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This is a social and political history of the Argentine landowners, for many decades Latin America's most affluent propertied class. Roy Hora develops a historically based view of how socio-economic and political change affected the landowners and was in turn affected by them between the 1860s and 1940s. He questions the excessively static picture of the landowners of the pampas, which unquestioningly accepts the image of power, lineage, and permanence given by both panegyrists and critics of the estancieros. Dr Hora challenges the view of a powerful, reactionary landed class, dominating the country's history from colonial times to the rise of Peronism in the 1940s. But he also challenges revisionist interpretations which seek to de-emphasize the central role played by the landowning class in the evolution of modern Argentina.
There was no academic book presenting the biographies of the pioneers of South American Adventism. There were just short devotional works about the experiences of one or more Adventist missionaries. This book showcases the life and work of those who established the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South America. It is a text prepared with historical rigour, true to available sources, spreads the work of Adventist missionaries in these lands and promotes the fulfillment of evangelical mission in present day. However, its contents are presented in an enjoyable and inspiring way. This work contains the biographies of twelve of the foundational missionaries of South American Adventism. The areas in which they contributed to mission are diverse: evangelization, administration, medical work, publishing ministry, educational work and social service. All of them, men and women, adult and young, owning big ideals and a spirit of sacrifice that invite emulation.
He was her formidable guardian…and she craved his touch! When domineering Spaniard Izar Agustin was made guardian to innocent Liliana Girard Brooks, he couldn't have known that the passing years would turn this young girl into an alluring woman begging to be shown the unconscious desires of her body. For as long as she can remember, Liliana's coolly elusive keeper has haunted her fevered imagination. Hoping to sever the ties that bind them, she recklessly gives in to one night of sensual abandon, shattering her naive fantasies irrevocably. But the consequences of that night will bind them together…forever!
Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.
Ever since British soldiers returning from India in the mid-nineteenth century introduced their homeland to a fast-paced ball game on horseback, polo has remained the quintessential British sport. Although its origins lie in Asia, British pioneers are credited with both modernizing the game and spurring its spread worldwide. This volume chronicles the history of polo in the British Isles from its beginnings in the 1860s through the summer of 2011. It recounts the development of polo clubs, including the rise and fall of once mighty citadels of the game; describes the major competitions and many of the lesser tournaments in England and Ireland; and gives particular attention to international contests. Biographical sketches of top players, from early innovators to current superstars, and reflections on current issues affecting the game, including the rise of commercialism and the decrease of civility and sportsmanship, complete this vivid panorama of British polo.
The riveting firsthand account of the historic voyage that led to the theory of evolution When the HMS Beagle set sail in 1831, the science of biology was not far removed from the Dark Ages. When the ship returned to England nearly five years later, Charles Darwin had the makings of a theory that would revolutionize our understanding of the natural world. From volcanoes in the Galapagos to the coral reefs of Australia, The Voyage of the Beagle documents the young naturalist’s encounters with some of the earth’s most stunning features. Darwin’s observations of the people, places, and events he experienced make for compelling reading and offer a fascinating window into the intellectual development of his ideas about natural selection. A brilliant travelogue and a revealing glimpse into the Victorian mindset, The Voyage of the Beagle is an indispensable companion volume to On the Origin of Species. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano's most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.
Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone, as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon; it is arguably taught more than any other work of French literature. It was listed as one of The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written.
First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune he stumbled on the perfectly preserved ruins of Machu Picchu perched on a cloud-capped ledge 2000 feet above the torrent of the Urubamba River. The buildings were of white granite, exquisitely carved blocks each higher than a man. Bingham had not, as it turned out, found Vilcabamba, but he had nevertheless made an astonishing and memorable discovery, which he describes in his bestselling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.
One moonlit night on a luxury cruise liner, Jenna, a member of the crew, is approached by the owner of the ship, millionaire and known playboy Nick. For her, it’s a dream come true…but she doesn’t realize that Nick has strict rules against fraternizing with the crew and has mistaken her for a guest. She knows that he’s unlikely to forgive her when he finds out her true identity, but she can’t bring herself to tell him the truth once she’s under his sweet spell… When Nick eventually does find out, will he cast her away?
Kendra has arrived in Greece to be with her cousin Faye, who has just married millionaire Eugene, who is much older than she is. Faye is five months pregnant and Kendra has come to help her through her maternity-onset depression. At the airport, the person who collects Kendra is the arrogant, yet handsome Damon. He’s a relative of Eugene’s and a billionaire in his own right. Kendra feels a strong attraction to him from the moment she meets him. The problem is Damon thinks that Kendra is a gold digger!
