Best of 2018 nods from the Washington Post, New York Public Library, Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and more!"The magic in Berlin is in the way Lutes conjures, out of old newspapers and photographs, a city so remote from him in time and space... [Berlin has] an ending so electrifying that I gasped."―New York Times Book ReviewDuring the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age. Berlin is one of the high-water marks of the medium: rich in its well-researched historical detail, compassionate in its character studies, and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism.Berlin is an intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens―Marthe Müller, a young woman escaping the memory of a brother killed in World War I, Kurt Severing, an idealistic journalist losing faith in the printed word as fascism and extremism take hold; the Brauns, a family torn apart by poverty and politics. Lutes weaves these characters’ lives into the larger fabric of a city slowly ripping apart. The city itself is the central protagonist in this historical fiction. Lavish salons, crumbling sidewalks, dusty attics, and train stations: all these places come alive in...
- ASIN: 1770463267
Babylon Berlin: Book 1 of the Gereon Rath Mystery Series
Babylon Berlin: Book 1 of the Gereon Rath
THE BASIS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TV SENSATION BABYLON BERLIN"Cabaret on cocaine...captures the dark glamour of a briefly exhilarating time between the wars." --NPRBabylon Berlin is the first book in the international-bestselling series from Volker Kutscher that centers on Detective Gereon Rath caught up in a web of drugs, sex, political intrigue, and murder in Berlin as Germany teeters on the edge of Nazism.It’s 1929 and Berlin is the vibrating metropolis of post-war Germany—full of bars and brothels and dissatisfied workers at the point of revolt. Gereon Rath is new in town and new to the police department.When a dead man without an identity, bearing traces of atrocious torture, is discovered, Rath sees a chance to find his way back into the homicide division. He discovers a connection with a circle of oppositional exiled Russians who try to purchase arms with smuggled gold in order to prepare a coup d’état. But there are other people trying to get hold of the gold and the guns, too. Raths finds himself up against paramilitaries and organized criminals. He falls in love with Charlotte, a typist in the homicide squad, and misuses her insider’s knowledge for his personal investigations. And as he gets further entangled with the case, he never imagined becoming a suspect hi...
- ASIN: B075JNYDRJ
Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem
An investigator in Berlin is on the brink of a terrifying discovery that could throw Europe into chaos in this tense thriller-perfect for fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases-and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet.Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined-and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone-and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.James Patterson has taken the European thriller to a masterful new level with Private Berlin, an adrenaline-charged and sexy novel with unforgettable characters of dark and complex depths. Private Berlinproves why Patterson is truly the world's #1 bestselling author.
- ASIN: B007ZFIOUG
Berlin Red: An Inspector Pekkala Novel of Suspense
Berlin Red: An Inspector Pekkala Novel of
(Book). April 1945 Inspector Pekkala is in a race against time as he heads to Berlin to capture the plans for a secret weapon that could change the course of the war. "Excellently plotted and paced, with a lively cast, real and fictional." The London Times (Book of the Month) Berlin Red is the seveneth and final novel in this "gripping series of literary thrillers" ( Booklist ) by Sam Eastland, the nom de plume of acclaimed novelist and memoirist Paul Watkins. The previous Inspector Pekkala suspense novels published by Opus were Red Icon and The Beast in the Red Forest .
- ASIN: B073NPPNCK
What Was the Berlin Wall?
What Was the Berlin
The Berlin Wall finally came down in 1989. Now readers can find out why it was built in the first place; and what it meant for Berliners living on either side of it. Here's the fascinating story of a city divided.In 1961, overnight a concrete border went up, dividing the city of Berlin into two parts - East and West. . The story of the Berlin Wall holds up a mirror to post-WWII politics and the Cold War Era when the United States and the USSR were enemies, always on the verge of war. The wall meant that no one from Communist East Berlin could travel to West Berlin, a free, democratic area. Of course that didn't stop thousands from trying to breech the wall - more than one hundred of them dying in the attempt. (One East Berliner actually ziplined to freedom!) Author Nico Medina explains the spy-vs-spy politics of the time as well as what has happened since the removal of one of the most divisive landmarks in modern history.
- ASIN: 1524789674
Babylon Berlin - Series 1 and 2 Box Set [DVD]
Babylon Berlin - Series 1 and 2 Box
Berlin, 1929: a metropolis in turmoil. Speculation and inflation are tearing away at the foundations of the young Weimar Republic. Growing poverty and unemployment stand in stark contrast to the excesses and indulgence of the city's night life and its overflowing creative energy. Gereon Rath, a young police inspector from Cologne, is transferred to Berlin. Together with stenotypist Charlotte Ritter and his partner Bruno Wolter, Rath is confronted with a tangled web of corruption, forcing him into an existential conflict as he is torn between loyalty and uncovering the truth. With the political unrest and rising National Socialism, even an institution like the Rote Burg, Berlin's police headquarters is increasingly becoming the melting pot of a democracy whose days are numbered. This is BABYLON BERLIN.
