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Wireless Telegraphy and High Frequency Electric...
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Wireless Telegraphy and High Frequency Electricity:A Manual Containing Detailed Information for the Construction of Transformers, Wireless Telegraph and High Frequency Apparatus, With Chapters on Their Theory and Operation (Classic Reprint) Harry La Verne Twining

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Stand: 24.05.2019
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Untitled Novel
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´Victoria Hislop´s view of history in her novels is, like the writer herself, a compassionate and generous one´ Scotsman The gripping new novel by Sunday Times Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Athens 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade. Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these political differences. The Nazi occupation deepens the fault-lines between those she loves just as it reduces Greece to destitution. She watches friends die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance. In the civil war that follows the end of the occupation, Themis joins the Communist army, where she experiences the extremes of love and hatred and the paradoxes presented by a war in which Greek fights Greek. Eventually imprisoned on the infamous islands of exile, Makronisos and then Trikeri, Themis encounters another prisoner whose life will entwine with her own in ways neither can foresee. And finds she must weigh her principles against her desire to escape and live. As she looks back on her life, Themis realises how tightly the personal and political can become entangled. While some wounds heal, others deepen. This powerful new novel from Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity and trauma of Greece´s past and weaves it into the epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life. Victoria Hislop. Discover for yourself why 10 million readers worldwide love her books. ´Hislop´s passionate love of the country breathes from every page´ Daily Mail on Cartes Postales from Greece ´Fascinating and moving . . . Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people´ The Times on The Sunrise ´Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious´ The Sunday Times on The Thread ´Meticulously researched historical narrative and imaginative storytelling´ Telegraph on The Return

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Globa...
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In Conquerors, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley gives us the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers-a tactical advantage no other country could match. Portugal´s discovery of a sea route to India, campaign of imperial conquest over Muslim rulers, and domination of the spice trade would forever disrupt the Mediterranean and build the first global economy. Crowley relies on letters and eyewitness testimony to tell the story of tiny Portugal´s rapid and breathtaking rise to power. Conquerors reveals the Império Português in all of its splendor and ferocity, bringing to life the personalities of the enterprising and fanatical house of Aviz. Figures such as King Manuel ´´the Fortunate,´´ João II ´´the Perfect Prince,´´ marauding governor Afonso de Albuquerque, and explorer Vasco da Gama juggled their private ambitions and the public aims of the empire, often suffering astonishing losses in pursuit of a global fortune. Also central to the story of Portugal´s ascent was its drive to eradicate Islamic culture and establish a Christian empire in the Indian Ocean. Portuguese explorers pushed deep into the African continent in search of the mythical Christian king Prester John, and they ruthlessly besieged Indian port cities in their attempts to monopolize trade. The discovery of a route to India around the horn of Africa was not only a brilliant breakthrough in navigation but heralded a complete upset of the world order. For the next century, no European empire was more ambitious, no rulers more rapacious than the kings of Portugal. In the process they created the first long-range maritime empire and set in motion the forces of globalization that now shape our world. At Crowley´s hand, the complete story of the Portuguese empire and the human cost of its ambition can finally be told. Praise for Conquerors ´´Excellent . . . Crowley´s interpretations are nuanced and fair.´´-The Christian Science Monitor ´´In a riveting narrative, Crowley chronicles Portugal´s horrifically violent trajectory from ´impoverished, marginal´ nation to European power, vying with Spain and Venice to dominate the spice trade.´´-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ´´Brings to life the Portuguese explorers . . . perfect for anyone who likes a high seas tale.´´-Publishers Weekly ´´Readers of Crowley´s previous books will not be disappointed by this exciting tale of sea battles, land campaigns and shipwrecks. . . . Crowley makes a good case for reclaiming Portugal´s significance as forger of the first global empire.´´-The Daily Telegraph ´´Crowley has shown a rare gift for combining compelling narrative with lightly worn academic thoroughness as well as for balancing the human with the geopolitical-qualities on display here. The story he has to tell may be a thrilling one but not every historian could tell it so thrillingly.´´-Michael Prodger, Financial Times ´´A fast-moving and highly readable narrative . . . [Crowley´s] detailed reconstruction of events is based on a close reading of the works of the chroniclers, notably Barros and Correa, whose accounts were written in the tradition of the chronicles of chivalry.´´-History Today

Anbieter: buecher.de
Stand: 23.05.2019
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