Winter In Madrid

Author: C. J. Sansom
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307362434
Size: 13,87 MB
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Fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind and Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong will fall in love with Winter in Madrid, the arresting novel from C.J. Sansom. In September 1940, the Spanish Civil War is over and Madrid lies in ruins while the Germans continue their march through Europe. Britain stands alone as General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett, a privileged young man who was recently traumatized by his experience in Dunkirk and is now a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain the confidence of Sandy Forsyth, an old school friend turned shadowy Madrid businessman, Brett finds himself involved in a dangerous game and surrounded by memories. Meanwhile, Sandy's girlfriend, ex-Red Cross nurse Barbara Clare, is engaged in a secret mission of her own. A vivid and haunting depiction of wartime Spain, Winter in Madrid is an intimate and riveting tale that offers a remarkable sense of history unfolding, and reveals the profound impact of impossible choices. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Jules Stewart
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 178076281X
Size: 13,32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An insider's account of the Castilian plateau city offers insight into its enigmatic character and fast-paced lifestyle while celebrating its rich history and culture, providing coverage of such topics as its evocative art and architecture and its modernity in spite of its golden age legacy. By the author of Albert: A Life.

The Battle For Madrid

Author: George Hills
Size: 20,21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Real Madrid Way

Author: Steven G. Mandis
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952554
Size: 12,33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously ana- lyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid’s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid’s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. They discovered that its fans care more about why the team exists, how their club wins, and whom it wins with versus just winning. The why, how, and whom create a community brand and identity, and inspire extraordinary passion and loyalty, which has led to amazing marketing and commercial success—in turn, attracting and paying for the best players in the world, with the values the fans expect. The club’s values and culture also provide a powerful environment for these best players to work together to win trophies. The Real Madrid Way explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. This book is an engrossing account of the lifetime of one of the greatest clubs in the most popular sport in the world, and for business and organization leaders, it’s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance.

Collections Of Painting In Madrid 1601 1755 Parts 1 And 2

Author: Marcus B. Burke
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892364963
Size: 18,31 MB
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This two-part book on collections of paintings in Madrid is part of the series Documents for the History of Collecting, Spanish Inventories 1, which presents volumes of art historical information based on archival records. One hundred forty inventories of noble and middle-class collections of art in Madrid are accompanied by two essays describing the taste and cultural atmosphere of Madrid in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


Author: Hugh Thomas
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408710315
Size: 15,98 MB
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The charm of Madrid is elusive, but for those who know how to find it, Madrid has magic. Its magic can be found in the shadow cast over the present by the past. In this Traveller's Reader, a city that was once the seat of power for perhaps the most ambitious political enterprise the western world had seen since the fall of Rome, the Spanish Empire, is brought to life in vivid diaries, letters, memoirs and histories. The Earl of Clarendon describes seventeenth-century bullfights; Salvador Dali plays a surrealist joke on a snooty barman at the Ritz; Rubens visits the Alcázar; Manet is at the Prado; generals and anarchists meet in the Puerta del Sol. The many stories included here evoke for today's tourist the dramas and personalities of a city's past, by drawing on the eyewitness accounts and commentaries of visitors and residents of earlier centuries. Hugh Thomas has chosen these and other vivid snapshots of Madrid's history from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels across five centuries to delight and fascinate the armchair and prospective traveller alike.

Midnight In Madrid

Author: Noel Hynd
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310278724
Size: 10,10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When Alexandra LaDuca steps off a train in Madrid, the highly trained US Treasury agent lands smack in the middle of more than she ever could have imagined. The body of a Chinese national is found floating down an Alpine glacier during a late thaw; Alex and the dead man had been on the trail of the same piece of stolen art - a small sculpture called The Pieta of Malta, upon which Michaelangelo may have based his great work of the fifteenth century. And it's becoming dangerously apparent that there are those willing to kill to get their hands on it. As the mysteries surrounding the relic deepen, Alex and her mysterious new partner travel through a web of intrigue, danger, and betrayal that leads Alex into the most dangerous situations of her life.

An Englishman In Madrid

Author: Eduardo Mendoza
Editor: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623657199
Size: 20,15 MB
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Anthony Whitelands, an English art historian, is invited to Madrid to value an aristocrat's collection. At a welcome lunch he encounters Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder and leader of the Falange, a nationalist party whose antics are bringing the country ever closer to civil war. The paintings turn out to be worthless, but before Whitelands can leave for London the duque's daughter Paquita reveals a secret and genuine treasure, held for years in the cellars of her ancestral home. Afraid that the duque will cash in his wealth to finance the Falange, the Spanish authorities resolve to keep a close eye on the Englishman, who is also being watched by his own embassy. As Whitelands--ever the fool for a pretty face--vies with Primo de Rivera for Paquita's affections, he learns of a final interested party: Madrid is crawling with Soviet spies, and Moscow will stop at nothing to secure the hidden prize.


Author: Hugh Broughton
Editor: Ellipsis Arts
ISBN: 9781899858132
Size: 11,99 MB
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The Attach In Madrid

Author: Madame Calderón de la Barca (Frances Erskine Inglis)
Size: 15,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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