Querido Alberto

Author: Eduardo Magallanes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684815486
Size: 50.38 MB
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Querido Alberto narra la vida de una de las figuras más destacadas dentro de la música popular mexicana, Juan Gabriel. Nadie se imaginaba lo lejos que iba a llegar aquel cantante que en 1971 probó fortuna grabando sus primeras composiciones, y que hoy ha sabido ganarse el corazón y el reconocimiento de varias generaciones, dentro y fuera de México. Éste es un libro singular, escrito por Eduardo Magallanes como un tributo a la amistad que lo une desde hace cerca de veinteséis años con Juan Gabriel, de quien posteriormente fue productor y director artístico. Ahora, le cuenta al mundo los infortunios que Juan Gabriel hubo de enfrentar desde niño y la manera como los fue superando hasta convertirse en uno de los compositores mexicanos más queridos de esta mitad de siglo.

Revelation

Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
Size: 32.55 MB
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Songs Of Juan Gabriel Songbook

Author: Juan Gabriel
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458496147
Size: 32.44 MB
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(P/V/G Composer Collection). Juan Gabriel is known as "El Idolo de las Multitudes" (the Idol of the Multitudes) to millions of fans in the Americas and around the world. This popular composer and performer has been touring continually since his first hit in 1971 and has received numerous awards, including an induction into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame. This folio features 20 of his most popular songs in Spanish as well as a biography in English and Spanish. Songs include: Amor Eterno (El Mas Triste Recuerdo) * Asi Fue * Costumbres * El Destino * El Mexico Que Se Nos Fue * Esta Noche Voy a Verla * and more.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Author: Gerald Martin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408831090
Size: 68.54 MB
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Gabriel García Márquez, author of the modern classic One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, is one of the greatest and most popular writers of the late-twentieth century. As Gerald Martin tells the story of the author's fascinating rise to wealth and international fame, he reveals the tensions in García Márquez's life between celebrity and literary quality, between politics and writing, and between power, solitude and love. Interviewing more than three hundred people including Fidel Castro, Felipe González, Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa, the author's large family as well as 'Gabo' himself, Martin immerses himself in García Márquez's world. This at first 'tolerated' and now 'official' biography is as gripping and revealing as the writer's journalism and as complex and involving as any of his fiction.

Mirrors

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 0786744707
Size: 56.52 MB
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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.

Of Love And Other Demons

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780140246315
Size: 14.82 MB
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This is a comprehensive reference guide for professional and student structural engineers containing key information required on a day-to-day basis. By bringing together data from many sources, this book should help engineers to apply classroom theories into practical projects on the ground. With quick and clear access to charts, tables and data it speeds up scheme design in the office, in transit, or on the site.

Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648537
Size: 24.28 MB
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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

The Big Book Of Chic

Author: Miles Redd
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614280613
Size: 42.44 MB
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"Internationally acclaimed interior design sensation Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by a playful mélange of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Richard Avedon fashion photographs to Rene Gruau illustrations, Redd has crafted interiors for a wide array of venues. His trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated volume will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, and eclectic design. Miles Redd embarked on his interior design career after graduating from NYU, honing his skills with luminary antiques dealer John Rosselli and decorator Bunny Williams. In 1998, he opened his own design firm in New York City's NoHo neighborhood and he has been the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home since 2003. The Big Book of Chic gives a glimpse into the inspiration that fuels Redd, and focuses on the pleasures of living life in a beautiful way. It includes a wide range of projects, from Redd's own townhouse and beach house to projects in Houston, Atlanta, Millbrook, and Locust Valley"--Publisher's web site.

The German Girl

Author: Armando Lucas Correa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501121243
Size: 38.18 MB
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A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “powerful and affecting” (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, All the Light We Cannot See, and Schindler’s List. Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they’ll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the S.S. St. Louis, a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers’ fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana. Based on a true story, this masterful novel gives voice to the joys and sorrows of generations of exiles, forever seeking a place called home.

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060531045
Size: 71.17 MB
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.