Amaranto Siamo Noi La Storia Dell Arezzo Calcio

Autore: Carlo Fontanelli
ISBN: 9788869990656
Grandezza: 32,73 MB
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Vista: 1497
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Little Book Of Chelsea

Autore: Jules Gammond
Editore: G2 Entertainment
ISBN: 9781907803079
Grandezza: 42,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5232
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Little Book of Chelsea is a must for any Chelsea fan, with features on all the key players, managers and events that have shaped the club to date.

The Battles That Made Abraham Lincoln

Autore: Larry Tagg
ISBN: 9781611211269
Grandezza: 13,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5476
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Today, Abraham Lincoln is a beloved American icon, widely considered to be our best president. It was not always so. Larry Tagg's The Battles that Made Abraham Lincoln is the first study of its kind to concentrate on what Lincoln's contemporaries thought of him during his lifetime, and the obstacles they set before him. Be forewarned: your preconceived notions are about to be shattered. Torn by civil war, the era in which our sixteenth president lived and governed was the most rough-and-tumble in the history of American politics. The violence of the criticism with which Lincoln had to deal came from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and was overwhelming. Indeed, the breadth and depth of the spectacular prejudice against him is often shocking for its cruelty, intensity, and unrelenting vigor. The plain truth is that Mr. Lincoln was deeply reviled by many who knew him personally, and by hundreds of thousands who only knew of him. His rise to greatness was in spite of their vitriol. Boisterous and venomous enough to be good entertainment, The Battles that Made Abraham Lincoln rests upon a wide foundation of research. Tagg includes extensive treatment of the political context that begat Lincoln's predicament, riding with the president-elect to Washington and walking with him through the bleak years of war up to and beyond assassination. Throughout, Tagg entertains with a lively writing style, outstanding storytelling verve, and an unconventional, wholly against-the-grain perspective that is sure to delight readers of all stripes. Lincoln's humanity has been unintentionally trivialized by some historians and writers who have obscured the real man behind a patina of bronze. Tagg's groundbreaking book helps all of us better understand the great man Lincoln was, and how history is better viewed through a long-distance lens than contemporaneously. The Battles that Made Abraham Lincoln will be the "must-read" title for general readers and scholars alike.

The Commanding Heights

Autore: Daniel Yergin
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 184737591X
Grandezza: 14,57 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The most powerful force in the world economy today is the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace - a process that goes by the name of privatization though this term is inadequate to express its far-reaching changes. We are moving from an era in which governments sought to seize and control the 'commanding heights' of the economy to an era in which the idea of free markets is capturing the commanding heights of world economic thinking. Basic views of how society ought to be organized are undergoing rapid change, trillions of dollars are changing hands and so is fundamental political power. Great new wealth is being created - as are huge opportunities and huge risks. Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy - why it is happening, how it can go wrong and what it will mean for the global economy going into the twenty-first century.

When Ireland Fell Silent

Autore: Harolyn Enis
ISBN: 9780984482115
Grandezza: 20,92 MB
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It is 1845 and eighteen-year-old Liam Reilly has no idea that his world is about to be shattered. He cherishes County Mayo with its beauty and close family even though life is hard. As tenants, the Reilly's crops go to the English landlord while they eat mainly potatoes. Liam still hopes for rights and a better life, especially when he meets the beautiful Colleen at a wedding in nearby Ballinglass. Terror strikes her village when her landlord razes it to the ground to create pasture. Her family is forced to the dreaded workhouse, and thinking he sees her at a high window, Liam prays she can survive. Liam's brother Niall accompanies friends from Ballinglass to England to earn passage to America. When Niall announces he too is emigrating, the devastated family prepares for his "American wake," knowing this goodbye is forever.Turf cutting, harvest, and roof thatching distract Liam until one dawn in August, he hears the door open and Mother's scream. Horrified, he rushes out to plants consumed by fungus. All Ireland's potatoes are ruined and starvation spreads. People gather to write petitions, begging for assistance, but high government officials in London refuse to interfere and send more soldiers to guard convoys taking food to port. Liam and his father risk arrest and organize thousands in a peaceful march to ask their landlord for mercy. Marching home, Liam hears distant shots and recalls his brother Sean's talk of stealing oats from a convoy. Frantic, he realizes he's missing as soldiers search the marchers for a wounded lad.Trapped in a desperate struggle, the family pulls together with great courage. When Liam kills a swan for Christmas dinner, he longs for Colleen more than ever. The government confiscates their meager goods as tax and pushes the family to the edge. Liam and his brother face constant danger from guards and soldiers as they scavenge for food. Intense conflict and suspense propel the story forward until at the end, Liam must overcome great obstacles if he is to save his mother and sisters. At 10 Downing Street, 1849, government leaders argue while Ireland falls silent.

The Draft And Public Policy

Autore: James M. Gerhardt
Grandezza: 74,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 616
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How They Stole The Game

Autore: David Yallop
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780334028
Grandezza: 52,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2737
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What's wrong with Football today? In June 2011, Sepp Blatter was elected - uncontested - as president of Fifa once more. Despite attempts to halt the vote amidst allegations and accusations of corruption, the show went on. As How They Stole The Game, David Yallop's classic expose of the dark heart behind the beautiful game showed when it was first published, Football was rotten from the top down. In the book Yallop reveals the story of João Havelenge, Fifa President from 1974 to 1998, the Godfather of football, and how he turned a religion to millions of fans into a multi-billion dollar business, riven with suspicious deals and unexpected payments.

L Ultimo Pirata Della Patagonia Viaggi Veri E Immaginari Nei Mari E Nella Terra Ai Confini Del Mondo

Autore: Tito Barbini
Editore: Mauro Pagliai Editore
ISBN: 9788856403107
Grandezza: 31,56 MB
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Famous travel writer Tito Barbini tells the story of Pasqualino Rispoli, a legendary pirate who went raiding the South Seas from the beginning of 20th century. The main events are set in Patagonia, a far away land hit by wind and freeze, crossed by adventurers and gold-seekers, a place where native are threatened by dangerous headhunters. An exotic and amusing novel, a fantastic journey to world's end and over.

The Secrets Of Italy

Autore: Corrado Augias
Editore: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847842754
Grandezza: 69,17 MB
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One of Italy's best-known writers takes a Grand Tour through her cities, history, and literature in search of the true character of this contradictory nation. There is Michelangelo, but also the mafia. Pavarotti, but also Berlusconi. The debonair Milanese, but also the infamous captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. This is Italy, admired and reviled, a country that has guarded her secrets and confounded outsiders. Now, when this "Italian paradox" is more evident than ever, cultural authority Corrado Augias poses the puzzling questions: how did it get this way? How can this peninsula be simultaneously the home of geniuses and criminals, the cradle of beauty and the butt of jokes? An instant #1 bestseller in Italy, Augias's latest sets out to rediscover the story-different from the history-of this country. Beginning with how Italy is seen from the outside and from the inside, he weaves a geo-historical narrative, passing through principal cities and rereading the classics and the biographies of the people that have, for better or worse, made Italians who they are. From the gloomy atmosphere of Cagliostro's Palermo to the elegant court of Maria Luigia in Parma, from the ghetto of Venice to the heroic Neapolitan uprising against the Nazis, Augias sheds light on the Italian character, explaining it to outsiders and to Italians themselves. The result is a "novel of a nation," whose protagonists are both the figures we know from history and literature and characters long hidden between the cracks of historical narrative and memory.

The Sparkle Thing

Autore: Larry Dane Brimner
Editore: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442044470
Grandezza: 19,94 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2166
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Gabby takes a pretty sparkle thing from the market without paying for it and must face the consequences.