Vecchi Folli E Ribelli

Autore: Giampaolo Pansa
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858686284
Grandezza: 28,30 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: 48,96 MB
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Merchants In The Temple

Autore: Gianluigi Nuzzi
Editore: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627798641
Grandezza: 44,53 MB
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From a bestselling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican A veritable war is waging in the Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis’s strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges. The old guard do not back down, they are ready to use all means necessary to stay in control and continue the immoral way they conduct their business. They resist reforms sought by Pope Francis and seek to delegitimize their opponents, to isolate those who want to eliminate corruption. It’s a war that will determine the future of the church. And if he loses the battle against secular interests and blackmail, Pope Francis could resign, much like his predecessor. Based on confidential information—including top secret documents from inside the Vatican, and actual transcripts of Pope Francis’s admonishments to the papal court about the lack of financial oversight and responsibility—Merchants in the Temple illustrates all the undercover work conducted by the Pope since his election and shows the reader who his real enemies are. It reveals the instruments Francis is using to reform the Vatican and rid it, once and for all, of the overwhelming corruption traditionally encrusted in the Roman Catholic Church. Merchants in the Temple is a startling book that will shock every reader. It’s a story worthy of a Dan Brown novel, with its electrifying details of the trickery and scheming against the papacy—except that it is real.

Memoirs Of Hadrian

Autore: Marguerite Yourcenar
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374529264
Grandezza: 74,56 MB
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Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

Mandala Design Coloring Book

Autore: Jenean Morrison
Editore:
ISBN: 9780615913650
Grandezza: 31,84 MB
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By popular request the artist behind the Pattern and Design Coloring Book Series now brings you 50 new mandala designs: Volume One of her new series devoted wholly to mandalas! These beautiful and intricate mandalas are artist Jenean Morrison's interpretation of an art form that can be traced back centuries. Mandalas are used by many as calming, meditative tools. As with her Pattern and Design Coloring Book series, all 50 designs are printed on the FRONTS OF PAGES ONLY. Jenean is certain that you'll find these mandalas as relaxing and fun to color as they were for her to design. Challenging yet soothing at the same time, you'll experience many hours of enjoyment with Volume One of the Mandala Designs Coloring Book!

No Picnic On Mount Kenya

Autore: Felice Benuzzi
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857053752
Grandezza: 62,24 MB
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A rediscovered mountaineering classic and the extraordinary true story of a daring escape up Mount Kenya by three prisoners of war. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea - an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return. But this is the remarkable story of three such men. No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places. "The history of mountaineering can hardly present a parallel to this mad but thrilling escapade" - Saturday Review "A most extraordinary prisoner-of-war and escape story" - New Yorker "A mad venture and a gallant tribute to man's deep yearning for freedom" - Kirkus Reviews "The book crackles with the same dry humour as its title. It contains the prison-yard bartering and candlelight stitching that mark a classic jailbreak yarn; the encounters with wild beasts in Mount Kenya's forest belt are as gripping, and the descriptions of sparkling glaciers as awe-inspiring, as any passage in the great exploration diaries of the early 20th century" - The Economist

Paul And Virginia

Autore: Bernadin De Saint-Pierre
Editore:
ISBN: 9781905432387
Grandezza: 71,57 MB
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Large format paper back for easy reading. Major influence on French Romanticism set on the island of Mauritius

The Force Of Character

Autore: James Hillman
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030782859X
Grandezza: 37,29 MB
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In his bestselling The Soul's Code, James Hillman restored passion and meaning to the concept of identity, arguing that each of us is born with an innate character, the "daimon" or "spirit" that calls us to what we are meant to be. Now, in The Force of Character, Hillman brings the idea of character full circle, offering a revolutionary new vision of life's most feared and misunderstood chapter: old age. "Aging is no accident," Hillman writes. "It is necessary to the human condition, intended by the soul." We become more characteristic of who we are simply by lasting into later years; the older we become, the more our true natures emerge. Thus the final years have a very important purpose: the fulfillment and confirmation of one's character. Contrary to the current genetic determinism that sees increased longevity as a wasted aberrance created by civilization, The Force of Character presents an explosive new thesis: The changes of old age, even the debilitating ones, have purposes and values organized by the psyche. Memory for recent events may falter, offering more place for long-term recollections. A heart condition in later life brings an opportunity to remove blockages from constricted relationships, while changes in sleep patterns allow the old to experience the profound elements of nighttime that we usually overlook. As Hillman says, "Aging makes metaphors of biology." In this empowering and original work, James Hillman resurrects the ancient, widespread, and socially effective idea of the old person as "ancestor," a model for the young, the bearer of a society's cultural memory and traditions. America disregards old people who aren't young-acting and young-looking. We don't realize that "oldness" is an archetypal state of being that can add value and luster to things we treasure, places we revere, and people's character. When we open our imaginations to the idea of the ancestor, aging can free us from convention and transform us into a force of nature, releasing our deepest beliefs for the benefit of society. For all who read it, The Force of Character will be a seminal, life-affirming experience.

Instant English

Autore: John Peter Sloan
Editore:
ISBN: 9788484438427
Grandezza: 14,81 MB
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Vista: 4873
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Instant English, escrito por el músico y actor inglés John Peter Sloan, ha sido un éxito editorial en Italia, ¡más de 300.000 ejemplares vendidos! Ahora ha sido traducido y adaptado al público español. Instant English es un curso fácil y rápido al alcance de todos: para hablar, viajar, trabajar, divertirse... Con ejercicios y explicaciones divertidas, vocabulario y pronunciación facilitada para aprender sin esfuerzo.

Q

Autore: Luther Blissett
Editore: William Heinemann
ISBN:
Grandezza: 55,83 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9981
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A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.