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IN TITANIC TIMES (EBOOK)
FRANK COX

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A glimpse at the lives and social/economic conditions of some of the ordinary, less well-documented, people caught up in the building and sinking of RMS Titanic, April 15th 1912.Of interest to anyone whose ancestors emigrated from Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The reader will get to meet a few of these r eal people from Titanic Times. They will also be entertained and informed. This is not a text book for use in a history class, but rather a glimpse at some of the less well documented, ordinary lives affected by these extraordinary events.I started reading and couldnt stop~ John White, Editor, Pro-trucker magazine, Canada.I found it an easy read and very informative.~ Olwen Matthews, Historian, Ireland. ... Leer resumen completo

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GROWING UP LEVITTOWN (EBOOK)
STEVE BERGSMAN

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One of the most successful and daring real estate developments in U.S. history was the building of Levittown, Long Island, in 1947. Although it became the prototype modern suburb, it was more reviled than appreciated during the first three decades of its existence.Intellectuals and critics attacked Levittown unmercifully, e ssentially calling it a boring environment that crushed the spirit of its population. Popular authors, such as Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, used the modern suburb as a metaphor for creative sterility.When Pete Seeger sang, Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of tickytacky; Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same, everyone knew he was talking about Levittown and all that it begot.As it turned out, the intellectuals and the critics got it all so very wrong from the start.Not only wasnt Levittown dullsville, but a surprising number of creative people passed through here, including songwriter Ellie Greenwich, singers Eddie Money and Billy Joel, Zippie The Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith, childrens book illustrator Jon Buller, radio host John Gambling, TV political commentator Bill OReilly, Maureen Tucker and Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground (the house band for Andy Warhols factory), and Steve Bergsman, journalist and author.Steve Bergsman grew up in Levittown during those early years and looking back now as an aging baby boomer, he thought it a wonderful place to have spent a childhood. Growing Up Levittown: In a Time of Conformity, Controversy and Cultural Crisis is a love letter to this quintessential suburb.Juxtaposed against a prevailing history of criticism and literary slander, Growing Up Levittown is a memoir of a happy childhood. ... Leer resumen completo

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A DAMN CLOSE-RUN THING (EBOOK)
RUSSELL PHILLIPS

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In 1982, the average Briton didnt know the Falkland Islands existed, let alone their status as a disputed British territory just off the coast of Argentina. That changed when the Argentinians invaded the islands and overwhelmed the small defending force. Both nations claimed the islands were theirs, but now Argentina though t the British would give them up without a fight.They were wrong.Britain sent a task force into the South Atlantic to re-take the islands, and the short, intense war that followed was--in the words of Major-General Sir John Jeremy Moore--"a damn close-run thing."This short history sums up the events leading up to the war and its major military actions including details of an Argentinian plan to sink a Royal Navy ship in Gibraltar harbour (foiled at the last minute by Spanish police) and an audacious British plan to land SAS soldiers in Argentina to destroy Exocet-carrying aircraft while they were still on the ground.30% of all sales will go to The Forgotten Heroes, a charity dedicated to assisting wounded or injured Servicemen and women. ... Leer resumen completo

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JORDAN: A DIFFERENT MIDDLE EAST (EBOOK)
LORI HENRY

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Jordan is often overlooked in favour of its neighbours, Egypt and Israel. Fortunately for travellers, the fewer amount of tourists makes this small country an enchanting place to visit.Lori Henry left for Jordan near the end of March 2011 on a week and a half long trip through thecountry. This also happened to be just over a month after the protests against President Mubarak in Egypt, and in the middle of the uprisings in Syria and fighting against Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.As she would learn very quickly, Jordan although in the middle of the conflicts in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt was staying out of trouble. The country was stable enough for a thriving tourism industry to welcome visitors, but many of them had cancelled their trips. Most travellers include Jordan on an Egypt and Israel circuit, so when things heated up in Cairo, tours were cancelled and trips postponed or re-booked to other parts of the world.What a shame. Jordanians were watching the news just as carefully as those in North America were, waiting to see what would happen, but were otherwise open for business. Lori discovered the charming children who were eager to tag along with her in Amman; hiked through the lowest nature reserve on earth, Wadi Mujib; ate lunch with a Druze family in the lightly populated eastern desert; stayed at an incredible off-the-grid eco lodge in the Dana Biosphere Reserve; and spent the evening with a Bedouin family in the western desert.Jordan: A Different Middle East follows the authors adventures after she has visited the two most emblematic tourist attractions in the country Petra and Wadi Rum and discovers the lesser known parts that make Jordan so exceptional. ... Leer resumen completo

