Somme Voci Dall Inferno

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Giunti
ISBN: 8809835646
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Forgotten Voices Of The Somme

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0091926289
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1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead - is the bloodiest day in the history of the British armed forces to date. On the German side, an officer famously described it as 'the muddy grave of the German field army'. By the end of the battle, the British had learned many lessons in modern warfare while the Germans had suffered irreplaceable losses, ultimately laying the foundations for the Allies' final victory on the Western Front. Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, Forgotten Voices of the Somme presents an intimate, poignant, sometimes even bleakly funny insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of extraordinary circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. Featuring contributions from soldiers of both sides and of differing backgrounds, ranks and roles, many of them previously unpublished, this is the definitive oral history of this unique and terrible conflict.

The Secret History Of The Blitz

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471131033
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The Blitz of 1940-41 is one of the most iconic periods in modern British history - and one of the most misunderstood. The 'Blitz Spirit' is often celebrated, whereas others dismiss it as a myth. Joshua Levine's thrilling biography rejects the tired arguments and reveals the human truth: the Blitz was a time of extremes of experience and behaviour. People werepulling together and helping strangers, but they were also breaking rules and exploiting each other. Life during wartime, the author reveals, was complex and messy and real. From the first page readers will discover a different story to the one they thought they knew - from the sacrifices made by ordinary people to a sudden surge in the popularity of nightclubs; from secret criminal trials at the Old Bailey to a Columbine-style murder in an Oxford College. There were new working opportunities for women and clandestine homosexual relationships conducted in the shadows. The Blitz also allowed for a melting pot of cultures: whilst prayers were offered up in a south London mosque, Jamaican sailors crossed the country. Unlikely friendships were fostered and surprising sexualities explored - these years saw a boom in prostitution and even the emergence of a popular weekly magazine for fetishists. On the darker side, racketeers and spivs made money out of the chaos, and looters prowled the night to prey on bomb victims. From the lack of cheese to the increased suicide rate, this astonishing and entertaining book takes the true pulse of a 'blitzed nation'. And it shows how social change during this time led to political change - which in turn has built the Britain we know today.

Dunkirk

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor:
ISBN: 9780008258931
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE EPIC TRUE STORY OF DUNKIRK - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, AND STARRING KENNETH BRANAGH, TOM HARDY, AND MARK RYLANCE. In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the nine-day skirmish has passed into legend. Now, the story Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle' is narrated by bestselling author Joshua Levine in its full, sweeping context, including new interviews with veterans and survivors. Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine's Dunkirk is a dramatic account of a defeat that paved the way to ultimate victory and preserved liberty for generations to come.

Dunkirk

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Harper Collins Italia
ISBN: 8858969413
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Da questo libro, l'omonimo film vincitore di tre premi Oscar 2018. La speranza è un'arma. Sopravvivere è già una vittoria. Maggio 1940. La travolgente avanzata delle truppe tedesche in Belgio e nel nord della Francia costringe le armate anglo-francesi a ripiegare progressivamente verso le coste della Manica, intrappolando oltre 300.000 soldati nel campo trincerato di Dunkerque. L'unica speranza di salvarli è organizzare una massiccia evacuazione via mare utilizzando tutte le imbarcazioni disponibili, dalle enormi unità militari ai pescherecci alle piccole navi da diporto. Autorizzata da Winston Churchill e organizzata in tempi record dall'Ammiragliato britannico, l'Operazione Dynamo si svolse tra il 27 maggio e il 4 giugno, concludendosi con un successo inaspettato che fu salutato come "il miracolo di Dunkerque". Attraverso i racconti e le testimonianze dei veterani e dei sopravvissuti, Joshua Levine ricostruisce con straordinaria efficacia la storia dei soldati che rimasero per giorni sulla spiaggia, sotto i bombardamenti e il fuoco nemico, senza cibo né munizioni; dei civili che li portarono in salvo su imbarcazioni spesso piccolissime e sovraccariche; degli avieri che rischiarono la vita per far guadagnare del tempo prezioso ai compagni bloccati a terra; di coloro che su quelle spiagge morirono. Comprende un'intervista esclusiva al regista Christopher Nolan.

Power Of Silence

Author: Carlos Castaneda
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439121850
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Millions of readers worldwide have treasured the visionary brilliance of Carlos Castaneda, who first explore the world of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer in The Teachings of don Juan. Now, at last, don Juan returns in The Power of Silence -- wise, infuriating, capable or working miracles and playing practical jokes, but always seeking the wisdom of the warrior. The Power of Silence is Castaneda's most astonishing book to date -- a brilliant flash of knowledge that illuminates the far reaches of the human mind. Through don Juan's mesmerizing stories, the true meaning of sorcery and magic is finally revealed. Honed in the desert of Sonora, the visions of don Juan give us the vital secrets of belief and self-realization that are transcendental and valid for us all. It is Castaneda's unique genius to show us that all wisdom, strength, and power lie within ourselves -- unleashed with marvelous energy and imaginative force in the teachings of don Juan -- and in the writings of his famous pupil, Carlos Castaneda

War In A Time Of Peace

Author: David Halberstam
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743202120
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Explores the complex dynamics of foreign policy in post-Cold War America, profiling Washington decision makers and providing an analysis of the Clinton presidency.

Conversations With God For Teens

Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612831169
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Suppose you could ask God any question and get an answer. What would it be? Young people all over the world have been asking those questions. So Neale Donald Walsch, author of the internationally bestselling Conversations with God series had another conversation. Conversations with God for Teens is a simple, clear, straight-to-the-point dialogue that answers teens questions about God, money, sex, love, and more. Conversations with God for Teens reads like a rap session at a church youth group, where teenagers discuss everything they ever wanted to know about life but were too afraid to ask God. Walsch acts as the verbal conduit, showing teenagers how easy it is to converse with the divine. When Claudia, age 16, from Perth, Australia, asks, "Why can't I just have sex with everybody? What's the big deal?", the answer God offers her is: "Nothing you do will ever be okay with everybody. 'Everybody' is a large word. The real question is can you have sex and have it be okay with you?" There's no doubt that the casual question-and-answer format will help make God feel welcoming and accessible to teens. Conversations with God for Teens is the perfect gift purchase for parents, grandparents, and anyone else who wants to provide accessible spiritual content for the teen(s) in their lives.

Xenophon S Retreat

Author: Robin Waterfield
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674023567
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"With this first masterpiece of Western military history forming the backbone of his book, Robin Waterfield explores what remains unsaid and assumed in Xenophon's account - much about the gruesome nature of ancient battle and logistics, the lives of Greek and Persian soldiers, and questions of historical, political, and personal context, motivation, and conflicting agendas. The result is a rounded version of the story of Cyrus's ill-fated march and the Greeks' perilous retreat - a nuanced and dramatic perspective on a critical moment in history that may tell us as much about our present-day adventures in the Middle East, site of Cyrus's debacle and the last act of the Golden Age, as it does about the great powers of antiquity in a volatile period of transition."--BOOK JACKET.

Zanoni

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Editor:
ISBN:
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