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The Big Sleep (BFI Film Classics), 2nd Edition

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The Big Sleep (BFI Film Classics), 2nd Edition

The Big Sleep (BFI Film Classics), 2nd Edition by David Thomson
English | November 12th, 2020 | ISBN: 1839021594 | 80 pages | EPUB | 3.06 MB

The Big Sleep: Marlowe and Vivian practising kissing; General Sternwood shivering in a hothouse full of orchids; a screenplay, co-written by Faulkner, famously mysterious and difficult to solve. Released in 1946, Howard Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler reunited Bogart and Bacall and gave them two of their most famous roles. The mercurial but ever-manipulative Hawks dredged humour and happiness out of film noir. 'Give him a story about more murders than anyone can keep up with, or explain,' David Thomson writes in his compelling study of the film, 'and somehow he made a paradise.'

Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition

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Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition

Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition by Edmund Fawcett
English | October 20th, 2020 | ISBN: 0691174105 | 544 pages | EPUB | 1.40 MB

A fresh and sharp-eyed history of political conservatism from its nineteenth-century origins to today's hard Right

Andrea Zorzi - Tiranni e tirannide nel Trecento italiano

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Andrea Zorzi - Tiranni e tirannide nel Trecento italiano

Andrea Zorzi - Tiranni e tirannide nel Trecento italiano
Italiano | 2017 | 221 pages | ASIN: B01N22AJ5R | EPUB | 0,6 MB

Nelle città comunali e signorili italiane riemerse drammaticamente nel corso del Trecento la questione della tirannide. La mutazione in senso autoritario dei poteri signorili stava allentandone i rapporti e il grado di consenso e di legittimazione con la comunità cittadina, disperdendo la capacità dei signori di interpretarne interessi e aspirazioni. La questione investì l’esercizio del potere anche nelle città guidate da governi comunali, soggetti anch’essi a degenerazioni in senso “tirannico”. Rapidamente si diffuse la percezione di un problema politico nuovo legato alle trasformazioni impetuose che, al di là delle configurazioni istituzionali, erano in atto nell’esercizio del governo cittadino..

The Best Presidential Writing: From 1789 to the Present

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The Best Presidential Writing: From 1789 to the Present

The Best Presidential Writing: From 1789 to the Present by Craig Fehrman
English | October 20th, 2020 | ISBN: 1476788537 | 512 pages | EPUB | 2.49 MB

A sweeping, groundbreaking, and comprehensive treasury of the most essential presidential writings, featuring a richly varied mix of the beloved and the little-known, from stirring speeches and shrewd remarks to behind-the-scenes drafts and unpublished autobiographies.

Olivier Ikor, "Caravelles"

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Olivier Ikor, "Caravelles"

Olivier Ikor, "Caravelles"
2010 | ISBN: 2709631008 | Français | EPUB | 457 pages | 0.7 MB

C’est à bord de véritables coquilles de noix que, pendant un siècle et demi, tandis que le reste de l’Europe se déchirait entre guerre de Cent ans et guerres de religion, les marins portugais, aussi audacieux qu’obstinés, pénétrèrent dans l’inconnu de la mer des Ténèbres. Ils découvrirent les Canaries, Madère, les Açores, longèrent le littoral africain, explorant le fleuve Congo, avant de trouver le cap de Bonne-Espérance. …

The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

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The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

Reiko Shinno, "The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule "
English | ISBN: 1138781193 | 2016 | 216 pages | PDF | 14 MB

Linda Sayeg, "L'éducation courtisane"

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Linda Sayeg, "L'éducation courtisane"

Linda Sayeg, "L'éducation courtisane"
2018 | ISBN: 289435388X | Français | EPUB | 572 pages | 0.9 MB

En 1558, au moment où la très chaste Clémence de Lonjais est admise à la cour du roi de France, elle est à cent lieues de concevoir le destin qui sera le sien. Elle s’attend à ce que la favorite du roi lui arrange un mariage avantageux, avec un parti judicieusement choisi. …

Linda Sayeg, "Emilie et la favorite du roi"

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Linda Sayeg, "Emilie et la favorite du roi"

Linda Sayeg, "Emilie et la favorite du roi"
2020 | ISBN: 2379601356 | Français | EPUB | 500 pages | 0.95 MB

1746. Deux femmes des Lumières aux caractères opposés sont amies envers et contre tout. La première, Jeanne-Antoinette de Pompadour, est ambitieuse. Louis XV vient de l’imposer comme sa favorite à la cour. La seconde, Émilie de Beaumont, n’aspire qu’à vivre paisiblement entre son mari, homme moderne et secret, et leur fille.
En voulant épauler la marquise de Pompadour dans sa difficile intégration à la cour, Émilie se crée de féroces inimitiés. …

A Companion to Japanese History

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A Companion to Japanese History

William M Tsutsui, "A Companion to Japanese History "
English | ISBN: 1405116900 | 2007 | 632 pages | PDF | 5 MB

How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed

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How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed

How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed by Thomas W. Gilbert
2020 | ISBN: 1567926770 | English | 384 pages | EPUB | 8 MB

The Churchill Myths

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The Churchill Myths

The Churchill Myths by Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz, Richard Toye
2020 | ISBN: 0198851960 | English | 224 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

A Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Bologna

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A Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Bologna

A Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Bologna (Brill's Companions to European History) by Blanshei Sarah R.
2017 | ISBN: 9004353488 | English | 652 pages | PDF | 11 MB

A Companion to Medieval Lübeck

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A Companion to Medieval Lübeck

A Companion to Medieval Lübeck (Brill's Companions to European History) by Carsten Jahnke
2019 | ISBN: 900438068X | English | 432 pages | PDF | 33 MB

The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America’s War of Liberation in Canada, 1774–1776

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The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America’s War of Liberation in Canada, 1774–1776

The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America’s War of Liberation in Canada, 1774–1776 by Mark R. Anderson
2013 | ISBN: 1611684978 | English | 460 pages | PDF | 7 MB

The Navy and German Power Politics, 1862-1914

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The Navy and German Power Politics, 1862-1914

The Navy and German Power Politics, 1862-1914 by I. N. Lambi
2019 | ISBN: 0367246813 | English | 464 pages | PDF | 54 MB