Vecchi Folli E Ribelli

Autore: Giampaolo Pansa
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858686284
Grandezza: 18,39 MB
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Il piacere della vita nella terza età

Vecchi Folli E Ribelli Il Piacere Della Vita Nella Terza Et

Autore: Giampaolo Pansa
Editore:
ISBN: 9788817090094
Grandezza: 42,19 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 983
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Teutoburgo

Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: GRIJALBO
ISBN: 8425355265
Grandezza: 17,14 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2003
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De la pluma del magistral autor de Aléxandros, La última legión y El imperio de los dragones, llega la historia de la batalla que demostró al mundo que Roma no era invencible. La batalla que convirtió a dos hermanos en héroes de pueblos enemigos. En septiembre del año 9 después de Cristo, veinte mil soldados romanos avanzan confiados en su victoria hacia un bosque impenetrable en el norte de Germania. Pero en realidad todo comenzó años atrás... Dos muchachos corren por el bosque. Armin quiere mostrar a su hermano Wulf un prodigio: el «camino que no se termina nunca». Una vía pavimentada de piedras pulidas, tan hermosa como si fuera obra de los propios dioses, que los soldados romanos están construyendo cerca de su aldea, en el corazón de la agreste Germania. Una calzada que cruza bosques, ríos, ciénagas y ni siquiera se detiene ante las montañas. Mientras están admirándola, oyen los pasos de una patrulla romana. Pese a oponer resistencia, terminan siendo capturados. Sin embargo no les matan. Armin y Wulf son los hijos del caudillo de los queruscos, un guerrero poderoso y amado por su tribu. Son llevados a Roma en calidad de «huéspedes» de César Augusto, quien los deja al cuidado del centurión Marco Celio Tauro. Años después los dos jóvenes se han convertido en Arminius y Flavus, dos expertos soldados respetados por todos y que han sabido ganarse la confianza del propio emperador. Pero ¿pervive todavía la llamada de la sangre? ¿Podría la fidelidad a los suyos llevarles a traicionar la tierra que les ha adoptado? Valerio Massimo Manfredi regresa al período romano para narrar, aunando auténtica épica y rigor histórico, la historia extraordinaria y nunca antes contada de dos hermanos, dos guerreros, cuyas elecciones les condujeron al bosque de Teutoburgo, donde se produjo el enfrentamiento decisivo entre romanos y germanos en una batalla que cambió el destino de un imperio.

Poco O Niente Eravamo Poveri Torneremo Poveri

Autore: Giampaolo Pansa
Editore:
ISBN: 9788817063005
Grandezza: 73,50 MB
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The Ball And The Cross

Autore: G. K. Chesterton
Editore: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602068720
Grandezza: 11,35 MB
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British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and nearly 4,000 essays-remain among the most beloved in the English language Here, in the allegorical 1910 novel, Chesterton gives us the comic adventures of two Scotsmen caught in the grip of a profound argument: one is a devout Roman Catholic, the other an atheist, and their opposing-strongly held-philosophies bring them nearly to blows. Hidden under their raging is, however, an exploration of the differences and values of faith and skepticism through which only Chesterton could have led us.

Q

Autore: Luther Blissett
Editore: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780156031967
Grandezza: 18,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2222
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With Europe convulsed in wars over religion, a young theology student finds himself siding with heretics and the disenfranchised while confronting an agent of the Vatican who is determined to hunt down and destroy enemies of the faith, in a meticulously rendered historical thriller set against the backdrop of the Reformation. Reprint.

The Crowd

Autore: Gustave Le Bon
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122085
Grandezza: 70,29 MB
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One of the most influential books on social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive in the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd. A must-read for students, politicians, and investors.

Antigone

Autore: Sophocles
Editore: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493882
Grandezza: 59,96 MB
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To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.

When Giants Walked The Earth

Autore: Mick Wall
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409111210
Grandezza: 46,51 MB
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The final word on the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin. They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death. WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena last year, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protégé, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant. The culmination of several years research, this book tells the full, shocking story of Led Zeppelin from the inside, written by someone who has known Jimmy Page for over twenty years.

Factotum

Autore: Charles Bukowski
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061842412
Grandezza: 51,13 MB
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Vista: 2620
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One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.