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FLIGHT OF THE FORGOTTEN (EBOOK)
MARK A. VANCE

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Flight of the Forgotten is the true story of one of the most closely-guarded American military secrets of all time. It is intriguing, controversial and thought-provoking, The story traverses 50 years, two generations and the realities of our physical world. The triggering event is the tragic loss of an American Eighth Air F orce bomber crew in 1945 under mysterious circumstances while enroute home after the end of World War II.The loss represents a 50-year-old aviation mystery, officially"forgotten"by the United States Government. Details described and amplified within the story remain permanently"buried"inside a top-secret O.S.S. file to this day. This book is a public counter to official efforts by the United States Government to have the events permanently erased from the public record. The authors extensive research indicates that those events involve murder, conspiracy and sabotage by the O.S.S., the forerunner to the modern CIA. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE CRISIS, VOLUME 4 (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
WINSTON CHURCHILL

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WILSON'S TALES OF THE BORDERS AND OF SCOTLAND (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2010
VV. AA.

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Editor: Alexander Leighton

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THE MAN AND THE MOMENT (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/11/2005
ELINOR GLYN

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REVOLT OF NETHERLANDS (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2004
F. SCHILLER, BOOK IV

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HUGH, BISHOP OF LINCOLN (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/07/2008
CHARLES L. MARSON

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DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, 1666 N.S. COMPLETE (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
SAMUEL PEPYS

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Ed.: Henry B. Wheatley Tr.: Mynors Bright Notes by Lord Braybrooke

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LIVES OF THE POETS (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
C. SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS

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Tr.: Alexander Thomson Revised/Corrected By T. Forester / Contents: / Terence / Juvenal / Persius / Horace / Lucan / Pliny

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TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS DRUSUS CAESAR (CLAUDIUS) (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
C. SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS

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Tr.: Alexander Thomson Revised/Corrected By T. Forester

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THE MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV. AND XVI., VOLUME 1 (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
HAUSSET ET AL.

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MEMOIRS OF AARON BURR, VOLUME 2 (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/04/2005
MATTHEW L. DAVIS

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DEPORTE Y RESOLUCIÓN DE CONFLICTOS (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 16/11/2013
VV.AA.
UOC (UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA)

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El presente libro pretende reunir y presentar casos reales en los que la práctica de los deportes ha sido útil para resolver conflictos reales y asegurar la buena convivencia. Tengamos estos ejemplos como una auténtica terapia, un método eficaz de intervención social útil, fácil y sin inconvenientes. Y, si previamente, dedi camos atención a observar las conductas humanas, las causas y orígenes de los conflictos, sabremos qué tipo de juego o deporte resultará más conveniente proponer. En ocasiones serán convenientes los deportes colectivos que generaran los valores imprescindibles de la solidaridad necesaria para organizar un deporte basado en la coordinación de sus participantes; en otras ocasiones, el deporte individual conducirá a desarrollar la fortaleza de la soledad y de la autodisciplina. ... Leer resumen completo

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MUJER Y CAMBIO SOCIAL EN LA EDAD MODERNA (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/09/2011
, 2009

