Che Guevara

Autore: Jon Lee Anderson
Editore: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802197252
Grandezza: 34,96 MB
Formato: PDF
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Acclaimed around the world and a national best-seller, this is the definitive work on Che Guevara, the dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America and the developing world through armed revolution. Jon Lee Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s government to his failed campaign in the Congo and assassination in the Bolivian jungle. Anderson has had unprecedented access to the personal archives maintained by Guevara’s widow and carefully guarded Cuban government documents. He has conducted extensive interviews with Che’s comrades—some of whom speak here for the first time—and with the CIA men and Bolivian officers who hunted him down. Anderson broke the story of where Guevara’s body was buried, which led to the exhumation and state burial of the bones. Many of the details of Che’s life have long been cloaked in secrecy and intrigue. Meticulously researched and full of exclusive information, Che Guevara illuminates as never before this mythic figure who embodied the high-water mark of revolutionary communism as a force in history.

Cecilia Vald S Or El Angel Hill

Autore: Cirilo Villaverde
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199725233
Grandezza: 28,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7268
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Cecilia Vald?s is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Originally published in New York City in 1882, Cirilo Villaverde's novel has fascinated readers inside and outside Cuba since the late 19th century. In this new English translation, a vast landscape emerges of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. Set in the Havana of the 1830s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father. Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo's advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge. A mulatto friend and suitor of hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into prison as an accessory to the crime. For the contemporary reader Helen Lane's masterful translation of Cecilia Vald?s opens a new window into the intricate problems of race relations in Cuba and the Caribbean. There are the elite social circles of European and New World Whites, the rich culture of the free people of color, the class to which Cecilia herself belonged, and then the slaves, divided among themselves between those who were born in Africa and those who were born in the New World, and those who worked on the sugar plantation and those who worked in the households of the rich people in Havana. Cecilia Vald?s thus presents a vast portrait of sexual, social, and racial oppression, and the lived experience of Spanish colonialism in Cuba.

God Is Round

Autore: Juan Villoro
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632060582
Grandezza: 74,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4832
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On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Football is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for global unity and even, Villoro suggests, the 'recovery of childhood'. At once serious and fun-loving, Villoro reports from the last World Cup of the 20th century, paints portraits of contemporary football's most prominent stars and teases out the contradictions of the game. A book for football fanatics.

Castro S Curveball

Autore: Tim Wendel
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803259577
Grandezza: 40,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9647
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When an old scrapbook stirs memories, Billy Bryan looks back to the year 1947 when he was playing winter ball in Cuba, enjoying Havana's decadent nightlife, and dreaming of a major-league career.

A Walk On The Wild Side

Autore: Nelson Algren
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847676499
Grandezza: 14,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2347
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Dove Findhorn is a naïve country boy who busts out of Hicksville, Texas in pursuit of a better life in New Orleans. Amongst the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers and hustlers of the old French Quarter, Dove finds only hopelessness, crime and despair. His quest uncovers a harrowing grotesque of the American Dream. A Walk in the Wild Side is an angry, lonely, large-hearted and often funny masterpiece that has captured the imaginations of every generation since its first publication in 1956, and that rendered a world later immortalised in Lou Reed ́s classic song.

The Protector

Autore: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455568201
Grandezza: 17,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 298
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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR WHO BROUGHT YOU THIS MAN'S JESSE WARD "Every kiss, every sexy scene, every word between this pair owned a piece of my soul. I could read this book a hundred times and still react as if it was the first time. THE PROTECTOR is a top 2016 fave for me." -- Audrey Carlan, #1 bestselling author of The Calendar Girl series Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. The ex-SAS sniper was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating--both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again The job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn't the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don't mix well, yet the lesser of two evils seems to be protecting the heiress, whose life is threatened as a result of her father's ruthless business dealings. He thinks he knows her type: beautiful and spoiled, with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But he soon discovers the real Camille--warm, compassionate, determined to be independent and happy after struggling with past mistakes. Now, his duty to protect her turns into something deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can't have both. For fans of Maya Banks, THE PROTECTOR delivers the all-consuming romance and devastating alpha hero that make a Jodi Ellen Malpas novel an irresistible, passionate read.

Bajo Mi Piel El Affaire Stark 3

Autore: J. Kenner
Editore: GRIJALBO
ISBN: 8425354692
Grandezza: 71,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1998
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Bajo mi piel es el esperado desenlace de la trilogía de romance erótico más ardiente del momento: «El affaire Stark». «Intensa... y de una sexualidad abrumadora». RT Book Reviews El final de la trilogía más excitante del año. Bajo mi piel demuestra que pocas autoras son capaces de crear unos personajes tan atrayentes, complejos y excitantes como J. Kenner, la autora que cuenta con millones de lectoras en todo el mundo. Sombrías amenazas se ciernen sobre la felicidad de Jackson y Sylvia. Una falsa acusación contra el atractivo arquitecto puede acabar con el futuro lleno de deseo y amor que empezaban a construir después de que ambos hubieran vencido sus temores más profundos. Y eso no es todo: el proyecto que los unió de nuevo, el complejo vacacional que debía construirse en una paradisíaca isla del Caribe, también pasa por momentos muy difíciles. Pero es precisamente en estos momentos cuando el amor tiene que mostrar su fuerza y valentía para vencer a los enemigos que lo acosan. Sylvia y Jackson no pueden dejar que el odio y las mentiras sofoquen su pasión y se entregan a ella sin pudores, remordimientos ni barreras, atrapados por sus propios e incontrolables sentimientos. Sin saber si seguirán juntos para siempre o deberán enfrentarse a una injusta y cruel separación. Unas gotas de misterio, erotismo sin límites y amor apasionado se mezclan en este cocktail irresistible y adictivo, escrito por una de las maestras indiscutibles del género del romance erótico.