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Alexander: A History of the Origin and Growth of the Art of War
by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

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English

Pages

478

Publication Date

December 13, 2017

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Dodge here vividly reconstructs every major battle of Alexander's brilliant military career.<br /><br />Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842 – 1909) was an American officer and military historian. He fought as a Union officer in the American Civil War; as a writer, he was devoted to both the Civil War and the great generals of ancient and European history.
Casanova: As Aventuras e o Legado do Sedutor Mais Famoso do Mundo...
by Charles River Editors

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Portuguese

Pages

64

Publication Date

December 11, 2017

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Ao contrário do modo como a lenda da sedução é frequentemente retratada através das lentes rosadas de Hollywood, o verdadeiro Giacomo Casanova não possuía o maxilar forte e esculpido de Heath Ledger, ou o olhar azul e penetrante de Richard Chamberlain. Na realidade, retratos do verdadeiro Casanova mostram um rosto simples e nada memorável, com um maxilar rechonchudo, um nariz proeminente e entortado, olhos esbugalhados e de pálpebras pesadas. Em suma, ainda que ele certamente não fosse feio, ele estava longe de ser tido como uma beldade. Não obstante, Casanova se envolveu em centenas de encontros, e o que quer que lhe faltasse em encantos estéticos, ele sem dúvida compensava com charme, mistério, e um magnetismo animalesco. Ele também era bem despojado quanto a isso tudo: “O amor verdadeiro é o amor que as vezes surge após prazer sexual: se ele surge, é imortal; o outro tipo inevitavelmente deteriora, pois é embasado somente na mera fantasia.”<br />E de fato, as fabulosas façanhas eróticas do cativante e carismático Casanova eram tão espetaculares que seu sobrenome foi imortalizado até mesmo em definições de dicionários de alta reputação, tais como o Merriam-Webster – “um amante, e em especial, um homem que é um amante promíscuo e inescrupuloso”. Ainda que Casanova seja conhecido na cultura popular, acima de tudo, como um amante bom de papo e descarado, o homem de verdade era coberto com camadas cintilantes de perversidades astutas, cálculos vigilantes, e um anseio inextinguível por aventura. Ele vestiu muitas máscaras, mas cada uma parecia ter sido feita exclusivamente para ele, pois ele não era somente um aventureiro com apetite sexual insaciável, mas também um eloquente escritor, um curador místico, um espião experiente, e um gênio da improvisação que carregava inúmeros truques dentro de suas mangas decoradas. <br /><br />Ironicamente, parece que o próprio Casanova, ainda que orgulhoso de suas escapadelas indiscretas, tinha medo de entrar para a história somente como o primeiro Hugh Hefner. Ao mesmo tempo, ele não queria nenhum detalhe alterado ou omitido de sua rica e fascinante vida, e portanto, escolheu compor uma autobiografia em 12 volumes, algumas seções da qual ainda hoje são consideradas por muitos homens como um manual da sedução e do desfloramento de mulheres “virtuosas”. Historiadores modernos, entretanto, elogiam suas memórias como um dos retratos mais vividamente descritivos e precisos das normas e costumes europeus no século 18. Uma comissão governamental francesa até chegou ao ponto de honrá-la com o título de “tesouro nacional”. <br /><br />Um de seus contemporâneos, o Príncipe Charles de Ligne, talvez o tenha resumido da melhor maneira quando comentou respeito de Casanova: “As únicas coisas sobre as quais ele não tem nenhum conhecimento, são aquelas nas quais ele se considera o expert: as regras da dança, a língua Francesa, bom gosto, o jeito do mundo, savoir vivre. Apenas as suas comédias não possuem humor, apenas suas obras filosóficas são destituídas de filosofia – todo o resto, está repleto deles; sempre há algo de substância, inovador, picante, profundo. Ele é um poço de conhecimento, mas cita Homero e Horácio ad nauseam. Sua sagacidade e seus gracejos são como alfinetadas. Ele é sensível e generoso, mas incomode-o ao mínimo e ele se torna desagradável, vingativo e detestável. Ele não acredita em nada exceto o que for mais incrível, sendo supersticioso a respeito de tudo. Ele ama e deseja a tudo... Ele se orgulha de não ser nada... Nunca diga que já ouviu a história que ele vai lhe contar... Nunca deixe de cumprimentá-lo ao cruzar caminhos, pois o menor insulto o tornará seu inimigo.”
A Biographical Sketch of Michael Hileman
by Thomas, Jr. Pirnie

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English

Pages

270

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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<p>Tucked away in an obscure attic of a stranger’s home, Michael Hileman’s biography was nearly lost to the ages. Through a miraculous discovery, his story reemerges to reach a new generation of readers. Michael’s story is a rich, vivid description of 19th century America, revealing the unwavering character of a frontier teacher forced to endure the extreme deprivations of the Civil War’s darkest days.<br /><br />Author and son-in-law Thomas Pirnie, Jr. was the ideal biographer for Michael, capturing his irascible wit and charm through his intimate knowledge and admiration of the man. Using Michael’s own voice through much of the narrative, Pirnie creates a genre classic filled with insight. Michael Hileman’s story inspires and instructs, even a century later.<br /><br />296 pages.</p>
Kaiserbiographien (German Edition)
by Hermann Sudermann

