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Sed en La Condomina: Autobiografía de Luis María Valero (Hoolig...
by Luis María Valero

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Spanish

Pages

160

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<b>No hay guía turístico en este país más preparado que un aficionado errante del Murcia.</b>​<br />Desde 1996 hasta 2016, el Murcia ha jugado en el grupo murciano de Tercera, el grupo catalán de Segunda B, el grupo andaluz de Segunda B, el grupo gallego de Segunda B, Segunda y Primera División. El Murcia ha visto mucha España, excesiva, y eso ha traído consecuencias: hay aficionados del Murcia a los que ya no les queda España por ver, hay aficionados del Murcia que ya han marcado todas las casillas.<b><br /></b><b>La autobiografía de uno de los futbolistas españoles emblemáticos.</b><br />EXTRACTO<br />En un recreo del instituto me dijo Roberto, integralmente madridista, que el Murcia era para él «un club así tipo Levante», y en su mueca dibujó todo el desprecio de este mundo. En la pastelería Burgueño de Medina del Campo, la dependienta me confesó que, para ella, nosotros éramos «un equipo de esos que no importa mucho». Y en la sidrería Mi Capricho de Gijón, antes de un Sporting-Murcia, los camareros charlaron conmigo sobre el partido, me ofrecieron sus chupitos de gala y se despidieron emocionados con un «aúpa Numancia». Probablemente la imagen que se tiene del Murcia en las nebulosas exteriores no sea muy diferente de esa composición: un club así tipo Levante, que no importa mucho y que, en un momento dado, puede llegar a ser confundido con el Numancia. Y sí, sí, en efecto: el trozo de España que menos importa fue a tener el equipo que le correspondía, es decir, un equipo poco importante, si bien para algunos humanos es el equipo que más importa, y, realmente, el equipo que lo importa todo.<br /><br /><br />SOBRE EL AUTOR<br /><br />Luis María Valero (Murcia, 1984). Su padre lo llevó al fútbol y su madre lo rodeó de libros: ambas cosas trajeron consecuencias. En un mundo ideal se levanta por la mañana, es el mediocentro del Real Murcia y decide la final de la Copa de Europa ante el Milán con un gol de cabeza a la salida de un córner, en el que le hacen una brecha enorme. Celebra ese gol poniendo cara de loco mientras saborea su propia sangre. En el mundo real siempre le dio bastante miedo ir de cabeza y se marea con la sangre. Le gustan los bares de viejos, la poesía antisentimental y amasar. Se permite a sí mismo sentir el misterio.
Una historia personal: Premio Pulitzer 1998 (Spanish Edition)
by Katharine Graham

