Download E-books Lützen & Bautzen 1813: The Turning Point (Campaign) PDF

By Peter Hofschröer

Following the disastrous Russian crusade of 1812, Napoleon discovered himself dealing with a brand new coalition of his previous enemies. With terrific velocity he raised a military of 200,000 males and marched to hitch the remnants of the outdated Grande Armee in Germany. notwithstanding, he now not confronted the brittle enemies of 1805 and 1806 and at Lützen on 2 may possibly the inexperience of his new military started to convey. defective reconnaissance by way of uncooked cavalry allowed Ney's Corps to be shocked via Wittgenstein's Russians. This e-book describes the final lifelike probability Napoleon needed to regain his empire via defeating the allies in Germany earlier than Austria stirred and the tide grew to become much more opposed to him.

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Download E-books De Niro's Game PDF

By Rawi Hage

De Niro's Game is the beautiful winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the first actual novel via up-and-coming Lebanese literary big name Rawi Hage, additionally writer of Cockroach.

Bassam and George are early life top acquaintances who've grown up at the Christian facet of war-torn Beirut. Now at the verge of maturity, they have to select their futures: to stay within the exhausted, corrupt urban in their delivery, or to enter exile in a foreign country, bring to a halt from the one life they've got known.

Bassam chooses one course - captivated with leaving Beirut, he embarks on a sequence of petty crimes to fund his get away to the West. in the meantime, George amasses energy within the underworld of the town, embracing a lifetime of army carrier, organised crime, killing, and medicine. yet their paths necessarily
collide, with explosive outcomes.

De Niro's Game is Rawi Hage's devastating, well timed portrait of 2 younger males and a complete urban shaped and deformed by way of war.

'A huge and unsettling expertise' Guardian

'A masterpiece . . . writing can't rather get far better' Literary Review

'Hollywood noir meets opium goals in a blasted panorama of war-wasted younger lives' Boston Globe

'The so much subtly nuanced, psychologically compelling e-book in regards to the corrosive results of conflict to be written for a very long time . . .The descriptions of town are so skilful you could flavor the dirt within the air' Financial Times

Rawi Hage was once born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived via 9 years of the Lebanese civil conflict. he's the writer of De Niro's Game, which gained the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Cockroach, which used to be the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize and likewise indexed for numerous different prizes; and Carnival, to be released via Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin in April 2013. He lives in Montreal.

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Download E-books A View from the Bridge (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Arthur Miller

Winner of the 2016 Tony Awards for most sensible Revival of a Play and most sensible course of a Play: Ivo van Hove.

Set within the Nineteen Fifties at the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at domestic together with his spouse, Beatrice, and orphan niece, Catherine. however the regimen of his existence is interrupted while Beatrice's cousins, unlawful immigrants from Italy, arrive in big apple. As one in all them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and fable performs out with devastating outcomes. This version encompasses a ahead via Philip Seymour Hoffman and an advent through Arthur Miller. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond PDF

By Florence Henderson

For thousands of individuals all over the world, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, yet starting to be up because the youngest of ten kids in rural Indiana within the aftermath of the good melancholy, Florence Henderson lived a lifestyles really various from that of the necessary television mother she later performed on tv.
Florence's father used to be a dirt-poor tobacco tenant farmer who was once approximately fifty years previous whilst he married Florence's twenty-five-year-old mom, and was once approximately seventy whilst Florence used to be born. Florence's early life was once jam-packed with deprivation and abandonment. Her father used to be an alcoholic at a time while there has been no rehab or aid for the ailment. Their domestic not often had electrical energy or working water. while she was once twelve, Florence's mom left the relations to paintings in Cleveland and not returned.
Florence opens up approximately her formative years, in addition to the demanding situations she's confronted as an grownup, together with degree fright, postpartum melancholy, her extramarital affairs, divorce, her listening to loss, and cardiovascular disease. She writes with honesty and knowledge of ways her religion and talent to outlive has introduced her via tough occasions to a lifetime of profound pleasure and goal.

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Download E-books Sartre on Theater PDF

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Approximately every little thing that Sartre has acknowledged or written concerning the theater and his personal performs is assembled during this e-book. it's the just one of his books that he didn't compose as such. not like events, volumes made from essays, lectures, and interviews that have been now not initially meant as a suite both, this booklet used to be no longer Sartre's personal idea.
We advised it to him simply because we came upon, even earlier than our mixed annotated biography and bibliography, The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, was once released (in French through Gallimard in 1970), booklet of this sort could fill a necessity and will be worthy as a operating device either from the ancient and documentary viewpoint and from the perspective of latest relevance.

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Download E-books Three Plays: Absurd Person Singular, Absent Friends, Bedroom Farce PDF

By Alan Ayckbourn

Publish yr note: First released in 1975

'What is notable approximately Alan Ayckbourn's comedy is that it contrives to be concurrently hilarious and harrowing. actually, it truly is agonisingly funny'
Daily Telegraph

In Three Plays Ayckbourn's completely pitched discussion slices into the soul of suburbia. The settings are basic - a kitchen, a bed room, a celebration - however the relationships among the husbands and better halves are extra complex. Fraught relationships are uncovered with humour, bathos and a pointy knowing of human nature.

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Download E-books Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas (Facts on File Library of World Literature) PDF

By Dawn B. Sova

As public tastes swap, so does the character of well known drama. within the 5th century BC, Aristophanes's "Lysistrata" attracted censors for its subject matters of wifely uprising and intercourse. From the fifteenth to the 18th centuries, performs have been censored basically for spiritual or political purposes. within the nineteenth century, social and sexual purposes for censorship emerged, and glossy moralists have objected to works by way of such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Lillian Hellman. This advisor outlines the censorship background of a hundred twenty five vintage performs from precedent days to the current. each one access offers the name(s) below which the play has seemed, the date it used to be produced and state of unique creation, a precis of the play, its censorship background, and proposals for additional studying. one of the works coated are: "Angels in the US - Millennium techniques" (Tony Kushner, 1991); "The kid's Hour" (Lillian Hellman, 1934); "An Enemy of the folk" (Henrik Ibsen, 1882); "Henry IV" (William Shakespeare, 1597); "Jesus Christ, megastar" (Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1973); "Oedipus Rex" (Sophocles, 460 BC); "Oh! Calcutta" (Kenneth Tynan, 1968); and "Salome" (Oscar Wilde, 1893).

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