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10 articles / 1:33 h reading time / 12952 words

All about books, literature, reading and research. Books that I have read. Historical books that caught my eye and that I find worth seeing or reading. Posts that have to do with books in a broader sense.

Photo: Bookshop, Maastricht, Thomas Schürmann

No 53 Read: ~ 14 min Words: ~ 2100

Today I would like to introduce you to a French illustrator who is probably still known to many in France, but whose work is probably no longer seen in Germany.

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No 33 Read: ~ 2 min Words: ~ 175

Elisa-Honorine Champin was a French watercolourist and lithographer who specialised in painting flowers, fruit and vegetables.

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No 31 Read: ~ 13 min Words: ~ 2000

How I go about researching my articles online, which sources I use, how I assess their quality. And what else I attach importance to when writing.

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No 21 Read: ~ 11 min Words: ~ 1560

Jack Johnson founded the forerunner of the legendary Cotton Club, the Club Delux in New York and was the first black boxing world champion in heavyweight boxing history.

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No 17 Read: ~ 10 min Words: ~ 1470

What does a beloved pre-Christmas German television routine about a little Lord, Star Trek and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have in common?

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No 16 Read: ~ 10 min Words: ~ 1500

Vaudevilles were a theatre and song genre in France, in the eighties of the nineteenth century in the United States vaudevilles and show booths were so called. Numerous famous comedians emerged from them there.

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No 9 Read: ~ 15 min Words: ~ 2335

My first beginner steps with the programming language R are based on german translation of the novel "Look homeward, Angel!" written autobiographically by Thomas Wolfe in 1929.

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No 6 Read: ~ 2,6 min Words: ~ 338

Inspired by my current research on the life story of Marcus Rothkowitz (later Mark Rothko), who emigrated from Latvia to Portland, Oregon in 1913, I have started to deal with American and Russian authors of this time.

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No 3 Read: ~ 7 min Words: ~ 1052

The World of Ornaments is a trilingual (English, German, French) reprint of two nineteenth-century ornamental anthologies and is available in various formats and sizes.

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