Download e-book for kindle: Ángeles guerreros by Antonio Velasco Piña

Historical Fiction

By Antonio Velasco Piña

ISBN-10: 607313164X

ISBN-13: 9786073131643

Antonio Velasco Piña, autor de Regina, recrea más de doscientos años de los angeles historia de Mexico a través de l. a. saga de los angeles familia Ángeles, una estirpe de distinguidos militares quienes, al haber experimentado por cinco generaciones batallas, exilios, prisión, guerras civiles, salvaguardaron los angeles existencia del país.

Una profunda mirada a los momentos que han forjado nuestra nación y l. a. forma en que las tradiciones sagradas han influido en el rumbo de l. a. historia.

Los miembros de este linaje fueron protagonistas en l. a. guerra de Independencia y los angeles defensa del territorio nacional ante las invasiones de Estados Unidos y Francia; combatieron contra las múltiples traiciones de Santa Anna y, más tarde, hicieron frente al golpe militar encabezado por Victoriano Huerta, que dio paso a los angeles Decena Trágica, entre otros sucesos.

Entre ellos encontramos al common Felipe Ángeles, estratega que luchó durante los angeles Revolución al lado deFrancisco Villa, así como al basic de división Tomás Ángeles Dauahare, quien fue encarcelado por ser crítico de los angeles acción del Estado en l. a. llamada guerra contra las drogas que ha dejado un poor saldo de miles de desaparecidos, comunidades desplazadas e innumerables daños sociales.

Pero más allá de un uncomplicated recuento de hechos, el autor de Regina destaca cómo todos ellos han encarnado el arquetipo de lo heroico gracias a apoyarse en una concepción espiritual que mantiene vivo el auténtico corazón nacional: el legado worthy de los angeles mexicanidad sagrada.

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Download PDF by Peter Carey: Parrot and Olivier in America

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By Peter Carey

ISBN-10: 0307593010

ISBN-13: 9780307593016

Parrot and Olivier in the United States has been shortlisted for the 2010 guy Booker Prize.

From the two-time Booker Prize–winning writer comes an irrepressibly humorous new novel set in early nineteenth-century America.

Olivier—an improvisation at the lifetime of Alexis de Tocqueville—is the traumatized baby of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English printer. they're born on assorted aspects of historical past, yet their lives could be hooked up through an enigmatic one-armed marquis.

When Olivier units sail for the nascent United States—ostensibly to make a learn of the penal process, yet extra accurately to avoid wasting his neck from yet another revolution—Parrot may be there, too: as undercover agent for the marquis, and as protector, foe, and foil for Olivier.

As the narrative shifts among the views of Parrot and Olivier, among their picaresque adventures aside and together—in love and politics, prisons and finance, homelands and courageous new lands—a very unlikely friendship starts off to take carry. And with their tale, Peter Carey explores the scan of yank democracy with remarkable inventiveness and with the entire richness and shock of characterization, imagery, and language that we have got come to count on from this superlative author.

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Carmen Caine's The Bedeviled Heart (Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish PDF

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By Carmen Caine

ISBN-10: 0983524068

ISBN-13: 9780983524069

Cameron Malcolm Stewart, Earl of Lennox, had made his peace with future. It was once now not his destiny to like as different men.

Each of his politically prepared marriages had resulted in catastrophe. And notwithstanding he had by no means touched a one in all his other halves, he had come to think that sharing his identify might consign a lady to an early grave.

So, at the sunny spring day Cameron encounters a delightfully devious, bright-eyed lass promoting charmed stones in a single of Stirling's alehouses, he tosses her a shilling, considering simply to thieve a kiss. however it is a kiss that might swap his existence forever.

