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.


Autore: Giorgio Garuzzo
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319047833
Grandezza: 21,41 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This book is an authentic historical document, supported by extensive analytical information, in which former Fiat top manager Giorgio Garuzzo passionately recounts his experience within Fiat between 1976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.

Jamie Vardy From Nowhere My Story

Autore: Jamie Vardy
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473550467
Grandezza: 27,66 MB
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The Sunday Times Bestseller and Number 1 Sport Book of 2016 'A tale that's truly inspirational' The Sun An ordinary lad from Sheffield, Jamie Vardy has become known as an against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Yet a few years ago, things couldn’t have been any more different. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Jamie thought his chance was gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels, while still working in a factory, his off-the-cuff performances saw him rise. Jamie had a wild and turbulent youth, but football became his saving grace and, once he filled his boots with goals at FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town, he moved to Leicester City. After the miracle of surviving relegation, the team of unlikely outsiders bonded together to achieve the unthinkable: Jamie set the record as the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches and Leicester beat odds of 5000-1 to become champions. Jamie has now been nominated for the Ballon d’Or, firmly establishing himself as one of England’s leading goal scoring footballers. Not forgetting his roots, however, he has set up the V9 Academy in a bid to find the next big talent from non-league football. Defying all expectations, this is the story of the boy from nowhere who reached the top in his own unflinching, honest words.

By Reason Of Insanity

Autore: Shane Stevens
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501106813
Grandezza: 63,29 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.

Siberian Education

Autore: Nicolai Lilin
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847679080
Grandezza: 40,78 MB
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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.

The Economics Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241199336
Grandezza: 29,68 MB
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All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economics Bring economics to life with The Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments. From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts. The Economics Book is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.


Autore: Francois Truffaut
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671604295
Grandezza: 38,39 MB
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One is ravished by the density of insights into cinematic questions....Truffaut performed a tour de force of tact in getting this ordinarily guarded man to open up as he had never done before (and never would again)....If the 1967 Hitchcock/Truffaut can now be seen as something of a classic, this revised version is even better. Phillip Lopate The New York Times Book Review


Autore: Sophia Amoruso
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698154908
Grandezza: 21,92 MB
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THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” From the Hardcover edition.


Autore: Veronica Roth
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062077011
Grandezza: 24,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The Day Of The Owl

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
Grandezza: 36,84 MB
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.