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German

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Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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Bei diesem Werk handelt es sich um eine urheberrechtsfreie Ausgabe.<br />Der Kauf dieser Kindle-Edition beinhaltet die kostenlose, drahtlose Lieferung auf Ihren Kindle oder Ihre Kindle-Apps.
New Zealand University Days - Sweetwaters Music Festival
by Robert Black

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English

Pages

13

Publication Date

November 26, 2015

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One of a series of autobiographical short stories, where the author recalls his university days studying law at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. This one, concerning his summer vacation working experiences in a concrete works at Kaiwaka, and the 1983 Sweetwaters Music Festival.
Coral and Brass
by , Percy Finch

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

July 03, 2017

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<i>Coral and Brass</i> is the biography of General Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, known as the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious warfare. His book is a riveting first-hand account of key battles fought in the Pacific between the U.S. Army and Canadian troops against the Japanese, including assaults on the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, the island of Saipan, Tinian in the Marianas and Iwo Jimo.
Вступление большой действующей арм...
by Фёдор Николае...

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Russian

Pages

10

Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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Воспоминания Фёдора Николаевича Глинки (1786—1880), впервые опубликованные в 1829 году.
Präsident Barack Obama: Das Kindle-Singles-Interview (Kindle Sin...
by David Blum

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German

Pages

17

Publication Date

August 07, 2013

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<P>In diesem Kindle-Singles-Interview prangert Präsident Barack Obama „die Veränderung in der Kultur“ an, die die Sichtweise auf den American Dream verzerrt hat. „Dieses Schaufenster, das den Blick auf die Lifestyles der Reichen und Schönen freigab, gab es noch nicht“, sagt der Präsident. „Die Jugendlichen haben nicht jeden Tag nachgeschaut, was Kim Kardashian trug oder wohin Kanye West in den Urlaub fuhr, weil sie glaubten, so sehe Erfolg aus.“ Er spricht über die Lage auf dem Arbeitsmarkt aus seiner persönlichen Perspektive, und stellt sich die Frage, wie anders sein eigenes Leben verlaufen wäre, hätte er keinen Erfolg in der Politik gehabt. „Ich kann mir vorstellen, dass ich ein guter Lehrer geworden wäre“, gibt der Präsident nachdenklich an.<P>In dem Interview, das am 30. Juli 2013 an einem Amazon Standort in Chattanooga, Tennessee, stattfand, diskutiert Obama den steigenden Bedarf an Regierungsprogrammen, die wirklich etwas verändern. Sich an seine Hauptaussage haltend, spricht er offen über die verstärkte Polarisierung in der amerikanischen Politik seit der Finanzkrise und die Unnachgiebigkeit der Republikaner hinsichtlich seines Programms. In einer persönlichen Bemerkung stellt er dar, dass er und die First Lady Michelle Obama ihre Töchter ständig daran erinnerten, dass sie „in einem etwas unwirklichen Umfeld lebten“, als privilegierte Kinder in einer Welt, die stark von Arbeitslosigkeit und Rezession geprägt ist.<P>Das Gespräch führte David Blum. Blum ist der Redakteur der Kindle Singles bei Amazon. Seine Karriere begann er als Redakteur bei <I>The Wall Street Journal</I>. Er war Chefredakteur der <I>The Village Voice</I>, der <I>New York Press</I> und des <I>02138 Magazine</I>. Er war Autor und Redakteur des <I>New York Times Magazine</I>, und freier Redakteur bei <I>New York</I> und <I>Esquire</I>. Er hat zwei Bücher geschrieben: <I>Flash in the Pan: The Life and Death of an American Restaurant </I> (1992) und <I>Tick…Tick…Tick: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes</I> (2004). David Blum hält einen B.A. in Englische Literatur von der University of Chicago.<P>Umschlaggestaltung von Adil Dara Kim/offizielles Foto vom Weißen Haus
Ich sollte Kaiserin werden (German Edition)
by Franz Stelzhamer

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German

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Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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Bei diesem Werk handelt es sich um eine urheberrechtsfreie Ausgabe.<br />Der Kauf dieser Kindle-Edition beinhaltet die kostenlose, drahtlose Lieferung auf Ihren Kindle oder Ihre Kindle-Apps.
Выписки, служащие объяснением преж...
by Фёдор Николае...

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Russian

Pages

19

Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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Воспоминания Фёдора Николаевича Глинки (1786—1880), впервые опубликованные в 1812 году. "Отступление армий наших продолжалось далее и далее. Все пространство между Вязьмой и Гжатском отданы неприятелю, который час от часу становился дерзостнее и наступал сильнее".

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