Download E-books La Casa De Los Dioses De Alabastro (Novela Historica (m.Roca)) PDF

«Fue norma en los angeles familia Santángel que las mujeres nacidas ya cristianas llevaran los nombres de las ajusticiadas por l. a. Santa Inquisición para completar las vidas de aquellas…» Año 1559. l. a. joven Brianda, perteneciente a los angeles saga de los Santángel, una familia judeoconversa cuyas mujeres están malditas, soporta sobre sus hombros el peso de su nombre y belleza. Cuando cumple dieciséis años, su tía Sabina reclama su presencia en los angeles majestuosa ciudad de Zaragoza para que se convierta en l. a. institutriz de Leonor, los angeles enfermiza hija pequeña del matrimonio Zaporta. Allí, Brianda conocerá a su tía y a su prima, pero también a Luis, su gran amor, y a Perla, una enigmática criada morisca que custodia un secreto oculto durante años. Muy pronto Brianda comprenderá que el destino no los angeles ha conducido a Zaragoza para convertirse en niñera, sino para desvelar el misterio de l. a. casa Zaporta y de todos sus habitantes… los angeles novela más esperada de l. a. reina del género histórico, Magdalena Lasala. Una arrebatadora historia de amor y odio, de lujuria, de pasión, de traiciones y engaños en un marco histórico insuperable: los angeles Zaragoza renacentista

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Download E-books This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters PDF

George Washington wrote an astounding variety of letters, either own undefined. The majority―about 140,000 documents―are from his years as commander in leader in the course of the progressive battle, from 1775 to 1783. this wonderful fight provides a variety of Washington’s most vital and engaging letters from that point, together with many who have by no means sooner than been published.

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Download E-books Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America (Working Class in American History) PDF

By Kenyon Zimmer

From the Eighteen Eighties throughout the Nineteen Forties, tens of hundreds of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants embraced the anarchist reason after arriving on American seashores. Kenyon Zimmer explores why those migrants grew to become to anarchism, and the way their adoption of its ideology formed their identities, stories, and actions.
 
Zimmer makes a speciality of Italians and japanese eu Jews in San Francisco, ny urban, and Paterson, New Jersey. Tracing the movement's altering fortunes from the pre–World conflict I period during the Spanish Civil struggle, Zimmer argues that anarchists, against either American and outdated global nationalism, severed all attachments to their international locations of starting place but in addition resisted assimilation into their host society. Their radical cosmopolitan outlook and id as a substitute embraced range and prolonged team spirit throughout nationwide, ethnic, and racial divides. notwithstanding finally not able to resist the onslaught of Americanism and different nationalisms, the anarchist move still supplied a shining instance of a transnational collective identification delinked from the countryside and racial hierarchies.

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Download E-books Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution PDF

By Lindsey Hilsum

Over 1 / 4 century, the well known British overseas correspondent Lindsey Hilsum has lined problem and clash world wide. In February 2011, on the first stirrings of insurrection, she went to Libya, and started to chronicle the non-public tales of individuals dwelling via a time of unheard of chance and chance. She mentioned the growth of the revolution at the flooring, from the clash of the early months, in the course of the toppling of Gaddafi’s regime and his savage demise within the barren region. In Sandstorm, she tells the complete tale of the occasions of the revolution inside a wealthy context of Libya’s heritage of colonialism, monarchy and dictatorship, and explores what the way forward for Libya holds.

Sandstorm follows the tales of six members, taking us within Gaddafi’s Libya as occasions spread, switch hurries up, and people who had by no means earlier than dared to talk, inform their tales for the 1st time. We see the dynamics of the riot either from contained in the regime and during the eyes of the boys and ladies who came across themselves beginning a revolution. Woven into her account is a revelatory exposé of the dysfunctional Gaddafi relations, the size of whose excesses virtually surpasses trust. She tells the tales of Libyans who lived within the usa or Europe, yet went domestic to chance every thing to supply mystery intelligence, or devote bold acts of civil disobedience, to convey the regime down, figuring out that the punishment if stuck will be torture and death.

The fall of Gaddafi, who was once for forty-two years the good autocrat-madman at the international level, is without doubt one of the prior decade’s such a lot dramatic pivot issues. In Lindsey Hilsum, it has stumbled on its definitive chronicler.

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Download E-books Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler PDF

“The contribution made through American capitalism to German battle arrangements can in basic terms be defined as exceptional. It was once definitely an important to German army capabilities.... not just used to be an influential area of yank enterprise conscious of the character of Nazism, yet for its personal reasons aided Nazism anywhere attainable (and profitable)―with complete wisdom that the possible final result will be warfare related to Europe and the United States.”

