Book look: Lachner and Lions

A young Parisian has carried out an extraordinary labour experiment: working in 33 different professions in 33 countries all across Europe. Jan Lachner, who grew up in Frankfurt, SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAGermany, has shown some real European spirit, as his debut as a writer shows. “33 Länder. 33 Wochen. 33 Jobs” does not just tell from his experiences working in rather unusual jobs. The book – which includes several photographs – also features portraits of people from all over the continent, considering positive and negative aspects of their professions and personal situations. Lachner worked in Austria, Iceland, Slovakia and 30 other countries. He tried himself at fishing and marketing. However, he also took on jobs in the European Parliament and in a football stadium.

33 Länder. 33 Wochen. 33 Jobs
By Jan Lachner and Philip Alsen
Published by Riva (

The best photographs and interviews with legendary players are the essential ingredients of a new book about the Football World Cup. “Mythos Fußball-WM. Von 1930 bis heute” SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAby sports writer Bernard Lions features an introduction by UEFA boss Michel Platini and exclusive interviews with Enzo Scifo, Dino Zoff, Alain Giresse and 17 other celebrated footballers. These conversations offer remarkable insights years or decades after decisive matches. Furthermore, this 240-page Delius Klasing publication features large action photographs and special sections focusing on fun facts and previously neglected statistics such as the amount of a fine or unusual attendance figures. This mixture results in a high-quality book on the history of the most important soccer tournament. “Mythos Fußball-WM. Von 1930 bis heute” is just another fine sports-themed release by Delius Klasing. The Bielefeld-based publishing house previously presented acclaimed books about Formula One star Jochen Rindt (“Jochen Rindt. Der erste Popstar der Formel 1”), former VfL Bochum coach Peter Neururer (“Peter Neururer. Aus dem Leben eines Bundesligatrainers”) and funny moments in the history of football (“Die 99 skurrilsten Momente des Fußballs”)

Mythos Fußball-WM. Von 1930 bis heute
By Bernard Lions
Published by Delius Klasing (

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