The Missionary Position

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840542
Size: 17,82 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 463

Explores the work of Mother Teresa, questioning her association with corrupt and cruel leaders and discussing the way wealthy western society promotes her as a celebrity


Author: Fred Uhlman
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446468321
Size: 18,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 887

Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Guardian Reunion is a little-known but perfect novel with fans including Ian McEwan, John Boyne, Deborah Moggach, David Nicholls, Meg Rosoff and Sarah Perry. On a grey afternoon in 1932, a Stuttgart classroom is stirred by the arrival of a newcomer. Middle-class Hans is intrigued by the aristocratic new boy, Konradin, and before long they become best friends. It’s a friendship of the greatest kind, of shared interests and long conversations, of hikes in the German hills and growing up together. But the boys live in a changing Germany. Powerful, delicate and daring, Reunion is a story of the fragility, and strength, of the bonds between friends. 'Exquisite' Guardian 'I loved Reunion and found it very moving' John Boyne WITH AN AFTERWORD BY RACHEL SEIFFERT

Creating A World Without Poverty

Author: Muhammad Yunus
Editor: Public Affairs
ISBN: 1586486675
Size: 11,59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 774

The author describes his vision for an innovative business model that would combine the power of free markets with a quest for a more humane, egalitarian world that could help alleviate world poverty, inequality, and other social problems.

Last Letters Of Jacopo Ortis And Of Tombs

Author: Ugo Foscolo
Editor: Hesperus Press
Size: 15,66 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 157

Written as an epistolary monologue, Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis is a compelling portrayal of a troubled mind. Published here for the first time in the English language, it is presented with Foscolo's highly acclaimed poem, Of Tombs. Banished from his homeland and from the woman he loves, Jacopo Ortis lives with the insufferable feelings of disillusionment and betrayal. Gone are his youthful dreams of literary glory, and in their place only his embittered laughter at fortune, at men, and at God. In the anguish of his state he feels himself compelled to make one final, titanic, and tragic gesture to the rulers of his age.

Il Banchiere Dei Poveri

Author: Yunus Muhammad
Editor: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8807948737
Size: 15,84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 245

Muhammad Yunus vive in uno dei paesi più poveri del mondo. Ad arginare gli effetti devastanti delle calamità naturali, della malnutrizione, della povertà strutturale, dell'analfabetismo e della alta densità di popolazione, in Bangladesh, non sono bastati i trenta miliardi di dollari degli aiuti internazionali. E' difficile, quindi, immaginare che l'Occidente abbia qualcosa da imparare da questo paese. Eppure, è nata qui la Grameen Bank e con essa un'idea per far sparire la povertà dalla faccia della terra. Il professor Yunus ha trovato il modo, accordando minuscoli prestiti ai diseredati della terra, di fornire al 10% della popolazione - bengalese (dodici milioni di persone) gli strumenti per uscire dalla miseria, e di trasferire poi la sperimentazione del microcredito dal Terzo mondo ai poveri di altri paesi. La banca presta denaro, a tassi bonificati, solo ai poverissimi: in questo modo coloro che non potevano ottenere prestiti dai tradizionali istituti di credito (e sono state in maggioranza donne) vengono messi nella condizione di affrancarsi dall'usura, di allargare la propria base economica e di prendere in mano il proprio destino. Questo libro, che è già un bestseller e che ha ispirato un film, ci racconta come è stato possibile realizzare tutto ci".


Author: Luther Blissett
Editor: William Heinemann
Size: 16,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 328

A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.

The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
ISBN: 9781781390221
Size: 17,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 624

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

Building Social Business

Author: Muhammad Yunus
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586488635
Size: 17,40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 836

Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls “social business.” By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place. In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.

Understanding Power

Author: John Schoeffel
ISBN: 1458788172
Size: 10,67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 808

In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years.