Read Think Spanish Premium Third Edition

Author: The Editors of Think Spanish
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259836320
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Your first-class ticket to building key Spanish language skills From the bestselling Read & Think series, this fully-illustrated third edition of Read & Think Spanish brings the Spanish language to life! In addition to introducing, developing, and growing key vocabulary, this book gives you an insider’s look at the enchanting diversity of Hispanic life and culture—from the art of eating tapas in Spain to a walk along Cuba’s white sand beaches, and from biographies on luminaries such as Andrés Segovia, the father of the classical guitar, to lessons on Argentinian soccer. Including more than 100 engaging articles written by native Spanish-speakers, each one provides a bilingual glossary on the same page, allowing you to learn without stopping to look up new or unfamiliar words. Each chapter contains several exercises to reinforce comprehension and the new premium edition features streaming audio recordings of more than 40 readings (90 minutes) and over 7,000 vocabulary items by flashcard, easily accessible online or on any mobile device, through the unique McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app.

Walking Words

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Editor: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393315141
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Presents aphorisms, folktales, and parables featuring angels, lizards, shadows, witchcraft, shoemakers, a buried treasure, and death

Upside Down

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Editor: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466869380
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From the winner of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, a bitingly funny, kaleidoscopic vision of the first world through the eyes of the third Eduardo Galeano, author of the incomparable Memory of Fire Trilogy, combines a novelist's intensity, a poet's lyricism, a journalist's fearlessness, and the strong judgments of an engaged historian. Now his talents are richly displayed in Upside Down, an eloquent, passionate, sometimes hilarious exposé of our first-world privileges and assumptions. In a series of lesson plans and a "program of study" about our beleaguered planet, Galeano takes the reader on a wild trip through the global looking glass. From a master class in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car"--with tips along the way on "How to Resist Useless Vices" and a declaration of "The Right to Rave"--he surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness. We have accepted a reality we should reject, Galeano teaches us, one where machines are more precious than humans, people are hungry, poverty kills, and children toil from dark to dark. A work of fire and charm, Upside Down makes us see the world anew and even glimpse how it might be set right. "Galeano's outrage is tempered by intelligence, an ineradicable sense of humor, and hope." -Los Angeles Times, front page

Open Veins Of Latin America

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0853459916
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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037589988X
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

Days And Nights Of Love And War

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Editor: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745317229
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'[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.' Edward Said

Hopscotch

Author: Julio Cortazar
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870141
Size: 19,75 MB
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Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.

Por Quien Doblan Las Campanas Spanish Edition

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198210466X
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Por quién doblan las campanas es una de las novelas más populares del Premio Nobel de Literatura Ernest Hemingway. Ambientada en la guerra civil española, la obra es una bella historia de amor y muerte que se ha convertido en un clásico de nuestro tiempo. En los tupidos bosques de pinos de una región montañosa española, un grupo de milicianos se dispone a volar un puente esencial para la ofensiva republicana. La acción cortará las comunicaciones por carretera y evitará el contraataque de los sublevados. Robert Jordan, un joven voluntario de las Brigadas Internacionales, es el dinamitero experto que ha venido a España para llevar a cabo esta misión. En las montañas descubrirá los peligros y la intensa camaradería de la guerra. Y descubrirá también a María, una joven rescatada por los milicianos de manos de las fuerzas sublevadas de Franco, de la cual se enamorará enseguida.

Children Of The Days

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Editor: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568589719
Size: 15,22 MB
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Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano's Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Challenging readers to consider the human condition and our own choices, Galeano elevates the little-known heroes of our world and decries the destruction of the intellectual, linguistic, and emotional treasures that we have all but forgotten. Readers will discover many inspiring narratives in this collection of vignettes: the Brazilians who held a "smooch-in" to protest against a dictatorship for banning kisses that "undermined public morals;" the astonishing day Mexico invaded the United States; and the "sacrilegious" women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in the Galician city of A Coruna in 1901. Galeano also highlights individuals such as Pedro Fernandes Sardinha, the first bishop of Brazil, who was eaten by Caete Indians off the coast of Alagoas, as well as Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library of 117,000 tomes aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan. Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a majestic humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us.

Knowing Mandela

Author: John Carlin
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062323954
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Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders. As a foreign correspondent based in South Africa, author John Carlin had unique access to Mandela during the post-apartheid years when Mandela faced his most daunting obstacles and achieved his greatest triumphs. Carlin witnessed history as Mandela was released from prison after twenty-seven years and ultimately ascended to the presidency of his strife-torn country. Drawing on exclusive conversations with Mandela and countless interviews with people who were close to him, Carlin has crafted an account of a man who was neither saint nor superman. Mandela's seismic political victories were won at the cost of much personal unhappiness and disappointment. Knowing Mandela offers an intimate understanding of one of the most towering and remarkable figures of our age.