Penetrating a cloak of falsehood, deception, and duplicity, Professor Sutton unearths the most impressive and under-reported evidence of worldwide warfare II―that key Wall highway banks and American companies supported Hitler’s upward thrust to strength by means of financing and buying and selling with Nazi Germany. conscientiously tracing this heavily guarded mystery via unique files and eyewitness money owed, Sutton involves the unsavory end that the disaster of worldwide struggle II used to be super ecocnomic for a opt for workforce of economic insiders. He provides a completely documented account of the position performed by means of J.P. Morgan, T.W. Lamont, the Rockefeller pursuits, common electrical, general Oil, and the nationwide urban, Chase, and new york banks, Kuhn, Loeb and corporate, normal cars, Ford Motor corporation, and rankings of others in assisting to arrange the bloodiest, so much damaging struggle in heritage.

This vintage learn, first released in 1976 and the 3rd quantity of a trilogy, is reproduced right here in its unique shape. the opposite volumes during this trilogy are Wall road and the Bolshevik Revolution and Wall road and FDR.

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Download E-books How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It PDF

By Arthur Herman

Who shaped the 1st glossy nation?
Who created the 1st literate society?
Who invented our sleek rules of democracy and loose industry capitalism?
The Scots.

Mention of Scotland and the Scots often inspires photos of kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whisky, and golfing. yet as historian and writer Arthur Herman demonstrates, within the eighteenth and 19th centuries Scotland earned the distinction of the remainder of the area for its an important contributions to technology, philosophy, literature, schooling, drugs, trade, and politics—contributions that experience shaped and nurtured the trendy West ever since.

Arthur Herman has charted a desirable trip around the centuries of Scottish historical past. He lucidly summarizes the guidelines, discoveries, and achievements that made this small nation dealing with at the North Atlantic an idea and motive force in global heritage. this is the untold tale of the way John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the basis for our sleek notion of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to encourage either the yankee Revolution and the U.S. structure; and the way hundreds of thousands of Scottish immigrants left their houses to create the yankee frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong.

How the Scots Invented the fashionable World unearths how Scottish genius for developing the elemental principles and associations of recent existence stamped the lives of a chain of outstanding ancient figures, from James Watt and Adam Smith to Andrew Carnegie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and the way Scottish heroes proceed to encourage our modern tradition, from William “Braveheart” Wallace to James Bond.

Victorian historian John Anthony Froude as soon as proclaimed, “No humans so few in quantity have scored so deep a mark within the world’s historical past because the Scots have done.” And nobody who has taken this great ancient trek, from the Highland glens and the factories and slums of Glasgow to the California Gold Rush and the quest for the resource of the Nile, will ever view Scotland and the Scots—or the fashionable West—in an analogous method back. For it is a tale not only approximately Scotland: it truly is a thrilling account of the origins of the fashionable international and its consequences.

“The element of this booklet is that being Scottish seems to be greater than only a topic of nationality or homeland or extended family or maybe tradition. it's also a mind set, a fashion of viewing the realm and our position in it. . . . this can be the tale of the way the Scots created the elemental proposal of modernity. it is going to convey how that concept reworked their very own tradition and society within the eighteenth century, and the way they carried it with them at any place they went. evidently, the Scots didn't do every little thing by means of themselves: different nations—Germans, French, English, Italians, Russians, and lots of others—have their position within the making of the fashionable global. however it is the Scots greater than an individual else who've created the lens during which we see the ultimate product. once we gaze out on a latest international formed via know-how, capitalism, and smooth democracy, and fight to discover our position as participants in it, we're in impact viewing the realm because the Scots did. . . . the tale of Scotland within the eighteenth and 19th centuries is certainly one of well-merited triumph and heart-rending tragedy, spilled blood and ruined lives, in addition to of significant achievement.”
—FROM THE PREFACE

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Download E-books The Crimean War: 1854-1856 (Essential Histories) PDF

By John Sweetman

This sour struggle among Russia and Turkey, aided by way of Britain and France, used to be the atmosphere for the stuff of legends. This ebook information the gallant but suicidal cost of the sunshine Brigade, now immortalised in movie: within the phrases of Tennyson, 'Into the Valley of dying rode the Six Hundred'. It relates the studies made via the 1st actual conflict correspondant, William Russell of the London instances - studies which served purely to spotlight the army's difficulties - and memorialises the heroic deeds of Florence Nightingale, who struggled to save lots of younger males from the main ambitious enemy within the Crimean conflict: no longer the Russians, yet cholera.

