In Viaggio Con Erodoto

Autore: Ryszard Kapuściński
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858810724
Grandezza: 52,67 MB
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Vista: 1920
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Kapuścisński racconta retroscena inediti della sua biografia, ripercorrendo le proprie vicende dall'infanzia povera a quando, appena laureato, venne inviato prima in India e poi in Cina, senza conoscere nulla di quei paesi. Narra dei viaggi in Africa, Egitto, Iran, poi di nuovo in Africa, rievocando sotto una luce nuova e con mano leggera contesti storici e avvenimenti privati. Ci rivela le difficoltà incontrate di fronte alla vastità della materia da dominare, interpretare e giudicare. Punto di riferimento, livre de chevet, testo da leggere e rileggere è sempre stato Erodoto che, al pari di Shakespeare, ha compreso il microcosmo delle passioni umane e il macrocosmo delle vicende storiche. Per Kapuścisński Erodoto è stato il primo vero reporter della storia: il suo bisogno di viaggiare, raccogliere dati, confrontarli ed esporli, con tutte le necessarie riserve che è giusto nutrire riguardo alle storie riferite da altri, fa di Erodoto un giornalista a pieno titolo.

Imperium

Autore: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0804150710
Grandezza: 67,53 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2630
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Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time. He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier ("something dreadful and incomprehensible...in this world that I enter at seven years of age"), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power." Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where "nature pals it up with the executioner"), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire. Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, "arose in the margins of my journeys" -- reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold "on the screen of a television set...as well as on the screen of the country's ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels." It is this "schizophrenic perception in two different dimensions" that enabled Kapuscinski to discover and illuminate the most telling features of a society in dire turmoil. Imperium is a remarkable work from one of the most original and sharply perceptive interpreters of our world -- galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuscinski's limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.

The Soccer War

Autore: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0804151105
Grandezza: 71,87 MB
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Vista: 8612
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Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches—searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. The Soccer War is a singular work of journalism.

Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana

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Shah Of Shahs

Autore: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153507
Grandezza: 74,63 MB
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In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break-up of the old regime, Kapuscinski gives us a compelling history of conspiracy, repression, fanatacism, and revolution.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.

Annali Universali Di Viaggi Geografia Storia Economia Pubblica E Statistica

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Gods Graves Scholars

Autore: C.W. Ceram
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814270
Grandezza: 60,71 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2859
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C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy. We share the excitement of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood. We rediscover the ruined splendors of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. Here is much of the history of civilization and the stories of the men who rediscovered it. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs

Hell S Kitchen

Autore: Jeffery Deaver
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743424035
Grandezza: 60,31 MB
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Vista: 5641
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Writing as William Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver, the “master of ticking-bomb suspense” (People), delivers a thrilling novel that “exposes the brutal side of the Big Apple” (Publishers Weekly). Every New York City neighborhood has a story, but what John Pellam uncovers in Hell's Kitchen has a darkness all its own. The Hollywood location scout and former stuntman is in the Big Apple hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents—such as Ettie Washington—in a no‑budget documentary film. But when a suspicious fire ravages the elderly woman’s crumbling tenement, Pellam realizes that someone might want the past to stay buried. As more buildings and lives go up in flames, Pellam takes to the streets, seeking the twisted pyromaniac who sells services to the highest bidder. But Pellam is unaware that the fires are merely flickering preludes to the arsonist's ultimate masterpiece, a conflagration of nearly unimaginable proportion, with Hell’s Kitchen­—and John Pellam—at its blackened and searing epicenter.