Language

Spanish

Pages

558

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<b>Tienes entre manos una emocionante confesión personal: la historia de una mujer que, prácticamente de la noche a la mañana, en circunstancias nada fáciles y en el marco de la más poderosa y machista sociedad norteamericana, se ve obligada a asumir el liderazgo de un apasionante proyecto empresarial: The Washington Post.</b><br /><br />Katharine Graham nos narra su vida, las relaciones a veces atormentadas con su marido, su experiencia con los distintos presidentes norteamericanos a los que ha tratado durante más de cincuenta años de actividad profesional, sus ilusiones personales, sus amores, sus decepciones... Sin olvidar el escándalo Watergate que destaparon Bernstein y Woodward, dos redactores de su periódico, que acabó con el presidente Nixon. <br /><br /><b>Una mujer en el ojo del huracán que escribe el relato de su vida con extraordinaria agudeza, estilo, y humor.</b><br /><br />SOBRE LA AUTORA<br /><br />Katharine Meyer Graham pasó de ser una ama de casa ejemplar y “esposa felpudo” a convertirse en una de las mujeres más poderosas del mundo. Tras el suicidio se su marido en 1963, Katharine tomó las riendas de la empresa familiar, un conglomerado editorial cuya joya de la corona era el Washington Post. Graham tuvo que vencer la desconfianza de un entorno machista y su propia falta de autoestima. Lo hizo con una mezcla de modales sofisticados de niña rica y su tendencia a “insultar como un marinero”. En 1971 publicó, en contra de las presiones del Gobierno y del consejo de sus abogados, los <i>Papeles del Pentágono</i> sobre la Guerra de Vietnam. Protegió a Carl Bernstein y Bob Woodward en su investigación de caso Watergate. “A Katie Graham se le va a quedar la teta atrapada en un escurridor grande y gordo si eso es publicado”, amenazó el jefe de campaña de Nixon, John Mitchell, antes de que saliera publicado el primer reportaje. Nixon cayó y Graham siguió al frente del periódico hasta 1991.<br /><br />RESEÑAS DE PRENSA<br /><br /><i>“La mujer más poderosa del mundo”</i>, <b>The Washington Post</b><br /><br /><i>“El relato de una vida auténticamente novelesca”</i>, <b>El País</b><br /><br />EXTRACTO<br /><br />Desde el primer momento tuve claro que deseaba escribir este libro personalmente, aunque era consciente de no ser una verdadera profesional. Recuerdo muy bien que el columnista Walter Lippmann me dijo en una ocasión que incluso para él, que escribía constantemente, era muy difícil volver a hacerlo después de una interrupción de sólo unas semanas. Ésta es una idea que me venía sin cesar a la mente mientras reflexionaba sobre escribir o no sin ayuda en lugar de hacerlo con un coautor. Sin embargo, si quería que fuera un relato personal, sabía que tenía que contarlo yo misma. Si lo he logrado, es gracias a dos personas: Evelyn Small, que se encargó de investigar, y mi editor, Robert Gottlieb.
A Healing Art: Regeneration Through Autobiography: Volume 5 (Rout...
by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>Originally published in 1990. Many post-World War I autobiographies focus on episodes of crisis. In a century torn by global strife and breakdown of cultural institutions, autobiography provides a way of recovering from crisis and restructuring reality–a healing act that involves the writer in a "wrestle with words and meanings" that can be deeply regenerative. Narration can be a way of purging guilt and pain, re-centering the self, and reconnecting with community after a shattering experience has driven one into silence and isolation. This book considers the problems, such as finding words for the inexplicable, the narrative perspective chosen and the traditional forms or narrative structures as means of re-patterning consciousness. It looks at seven autobiographies as crisis narratives and demonstrates how therapy and art merge in autobiography so that the literature acts back upon life.</P><br /><P>Works considered: Vera Brittain’s <I>Testament of Youth</I>; Elie Wiesel’s <I>Night;</I> Christa Wolf’s <I>Kinheitsmuster</I> (<I>A Model Childhood</I>); C. S. Lewis’ <I>A Grief Observed</I>; Peter Handke’s <I>Wunschloses Unglueck</I> (<I>A Sorrow Beyond Dreams</I>); Adrienne Rich’s <I>Of Woman Born</I>; Robert Prisig’s <I>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</I>.</P>
Abraham Lincoln | The Pink Classics
by , Sheba Blake

Language

English

Pages

42

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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When Lincoln took office as President of the United States, the nation was fraught with problems, not the least of which was slavery and the danger of secession. This biography relates how Lincoln dealt with the problems with thought and wisdom. James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets. These writers usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside. Lowell graduated from Harvard College in 1838, despite his reputation as a troublemaker, and went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School. He published his first collection of poetry in 1841 and married Maria White in 1844. The couple had several children, though only one survived past childhood. They soon became involved in the movement to abolish slavery, with Lowell using poetry to express his anti-slavery views and taking a job in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the editor of an abolitionist newspaper. After moving back to Cambridge, Lowell was one of the founders of a journal called The Pioneer, which lasted only three issues. He gained notoriety in 1848 with the publication of A Fable for Critics, a book-length poem satirizing contemporary critics and poets. The same year, he published The Biglow Papers, which increased his fame. He went on to publish several other poetry collections and essay collections throughout his literary career.
LE CAPITAL: Livre premier (French Edition)
by Karl MARX

