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Der Fluch der Titanic / Sherlock Holmes Chronic...
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Poland
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In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age. Like the heroic land that is its subject, Poland teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation. Praise for Poland ´´Engrossing . . . a page-turner in the grand Michener tradition.´´-The Washington Post ´´A Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it´s an experience. Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country´s tribulations.´´-Chicago Tribune ´´Stunning . . . an unmatched overview of Polish history . . . The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself.´´-USA Today ´´A titanic documentary novel.´´-The Wall Street Journal

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Leonardo Da Vinci
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller ´Walter Isaacson is not an art historian, he´s simply a lover of Leonardo, who manages to communicate the sheer joy of this remarkable man´ Books of the Year - The Times ´Walter Isaacson keeps the mortal man to the fore. For all his supernatural gifts as an artist and natural scientist. Leonardo was resolutely human (illegitimate, vegan, in need of patrons) rather than the near deity of legend. Isaacson is an assured guide to Leonardo´s fallibility - so many projects started, so few completed - as well as his extraordinary curiosity and his even more remarkable painterly skills that were sharpened by intense observation.´ Michael Prodger, Books of the Year - The Sunday Times ´Infinitely curious, easily distracted, vain and vegetarian, Leonardo is brought to vivid life in this accomplished biography.´ - The Sunday Times . ´an illuminating guide to the output of one of the last millennium´s greatest minds.´ - The Observer ´Isaacson doesn´t claim to make any fresh discoveries, but his book is intelligently organised, simply written and beautifully illustrated.´ Book of the Day, The Guardian . ´Isaacson´s scholarship is impressive-he cites not only primary sources but secondary materials by art critics, essayists, and da Vinci´s other biographers. This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure.´ - Publisher´s Weekly ´´A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.´´- The New Yorker ´´Vigorous, insightful.´´- The Washington Post ´´A masterpiece.´´- San Francisco Chronicle ´´Luminous.´´- The Daily Beast ´To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages.´ David McCullough The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of £341 million. He was history´s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo´s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo´s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa . But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry . His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man , made him history´s most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history´s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper . Isaacson also describes how Leonard

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100 Reasons Shake-speare was the Earl of Oxford
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´´An exceptionally lucid and thorough exploration of the arguments supporting J.T. Looney´s controversial theory that the true Shakespeare was the Earl of Oxford. Masterfully organized, the book takes the reader through 100 primary reasons supporting the theory. Whittemore´s long experience studying and writing about the authorship question, and keen eye for problematic fact or surprising but enlightening perspective, is evident throughout.´´ -- Roger Stritmatter, Ph.D., associate Professor of Humanities at Coppin State University and general editor of Brief Chronicles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies ´´If Stratfordians could assemble even a handful of arguments this powerful and this persuasive for Will Shakspere of Stratford as the author of the Bard´s plays and poems, they´d say, ´Game over. We´ve proved our case.´ But either they can´t, or they haven´t. Or maybe it´s both. Whatever the case, they should buy this book. Hank Whittemore´s brilliant 100 Reasons shows how it´s done.´´ -- Mark Anderson, author of ´´Shakespeare´´ by Another Name ´´Hank Whittemore is a superb and enlightened scholar whose historical accounts are consistently entertaining, accessible and accurate; his 100 Reasons unlocks the door to a rich garden of truth about William Shakespeare from whence no serious lover of his poems and plays will ever wish to return.´´ -- Alexander Waugh, author, scholar, critic, composer; Chairman of the De Vere Society of London and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition ´´Written with wit, humor, erudition and the instincts of a real working actor, Hank Whittemore´s 100 Reasons bristles with humanity as it seeks to convince readers that the name Shakespeare was simply a pseudonym. Begun as a search by the author for the roots of Shakespeare´s titanic creativity, this extraordinary document becomes a personal narrative of the life of the wild and witty Edward de Vere, the most erudite aristocrat in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. And Whittemore does ultimately convince us that de Vere was the real Shakespeare. A truly original approach to academic research, this forensic examination of centuries-old evidence is well worth the attention of academics and non-academics alike.´´ -- Don Rubin, editor of Routledge´s six-volume World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre and former chair of the Department of Theatre at York University, Toronto.

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Between the World and Me
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as ´´required reading,´´ a bold and personal literary exploration of America´s racial history by ´´the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States´´ (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ? Vogue ? Los Angeles Times ? San Francisco Chronicle ? Chicago Tribune ? New York ? Newsday ? Library Journal ? Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation´s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of ´´race,´´ a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men-bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates´s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son-and readers-the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children´s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me ´´Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.´´-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ´´Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison´s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.´´-The Boston Globe ´´Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.´´-The Washington Post ´´Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.´´-Vogue ´´A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.´´-The New Yorker ´´Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.´´-Entertainment Weekly

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