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Boulder ; London : Paradigm, 2006
Wilmington (Del.) : ISI books, 2006
New York : The modern library, 2006
Abstract: C'è un'idea che attraversa l'intera vicenda umana, anche se in modo spesso poco visibile e del tutto marginale rispetto al corso principale della storia, l'idea di nonviolenza. Dalle più antiche religioni fino ai più recenti conflitti bellici, la nonviolenza rappresenta tra gli uomini una strategia alternativa e sempre osteggiata per porre fine alle guerre e superare le ingiustizie sociali. La nonviolenza non è un'inclinazione gentile dell'animo e non è neppure un rassegnato disincanto di fronte all'insensatezza della violenza e gli orrori della guerra. Al contrario è una prassi politica fatta di atti concreti, di non collaborazione, di boicottaggi, di informazione alternativa e soprattutto di instancabile determinazione al dialogo e al confronto. Mark Kurlansky, autore di alcuni grandi bestseller internazionali, racconta in modo sintetico la storia della nonviolenza, un'idea pericolosa che dai testi sacri hinduisti arriva fino a oggi attraversando la sapienza religiosa delle più importanti civiltà e il pensiero dei più grandi filosofi.
Albany : State University of New York Press, 2006
New York ; London : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2006
New York : Anchor Books, 2006
Abstract: Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child.
Normal [etc.] : Dalkey Archive, 2006
New York : Penguin Books, 2006
Abstract: Traces the aftermath of the 1996 Venice opera house fire, an event that devastated Venetian society and was investigated by the author, who through interviews with local figures learned about the region's rich cultural history.
New York [etc.] : Penguin books, 2006
Abstract: The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.
New York : Lark ; Poole : Chris Lloyd, 2006
Abstract: Enables to make a variety of home accessories from metal without firing up a blowtorch or warming up a soldering iron. This book covers and illustrates every step of the process, from piercing and cutting, to riveting and bending along with necessary surface treatments such as filing, chasing, polishing, and adding patinas.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2008
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2006
Abstract: On Parrish Island, a restricted island off the coast of Virginia, is a little-known and never-visited psychiatric facility. There, far from prying eyes, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric states make them a danger to their own government, people whose ramblings might endanger ongoing operations or prove dangerously inconvenient. One of these employees, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients - Hal isn't crazy. With the help of a sympathetic nurse, Hal manages to clear his mind of the drug-induced haze and then pulls off a daring escape. Now he's out to discover who stashed him here and why - but the world he returns to isn't the one he remembers. Friends and longtime associates don't remember him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler, and, when he first sees himself in the mirror, the face that looks back at him is not the one he knows as his own.--Publisher's description.
New York : St. Martin's, 2006
Abstract: British trader and businessman, Ryder Courtney is trapped in the capital city of Khartoum. It is here that he meets Captain Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, as well as the British Consul, David Benbrook and his three beautiful daughters. Against the vivid and bloody backdrop of the siege of Khartoum, in which British General Charles George Gordon is killed and the British retreat, these three powerful men fight to survive.
New York : Anchor books, 2006
Abstract: Testo integrale in lingua inglese.
London : Sphere, 2006
Abstract: Once again Linda Fairstein uses her experience as Manhattan's leading DA to create a tantalizing web of intrigue, betrayal and murder. Teaming up with longtime friends and colleagues, Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex Cooper investigates the disappearance of a world-famous dancer, who has vanished from the Metropolitan Opera House. Drawn behind the scenes of New York's theatrical community, the team is haunted by ghosts of the dramatic old theatres - and from their own pasts. At the same time, Alex and Mercer are trying to collar a doctor who's been using his extensive knowledge of and access to drugs to overpower women before assaulting them. A spell-binding thriller combining the unique history of New York with fresh insight into the latest forensic techniques