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Download e-book for iPad: Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot. A True Story of the Berlin by Margot Theis Raven

Historical Fiction

By Margot Theis Raven

ISBN-10: 1585360694

ISBN-13: 9781585360697

A actual tale of the Berlin Airlift and the sweet that Dropped from the Sky. lifestyles used to be grim in 1948 West Berlin, Germany. Josef Stalin blockaded all floor routes coming out and in of Berlin to chop off West Berliners from all foodstuff and crucial offers. with no open air support, over 2.2 million humans may die. therefore begun the Berlin Airlift, a humanitarian rescue undertaking that applied British and American airplanes and pilots to fly in wanted provides. As one of many American pilots partaking within the Airlift project, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen helped to supply not just nourishment to the kids but in addition gave them a cause to wish for a greater international. From one considerate, beneficiant act got here a lifelong courting among Lt. Gail and the youngsters of Berlin. this can be the real tale of a seven-year-old lady named Mercedes who lived in West Berlin in the course of the Airlift and of the yank who got here to be referred to as the Chocolate Pilot. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen's evocative paintings...

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Download PDF by Mikhail Shishkin: The Light and the Dark

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By Mikhail Shishkin

ISBN-10: 162365047X

ISBN-13: 9781623650476

The single writer to win all 3 significant Russian literary prizes (including the Russian Booker Prize), Mikhail Shishkin is likely one of the so much acclaimed modern Russian literary figures. The dad or mum said of Shishkin's writing: "richly textured and cutting edge. . . arguably Russia's maximum residing novelist."

The Wall road Journal raved that "Shishkin has created a bewitching potion of fact and delusion, of historical past and myth, and of lonely want and pleased comfort. a ravishing novel . . . His sovereignty is over the invisible and the undying. Mr. Shishkin lines this unhappy tale with nice attractiveness and finesse."

In The gentle and the Dark Shishkin has created an evocative love tale of 2 younger enthusiasts, Vladimir, a solider flighting the Boxer uprising, and Alexandra. recognized fondly to one another as Vovka and Sashka, the 2 younger fans maintain their love via writing passionate letters to every other.

yet as their correspondence keeps, it turns into transparent that the couple's separation is chronological in addition to geographical--that their outstanding romance is basically created out of, in addition to saved alive through, their craving epistolary trade, which defies not just house yet time. With this contrapuntal literary testomony to the delirious, transcendent energy of affection, Mikhail Shishkin--the such a lot celebrated Russian writer of his generation--has created a masterpiece of recent fiction.

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Get The Memory of Scent: Art and Murder in 19th Century Paris PDF

Historical Fiction

By Lisa Burkitt

"Henri is slightly an evening owl. i admire him. i believe his insecurities make him cozy to be round and he's immediately recognisable - this little bearded guy with the bulbous nostril and checked trousers. And he adores Maria, that's most likely why he paints her a lot. 'Henri de Toulouse Lautrec', his identify has the hoop of the the Aristocracy that he does certainly spring from, yet i might say he's extra at domestic one of the women of Montmartre."

Set opposed to the backdrop of Paris in 1883, this is often the tale of 2 French ladies, Fleur and Babette, and of the way their lives diverge while the artist they either version for is located lifeless. For Fleur, her lifestyles is lived at the fringes of the Impressionist circulate in an international of artwork and tune; for Babette, her existence starts off to resolve after she is imprisoned for the artist's homicide, finally develop into a courtesan at the French streets. This novel is instructed in alternating chapters, from the viewpoint of either ladies, because the fact is slowly published that they're the only individual, whose character used to be shattered by way of early life trauma.

About the Author

Lisa Burkitt is an award-winning radio manufacturer, who has written throughout a wide selection of codecs, together with movie and brief tale. Her brief tale 'A Pinch of Tarragon' was once selected for inclusion within the foreign 'Best Paris Stories' anthology, being introduced in Paris in may possibly 2012.

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Download PDF by Judy Nunn: Tiger Men

Historical Fiction

By Judy Nunn

ISBN-10: 186471218X

ISBN-13: 9781864712186

Van Diemen's Land used to be an island of stark contrasts: a harsh penal colony, an English idyll for its gentry, and an island so wealthy in ordinary assets it used to be a profiteer's paradise.

Its capital, Hobart city, had its contrasts too: the rich elite of their sandstone mansions, the exploited terrible within the infamous Wapping slum, and the criminals who haunted the dockside taverns. Hobart city was once no position for the meek.

