Winter In Madrid

Author: C. J. Sansom
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307362434
Size: 12,39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 11,29 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.

Lonely Planet Madrid

Author: Anthony Ham
Editor: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741795923
Size: 15,57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Resident author helps travellers get to the heart of the place. Madrid is Europe’s fourth-most-visited capital city.


Author: Hugh Thomas
Editor: Robinson
ISBN: 1408710315
Size: 16,39 MB
Format: PDF
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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.


Author: Hugh Broughton
Editor: Ellipsis Arts
ISBN: 9781899858132
Size: 11,39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Real Madrid Way

Author: Steven G. Mandis
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952554
Size: 14,83 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

The Attach In Madrid

Author: Madame Calderón de la Barca (Frances Erskine Inglis)
Size: 12,13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Author: Marta Ratti
Editor: A. Asppan S.L.
ISBN: 9788496137561
Size: 20,48 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 409

Which book would parents like to introduce Madrid to their children?, through which tale and pictures? In a simple way, the 4 characters accompanied by the Bear of the strawberry tree, walk through the fascinating world of La Latina and Lavapies neighbourhoods, the Cibeles and Neptuno fountains, the Opera theatre, the Royal Palace and the Oriente Square, the Retiro park, etc., A book close to children, presenting Madrid in an amusing way, full of funny photographs and drawings. A true travel book for children

Madrid Metropolis

Editor: A. Asppan S.L.
ISBN: 9788489439894
Size: 20,47 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 181

Through over 250 pages, this book offers us an approach of Madrid different from that offered in traditional touristic guides. The historical point of view of this book allows a better appreciacion of the urban evolution of Madrid. A formidable journey through a short history of the court and villa, the courtier Madrid, the abject Madrid, royal places, the Gran Via, the Madrid where we live today and from the highs of El Prado, to the door of Europe.

World Film Locations

Author: Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841505684
Size: 15,55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From Death of a Cyclist to Open Your Eyes to The Limits of Control, Madrid has graced the big screen countless times across a wide variety of genres enacted by a similarly eclectic array of directors, including Carlos Saura, Luis Buñuel, and Pedro Almodovar. With the aim of capturing the full range of portrayals of the city onscreen, this volume pairs short synopses of scenes from fifty films with an accompanying array of dynamic full-color film stills. These scenes are set in context through a series of incisive essays that examine significant periods from Madrid's rich film history, as well as its key industry figures and recurring themes. Packed with fun facts, World Film Locations: Madrid offers a fascinating—and often surprising—tour of the many film representations of Madrid. For jetsetters planning a jaunt to this richly cinematic city, the book also includes photographs of locations as they appear now and city maps with information on how to locate key features.