La ciociara (Tascabili Narrativa)

By Alberto Moravia

L. a. ciociara è l. a. storia delle avventure di una madre e una figlia, costrette dal caso a passare un anno nelle prossimità del fronte del Garigliano tra il 1943 e il 1944. Ma l. a. ciociara è anche soprattutto los angeles descrizione di due atti di violenza, l'uno collettivo e l'altro individuale, los angeles guerra e lo stupro. Dopo los angeles guerra e dopo lo stupro né un paese né una donna sono più quello che erano prima. Un cambiamento profondo è avvenuto, un passaggio si è verificato da uno strato di innocenza e integrità a un altro di nuova e amara consapevolezza. D'altra parte tutte le guerre che penetrano profondamente nel territorio di un paese e colpiscono le popolazioni civili sono stupri. los angeles ciociara non è un libro di guerra nel senso tradizionale del termine; è un romanzo in cui è narrata l'esperienza umana di quella violenza profanatoria che è l. a. guerra.

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Homage to Catalonia

By George Orwell

"A warfare tale that's either brutally sincere and lyrically beautiful." — Daily Telegraph

'Every line of significant paintings that i've got written considering that 1936 has been written, without delay or in a roundabout way, opposed to totalitarianism and for democratic socialism as I comprehend it'. therefore wrote Orwell following his reports as a militiaman within the Spanish Civil conflict, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. the following he carry to undergo all of the strength of his humanity, ardour and readability, describing with sour depth the intense hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode.

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The Night is for Hunting (The Tomorrow Series #6)

By John Marsden

In the penultimate installment of the across the world bestselling day after today sequence, Ellie and her pals take care of a gang of orphans whose wild habit unearths the genuine effect of war.

Amidst a brutal battle endlessly, Ellie and her 4 ultimate buddies observe that their hidden shelter turns into a crowded position after they choose to take care of an uncooperative staff of orphans. issues in simple terms worsen whilst Ellie and Homer examine that mysterious viewers have chanced on their sanctuary. Has the enemy came upon them out?

Five usual teenagers courageous the worst during this electrifying continuation in their conflict to stick secure and sane in a warfare quarter that was their home.

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The War That Came Early: West and East

By Harry Turtledove

In 1938, males held heritage of their arms. One was once Adolf Hitler. the opposite used to be British major minister Neville Chamberlain, who, decided to prevent struggle at any rate, got here to be often called “the nice appeaser.” yet Harry Turtledove, the unequalled grasp of exchange historical past, has introduced a gripping saga that springboards from a unique fateful act: What if Chamberlain had stood as much as Hitler? What might the Nazis’ subsequent flow were? and the way may the war—which Hitler had constantly regretted ready 11 months to start—have opened up and adjusted our world?

Here, Turtledove takes us throughout a landscape of clash fueled via ideology and demagoguery. international locations are pitted opposed to international locations, alliances are cast among outdated enemies, usual women and men are hurled into remarkable life-and-death occasions. In Japanese-controlled Singapore, an American marine falls in love with a Russian dance corridor hostess, whereas round him are heard the 1st explosions of chinese language guerilla resistance. at the frontlines of war-ravaged rural France, a weary soldier perfects the paintings of utilizing an incredible anti-tank gun as a sniper’s tool—while from Germany a killer is distributed to seek him down. And within the icy North Atlantic, a U-boat bearing an experimental gadget wreaks havoc on British delivery, surroundings the level for a Nazi floor invasion of Denmark.
 
From an American girl trapped in Germany who gets secure passage from Hitler himself to a Jewish relatives steeped in German tradition and dealing with the hatred emerging round them, from eastern squaddies at the distant fringe of Siberia to American volunteers in Spain, West and East is the tale of an international held hostage via tyrants—Stalin, Hitler, Sanjuro—each retaining directly to strength via lies and terror even within the face of treacherous plots from within.

As armies conflict, and because the courageous, silly, and actual believers pick out aspects, new guns are further to already lethal arsenals and new innovations are plotted to damage a becoming stalemate. yet one query looms over the clash from West to East: what is going to it take to convey the United States into this war?
 

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Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)

By Naomi Novik

“A well suited series.”
–Anne McCaffrey

“Naomi Novik has performed for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for technology fiction: developed an alternative fact within which dragons are genuine in a saga that's impressively unique, absolutely built, and peopled with characters you care about.”
–David Weber, writer of the dignity Harrington series

After their fateful experience in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his striking dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid through a mysterious envoy bearing pressing new orders from Britain. 3 priceless dragon eggs were bought from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire needs to detour to Istanbul to escort the valuable shipment again to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne domestic ahead of hatching.

Yet catastrophe threatens the challenge at each turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the chinese language dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s demise and vows to best friend herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, confronted with shattering betrayal in an unforeseen position, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad needs to release a bold offensive. yet what probability have they got opposed to the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable military?

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History's Greatest Wars: The Epic Conflicts that Shaped the Modern World

By Joseph Cummins

Centuries of war that modified the realm are captured in History’s maximum Wars. This publication acts as an ideal primer for rookies whereas delivering pro historical past readers new views on many recognized and a few not-so-well-known conflicts. every one bankruptcy contains a quick-reference precis, a timeline, an outline of the struggle, essays on its primary leaders, a chain of brief, usually offbeat good points on features of the clash, and a close account of a pivotal conflict.

