our not so distant past and to social democracy in action: to re-enshrining fairness over mere efficiency
Guicciardini, Machiavelli und die Geschichtsschreibung der italienischen Renaissance by Felix Gilbert( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The memory chalet by Tony Judt( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"'The Memory Chalet' is a memoir unlike any you have ever read before. Each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Tony Judt's prodigious mind. His youthful love of a particular London bus route evolves into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning. Memories of the 1968 student riots of Paris meander through the divergent sex politics of Europe, before concluding that his generation 'was a revolutionary generation, but missed the revolution.' A series of road trips across America lead not just to an appreciation of American history, but to an eventual acquisition of citizenship. Foods and trains and long-lost smells all compete for Judt's attention; but for us, he has forged his reflections into an elegant arc of analysis. All as simply and beautifully arranged as a Swiss chalet-a reassuring refuge deep in the mountains of memory."--Dust jacket flap
George Orwell, the road to 1984 by Peter Lewis( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The road to Oxiana by Robert Byron( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Of the journey by travel writer Robert Byron to the Middle East, this serves as a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now innaccessible to most Western travellers, and a nostalgic look back at a more innocent time
Orient express by John Dos Passos( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and held by 31 libraries worldwide
1921 reiste der später weltberühmte Autor John Dos Passos durch den Orient - schon damals eine hochexplosive Gegend - und hielt seine Eindrücke in einem Tagebuch fest. Diese abenteuerliche Reise führte den damals 25-Jährigen von der Türkei über Georgien, Armenien, den Iran und den Irak bis nach Syrien. Sein packender Bericht liest sich wie eine Mischung aus Abenteuerroman und der hellsichtigen Analyse eines dramatischen Umbruchs, der bis heute fortwirkt. Geschrieben in knapper Präzision, mit ansteckender Neugier und Beobachtungsgabe, ist das Werk, mit dem Dos Passos dabei war, zu einem der wichtigsten Schriftsteller der amerikanischen Moderne zu werden, jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch zu entdecken. John Dos Passos (1896-1970) ist neben Ernest Hemingway und Scott Fitzgerald einer der wichtigsten Autoren der amerikanischen Moderne. Nach seinem Studienabschluss in Harvard reiste Dos Passos 1916 nach Spanien, schrieb seinen ersten Roman und diente freiwillig in der Sanität der französischen Armee. Nach dem Krieg reiste er als Journalist und Schriftsteller durch Europa, den Nahen Osten und den Kaukasus. Dies inspirierte ihn u.a. zum Reisejournal Orient Express, das 1927 erschien. Dos Passos' erster grosser Erfolg war der Grossstadtroman Manhattan Transfer von 1925. In den Dreissigerjahren folgte die Romantrilogie U.S.A. Der enttäuschte Sozialrevolutionär Dos Passos zeichnet darin ein düsteres Sittengemälde Amerikas. Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs reiste er erneut als Kriegsberichterstatter nach Europa. 1947 wurde er in die Amerikanische Akademie für Kunst und Literatur gewählt. Insgesamt schrieb er mehr als vierzig Romane, daneben Essays, Gedichte und Theaterstücke
The illustrated longitude by Dava Sobel( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in German and held by 28 libraries worldwide
This fully illustrated edition of the international best-seller Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea. All too often, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo were either lost at sea or destroyed upon the rocks of an unexpected landfall. Thousands of lives and the fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. Governments established prizes for anyone whose method or device proved successful. The scientific establishment, certain that a celestial answer would be found, invested untold effort in this pursuit. By contrast, John Harrison built the unimaginable: a clock that told perfect time at sea, known today as the chronometer. Harrison's trials and tribulations during his forty-year quest to win the prize are the culmination of this remarkable story.--From publisher description
George Orwell : eine Biographie by Michael Shelden( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Das Spionagespiel : Roman by Michael Frayn( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in German and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Die beiden Londoner Jungs Keith und Stephen sind in den Kriegstagen zunächst spielerisch auf der Suche nach möglichen Verbrechern in ihrer Nachbarschaft. Sie ahnen nicht, dass sie ausgerechnet Keiths Mutter auf die Schliche kommen
Treibsand : Erinnerungen einer Europäerin by Sybille Bedford( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The story of mariners' centuries-long search for ways of determining longitude that tells not only of the scientific advances but of the perseverance, pettiness, politics, & interesting anecdotes involved. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it
Breakfast with Lucian : the astounding life and outrageous times of Britain's great modern painter by Geordie Greig( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"A memoir about the author's relationship with renowned painter Lucian Freud that includes interviews with many close friends and family members as well as critical analyses of Freud's art"--
50 Jahre Israel in Magnum-Photographien by N.Y.) Magnum Photos Inc. (New York( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Nine lives : in search of the sacred in modern India by William Dalrymple( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A study of the ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change
Here lies : an autobiography by Eric Ambler( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Without due solemnity Ambler peels back the layers of experience which have affected his own life with the same familiar skill he uses to unfold the plot of one of his novels. His childhood, his work, his writing, and his family and friends are all examined with the same cool and penetrating gaze that he now turns upon himself
In love by Alfred Hayes( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
New York in the 1950s. A man on a barstool is telling a story about a woman he met in a bar, early married and soon divorced, her child farmed out to her parents, good-looking, if a little past her prime. They'd gone out, they'd grown close, but as far as he was concerned it didn't add up to much. He was a busy man. Then one day, out dancing, she runs into a rich awkward lovelorn businessman. He'll pay for her to be his, pay her a lot. And now the narrator discovers that he is as much in love with her as she is with him, perhaps more, though it will take him a while to realize just how utterly lost he is
Memoirs of Montparnasse by Miles Underwood( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"Like its author--whom I knew quite well in the 1960s--the book is a loveable and eccentric rogue, fond of style and up to mischief. It never fails to entertain."--Margaret Atwood
Die Weissen kommen! : eine afrikanische Chronik by Patrick Marnham( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Ein kritischer Report des britischen Publizisten über die Probleme des Schwarzen Kontinents, der die Mitverantwortung des reichen Nordens deutlich belegt
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Fienbork, Mathias 1947-
German (70)
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