Il gatto rosso (Italian Edition) by Anton Antonov

By Anton Antonov

Anton Antonov rivela in questa sua nuova fatica letteraria i protagonisti della politica e della finanza nazionali e internazionali che, dal 1971 al 1994, agirono dietro le quinte e sul palcoscenico del potere dando luogo a un processo di irreversibile trasformazione del nostro Paese e degli scenari geopolitici dell’Europa dell’Est. È il 1971 e l’URSS è ormai avviata verso il declino. Tra i pochi informati dei fatti alcuni spregiudicati e scaltri politici colsero l’opportunità di utilizzare il crollo del regime sovietico come ascensore in step with il potere e in line with i propri tornaconti. In questo periodo storico l’Italia è l’epicentro di una serie di fatti che hanno determinato l. a. storia degli anni successivi riconducibili alla sua posizione geografica (sede delle basi NATO); al ruolo rilevante del PCI di Berlinguer, il più influente Partito Comunista dell’Occidente, e alla presenza dello Stato del Vaticano. Il protagonista del romanzo è Zeno Zonato, il “gatto rosso”, dirigente del Partito Comunista Italiano di Verona e poi del Partito Democratico della Sinistra, cinico “compagno” non ideologizzato di umili natali che, tramite un sapiente doppio gioco nei servizi segreti americani e russi e l’ingresso nella nomenclatura del PCI, riesce a giungere ai vertici della Globe alternate, una società facente capo a Vaticano, CIA, PCI e KGB creata in line with gli scambi commerciali e finanziari. Osservatore privilegiato dei cambiamenti geopolitici ed economici tra gli anni ’70 e ‘90, l’autore fornisce l. a. propria versione sui fatti di cronaca che hanno dominato quegli anni: le stragi di Piazza Fontana e Piazza della Loggia, los angeles morte di Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Calvi, Sindona e Moro; il ruolo di Karol Józef Wojtyła nella caduta dell’Unione Sovietica; l’appoggio dello IOR di Paul Casimir Marcinkus a “Solidarność” di Lech Wałęsa; los angeles Perestrojka di Gorbačev e i suoi frequenti viaggi in Italia; le trame di “Corvo Bianco” Eltsin; l. a. svolta della Bolognina; il doppio gioco di Aldrich Ames, ufficiale della CIA, assoldato dal KGB e l. a. scoperta di documenti most sensible mystery in una stanza murata nella sede del PCI a Botteghe Oscure, fino all’ascesa degli ultimi dirigenti comunisti e di un procuratore della Repubblica d’assalto, protagonista di Mani pulite.

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Democracy's Missing Arsenal Volume I 1862-190: A Nation by Michael King,John Bredehoft

By Michael King,John Bredehoft

A state Sundered - a global Engulfed is the 1st quantity of a three-part paintings, Democracy's lacking Arsenal. DMA explores an international within which a accomplice victory within the Civil warfare has devastating results on foreign and nice strength relatives over the following century. this isn't a unique; really, it truly is an alternate heritage of an international within which there isn't any united usa to function FDR's "Arsenal of Democracy." it's a nightmare global -- one the place slavery is neither stamped out nor fades away, and the place the USA can't intrude decisively at the Western entrance since it is enmeshed at the Potomac entrance. quantity One starts off in September 1862 no longer with the stalemate of the military of Northern Virginia at Antietam, yet with the cave in of the military of the Potomac a number of rating miles north: at Gettysburg. This victory, denied to Lee in our global purely via happenstance, activates the shelving of the Emancipation Proclamation in addition to Anglo-French diplomatic intervention. the remainder is, good, trade historical past, resulting in the realization of quantity One on the negotiated finish of the 1st global conflict -- in 1900.

The results of nearly 20 years of study, examine, and on-the-ground battlefield treks, DMA paints a practical photo of what could have been, with a spotlight a ways varied from different entries within the burgeoning "alternative background" style. Northern defeat could have echoed in Bolivia and Brazil, in Persia and the Phillippines, within the debates on Irish domestic Rule and within the crafting of the nature of the redoubtable Georges Clemenceau.

The overriding subject matter of DMA is that particular activities do topic, that background isn't really crafted exclusively via impersonal forces, and that not anything is really inevitable. it may sound a clarion demand modern-day international - an markedly imperfect global, to be certain, yet person who has not less than kept away from the deadly absence of Democracy's lacking Arsenal.

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xevolutionary (German Edition) by Viktorios S. Nilakos

By Viktorios S. Nilakos

Abenteuer, Gesellschaftssatire, Krimi und nicht wenig schwarzer Humor: Die Handlung führt quer über den Globus und tief in die Abgründe menschlicher Liebe und Boshaftigkeit.

Er bekommt den Auftrag, various Größen der Weltwirtschaft zu beseitigen. Dies führt zu einem quick epischen Feldzug gegen Bosse und supervisor, wobei der Auftraggeber selbst über unermessliche Macht und Reichtum zu verfügen scheint. Im Nahen Osten, in Griechenland, Angola, Argentinien und sogar im friedlichsten Winkel der Karibik sorgt der etwas verwirrte Killer derweil für Chaos und hinterlässt einige Verwüstung. Die irre Hatz findet statt, während sich der politische Wind auf den Kontinenten dreht ...