Author Joseph Cummins highlights pivotal victories that modified international locations, from the Norman invasion of britain in 1066 to the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521 and the 1st fervid days of the French Revolution of 1789 to the bloody stalemate that ended the Iran-Iraq conflict in 1988. each one bankruptcy delineates defining moments within the improvement of political philosophies, from Athens’ safeguard of democracy opposed to Persian despotism to the championing of equivalent rights for all within the American Revolution. It recounts the heroism of armies and contributors, from the Spartans’ struggle to the demise opposed to the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC to the Korean admiral who encouraged his nation to repel a major jap invasion within the 1590s. It lines the transformation of conflict strategies, from the prearranged set-piece encounters of the Napoleonic Wars to the large naval landings and aerial bombardments of global warfare II, explains the medical ideas that yielded the computing device gun, the tank, and the atom bomb, and vividly renders the foremost victories that grew to become the tide of warfare, from Waterloo to Gettysburg and D-Day. whilst, it reiterates the constants of clash: the slaughters and massacres, together with the Holocaust and the little-known Taiping uprising, which killed as much as 40 million chinese language; the private sacrifices made by means of these combating tyranny, between them the rebels of innovative France, Greece, and Mexico; and the intense effect of charismatic leaders, starting from Napoleon and Pancho Villa to Mao Zedong and Hitler.

Sweeping in its scope, but intimate in its insights into the motivations of politicians, strategists, commanders, and infantrymen, it is a assortment that might improve your figuring out of the trendy global and your individual position in it.

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The Death of Che Guevara

By Jay Cantor

In his significantly acclaimed epic first novel, Jay Cantor, writer of Krazy Kat and Great Neck, attracts on historical past, fable, and his personal prodigious mind's eye to tackle the lifestyles and loss of life of innovative icon Che Guevara.

In his now well-known growth via sleek occasions, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the scion of a liberal Argentine relations, deserted a clinical profession to turn into a innovative. A fiery comrade of Fidel Castro’s who joined him in overthrowing the Cuban govt of Baptista, Che later broke with Castro to steer a guerrilla circulate in Bolivia. because the novel charts Che’s daring evolution, it additionally deals an incisive examine Latin America’s innovative struggles, an exploration of the character of fact and storytelling, and a super exegesis of the psychology of radical activisim.

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Nile 1798: Nelson's first great victory (Campaign, Volume 230)

By Gregory Freemont-Barnes

At the evening of August 1, 1798, a British fleet below the command of Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson met a French fleet lower than the command of Admiral François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers. by way of morning the British had received a near-complete victory: simply of the thirteen French ships-of-the-line escaped and the remaining have been both captured or destroyed. It was once the 1st significant autonomous victory of Nelson's occupation yet extra importantly it crippled the French attempt in Africa by means of denying them entry to the suplies and help from the ocean. This publication makes use of the most recent learn, new maps and particularly commissioned art to inform the tale of 1 of the nice sea battles of the Napoleonic era.

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The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)

By Bernard Cornwell

The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling sequence chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like online game of Thrones, yet actual” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the US tv series.

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of britain within the ninth and tenth centuries, the years during which King Alfred the nice, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied 3 of England’s 4 kingdoms.

The tale is noticeable during the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who's captured as a baby by means of the Danes after which raised by means of them in order that, by the point the Northmen start their attack on Wessex (Alfred’s state and the final territory in English palms) Uhtred nearly thinks of himself as a Dane. He definitely has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no fit for Viking savagery, but while Alfred all at once defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves activate Uhtred, he's eventually compelled to decide on aspects. by way of now he's a tender guy, in love, educated to struggle and able to take his position within the dreaded safeguard wall. especially, although, he needs to get well his father’s land, the captivating castle of Bebbanburg by way of the wild northern sea.

This exciting adventure—based on present documents of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time whilst legislation and order have been ripped violently aside through a pagan attack on Christian England, an attack that got here very with reference to destroying England.

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Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War

By Thomas G. Andrews

On a spring morning in 1914, within the stark foothills of southern Colorado, participants of the United Mine employees of the United States clashed with guards hired by means of the Rockefeller kinfolk, and a nation armed forces beholden to Colorado’s commercial barons. whilst the airborne dirt and dust settled, nineteen males, girls, and youngsters one of the miners’ households lay useless. The strikers had killed a minimum of thirty males, destroyed six mines, and laid waste to 2 corporation cities.

Killing for Coal bargains a daring and unique standpoint at the 1914 Ludlow bloodbath and the “Great Coalfield War.” In a sweeping tale of transformation that starts within the coal beds and culminates with the deadliest strike in American historical past, Thomas Andrews illuminates the explanations and outcomes of the militancy that erupted in colliers’ moves over the process approximately part a century. He finds a fancy global formed by means of the hooked up forces of land, exertions, company industrialization, and employees’ resistance.

Brilliantly conceived and written, this ebook takes the natural global as its start line. The ensuing elucidation of the coalfield wars is going a ways past conventional hard work historical past. contemplating problems with social and environmental justice within the context of an economic climate depending on fossil gas, Andrews makes a robust case for rethinking the relationships that unite and divide employees, shoppers, capitalists, and the ordinary world.

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