La Rivolta Di Atlante

Autore: Ayn Rand
ISBN: 9788879728638
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Goddess Of The Market

Autore: Jennifer Burns
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199740895
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Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the conservative movement from its earliest days. Drawing on unprecedented access to Rand's private papers and the original, unedited versions of Rand's journals, Jennifer Burns offers a groundbreaking reassessment of this key cultural figure, examining her life, her ideas, and her impact on conservative political thought. Goddess of the Market follows Rand from her childhood in Russia through her meteoric rise from struggling Hollywood screenwriter to bestselling novelist, including the writing of her wildly successful The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Burns highlights the two facets of Rand's work that make her a perennial draw for those on the right: her promotion of capitalism, and her defense of limited government. Both sprang from her early, bitter experience of life under Communism, and became among the most deeply enduring of her messages, attracting a diverse audience of college students and intellectuals, business people and Republican Party activists, libertarians and conservatives. The book also traces the development of Rand's Objectivist philosophy and her relationship with Nathaniel Branden, her closest intellectual partner, with whom she had an explosive falling out in 1968. One of the Denver Post's Great Reads of 2009 One of Bloomberg News's Top Nonfiction Books of 2009 "Excellent." --Time magazine "A terrific book--a serious consideration of Rand's ideas, and her role in the conservative movement of the past three quarters of a century." --The American Thinker "A wonderful book: beautifully written, completely balanced, extensively researched. The match between author and subject is so perfect that one might believe that the author was chosen by the gods to write this book. She has sympathy and affection for her subject but treats her as a human being, with no attempt to cover up the foibles." --Mises Economics Blog


Autore: Pierre Benoit
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473216214
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Atlantis, the legendary lost continent of wonders and marvels, has intrigued the mind of men for thousands of years. So when a daring young adventurer found a new clue to its actual whereabouts, he could not resist setting out to find it.

Percy Jackson And The Titan S Curse

Autore: Rick Riordan
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141919132
Grandezza: 71,33 MB
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The third book in the most exciting commercial fantasy adventure series since Artemis Fowl. It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school: he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal . . . but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious . . . Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America. Action-packed, funny, accessible writing for both boys and girls aged 10+. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl.


Autore: Ayn Rand
Editore: Corbaccio
ISBN: 8867002341
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IL ROMANZO INEDITO DI AYN RAND, AUTRICE DELLA «FONTE MERAVIGLIOSA» Un'attrice faosa è accusata di omicidio. Sei ammiratori le offrono la loro protezione Ma fino a che punto sono disposti a rischiare? «Un'avventuriera della mente che nei suoi romanzi parla di morale e libertà, indipendenza e dignità.» Il Sole24Ore La splendida e tormentata attrice Kay Gonda è accusata di omicidio ed è costretta a nascondersi. Cerca rifugio a casa di sei ammiratori che in passato le avevano scritto lettere piene di amore e di passione: un rispettabile padre di famiglia, un attivista di sinistra, un artista cinico, un pastore evangelico, un playboy e un derelitto. Ciascuno reagisce alla richiesta di aiuto a modo suo, mostrando i valori in cui crede e i tratti più autentici e segreti della propria personalità. E, alla fine, Kate riuscirà ad avere, almeno da uno di loro, la risposta che stava cercando. Successivamente al romanzo, rimasto inedito fino a ora, Ayn Rand ha scritto anche una sceneggiatura teatrale, più volte rappresentata, che viene pubblicata in appendice al libro.

The Colour Of Milk

Autore: Nell Leyshon
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241959551
Grandezza: 56,93 MB
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The Colour of Milk is the new novel by Orange longlisted author and playwright Nell Leyshon. 'this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand' The year is eighteen hundred and thirty one when fifteen-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. A scrap of a thing with a sharp tongue and hair the colour of milk, Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm alongside her three sisters. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her - and the need to record it so urgently - are gradually revealed. 'Haunting, distinctive voices... Mary's spare simple words paint brilliant pictures in the reader's mind . . . Nell Leyshon's imaginative powers are considerable' Independent 'Brontë-esque undertones . . . a disturbing statement on the social constraints faced by 19th-century women' FT 'A small tour de force - a wonderfully convincing voice, and a devastating story told with great skill and economy' Penelope Lively 'I loved it. The Colour of Milk is charming, Brontë-esque, compelling, special and hard to forget. I loved Mary's voice - so inspiring and likeable. Such a hopeful book' Marian Keyes 'Brilliant, devastating and unforgettable' Easy Living Nell Leyshon's first novel, Black Dirt, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth prize. Her plays include Comfort me with Apples, which won an Evening Standard Award, and Bedlam, which was the first play written by a woman for Shakespeare's Globe. She writes for BBC Radio 3 and 4, and won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play. Nell was born in Glastonbury and lives in Dorset.

The House Of Others

Autore: Silvio D'Arzo
Editore: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810160019
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First English translation of this novel exploring universal themes of solitude, alienation, and a sense of otherness.

Cercando Ges In Un Mondo Sempre Pi Confuso Siamo Ancora Capaci Di Amore

Autore: Vincenzo Paglia
Editore: Edizioni Piemme
ISBN: 8856617935
Grandezza: 69,21 MB
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Cloud Atlas

Autore: David Mitchell
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444767569
Grandezza: 70,62 MB
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CLOUD ATLAS, David Mitchell's bestselling Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel which was also one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, has now been adapted for film. In this enhanced edition you can read the original novel along with a new essay by David Mitchell about the transformation of his novel into a film, and watch four exclusive videos about the book and film. The major motion picture, directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent Hugo Weaving, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David and Hugh Grant. The novel features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. Mitchell's other novels are GHOSTWRITTEN, NUMBER9DREAM, BLACK SWAN GREEN and A THOUSAND AUTUMS OF JACOB DE ZOET, all published by Sceptre. Facebook: Sceptre Books Twitter: SceptreBooks


Autore: Plato
Editore: Aeterna Press
Grandezza: 11,73 MB
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OF all the writings of Plato the Timaeus is the most obscure and repulsive to the modern reader, and has nevertheless had the greatest influence over the ancient and mediaeval world. The obscurity arises in the infancy of physical science, out of the confusion of theological, mathematical, and physiological notions, out of the desire to conceive the whole of nature without any adequate knowledge of the parts, and from a greater perception of similarities which lie on the surface than of differences which are hidden from view. Aeterna Press