Gabriella taucht plötzlich auch wieder auf. Ausgerechnet diese alte Bekannte!

++ schillernd und witzig ++ spannend erzählt ++ abenteuerlich und schonungslos ++

Es handelt sich auch um einen Teil der Vorgeschichte des Buches "2044".

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Gegen den Tag (German Edition) by Thomas Pynchon,Nikolaus Stingl,Dirk van Gunsteren

By Thomas Pynchon,Nikolaus Stingl,Dirk van Gunsteren

Dieser Roman umspannt den Zeitraum zwischen der Weltausstellung in Chicago 1893 und den Jahren kurz nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg; er führt von Colorado über London und Göttingen, Venedig und Wien, den Balkan, Sibirien bis zum Hollywood der Stummfilmära sowie an ein, zwei Orte, die auf keiner Landkarte zu finden sind. Mit schrankenloser Phantasie und mit kauzigem Witz erzählt Thomas Pynchon von Macht, Dynamit und zügelloser Geldgier: «Vielleicht ist dies nicht die Welt, aber mit ein, zwei kleinen Änderungen könnte sie es sein.»

«Das einzige Buch dieser Jahre, das die Welt, wie sie ist, tatsächlich herausfordert.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

«Ein Meisterwerk, wie guy es als Literaturkritiker vielleicht nur einmal in seinem Leben annoncieren darf … aktueller als hier hat Pynchon nie geschrieben.» (Denis Scheck)

«Sein komischster und zugleich sein zugänglichster Roman.» (The big apple booklet Review)

«Pynchon lesen ist wie ein Sabbatical von all dem Müll, der uns umgibt.» (Stern)

«Unvergesslich … eines der größten Abenteuer der Gegenwartsliteratur.» (Focus)

«Kaum eine der 1600 Seiten, auf der es nicht poetisch funkeln würde, die nicht von skurrilem Witz durchzogen wäre. Auf Knien möchte guy den Übersetzern danken.» (Tagesspiegel)

«Das Opus magnum im bisherigen Schaffen von Thomas Pynchon.» (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

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Die Pistole: Roman (German Edition) by James Jones,Werner Grünau

By James Jones,Werner Grünau

In diesem Roman kehrt James Jones noch einmal in das Milieu seines Weltbestsellers ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ zurück. Die Geschichte beginnt in dem second, in dem der erste Roman endete, mit dem Bombenangriff auf Pearl Harbor am 7. Dezember 1941. Der Zufall hat dem jungen Gefreiten Richard Mast eine Pistole in die Hände gespielt. Kein Infanteriegefreiter der amerikanischen Armee darf eine Pistole besitzen, sie ist nur bestimmten Dienstgraden vorbehalten. Als die Bombenanschläge auf Pearl Harbor einsetzen und die Invasion der todesmutigen Japaner jeden second zu befürchten ist, wird die Pistole für den neunzehnjährigen Mast zum image des Überlebens.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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One Behind the Ear by George Licata

By George Licata

You don’t get up at some point and develop into a Mafia hit guy. It doesn’t take place in a single day. it is a tale approximately how a tender football-loving American boy might turn out a calculated killer, “strictly business.” It tells of an extended and hazardous trip to changing into an murderer. A winning expert killer is made, no longer born. You get to event his ideas as he attempts to justify the realm of blood, intercourse, and dying. you are going to reside what he and the folks of his international lived, from a tender teenager to an older wiser guy.

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Legacy of a Warrior Queen by Maria Herring

By Maria Herring

The Roman conquest of england is shattered in 60 C.E. through Boudica, a mom, a warrior and a insurgent queen, who as soon as united the tribes opposed to a typical enemy. Now, 300 years later, the lengthy Iron Age in Northern Europe sees the British Isles ruled by way of ladies, for those superstitious tribes think now that in simple terms the Mother-Warrior-Queen trinity can protect them opposed to any overseas foe. girls are deified; males are little greater than slaves. yet Arawn, slave-son of a salt service provider, believes that males have worthy. whilst he attempts to save lots of a Pictish slave boy from sacrificial dying, he by chance murders his sister and her Druid. Having no different selection yet to escape, he embarks on a trip from his British native land throughout Gaul and directly to Rome, searching out the robust monks of the recent one precise god, who holds males above ladies. He can get away the British warrior-women looking him, yet he cannot break out is personal demons, for the adventure is lengthy and his bitterness in the direction of ladies is strong...

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The Daculi Witch Chronicles by Kat Ricker

By Kat Ricker

The Daculi Witch Chronicles weaves heritage with fiction to provide the tale of a line of ladies suffering to dwell their lives in the course of the nice ecu Witch Hunts.

Janet Wishart, accused within the Aberdeen Witch Trials; Gilly Geillis Duncan, accused within the North Berwick Witch Trials; the key daughter of Queen Elizabeth and extra locate energy and peril via mind, schooling, attractiveness, forbidden love... and magic.

Their tales mix to light up a gloomy period in Early smooth Europe and the dynamics which made it attainable, to spotlight the power and stable in human nature which permit survival and encourage swap, and to recollect fondly the goals of innocence.

This experience flows via significant moments in heritage, tying them jointly to chronicle a unprecedented relatives line and reinvestigate witchcraft from a clean perspective.

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