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La mujer ha sido el motor de los cambios sociales durante la Edad Moderna hasta nuestros días. Esta es la tesis principal de este libro, tercero que sobre la historia de la mujer ha escrito su autora, desde una perspectiva ciertamente original e integradora y con un estilo ágil y comunicativo. La primera parte del libro ana liza la importancia de la mujer para la sociedad moderna, en el que la familia y la religión juegan un papel fundamental. Continúa destacando a aquellas mujeres que traspasaron las fronteras de lo privado a las que que la sociedad les tenía confinadas, pero sin aceptar ese principio básico de la Modernidad que suponía disociar la ética del trabajo, la política o la cultura. Finalmente, desde esa perspectiva, aborda la situación actual de la mujer y la sociedad, radicalmente diversa desde la incorporación de la mujer al mercado laboral, y critica sin ambages el modo como se llevó a cabo. La mujer ha entrado en un mundo cuyas coordenadas de interpretación y acción, cuyos márgenes y características siguen siendo en gran medida masculinos. Por su parte, los hombres han ido permitiendo tal transformación, pero, consciente o inconscientemente, reclaman que las mujeres que entran en su territorio adopten por ello sus reglas de juego. Algo que por fuerza resulta problemático, de forma particularmente acuciante para aquellas mujeres que tienen hijos ---o quieren tenerlos--- y no desean renunciar a ellos ni a su educación y cuidado. Y algo que, como veremos, no sucedió en épocas anteriores en las que también hubo cambios, pero en las que no se vieron contradicciones allí donde solo había contrastes. ... Leer resumen completo

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TRANSFIXION (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 27/02/2012

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"A direct immersion, intense, at times almost violent in contemporary reality and its precarious condition .. the pain of writing and creation are intertwined with the pain of the body of the protagonist"Stefania Battistini, italian journalist, Il Giorno about Francesca Mazzucato"Mazzucato has taken a quantum jump...her wri tings takes a new shape, full-bodied, hearty. Able to name, without reticence or turns of phrase, often brutal and totally explicit. A plastic language that adheres to the contours of things, concrete and flat. A mature language. Without rhetoric. No games. No indulgences.A language full of awareness."Fiorenza Aste, writer, criticThe transfixion, that sorrow needed. In body and mind.I am planning to come. I remember last year and I write you an email. I am still ill. Your mark, forever, in every gesture, every decision, every thought, next to me during every trip. Nothing to do. Meeting you was a violent assault, an urgency.Youre part of my most intimate memories.I feel your absence on the skin and inside, between the scapula and the heart.We know the dark side of a passion the indelible impression. Here is the old pain you touched, the"we"which was and still lives.Francesca Mazzucato, considered the most famous erotic-chic Italian author, explores with courage and a literary intense language the possibility of a narrative on contemporary intimacy renewing the traditional words of eroticism, surprising, and wrapping the reader offering a story"with no escape"Translated by the author. ... Leer resumen completo

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HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II OF PRUSSIA, VOL. 14 (OF 21) (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
THOMAS CARLYLE

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THE SMALCALD ARTICLES (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/06/1995
MARTIN LUTHER

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Translator: F. Bente and W. H. T. Dau

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LE PROCES DES TEMPLIERS, TOME II (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2007
VV. AA.

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Editor: Jules Michelet Language: Latin

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A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/04/2004
BENJAMIN BRAWLEY

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DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1665 (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
SAMUEL PEPYS

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Ed.: Henry B. Wheatley Tr.: Mynors Bright

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HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1607B (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/01/2004
MOTLEY

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THE BAY STATE MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 2 (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/02/2006
VV. AA.

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CAIUS JULIUS CAESAR (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
C. SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS

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Tr.: Alexander Thomson Revised/Corrected By T. Forester

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SERBIA IN LIGHT AND DARKNESS (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/11/2006
NIKOLAJ VELIMIROVIC

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DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, APRIL 1668 (EBOOK)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2009
SAMUEL PEPYS

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Ed.: Henry B. Wheatley Tr.: Mynors Bright

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