- ASIN: B07MWZXLV1
Goldstein: A Gereon Rath Mystery (Gereon Rath Mystery Series Book 3)
Goldstein: A Gereon Rath Mystery (Gereon Rath Mystery
The Basis for the International TV Sensation Babylon BerlinOne of CrimeReads's Favorite Crime Books of the Year (Selected by Paul French) “[Kutscher's] trick is ingenious...He's created a portrait of an era through the lense of genre fiction.”—The New York Times Volker Kutscher, author of the international bestseller Babylon Berlin, continues his Gereon Rath Mystery series with Goldstein as a police inspector investigates the crime and corruption of a decadent 1930s Berlin in the shadows of the growing Nazi movement.Berlin, 1931. A power struggle is taking place in Berlin's underworld. The American gangster Abraham Goldstein is in residence at the Hotel Excelsior. As a favour to the FBI, the police put him under surveillance with Detective Gereon Rath on the job. As Rath grows bored and takes on a private case for his seedy pal Johann Marlow, he soon finds himself in the middle of a Berlin street war. Meanwhile Rath's on-off girlfriend, Charly, lets a young woman she is interrogating escape, and soon her investigations cross Rath's from the other side. Berlin is a divided city where two worlds are about to collide: the world of the American gangster and the expanding world of Nazism.
- ASIN: B07H7CSJWM
Hot Sox Women's Travel Series Novelty Fashion Crew, Berlin (Light Blue), Shoe Size: 4-10
Hot Sox Women's Travel Series Novelty Fashion Crew,
Hot Sox, the original fashion socks brand, has always stayed true to its vision - fun, unique, designer socks. Our artistic and novelty designs attract life-long fans who love bringing wearable art to life. We are proud to share our love of design and bring you some brand favorites like mona lisa, starry night, and the scream. Be sure to check out new updates in the exciting world of Hot Sox.
- Color: Berlin (Light Blue)
- Brand: Hot Sox
- ASIN: B0737B28NB
- UPC: 047852187442
Berlin Book Three: City of Light
Berlin Book Three: City of
The conclusion to a masterful graphic novel trilogy that follows Berlin's citizens as Nazism risesThe third and final act of Jason Lutes’s historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament, the citizenry becomes even more divided. Lutes steps back from the larger political upheaval, using the intertwining lives of a small group of Germans to zero in on the rise of fascism and how swiftly it can replace democracy. The idle rich, the naïve bourgeoisie, and the struggling lower classes: all seek meaning in the warring political factions dividing their nation. He especially focuses on the Brauns―a working-class family torn apart by a political system that doesn’t care about them. Lovers couple and uncouple; families and friends share rituals and laughter; most of Berlin’s citizens go about their day with little sense of the larger threat to their existence. Meanwhile, the journalist Kurt Severing and the artist Marthe Muller watch in horror as their society begins a dizzying descent into extremism. Lutes’ Berlin Book Three: City of Light is one of the most anticipated graphic novels of 2018, and the long-awaited conclusion to his beloved trilogy.
- ASIN: 1770463275
The Silent Death: A Gereon Rath Mystery (Gereon Rath Mystery Series)
The Silent Death: A Gereon Rath Mystery (Gereon
“[Kutscher's] trick is ingenious...He's created a portrati of an era through the lense of genre fiction.”―The New York Times THE BASIS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TV SENSATION BABYLON BERLINVolker Kutscher, author of the international bestseller Babylon Berlin, continues his Gereon Rath Mystery series with The Silent Death as a police inspector investigates the crime and corruption of a decadent 1930s Berlin in the shadows of the growing Nazi movement.March 1930: The film business is in a process of change. Talking films are taking over the silver screen and many a producer, cinema owner, and silent movie star is falling by the wayside.Celebrated actress Betty Winter is hit by a spotlight while filming a talkie. At first it looks like an accident, but Superintendent Gereon Rath finds clues that point to murder. While his colleagues suspect the absconded lighting technician, Rath’s investigations take him in a completely different direction, and he is soon left on his own.Steering clear of his superior who wants him off the case, Rath’s life gets more complicated when his father asks him to help Cologne mayor Konrad Adenauer with a case of blackmail, and ex-girlfriend Charly tries to renew their relationship―all while tensions between Nazis and Communists escalate to violenc...
- ASIN: 125018701X
LEGO Architecture Berlin 21027 Skyline Building Set
LEGO Architecture Berlin 21027 Skyline Building
Recreate Berlin's blend of historical and modern architecture with this realistic LEGO brick model. The LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection offers models suitable for display in the home and office, and has been developed for all with an interest in travel, architectural culture, history and design. Each set is scaled to give an accurate representation of the comparative size of each structure, with true-to-life color depiction. This set features the Reichstag, Victory Column, Deutsche Bahn Tower, Berlin TV Tower and the Brandenburg Gate, and is finished with a decorative "Berlin" nameplate. This inspirational building block set also makes an ideal gift.
