Download E-books You Can't Say That: Memoirs PDF

By Ken Livingstone

It is a frank, gripping, relocating - and debatable - autobiography from essentially the most idiosyncratic and potent politicians of the final fifty years. His political convictions, his distance from New Labour, and his direct, plain-speaking type and character have allowed him to outlive longer than any of his contemporaries as a guy of precept and effect. From his eccentric South London operating category formative years to operating one of many greatest towns on this planet, Livingstone is without doubt one of the only a few politicians to have scored an immense victory over the Thatcher executive and has championed matters as varied because the surroundings, homosexual rights and anti-racism. Written in Livingstone's unmistakable voice, by way of turns angrily honest approximately social injustice, wickedly droll and gossipy, and unusually wistful approximately humans he has identified and enjoyed, this can be a highly very important and memorable booklet from one of many only a few revered politicians at paintings this day.

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Download E-books Il Grande Califfato (Italian Edition) PDF

By Domenico Quirico

Il giorno in cui, in keeping with l. a. prima volta, parlarono a Domenico Quirico del califfato fu un pomeriggio, un pomeriggio di battaglia advert al-Quesser, in Siria. Domenico Quirico period prigioniero degli uomini di Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida in terra siriana. Abu Omar, il capo del drappello jihadista, fu categorico: «Costruiremo, sia grazia a Dio Grande Misericordioso, il califfato di Siria… Ma il nostro compito è solo all’inizio... Alla tremendous il Grande Califfato rinascerà, da al-Andalus fino all’Asia».
Tornato in Italia, Quirico rivelò ciò che anche altri comandanti delle formazioni islamiste gli avevano ribadito: il Grande Califfato non period affatto un velleitario sogno jihadista, ma un preciso progetto strategico cui attenersi e collegare i piani di battaglia. Non vi fu alcuna eco a queste rivelazioni. Molti polemizzarono sgarbatamente: erano sciocchezze di qualche emiro di paese, suvvia il califfato, roba di secoli fa. Nel giro di qualche mese tutto è cambiato, e il Grande Califfato è ora una realtà politica
e militare con cui i governi e i popoli di tutto il mondo sono drammaticamente costretti a misurarsi.
Questo libro non è un trattato sull’Islam, poiché si tiene opportunamente lontano da dispute ed esegesi religiose. È soltanto un viaggio, un viaggio vero, con città, villaggi, strade e deserti, nei luoghi del Grande Califfato. Parte da Istanbul e si finish in Nigeria, fa tappa a Groznyj in Cecenia e nelle pianure di Francia, nel Sahel e in Somalia. Parla di uomini, delle loro storie, delle loro azioni e omissioni. Mostra come al-Dawla, lo stato islamista, esista già, poiché milioni di uomini ogni giorno gli rendono obbedienza, applicano e subiscono le sue regole implacabili, pregano nelle moschee secondo riti rigidamente ortodossi, vivono e muoiono invocandone los angeles benedizione o maledicendone l. a. ferocia.
Nondimeno, come Christopher Isherwood approdato nel 1930 a Berlino, con los angeles sua potente narrazione, Domenico Quirico diventa, in queste pagine, «una macchina fotografica» con l’obiettivo così aperto sulla cruda realtà della nostra epoca, che ne svela il cuore di tenebra meglio di mille trattati e saggi.

«Ho superato, nel momento in cui sono stato catturato, una frontiera fatale, sono entrato, me ne accorgo vivendo con loro, nel cuore di tenebra di una nuova fase storica, di un nuovo groviglio avvelenato dell’uomo e del secolo che nasce: il totalitarismo islamista globale».
Domenico Quirico

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Download E-books Rock On: An Office Power Ballad PDF

By Dan Kennedy

How do you land a candy six-figure advertising and marketing gig on the hallowed list label recognized for having signed all people from Led Zeppelin to Stone Temple Pilots? you begin with a resume like Dan Kennedy's:

• Dressed up as a member of Kiss each Halloween
• Memorized Led Zeppelin IV at age ten
• Fronted a lip-sync band in junior high
• labored as a school DJ whereas he was once a faculty drop-out

In his outrageous memoir, McSweeney's contributor Kennedy chronicles his misadventures at a massive list label. even if he is directing a gangsta rapper's advertisement or fighting his punk roots to create an advert crusade celebrating the affection songs of Phil Collins, Kennedy's in excess of his head. And from the appearance of these sitting round the boardroom, he isn't alone.

Egomaniacs, wackos, incompetents, and govt assistants who be aware of greater than their seven-figure bosses around out this power-ballad to workplace existence and rock and roll.

