Quando In Italia Si Facevano I Computer

Autore: Giorgio Garuzzo
Editore: Youcanprint
ISBN: 889321427X
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Grazie alla lungimiranza di Adriano Olivetti negli anni 1950 e 1960 l’Italia sviluppò una propria industria dei grandi computer elettronici, ottenendo eccellenti risultati con la gamma “Elea”, avanzata e competitiva con i concorrenti americani. La scomparsa prematura dei creatori dell’impresa e l’insipienza del mondo imprenditoriale e finanziario italiano pose fine a quella straordinaria intrapresa. Con gli stessi progettisti italiani, General Electric, erede del sogno Olivetti, realizzò in Italia gli elaboratori GE 115 e GE 130, distribuiti in tutto il mondo. L’Autore di questa autobiografia, allora giovane progettista al lavoro nei grandi centri di ricerca di Borgolombardo e Pregnana, descrive azienda, macchine e protagonisti di quel periodo d’oro dell’elettronica informatica italiana. Il testo si pone come la continuazione, ma a ritroso nel tempo, del libro, anch’esso autobiografico, che l’Autore scrisse sulla Fiat degli anni 1976-1996 (“Fiat - I segreti di un’epoca” reperibile come e-book). Usando il medesimo approccio narrativo, non si esime dal toccare anche temi scottanti, denunciando senza remore le debolezze dell’oligarchia finanziaria del Paese che condusse all’abbandono del settore, e delinea i grandi temi socio-economici del tempo, dal “miracolo economico” con l’emigrazione di massa dal sud e dalle montagne, fino all’ “autunno caldo” del 1969. Si spinge fino a valutare quanti guai avrebbero potuto essere risparmiati all’Italia se l’illuminata visione di un capitalismo etico e moderno, come propugnato da Adriano Olivetti, avesse prevalso, invece della miope speculazione di industriali e finanzieri e del parassitismo dirigistico di sindacalisti e politici. Il ciclo storico si conclude idealmente con l’ultimo capitolo che racconta della cessione della telefonia Olivetti, che l’Autore visse nel 1996 da vice-presidente dell’azienda d’Ivrea guidata da Carlo De Benedetti, ormai prossima alla fine.

Siberian Education

Autore: Nicolai Lilin
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847679080
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Set in a small and tight-knit community of ‘honest criminals’ in a remote part of Russia, this is a tale of an extreme boyhood – exotic, violent and completely unique. Told from the perspective of a boy gaining his ‘education’ as a member of the Mafia-like Urkas in Transnistria, we get a glimpse inside the strict codes of honour and the rituals of this bizarre community. Besides having a deep distrust of outsiders – especially the police – the community is split into ‘honest’ and ‘dishonest’ criminals and crime is all-pervasive. Even their youngest children are taught to understand violence and when it is appropriate to use it. By the age of six, Nicolai Lilin is given his first ‘pike knife’ by an uncle and by the age of twelve he has been convicted of attempted murder.


Autore: Giorgio Garuzzo
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319047833
Grandezza: 10,63 MB
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This book is an authentic historical document, supported by extensive analytical information, in which former Fiat top manager Giorgio Garuzzo passionately recounts his experience within Fiat between 1976 and 1996. It is a narrative from the inside that sheds new light on events that have remained cloaked in mystery: the arrival and departure of Carlo De Benedetti, the “march of the forty thousand”, the sacking of Vittorio Ghidella, the clashes between Umberto Agnelli and Cesare Romiti, the Group’s involvement in the “clean hands” scandal, the role of Gianni Agnelli and his relationships with his brother and Cesare Romiti and the intervention of Mediobanca. Garuzzo discusses the issues connected with the range of cars and marques, touching on major themes of national or international relevance that were unrelated to Fiat but nonetheless conditioned its activities: terrorism and the unmanageability of the factories, inflation, the devaluation of the lira, the role of the trade unions and the General Confederation of Italian Industry, Japanese competition and European integration.

By Reason Of Insanity

Autore: Shane Stevens
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501106813
Grandezza: 33,17 MB
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Stevens takes readers on a harrowing descent into the mind of a mass murderer in this eerily realistic serial-killer novel. At the center of this gripping epic novel of mass murder, pursuit, and psychological terror is Thomas Bishop, a psychotic young killer who believes he is the son of Caryl Chessman, who was executed for rape in California amid intense controversy. Subjected to unmerciful physical and mental torture from an early age, Bishop kills his mother at the age of ten and is placed in an institution for the criminally insane. He grows to manhood knowing the outside world only through a television screen. At twenty-five, he succeeds in a brilliant escape and change of identity and begins to move across the country, murdering women in particularly gruesome ways. Pursued by reporters, police, and the mob, Bishop manages to elude them all, and the search for him becomes the greatest manhunt in US history.The chilling denouement will hold readers spellbound until the shattering, unforgettable conclusion.

Born To Run

Autore: Bruce Springsteen
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150114152X
Grandezza: 45,95 MB
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Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himselfto writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road, "Badlands." "Darkness on the edge of Town. "The River" "Born in the U.S.A." "The Rising, " abd "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few). Bruce Springsteen s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

The Case Of The Vanishing Boy

Autore: Alexander Key
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497652529
Grandezza: 11,71 MB
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His memory gone, a mysterious youth knows only one thing: It’s time to run On a crowded commuter train, a young boy shakes with fear, unable to remember how he got there or where he’s going. His memory is a total blank. He doesn’t even know his name. But beside him is a blind girl, Ginny, who has a way of seeing deep within people’s souls. Looking inside the boy’s addled memory, she discovers that his name is Jan—and he has every reason to be afraid. When the train stops, Jan flees into the night, and the police come charging after him. No matter where he goes—a church, the woods, the back alleys of this cozy suburban town—the hunters keep getting closer. He has incredible powers, and the government wants to use them for evil purposes. As his memory returns, Jan will tame his powers and stop running. With Ginny’s help, he will begin to fight back.


Autore: Veronica Roth
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062077011
Grandezza: 27,69 MB
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This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language. One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Look Who S Back

Autore: Timur Vermes
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1782067825
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The smash-hit satirical bestseller, more than 3 million copies sold worldwide Film a box-office hit in Germany, now available on NETFLIX A two-part BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation directed by and starring David Threlfall (Shameless) Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen. But the Führer has another programme with even greater ambition - to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights. Look Who's Back stunned and then thrilled 1.5 million German readers with its fearless approach to the most taboo of subjects. Naive yet insightful, repellent yet strangely sympathetic, the revived Hitler unquestionably has a spring in his step.

Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Autore: Sophie Kinsella
Editore: Delta
ISBN: 9780440334453
Grandezza: 50,97 MB
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic to the Stars. Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something . . . just a little something. Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever. Praise for Sophie Kinsella and Confessions of a Shopaholic “A hilarious tale . . . hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes . . . too good to pass up.”—USA Today “Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.”—People “If a crème brûlée could be transmogrified into a book, it would be Confessions of a Shopaholic.”—The Star-Ledger “A have-your-cake-and-eat-it romp, done with brio and not a syllable of moralizing. . . . Kinsella has a light touch and puckish humor.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Hobbit

Autore: J. R. R. Tolkien
ISBN: 6050465118
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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.