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?
This enthralling study which examines the impact of the Spaniards upon the Aztec and Inca worlds is dominated by the personalities involved, in particular Cortes and Montezuma. Their confrontation in the Aztec lake-city of Tenochtitlan is a moving drama of human conflict revealing the dilemma and the enigma of the Indians. It is a story of battles and voyages, full of strange episodes – Cortes burning his ships, Pizarro drawing a line with his sword, saying "Gentlemen, this line represents toil, hunger, thirst, weariness, sickness" and daring them to cross it, and Atahualpa nursing his wound in the hot springs of Cajamarca and watching, with his army, the tiny band of Spanish adventurers descending the green slopes of the Andes.
Quand Lord et Lady Glenarvan trouvent un message dans une bouteille dans le ventre d’un requin qu’ils ont pêché, ils décident de partir à la recherche des enfants du messager, un capitaine naufragé, Mary et Robert Grant. Ceux-ci les persuadent alors de se lancer dans une expédition de sauvetage, bien que les éléments contenus dans la bouteille soient ambigus et lacunaires. Ils fixent leur cap sur l’Amérique du Sud, avec bien des détours pris en cours de route. Comme toujours chez Jules Verne, l’intrigue est pleine de suspense et de rebondissement, tout en nous en permettant d’explorer la faune et la flore de la Patagonie, de l’Amérique du Sud et de l’Australie. Ce classique de 1867 est un classique indispensable pour tous les aventuriers, tant les grands que les petits. Jules Verne (1828-1905) naquit dans la ville portuaire de Nantes et aurait dû devenir avocat, comme son père, mais il quitta très jeune le nid pour écrire des nouvelles et des articles pour des gazettes. Sa collaboration avec l'éditeur Pierre-Jules Hetzel conduisit à la publication de la série de livres « Voyages extraordinaires », basé sur d'amples recherches, et qui inclut entre autres « Voyage au centre de la Terre » (1864), « Vingt mille lieues sous les mer » (1870) et « Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours » (1873).rnJules Verne a traditionnellement été classifié, à tort, dans la catégorie des écrivains pour enfants, en raison des versions abrégées et déformées de ses romans, alors qu'il eut comme auteur une énorme influence sur l’avant-garde française. rnJules Verne est le deuxième auteur le plus traduit au monde, se plaçant ainsi entre Agatha Christie et William Shakespeare, et il est souvent considéré comme étant le père du genre littéraire de la science-fiction.
Gabriella fell in love with her stepbrother, Rufus, on the day her mother remarried. However, her love for him was shot down by Rufus’s words: “Don’t try to seduce me for my money.” Since then, hatred has flared between the two. Five years later, Gabriella’s stepfather has passed away, leaving behind a strange will. Gabriella and Rufus are to live together for six months as husband and wife in order to inherit the fortune! Gabriella will live with a man who accuses women of being money-grubbing mares?
Leo Zelada (Lima, Perú, 1970). Seudónimo literario de Braulio Rubén Tupaj Amaru Grajeda Fuentes. Poeta y escritor. Estudió filosofía en la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Ha publicado los poemarios: Delirium Tremens (1991), Diario de un Cyber-Punk (2001), Opúsculo de Nosferatu a Punto de Amanecer (2005), La Senda del Dragón (2008), Minimal Poética (2010), Transpoética (2016), la novela American Death Of Life (2005) y la traducción Antología Poética del Imperio Inka (2007). Tiene inédita las novelas El Último Nómada y La Nueva París. Ha viajado por casi toda América y Europa, teniendo desde hace 13 años a España como país de residencia. En el mes de mayo del 2013, se lanzó por Vimeo y You Tube, el cortometraje documental titulado “Leo Zelada. Underground Poet” realizado por la productora audiovisual española, Amagifilms. Su obra ha sido traducida al inglés, francés, portugués. Colaborador del diario “Madridpress”. Tiene un blog llamado “Diario de Dragón” el cual cuenta con más de 265,000 visitas (www.leozeladabrauliograjeda. blogspot.com.es). Ha obtenido en el 2015 el Premio “Poetas de Otros Mundos”, otorgado por el Fondo Poético Internacional de España. Reside en Madrid. Su último libro es Transpoética publicado el 2016 por Vaso Roto Ediciones, en Madrid.