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Download E-books Breve historia de la Segunda República española PDF

“la lectura y el conocimiento sobre este periodo de los angeles historia de España son imprescindibles para entender nuestro presente.”
(BBC Historia, Diciembre2010)

“Aunque todos sabemos cómo acaba esta historia de l. a. república española, Luis E. Iñigo Fernández hace que l. a. vivamos con pasión manteniéndonos en vilo continuo como si al acabar los angeles lectura nos fuéramos a llevar una sorpresa. Todo está vendido en el devenir de los republicanos en aquella época pero el autor no hace que los angeles narración caiga en un aburrido ensayo de datos continuos”
(http://www.hislibris.com)

El 14 de Abril de 1931, una nación que se había acostado monárquica se despertó republicana: esta es los angeles historia del fracaso de esa ilusión.

La historia de los angeles Segunda República española, es una historia de ilusiones frustradas, pero también una historia de esperanza y confianza en l. a. regeneración de España. Un periodo primary para entender cómo y por qué España es hoy como es. En un estilo accesible que, sin embargo, atiende al rigor histórico y al estudio de los procesos en profundidad, Luis E. Íñigo nos presenta en Breve Historia de l. a. Segunda República Española un landscape en el que pretende explicar las causas por las que l. a. primera democracia española fracasó.

El libro comienza presentando los angeles situación española a principios del S. XX, necesaria para entender l. a. disgregación inicial de las facciones republicanas y su progresiva unión, una vez puestos en situación nos lleva de lleno a las elecciones municipales que provocaron l. a. victoria de los republicanos y l. a. marcha de Alfonso XIII. Tras este primer golpe de optimismo, los gobiernos republicanos tendrán que sobreponerse a no pocos enemigos: l. a. difficulty económica que impidió los angeles reforma agraria, los angeles Iglesia que se oponía a los angeles laicidad de algunas leyes, las revueltas en Asturias y en Cataluña que fueron violentamente reprimidas, los intentos de Gil-Robles de modificar l. a. república y convertirla en una autocracia, y, por último, las disputas internas de los propios republicanos, pequeñas fracturas que provocaron el derrumbe del gobierno y llevaron a España a los angeles Guerra Civil.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

- El autor enfoca el tema de los angeles Segunda República con l. a. vista puesta en l. a. actualidad de España y en cómo el conocimiento de esta etapa es muy útil en l. a. actualidad.

- El autor se muestra riguroso en los procesos y los hechos y objetivo en el punto de vista dejando al lector un espacio interpretativo autónomo.

- El lenguaje es accesible lo que facilita el acceso a los profusos conocimientos que el autor vuelca en esta obra.

- l. a. obra se completa con abundantes mapas, fotografías y dibujos que ilustran esta época y l. a. acercan aún más a nuestros días.

La Segunda República no sólo es el primer intento de establecer un sistema democrático, no es sólo los angeles antesala de los angeles guerra fratricida que marcará nuestro S. XX, es una época fascinante de nuestra historia narrada en este caso de un modo sobresaliente.

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Download E-books Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery: A Selection of the World's Most Outrageous Frauds PDF

By Andreas Schroeder

Given that 1998, Andreas Schroeder has been a standard contributor to CBC-Radio’s “Basic Black,” enjoyable listeners with outrageous – and regularly very humorous – stories of bold scams and rip-offs. In Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery he has accumulated seventeen of the tales that got the best listener reaction after they have been broadcast – what he calls a type of “Best of simple Black Scams, quantity 1.”

Stories Include:

Running Away with Mona: How a canny forger and his companion pre-sold six copies of the Mona Lisa to filthy rich and secretive creditors – after which prepared the robbery of the unique to hide their tracks.

For Export Only: How an enterprising livestock breeder “exported” ten cows from Southern to Northern eire 1000 times.

The Flea That Roared: How the Grand Principality of Outer Baldonia (off the coast of Nova Scotia) declared struggle at the U.S.S.R.

The nice Purolator Paper Caper: How a “gang that couldn’t shoot immediately” however controlled to drag off the biggest unmarried heist of money in American history.

These stories, and so on, instructed in Andreas Schroeder’s mischievously deadpan and subversively gleeful type, are bound to pride his many lovers and make lovers of recent readers.

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