Inventory of Some Lost Things, Judith Schalansky

Inventory of some lost things

There are no more paradises than the lost, as John Milton would say. Nor things more valuable than those that you no longer have, nor can you observe. The true wonders of the world then are more those that we end up losing or destroying than those that today would be invented as such, adding ...

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The Art of War Between Companies, by David Brown

Sun Tzu wrote his book "The Art of War" back in the XNUMXth century BC. Many battles later, and from the XNUMXth century until today, the new conflicts where to apply good or bad arts are disputed between multinationals or state corporations. We then move on to the art of ...

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The Eternal House, by Yuri Slezkine

A song by Def with Dos rhetorically wondered who had translated Lenin's speeches. There must have been some culprit in that disaster that was the implantation of communism. And it is that yes, beyond the musical parody something went wrong, completely wrong. First of all because I know ...

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M. The man of providence, by Antonio Scurati

Experience shows that providence is expected in the darkest times in the world. Like the rain of great storms, just before the lightning strikes. Nothing better than a good populism capable of presenting itself as a champion of the best future so that this strange faith ends ...

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Killer Ladies: Lethal Women in History, by Tori Telfer

That homicide has no gender is unquestionable. Oswald, the assassin with his book The Catcher in the Rye under his arm, or the York Ripper or even "The Wolf of Moscow" could have reached our days. But yes, there are also women who love the most treacherous crime ...

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3 best Henry Kamen books

There are strange days to work as a prestigious Hispanicist. And despite this, guys like Paul Preston, Ian Gibson or Henry Kamen insist on continuing to focus on a story that, if it were for other wills bent on lies, black legend or ethnocentric interest, would end up being completely disrupted. ...

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The Temptation of the Caudillo, by Juan Eslava Galán

Zigzagging between the great historical novels and informative works, Juan Eslava Galán always arouses great interest among readers, the interest of the author seasoned in a bibliography as extensive as it is brilliant. On this occasion, Eslava Galán brings us closer to a well-known photograph. The one with the two dictators walking ...

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Paul Preston's Top 3 Books

As is often said between the jocular and the true, next to the dictionary meaning of Hispanism should appear the face of Paul Preston. Because, as a historian (and precisely with greater zeal in this chronic aspect of the Hispanic), this English author has investigated and finally collected and disseminated ...

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