Winter In Madrid

Autore: C. J. Sansom
Editore: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307362434
Grandezza: 67,19 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.

Madrid

Autore: Jules Stewart
Editore: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 178076281X
Grandezza: 43,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6096
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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.

Madrid

Autore: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 22,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2179
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The Rough Guide To Madrid

Autore: Simon Baskett
Editore: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858288918
Grandezza: 14,89 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9273
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Written by a resident of the city, this guide to Madrid offers the reader a glimpse of the less well-known sights, as well as a guide to the leading tourist attractions. All the museums of this historic capital are reviewed and there is information on nearby sites, such as Toledo, Segovia, and the monastery-palace of El Escorial. Football, bars, accommodation and eating out are all covered, with additional sections on art, architecture and famous former residents, such as Goya.

Madrid

Autore: Maria Paz Moreno
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442266414
Grandezza: 42,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9951
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As the capital city of Spain, Madrid is nowadays considered one of the most interesting “food towns” in the world. This is perhaps due to the wide variety of specialty dishes that its cuisine boasts, ranging from the old-fashioned and traditional to the modern, and even the futuristic; a cuisine that has consistently received high praise from the likes of New York Times’ critic Mark Bittman and TV celebrity chefs such as Anthony Bourdain and Mario Battali, to name just a few. But how did a once humble and unsophisticated city like Madrid become the vibrant food metropolis that it is today? How did contemporary madrileño cuisine come to be, and what are its main identifying dishes? What role have its legendary restaurants, cafés and markets played in putting Madrid in the map as one of the world’s top food destinations? Maria Paz Moreno looks at the gastronomical history of Madrid throughout the ages. She traces the historical origins and evolution of Madrid’s cuisine, exploring major trends, most innovative chefs, restaurants and dishes, and telling the story of this fascinating city from the point of view of a food lover. She discusses the diverse influences that have shaped Madrid’s cuisine over the centuries, including the introduction of foods from the New World since the 16th century, the transition from famines to abundance during the second part of the 20th century, the revolution of the Michelin-starred young chefs at the beginning of the 21st century, and how madrileños’ sense of identity is built through their food. The sense of community created through communal eating experiences is also explored, focusing on the culture of sharing tapas, as well as traditional and avant-garde eating establishments, from restaurants to bars to chocolaterías, and even markets and festivals where food plays an important part. Anyone wishing to know more about the city, the culture, the richness of its food and people, will find a delightful review in these pages.

Madrid

Autore: Hugh Broughton
Editore: Ellipsis Arts
ISBN: 9781899858132
Grandezza: 34,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2492
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Lonely Planet Madrid

Autore: Anthony Ham
Editore: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741795923
Grandezza: 50,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5035
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Resident author helps travellers get to the heart of the place. Madrid is Europe’s fourth-most-visited capital city.

Remarks On The Rescript Of The Court Of Madrid And On The Manifesto Of The Court Of Versailles In A Letter To The People Of Great Britain To Which Is Added An Appendix

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When Beckham Went To Spain

Autore: Jimmy Burns
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 30,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4711
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David Beckham's transfer to Real Madrid was football's worst kept secret. After he moved, it seemed the British press devoted more coverage to the Spanish game than their own. But while Beckham's arrival at Real Madrid captured the world's imagination, in the hands of author Jimmy Burns, this is much more than a book about David Beckham and Real Madrid. It is about how Spain became Europe's most exciting country, a revolution in the world of football; and how this came to be epitomised by the arrival of a sports icon.

The Real Madrid Way

Autore: Steven G. Mandis
Editore: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952554
Grandezza: 37,89 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9744
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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.