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La segunda guerra mundial contada para escépticos
Author: Juan Eslava Galán
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8408136941
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Year: 2015-01-13
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En el año 2015 se conmemora el 70.o aniversario del final de la segunda guerra mundial, la guerra total de la que todos conocemos los grandes hitos: los turbios inicios del nazismo, la invasión de Polonia, la derrota de Francia, el bombardeo de Pearl Harbor, el Afrika Korps, el holocausto judío, la batalla de Stalingrado, el desembarco de Normandía, la batalla final en Berlín, Hiroshima, Nagasaki... Pero además de todos estos hechos, el lector encontrará en esta obra historias que los libros no acostumbran a tratar, historias de personas: la de los excéntricos que descifraron el código Enigma; la bailarina judía que hizo striptease ante la cámara de gas; el submarinista alemán que hundió su nave al tirar de la cadena en el retrete; el aviador que ayudó a su enemigo herido a encontrar el camino de la base; la posible homosexualidad de Hitler; las astucias de Stalin; las cuatro amantes diarias de Mussolini; las vacilaciones de Franco; Himmler y sus SS buscando el Grial en España; los españoles en el sitio de Leningrado; las orgías en el bunker del Führer; el japonés que sobrevivió a las dos bombas atómicas... o las inverosímiles peripecias del gato del acorazado Bismarck. Fiel al estilo característico de las obras de Eslava, el lector encontrará en este libro un relato trepidante que se lee como una novela pero sin dejar de ser historia rigurosa y documentada.
Writing the Siege of Leningrad
Author: Cynthia Simmons
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822972743
Pages: 288
Year: 2003-03-15
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Silver Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, History From September 1941 until January 1944, Leningrad suffered under one of the worst sieges in the history of warfare. At least one million civilians died, many during the terribly cold first winter. Bearing the brunt of this hardship—and keeping the city alive through their daily toil and sacrifice—were the women of Leningrad. Yet their perspective on life during the siege has been little examined. Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina have searched archival holdings for letters and diaries written during the siege, conducted interviews with survivors, and collected poetry, fiction, and retrospective memoirs written by the blokadnitsy (women survivors) to present a truer picture of the city under siege. In simple, direct, even heartbreaking language, these documents tell of lost husbands, mothers, children; meager rations often supplemented with sawdust and other inedible additives; crime, cruelty, and even cannibalism. They also relate unexpected acts of kindness and generosity; attempts to maintain cultural life through musical and dramatic performances; and provide insight into a group of ordinary women reaching beyond differences in socioeconomic class, ethnicity, and profession in order to survive in extraordinary times.
The Second Death of Ramón Mercader
Author: Jorge Semprun, Len Ortzen
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 029700428X
Pages: 376
Year: 1973-01-01
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The Cult of Osiris (Wilde/Chase 5)
Author: Andy McDermott
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755373286
Pages: 512
Year: 2010-04-15
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In Andy McDermott's brilliant new novel, Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are on the hunt for the lost pyramid of Osiris... Discredited, jobless and broke, archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase have problems of their own - until Macy's plea for help sends them on a deadly quest across the globe as they try to reach the mysterious pyramid before Khalid Osir, the charismatic leader of the Osirian Temple. But is the cult's motive purely greed... or something more sinister?
Dog Will Have His Day
Author: Fred Vargas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448190185
Pages: 256
Year: 2014-04-17
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Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MURDER WITHOUT A BODY? Keeping watch under the windows of the Paris flat belonging to a politician's nephew, ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler catches sight of something odd on the pavement. A tiny piece of bone. Human bone, in fact. When Kehlweiler takes his find to the nearest police station, he faces ridicule. Obsessed by the fragment, he follows the trail to the tiny Breton fishing village of Port-Nicolas – in search of a dog. But when he recruits ‘evangelists’ Marc and Mathias to help, they find themselves facing even bigger game. A THREE EVANGELISTS NOVEL
The Second Lady
Author: IRVING WALLACE
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Year: 1980
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Trouble in Paradise
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194451
Pages: 208
Year: 2015-08-18
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In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities—and the traps—of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as “Gangnam Style” to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come.
Mythology For Dummies
Author: Christopher W. Blackwell, Amy Hackney Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053877
Pages: 384
Year: 2011-03-21
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The Secret War
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062259296
Pages: 640
Year: 2016-05-10
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II—intelligence—showing how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan influenced the course of the war and its final outcome. Spies, codes, and guerrillas played unprecedentedly critical roles in the Second World War, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts. In The Secret War, Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history
Rosa Parks
Author: Rosa Parks
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0613151208
Pages: 192
Year: 1999-01-01
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Discusses Parks' role in the Montgomery NAACP, her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man, and the Montgomery bus boycott.
Monty and Rommel
Author: Peter Caddick-Adams
Publisher: Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468304984
Pages: 614
Year: 2013-09-24
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Two men came to personify generalship in the Second World War: Bernard Montgomery for the British and Erwin Rommel for the Germans. In the span of a few short years, they fought a series of extraordinary duels across several theaters of war. Ever since, historians have assessed their outstanding leadership, personalities, and skill. Monty and Rommel is the first comparative biography written of these two extraordinary soldiers. It explores how each was "made" by their war leaders, Churchill and Hitler, and how the thoughts of both permeate down to today's armies.
Venus at Her Mirror
Author: Andreas Prater
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN:
Pages: 133
Year: 2002
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"From the sixteenth century onwards, artists increasingly turned their attention to images of Venus. In their treatment of this great mythological subject, they also honed their skills in the portrayal of seductive nudes celebrating the beauty of the female body." "Few such paintings possess the multi-facetted complexity of Velazquez' Venus at Her Mirror (better known as the Rokeby Venus), which has intrigued and challenged scholars ever since. Andreas Prater examines the many aspects and possible interpretations of this famous work, its lasting impact on the art of the nude and the enduring fascination it has exerted on the public. He looks at the painting's interesting history leading up to its being slashed by a suffragette at the National Gallery in London in 1919 and its subsequent, painstaking restoration." "In this publication, the author places the Rokeby Venus in its poltical and art-historical context, comparing and contrasting it with works by Giorgione, Veronese, Titian, Goya and Manet."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Revolutionaries
Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780220529
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-05-12
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A collection of essays which represent a lifetime's writing,lectures & thoughts on revolutionary modern political developments throughout Europe.
Europe at the Dawn of the Millennium
Author: Enrique Barón, Enrique Barón Crespo
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0333650514
Pages: 229
Year: 1997
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This book offers a pragmatic vision of the Europe of the future as seen by a citizen who is heavily involved in its construction. The book raises critical questions about the future challenges for the Union, including a single currency, common citizenship, a foreign and security policy, enlargement to the east and the great issue of employment and welfare. The author explains the importance of the European Union in the world as a bastion of democracy and stability, and the critical need to involve the citizens of Europe in the building of the Union. In looking at the critical decisions about the future of the Union, this book shows that the record of the past only shows a way forward along democratic federalist structures.