La Cruzada Del Oc Ano

Author: José Javier Esparza
Publisher: La Esfera de los Libros
ISBN: 8490602824
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He aquí la mayor aventura jamás vivida por pueblo alguno. En poco más de medio siglo, los españoles hallaron, exploraron, conquistaron y en buena parte poblaron un territorio veinte veces mayor que la península Ibérica, llegaron a un nuevo continente, abrieron dos océanos y dieron por vez primera la vuelta al mundo. El descubrimiento y conquista de América cambiaron para siempre la historia universal. Las hazañas de Colón, Núñez de Balboa, Cortés, Pizarro, Elcano, Cabeza de Vaca y tantos otros son simplemente sobrecogedoras. Con ellos, otros miles de españoles anónimos tuvieron que enfrentarse a situaciones de una dureza extrema. Pero no solo hubo proezas náuticas y bélicas. En América, por primera vez, una potencia vencedora prohibió esclavizar a los vencidos, les reconoció dignidad de seres humanos, dictó órdenes para su protección... La evangelización dio a la conquista un tono absolutamente singular. Fue una cruzada: la cruzada del océano. Este libro de José Javier Esparza, autor de algunos éxitos como La gran aventura del reino de Asturias —más de 50.000 ejemplares vendidos—, cuenta, paso a paso, esa apasionante aventura. Y responde a algunas preguntas decisivas: ¿Hubo genocidio en América? ¿Qué papel jugaron las mujeres en la conquista? ¿Por qué se dio el mestizaje?... Con espíritu divulgativo, se describe la mayor hazaña de todos los tiempos, que en buena medida prolonga la gesta de la Reconquista.

Riding The Bullet

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743204670
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From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile—a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Western Civilization

Author: Anthony Esolen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596980664
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In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Western Civilization , Esolen describes the cultures that formed Western civilization, and explains to readers how each of them—from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Renaissance humanists—has shaped the world we live in today. The latest work in the Politically Incorrect Guide (P.I.G.) series shows how the West laid the cornerstones of all modern civilization, including historical, artistic, and intellectual achievements.

The Invention Of Science

Author: David Wootton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062199250
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A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world. We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new worldview. Here are the brilliant iconoclasts—Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton, and many more curious minds from across Europe—whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition. From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, movable type printing, perspective painting, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, the laws of nature, and the concept of the fact, Wotton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge. Ultimately, he makes clear the link between scientific discovery and the rise of industrialization—and the birth of the modern world we know.

Honeymoon Bittermoon

Author: Ramón Pérez de Ayala
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520017276
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A novel about love and the relations between men and women.

Fever At Dawn

Author: Péter Gárdos
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544770331
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“Fever at Dawn has the sweetness of The Rosie Project and the pathos of The Fault in Our Stars . . . A book to fall in love with.” — Herald Sun It’s 1945 and Miklós is looking for a wife. The fact that he has six months left to live doesn’t discourage him — he isn’t one to let small problems like that stand in the way, especially not after he’s survived a concentration camp. Currently marooned in an all-male sanatorium in Sweden, and desperate to get out, he acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden and writes each of them a letter in his beautiful cursive hand. Luckily for him, Lili decides to write back. Drawn from the real-life letters of Péter Gárdos’s parents, and reminiscent of the film Life Is Beautiful,Fever at Dawn is a vibrant, ribald, and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love. “At once heartrending and lighthearted, this romance covers enormous ground in love and war, joy and tragedy.” — Shelf Awareness, starred review “A riveting and high-spirited journey from the brink of death toward life, [Fever at Dawn] asserts the power of love.” — Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge

The Midnight Plan Of The Repo Man

Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466855908
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From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! "The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man introduces my favorite kind of flawed cynical protagonist in Ruddy McCann, former football star, now Repo Man in a small town full of memorable weirdos. It's suspenseful, action-packed, romantic, and above all, truly funny. I loved it."—Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author Ruddy McCann, former college football star, has experienced a seismic drop in popularity; he is now Kalkaska, Michigan's full-time repo man and part-time bar bouncer. His best friend is his low-energy Basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing a voice in his head. The voice introduces himself as Alan Lottner, a dead realtor. Ruddy isn't sure if Alan is real, or if he's losing his mind. To complicate matters, it turns out Katie, the girl he's fallen for, is Alan's daughter. When Alan demands Ruddy find his murderers, Ruddy decides a voice in your head seeking vengeance is best ignored. When Alan also demands he clean up his act, and apartment, Ruddy tells him to back off, but where can a voice in your head go? With a sweet romance, a murder mystery, a lazy but loyal dog and a town full of cabin-fevered characters you can't help but love, New York Times bestselling novelist W. Bruce Cameron's The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man is yet another laugh-out-loud, keep-you-up-late, irresistible read. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey Other A Dog's Purpose Books Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel (forthcoming) The Rudy McCann Series The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man Repo Madness Other Books A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming) The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Two Prisoners

Author: Lajos Zilahy
Publisher: Prion Books
ISBN: 9781853753183
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Miette lives with her retired father and meets the handsome but wilful Peter who falls passionately in love with her. Tormented by jealousy he pursues her and they marry. Their idyll is destroyed by the onset of war, when Peter joins the army and ends up a prisoner of war of the Russians.