A Bag Of Marbles

Autore: Joseph Joffo
Editore: Graphic Universe ™
ISBN: 146773618X
Grandezza: 56,93 MB
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In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone. Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. And if they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish. The boys travel by train, by ferry, and on foot, facing threats from strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their city—and find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities. Based on an autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo and adapted with the author’s input, this true story offers a harrowing but inspiring glimpse of a childhood cut short.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Autore: Judith Kerr
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1440674469
Grandezza: 28,91 MB
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Vista: 8372
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Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning, Anna and her brother awake to find her father gone! Her mother explains that their father has had to leave and soon they will secretly join him. Anna just doesn?t understand. Why do their parents keep insisting that Germany is no longer safe for Jews like them? Because of Hitler, Anna must leave everything behind. Based on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant backlist staple gets a brandnew look for a new generation of readers just in time for Holocaust Remembrance Month.


Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: HMH
ISBN: 0544133226
Grandezza: 19,27 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7698
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A charming portrait of one man’s dreams and schemes, by “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian). In this enchanting book of linked stories, Italo Calvino charts the disastrous schemes of an Italian peasant, an unskilled worker in a drab northern industrial city in the 1950s and ’60s, struggling to reconcile his old country habits with his current urban life. Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing for the unspoiled rural world of his imagination. Much to the continuing puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams and gives rein to his fantasies, whether it’s sleeping in the great outdoors on a park bench, following a stray cat, or trying to catch wasps. Unfortunately, the results are never quite what he anticipates. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1960s, the twenty stories in Marcovaldo are alternately comic and melancholy, farce and fantasy. Throughout, Calvino’s unassuming masterpiece “conveys the sensuous, tangible qualities of life” (The New York Times).


Autore: Robert Sheckley
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480496812
Grandezza: 10,78 MB
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Tom Mishkin is piloting another routine supply flight when he hears an unusual noise and gets the distressing news: He’s about to be stranded on a backward planet and forced to hike across unknown and probably hostile terrain to find a cache of spare parts and get going again. Mishkin’s journey introduces him to strange aliens like a five-headed man-eating snake with Mob connections as his trek slowly warps into a metaphysical search for his soul and the meaning of human existence . . . From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”

Lands Of Glass

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140293296
Grandezza: 73,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9188
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L Estate Delle Ragazze

Autore: Lucrezia Lerro
Editore: La Nave di Teseo Editore spa
ISBN: 889344495X
Grandezza: 49,51 MB
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Vista: 1490
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Corinna, bella e inquieta, arriva a Firenze dal Sud Italia. Studia all’università ma sogna di diventare una scrittrice come il suo fidanzato, Jacopo, più grande di lei, milanese, ricco e affermato. Vivono una storia a distanza, lui le paga gli studi e la sostiene. Lei si sente sola e sfoga le sue ansie strappandosi i capelli. Sullo sfondo di una lunga estate, Corinna scava nella radice feroce della sua storia e tenta di dar voce con l’inchiostro alle sue ferite. La scrittura si dipana tra ossessioni, ricordi, sogni, mentre lei riempie i suoi taccuini per provare a se stessa di esistere. Il suo mondo emotivo è fonte d’ispirazione, e lo sono le tredici ragazze bellissime che cercano fortuna vendendo il loro corpo, incontrate in un albergo scalcinato appena arrivata a Firenze. Così Corinna si farà largo nell’età più crudele e intensa, inseguendo la felicità e la sua implacabile fame di vita.

The Death Cure

Autore: James Dashner
Editore: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385738781
Grandezza: 45,93 MB
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Vista: 5120
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As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.

The Divine Matrix

Autore: Gregg Braden
Editore: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458771954
Grandezza: 53,22 MB
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Vista: 4414
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THE DIVINE MATRIX Are the miracles that we see in the quantum world actually showing us our greatest possibilities rather than our scientific limits? Could the spontaneous healing of disease, an instant connection with everyone and everything, and even time travel, be our true heritage in the universe? There is a place where all things begin, the place of pure energy that simply ''is.'' In this quantum incubator for reality, everything is possible. In 1944, Max Planck, the father of quantum theory, shocked the world by saying that this ''matrix'' is where the birth of stars, the DNA of life, and everything between originates. Recent discoveries reveal dramatic evidence that Planck's matrix - The Divine Matrix - is real. It is this missing link in our understanding that provides the container for the universe, the bridge between our imagination and our reality, and the mirror in our world for what we create in our beliefs. To unleash the power of this matrix in our lives, we must understand how it works and speak the language that it recognizes. For more than 20 years, Gregg Braden, a former senior aerospace computer systems designer, has searched for the understanding to do just that. From the remote monasteries of Egypt, Peru, and Tibet to the forgotten texts that were edited by the early Christian church, the secret of the Divine Matrix was left in the coded language of our most cherished traditions. It is verified in today's science. In this paradigm-shattering book, Gregg shares what he's found. Through 20 keys of conscious creation, we're shown how to translate the miracles of our imagination into what is real in our lives. With easy-to-understand science and real-life stories, Gregg shows us that we're limited only by our beliefs, and what we once believed is about to change!


Autore: Fred Uhlman
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374525156
Grandezza: 12,39 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 963
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A daring novella about the loss of innocence in pre-war Germany. Reunion is the story of intense and innocent devotion between two young men growing up in "the soft, serene, bluish hills of Swabia," and the sinister (but all too mundane) forces that end both their friendship and their childhood. The year is 1932. Hans Schwartz is Jewish, the son of a Stuttgart doctor who asserts that the rise of the Nazis is "a temporary illness, something like measles which will pass off as soon as the economic situation improves." The Holocaust would be unthinkable for these characters, but of course it looms over the story: Hans's friend, the young Count Konradin von Hohenfels, has a mother who keeps a portrait of Hitler on her dresser. The two boys share their most private thoughts and trips to the countryside of southwest Germany, discuss poetry and the past and present of their country, and argue the existence of a benevolent God. The eventual disintegration of this cherished relationship foreshadows the fate of Europe's Jews-- but Uhlman doesn't end his story with neat polarities. Years later, exiled in America, Hans comes upon a revelation about von Hohenfels which provides a stunning denouement and leaves the reader recalling Uhlman's haunting, lyrical descriptions of the vineyards, opera houses, and dark forests of Württemberg. "Hundreds of bulky tomes have now been written about the age when corpses were melted into soap to keep the master race clean; yet I sincerely believe that this slim volume will find its lasting place on the shelves."--Arthur Koestler, from the Introduction

The Day Of The Bomb

Autore: Karl Bruckner
Editore: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787200965
Grandezza: 33,85 MB
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Vista: 1998
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First published in 1961 under the German title Sadako Will Leben (meaning Sadako Wants to Live), this non-fiction book by renowned Austrian children’s writer Karl Bruckner is considered his most famous work. Telling the vivid story about a Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima and died of illnesses caused by radiation exposure following the horrific atomic bombing of the city in August 1945, the book has been translated into most major languages and has been used as material for peace education in schools around the world.