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Download E-books The Complete Writings of Charles Dudley Warner: Volume 1: My Summer in a Garden. - Backlog Studies. - Baddeck PDF

By Charles Dudley Warner

Edited through Thomas R. Lounsbury. This Elibron Classics booklet is a facsimile reprint of a 1904 variation by way of the yankee Publishing corporation, Hartford (Conn.).

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Download E-books The Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story PDF

By Alisa Valdes

The bestselling writer of The soiled women Social membership returns with an engrossing memoir approximately how falling in love with a gorgeous cowboy became her feminist ideals upside down.

Feminism was once a faith in Alisa Valdes’s formative years domestic. Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem took where of Barbies and left Valdes inspired with a feminist ideology that guided a prolific writing career—at twenty-two Valdes was once named one of many best feminist writers lower than thirty through the editor of Ms Magazine.

Yet regardless of her expert luck, Valdes hit forty-two a unmarried mother and a serial dater of insufficient males in tweed jackets—until she met the Cowboy. A conservative rancher, the Cowboy held the normal perspectives on gender roles that Valdes was once raised to reject. but as she falls head-over-spurs for him and their dating unearths concord, she reveals the power, peace, and happiness that comes from embracing her femininity.

From their first date the Cowboy makes her pulse race, and he or she discovers that “when males… act like males instead of like emasculated boys, you as a lady will locate not just nice excitement in filing to them but additionally nice development as a person.”  informed with lots of humor and candor, The Feminist and the Cowboy will pride the numerous readers who made The Pioneer Woman a bestseller—not to say each lady who desires of being swept away via a rugged cowboy.

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Download E-books John Goodwin and the Puritan Revolution PDF

John Goodwin (1594-1665) used to be probably the most prolific and arguable writers of the English Revolution; his occupation illustrates one of the most vital highbrow advancements of the 17th century. proficient at Queens' collage, Cambridge, he grew to become vicar of a flagship Puritan parish within the urban of London. throughout the 1640s, he wrote in defence of the civil warfare, the military insurrection, Pride's Purge, and the regicide, merely to show opposed to Cromwell in 1657. eventually, repudiating non secular uniformity, he grew to become considered one of England's major tolerationists. This richly contextualised examine, the 1st smooth highbrow biography of Goodwin, explores the total diversity of writings produced through him and his critics. among a lot else, it indicates that faraway from being a maverick individualist, Goodwin loved a large readership, pastored one among London's biggest autonomous congregations and used to be good attached to varied networks. Hated and trendy through Anglicans, Presbyterians and Levellers, he offers us with a brand new viewpoint on contemporaries like Richard Baxter and John Milton. it is going to be of distinctive curiosity to scholars of Puritanism, the English Revolution, and early smooth highbrow historical past.

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Download E-books Memoirs of Baron Lejeune, Aide-De-Camp to Marshals Berthier, Davout, and Oudinot, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint) PDF

By Lejeune Lejeune

The translator of those Memoirs needs to precise her gratitude to Mr. Harold Vallings, the novelist, Colonel Branson, (retired), overdue Bengal A rmy, and Lieutenant Colonel S. W. Bell, for his or her capable assist in the rendering of army phrases. thank you also are as a result of Lieutenant Maurice for his a variety of beneficial feedback at the proofs. it's been inspiration good to maintain the French identify of the Major-G eneral, so usually utilized by Lejeune in talking of Marshal Berthier, simply because, even though the tasks played by means of that normal have been essentially these of the manager of the workers, as he will be known as at this time day, he's consistently known as the Major-G eneral in Napier s Peninsular struggle and different histories of the campaigns during which he took so trendy an element. Nancy Bell.
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Download E-books Joothan: An Untouchable's Life PDF

Omprakash Valmiki describes his existence as an untouchable, or Dalit, within the newly self sufficient India of the Nineteen Fifties. "Joothan" refers to scraps of nutrients left on a plate, destined for the rubbish or animals. India's untouchables were compelled to just accept and devour joothan for hundreds of years, and the be aware encapsulates the soreness, humiliation, and poverty of a group compelled to dwell on the backside of India's social pyramid.

Although untouchability was once abolished in 1949, Dalits persevered to stand discrimination, financial deprivation, violence, and mock. Valmiki stocks his heroic fight to outlive a preordained lifetime of perpetual actual and psychological persecution and his transformation right into a talking topic lower than the effect of the good Dalit political chief, B. R. Ambedkar. A rfile of the long-silenced and long-denied sufferings of the Dalits, Joothan is an incredible contribution to the documents of Dalit heritage and a manifesto for the innovative transformation of society and human consciousness.

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