The Crowd

Author: Gustave Le Bon
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 18,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 221
Download


Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Author: Dee Brown
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453274146
Size: 18,37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 973
Download

The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Editor:
ISBN: 9781781390221
Size: 13,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 241
Download

A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.

La Vita Militare

Author: Edmondo De Amicis
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530803293
Size: 14,63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 760
Download

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

The Machiavellian Moment

Author: J. G. A. Pocock
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883512
Size: 17,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 294
Download

Originally published in 1975, The Machiavellian Moment remains a landmark of historical and political thought. Celebrated historian J.G.A. Pocock looks at the consequences for modern historical and social consciousness arising from the ideal of the classical republic revived by Machiavelli and other thinkers of Renaissance Italy. Pocock shows that Machiavelli's prime emphasis was on the moment in which the republic confronts the problem of its own instability in time, which Pocock calls the "Machiavellian moment." After examining this problem in the works of Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and Giannotti, Pocock turns to the revival of republican ideology in Puritan England and in Revolutionary and Federalist America. He argues that the American Revolution can be considered the last great act of civic humanism of the Renaissance and he relates the origins of modern historicism to the clash between civic, Christian, and commercial values in eighteenth-century thought. This Princeton Classics edition of The Machiavellian Moment features a new introduction by Richard Whatmore.

Eve S Diary

Author: Mark Twain
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 12,90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 672
Download


Purgatorio

Author: Dante Alighieri
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 14,38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 802
Download


Doctor Antonio

Author: Giovanni Domenico Ruffini
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 12,43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 717
Download


The Twenty Days Of Turin A Novel

Author: Giorgio De Maria
Editor: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492306
Size: 12,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 341
Download

Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut. In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity. As the city of Turin suffers a twenty-day "phenomenon of collective psychosis" culminating in nightly massacres that hundreds of witnesses cannot explain, the Library is shut down and erased from history. That is, until a lonely salaryman decides to investigate these mysterious events, which the citizenry of Turin fear to mention. Inevitably drawn into the city’s occult netherworld, he unearths the stuff of modern nightmares: what’s shared can never be unshared. An allegory inspired by the grisly neo-fascist campaigns of its day, The Twenty Days of Turin has enjoyed a fervent cult following in Italy for forty years. Now, in a fretful new age of "lone-wolf" terrorism fueled by social media, we can find uncanny resonances in Giorgio De Maria’s vision of mass fear: a mute, palpitating dread that seeps into every moment of daily existence. With its stunning anticipation of the Internet—and the apocalyptic repercussions of oversharing—this bleak, prescient story is more disturbingly pertinent than ever. Brilliantly translated into English for the first time by Ramon Glazov, The Twenty Days of Turin establishes De Maria’s place among the literary ranks of Italo Calvino and beside classic horror masters such as Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft. Hauntingly imaginative, with visceral prose that chills to the marrow, the novel is an eerily clairvoyant magnum opus, long overdue but ever timely.