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French

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Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Karl Marx est un philosophe, économiste et sociologue allemand du XIXème siècle. <br />Connu pour sa conception matérialiste de l'histoire, sa description des rouages du capitalisme, et pour son activité révolutionnaire au sein du mouvement ouvrier, Il a développé une philosophie basée sur la lutte des classes : exploitants et exploités, le moteur de l'histoire.. <br />Le Capital, critique de l'économie politique est l’œuvre majeure et la plus connue de Karl Marx. Sa publication, en deux tomes (dont le deuxième a été achevé par Engels à partir de notes de Marx), est posthume (1885-1894). <br />L’injustice fondamentale du capitalisme réside, selon Marx, dans l’exploitation des classes travailleuses, notamment l’ouvrier. L’injustice vient au fond de ce que le patron achète non pas le produit du travail, mais une force de travail, l’humain, ce qui constitue du point de vue humain une forme d’esclavage. <br />Dans ce livre, Karl Marx amène la philosophie à tout l’univers de la sociologie du travail. A partir de la critique des théories libérales (celles d’Adam Smith et David Ricardo), il donne une nouvelle direction à l’économie politique. Contre ces économistes anglais, Marx présente les contradictions du capitalisme, censées conduire à son effondrement et présente sa philosophie de l’histoire, fondée sur la dialectique hélégienne. Le Capital ne se résume pas à un traité d’économie.<br />Les théories du Capital ont inspiré les économistes socialistes et communistes, même si l’histoire a globalement fait mentir les prédictions de Marx dans le Capital. <br />Ce livre est impossible à résumer sans en perdre une partie de sa substance tant il est immensément riche et complexe. Rien ne saurait remplacer la lecture du livre lui-même.<br />Bonne lecture.<br /><br />Vous retrouverez tous nos livres en tapant « ebouquin » dans le moteur de recherche.<br /><br />
The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys
by Hessian Publishing

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English

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Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b><h2>“Absolutely the best source there is on the cattle trail.” Walter Prescott Webb</h2></b><br /><br />J. Marvin Hunter’s <em>The Trail Drivers of Texas</em> is a brilliant collection of first hand accounts of men and women who lived on the trail and range in the Old West. <br /><br />In total there are over two hundred different accounts from Texans in the nineteenth century. From the humorous to the deadly, the thrilling to the everyday, each of these stories are remarkably individual, depicting a Texas before the advent of the railroad.<br /><br />Hunter explained that “These pages sparkle with the lustre of deeds well done by a passing generation, and it is our purpose to keep bright that lustre, that it may not pale with the fleeting years.”<br /><br />Many of the major events and figures of Texan history are covered within this monumental work, from members of the Texas Rangers to old cowboys, from the gun slinging towns to travelling the Chisholm Trail.<br /><br />"For 60 years, <em>The Trail Drivers of Texas</em> has been considered the most monumental single source on the old-time Texas trail drives north to Kansas and beyond ... Because of its vast volume of raw material, expressed in the words of those who lived the life and rode the long miles, students of cattle industry history regard it with high respect, even awe." Elmer Kelton, <em>Dallas Morning News</em><br /><br />J. Marvin Hunter was an author, historian, journalist, and printer who founded the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas. His books include <em>Pioneer History of Bandera County: Seventy-five Years of Intrepid History</em>, <em>The Bloody Trail in Texas</em>, <em>Old Camp Verde, the Home of the Camels</em>, a reference to Jefferson Davis's 1850s camel experiment in the Southwest, <em>Cooking Recipes of the Pioneers</em>, and <em>Peregrinations of a Pioneer Printer</em>. He edited and compiled <em>The Trail Drivers of Texas</em> which was published in 1920. He died in 1957.
True Crime Stories: 12 Terrifying True Crime Murder Cases (List o...
by Ryan Becker