Tiger males is the tale of Silas Stanford, a prosperous Englishman; Mick O'Callaghan, an Irishman at the run; and Jefferson Powell, an idealistic American political prisoner. it's also the tale of the powerful, proud girls who enjoyed them, and of the youngsters they bore who rose to strength within the cutthroat global of overseas trade.

From the pen of grasp storyteller Judy Nunn comes a sweeping saga of 3 households who lived via Tasmania's golden period and the start of Federation after which watched with delight as their sons marched off to struggle for King and kingdom.

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The Soldier's Return (Soldier's Return, Book 1) by Melvyn Bragg PDF

Historical Fiction

By Melvyn Bragg

ISBN-10: 1848942621

ISBN-13: 9781848942622

EPUB eISBN: 9781848942622
Original e-book: 1999
Electronic book: 2011

Right from the beginning, while the teach wearing British soldier Sam Richardson domestic to Wigton after his provider within the Burma crusade breaks down miles from city and he and his military comrades need to stroll domestic, it really is transparent we're within the fingers of a compassionate, clear-sighted author. Bragg's paintings has been in comparison to that of Hardy and D.H. Lawrence, now not with no a few justice. His smalltown everyone is heavily and warmly saw, yet with out a shred of sentimentality, and even supposing this tale is familiar¢a guy domestic from a dehumanizing warfare reveals it not easy to readjust¢it has seldom been imbued with such rueful humanity. For Sam, England after WWII, and after the sufferings he and his males persisted within the frightful jungle campaigns, is stuffy and restricting; quickly he begins dreaming of wider horizons. His cherished spouse, Ellen, despite the fact that, is fortunately rooted within the little northern city the place she grew up; their small son, Joe, who has rarely recognized his father, is bewitched but in addition fearful of him. How the relations works out its destiny within the shabby postwar years is Braggs tale, and he makes of it anything straight away endearing and heroic. such a lot of scenes, the regimental reunion, Joe's efforts to win acquaintances one of the difficult city children, a last scene at a railway station as heartrending because the motion picture short come across, linger within the brain. The booklet is a small vintage, deeply touching and real.

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Shadows and Strongholds: Prequel to The Outlaw Knight - download pdf or read online

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By Elizabeth Chadwick

ISBN-10: 1402274610

ISBN-13: 9781402274619

"A big name again in Britain, Elizabeth Chadwick is ultimately getting the eye she merits here." —USA Today

Nothing important is straightforward. now not changing into a knight. now not should you don't slot in at any place. Brunin Fitzwarin understands this higher than an individual. misplaced in his own residence, he's now a knight-in-training to the Lord of Ludlow—and nonetheless totally on my own. that's, till the youngest daughter of the home befriends him. yet England is in turmoil, and Brunin needs to struggle together with his lord to help King Stephen for the English crown. because the battle rages on and his fairly with reference to domestic, Brunin needs to defeat the shadows of his youth and tackle the mantle of knight, confronting the longer term head on. A wealthy story of coming of age in an international the place chivalry is a luxurious few can come up with the money for. Shadows and Strongholds is a story of incomes your home and discovering your manner home.

"Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is like having a Bentley draw up at your door: you recognize you're in for a luxurious ride." —Daily Telegraph

"The most sensible author of medieval fiction presently around." —Richard Lee, founder and writer, Historical Novel Society

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Download e-book for kindle: People of the Sea (North America's Forgotten Past, Book 5) by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

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By Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

ISBN-10: 1466817836

ISBN-13: 9781466817838

Twelve thousand years in the past, the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada have been melting, destroying the habitat of the mastodons and developing the wealthy land that will develop into California. The coastal humans fight to appreciate the altering global round them: their seer Sunchaser has misplaced his method to the Spirit international, and mammoths proceed to disappear.

When a stunning lady arrives, fleeing from her abusive husband, the folks understand what they need to do--for if the Spirits are already taking the animals away, what's going to ensue in the event that they shield a stranger?

Now Sunchaser needs to make a choice--between the lady he loves and the protection of his people's world.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists W. Michael equipment and Kathleen O'Neal apparatus carry North America's Forgotten prior to magnificent lifestyles in People of the Sea.

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