- Brand: LEGO
- ASIN: B017B198E4
- UPC: 673419247177
Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam (American Warrior Series)
Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam
General Maxwell Taylor served at the nerve centers of US military policy and Cold War strategy and experienced firsthand the wars in Korea and Vietnam, as well as crises in Berlin and Cuba. Along the way he became an adversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's nuclear deterrence strategy and a champion of President John F. Kennedy's shift toward Flexible Response. Taylor also remained a public critic of defense policy and civil-military relations into the 1980s and was one of the most influential American soldiers, strategists, and diplomats. However, many historians describe him as a politicized, dishonest manipulator whose actions deeply affected the national security establishment and had lasting effects on civil-military relations in the United States.In Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam, author Ingo Trauschweizer traces the career of General Taylor, a Kennedy White House insider and architect of American strategy in Vietnam. Working with newly accessible and rarely used primary sources, including the Taylor Papers and government records from the Cold War crisis, Trauschweizer describes and analyzes this polarizing figure in American history. The major themes of Taylor's career, how to prepare the armed forces for global threats and localized conflicts and h...
- ASIN: 0813177006
Babylon Berlin (Music from the Original TV Series) [3LP+2CD]
Babylon Berlin (Music from the Original TV Series)
"„BABYLON BERLIN“ – THE INGENIOUS SOUNDTRACK OF THE OUTSTANDING AND HIGHLY ACCLAIMED TV-SERIES NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON TRIPLE GATEFOLD VINYL Following the great success of the series, the triple gatefold vinyl will follow on March 9th 2018 in a high-quality physical package. The soundtrack works as an impressive musical accompaniment to the striking pictures of the series. While scores commonly evoke emotions, this series' score is pre-eminently an accentual element of the series' perception and the sonic reflection of the sensual delight that is „BABYLON BERLIN“. The score's composers are renowned German movie-director Tom Tykwer, one of the series' three directors, and Los Angeles-based Johnny Klimek. The two music buffs had previously created the award-winning and highly acclaimed soundtracks for „Run Lola Run“ and „Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer“. Symphonic subtleties are towering up, becoming gloomy-menacing sonic entities, before they're being taken on a journey to the amusement-elated Berlin in the year 1929 by Klezmer-esque clarinets. It's a city where instability becomes a creeping part of existence which performs a socio-political tug-of-war with Berlin's ubiquitous hedonism at that time. Performed by the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and New York's...
- ASIN: B078Y2T7DF
Berlin Germany Starbucks Global Icon Series City Coffee Tea Mug
The Fatherland Files (A Gereon Rath Mystery)
The Fatherland Files (A Gereon Rath
1932: A drowned man is found in a freight elevator in the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, far from any standing water. Inspector Gereon Rath's hunt for a mysterious contract killer has stalled, but this new case will take him to a small town on the Polish border and confrontation with the rising Nazi party.
- ASIN: 1912240564
Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass Guitar Natural Rosewood
Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass Guitar Natural
"The Jeff Berlin Rithimic 4 String Bass features a custom designed alder body with spalted maple and padouk top which has its own unique clarity and brightness. The Bartolini Jeff Berlin custom soapbar pickups are the only dual coil humbucker pickups for neck and bridge designed by Jeff Berlin. These humbuckers offer warm, deep tones with a piano-like low end, and feature a split coil design with a well-defined magnetic field aperture for maximum clarity and tonal response. The Rithimic also features a Babicz FCH4 Gold Bridge. Its full contact hardware technology results in an increased dynamic range, increased sustain and pitch stability. Plus, the string action and intonation adjustments remain secure, even when removing strings."
- Brand: Cort
- ASIN: B00KGSLPR8
Berlin Modisch Entry Lever Door Handle Lock and Key Slim Square Locking Lever Set [for Front Door or Office] Reversible for Right & Left Sided Doors Heavy Duty - Satin Nickel Finish
Berlin Modisch Entry Lever Door Handle Lock and
Berlin Modisch Entrance Lever door handle [Lock with Two keys] for office or front door with an Nickel Finish, Reversible for Right & Left side, Product Description: This Premium Quality Entrance Lever door handles features a special Square-styled, with an amazing Brushed Nickel finish. This hardware piece is fully fitted with an adjustable latch of 60/70mm. and a radius square corner strike. Package Includes: * Entrance Lever door handle (reversible for right and left hand doors) * Radius square corner strike (with latch box) * Diagram template for installation * Two keys for the lock From the manufacturer: Our Premium Quality Square-Styled Entrance door knobs is an ideal decorative accessory, professionally designed to perfectly compliment a wide range of contemporary and modern, residential interior and exterior doors. This deluxe hardware is creatively fitted with a, reversible, lever handle designed to perform very efficiently, whether it receives a left-handed or right-handed application. This original lockset comes with two keys. It also features a special square-corner striker and an incredibly adjustable latch style which is 60/70mm. and is designed to fit doors between 1-3/8 inch and 1-3/4 inch. It has an Satin Nickel finish and is protected by a clear ...
- Color: Brushed Nickel
- Brand: Berlin Modisch
- ASIN: B07KWCXL3W
- UPC: 686912506016