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English

Pages

146

Publication Date

September 09, 2017

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<h2>You're about to witness how 12 individuals turned their darkest fantasies into a reality!!</h2><br /><br /><b>True Crime Stories: 12 Terrifying True Crime Murder Cases</b> offers the reader a chilling yet fascinating look into horrendous crimes and the distorted thinking of the individuals to perpetuate them. Twelve murders are profiled, and each profile offers the personal background, a description of the crime, the investigation that ensued, and their sentencing. <br /><br />The murderers profiled in Twelve Murderers and their terrifying Crimes may not be as well known as other murderers, such as Charles Manson; however, their crimes are no less terrifying. Included are profiles of Robert Beaver, an 18-year-old, who massacred his entire family. Read about the bizarre life of Luke Magnotta, who videotaped himself stabbing a man to death with an ice pick and then mailed his body parts to political offices and schools. There are also profiles of Brian Nichols, who went on a killing spree in a Georgia courtroom, and Amy Bishop, the university professor who shot her coworkers because she did not receive tenure. <br /><br />Unlike many books on the subject, the List of Twelve series attempts to take the reader into the minds of the murderers so the reader can better understand why they committed their crimes. Any stereotypes that the reader may have about murderers will be challenged! <br /><br /><b>Beware you're about to witness their darkest fantasies...</b>
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader’s, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world’s most heinous murderers.<br />
True Crime Stories: 3 True Crime Books Collection (True Crime Nov...
by , Rebecca Lo

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

August 20, 2017

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It is no secret that true crime murder stories are not for the faint of heart. They can lead you to double-check your windows and doors at night, and question everything you thought or believed about human nature. Yet they are intriguing and fascinating at the same time. <br /><br />What is it that makes us different from those who take the lives of others? That is a question that many ask themselves, and these true crime stories help to identify the method and psychology behind some of the most terrifying killers in modern history.<br /><br />This set includes three true crime books, volumes 1-3, and each is filled with a variety of true crime murder cases, including spree killers and massacres, some of which are yet to be solved. You are taken through the background of the story, the murders, and the criminal investigations that took place. Some pages will be difficult to read, due to the emotion behind them. Yet you will be unable to stop reading, turning page after page.<br /><br />Each true crime anthology in this collection will leave you to ponder whether the perpetrators of these crimes were really monsters. When you learn of the background of these killers, the age-old question of whether a serial killer is born to kill will be at the forefront of your mind. <br /><br />Explore the stories behind the murders in these True Crime volumes, the anger, the horror, and the sadism, inflicted by each killer. Feel for the victims, their families, and the investigators who had to deal with each case. And don’t be surprised if you have to sleep with the light on.<br />
The Serial Killer Books: 15 Famous Serial Killers True Crime Stor...
by Jack Rosewood

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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There are reasons why some of the most famous serial killers in the world have names that stick in our memories, send shivers up our spines, make us double-check to make sure the doors are locked at night, and maybe peek under the bed to be sure nothing is lurking there before we turn off the lights.<br /><br />These are monsters who are real, whose crimes are so reprehensible, so horrific, that they become seared in our memories.<br /><br />For this true crime anthology, we’ve combed the serial killer files to give you a closer, more intimate look at some of the worst of the worst from the world of serial killer, combining multiple stories into one perfect late-night read that’s just the thing to keep you up at night, unable to stop turning the pages.<br /><br />For those who love criminology, who can’t put down the latest true crime stories, this collection of stories rivals the best serial killer books, and give you deeper insight into killers ranging from the charismatic, cunning Ted Bundy to the long-abused Aileen Wuornos, whose unimaginable troubles finally came to a very violent head.<br /><br />This diverse collection of serial killer stories, culled from the annals of history, is an ideal choice for the true crime buff who wonders why the monsters of our imaginations came to life and walked the streets, lurking in dark corners to wait for their next victim.<br />

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