Books by Max Hertzberg

Stealing The FutureLook InsideBuy

Stealing The Future

The first book in the East Berlin Series.

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ISBN: 978-0993324703
eISBN: 978-0993324710

Behind the Berlin Wall a dissident is on the trail of a killer

1993. After forty years of communist rule it’s time for change in the GDR.
Direct democracy, citizen’s movements and de-centralization are part of the new political landscape.
But when a politician’s crushed body is found a constitutional crisis erupts.
Former dissident, Martin Grobe, is caught up in an investigation that points towards the KGB, the Stasi and the West Germans—but is it really the start of a putsch against the new GDR, or just a murder?

‘An honest portrayal of a young country and the struggle to keep alive the dream of freedom, justice and equality.’ – New Internationalist

Book 1 of the East Berlin Series

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Thoughts Are Free

The second book in the East Berlin Series.

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ISBN: 978-0993324727
eISBN: 978-0993324734

1994: Life isn’t easy in the GDR
Fascist skinheads roam the streets of East Berlin, the country is divided by a referendum.
With the start of the East German revolution in 1989 Martin Grobe switched from opposing the state to working for the state.
Four years later, the GDR is in turmoil: in a city ravaged by politics and economic meltdown it’s up to Martin to make the dreamers of 1989 face up to hard reality.
But when an ex-Stasi agent goes undercover on a mission against the fascists, events begin to spiral out of Martin’s control.

Book 2 of the East Berlin Series

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Spectre At The FeastLook InsideBuy

Spectre At The Feast

The third book in the East Berlin Series.

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ISBN: 978-0993324741
eISBN: 978-0993324758

East Berlin, Summer 1994
In the wake of a divisive referendum, the people of the GDR are struggling to find common ground.
Concerned that populist leader, Klaus Kaminsky, is poised to take power in East Germany, Karo and Martin come together again to defend the grassroots democracy they are helping to build.
But as Kaminsky holds rallies across the country, the mood of the people of the GDR begins to change. Can the delicate balance of round tables and workers’ councils survive, or will the country be dragged back into the authoritarian rule of the past?

“The Soldiers’ Council of the Border Regiment 33 had a
meeting this morning. We’re on strike.”
“You call this being on strike?”
“Yeah, fun isn’t it?”

Book 3 of the East Berlin Series

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Cold Island

Cold Island

No Friends in New Britain.

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ISBN: 978-0993324765
eISBN: 978-0993324772

A very British dystopia
On the fells of a near-future northern England, an EU citizen is stranded in the new society that is growing up around her.

Available autumn 2018
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Books co-written by Max Hertzberg

A Consensus HandbookBuy

A Consensus Handbook

Co-operative decision making for activists, co-ops and communities by Seeds for Change.

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ISBN: 978-0957587106

Practical guide to facilitating the consensus decision making process
Includes:

  • Skills and tools for facilitation and decision making
  • Small and large groups
  • Face to face or virtual meetings
  • Spirit and philosophy of consensus decision making
  • Troubleshoot your consensus process – a guide to dealing with common pitfalls and problems
  • Consensus in the wider world – how can consensus decision making be used outside small groups?

Whether you’re new to consensus or are experienced; whether you think it’s the best way to make decisions or are struggling to make it work: this book is for you!

Excellent – clear guidance, thoughtful reflection on power and conflict’ – The Guardian

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How to Set Up a Workers' Co-operativeBuy

How to Set Up a Workers’ Co-operative

Published by Radical Routes.

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ISBN: 978-1899212033

A practical guide to setting up and running a workers’ co-op, with information and tips on equitable working, legal issues and running a business.
Includes:

  • What is a workers’ co-op
  • Setting up your co-op, business planning and raising finance
  • Running a business and working together
  • Choosing your legal form (includes Coops UK approved model articles for a Workers’ Co-op (Company limited by guarantee))
  • Sample employment contracts, grievance and disciplinary procedures etc
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All the above books can be ordered (retail or trade) from AK Distribution
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