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Némesis

Némesis
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 8484329631
Pages: 844
Year: 2008-02
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No hubo una Segunda guerra mundial, nos dice Max Hastings, autor de Armagedón, sino dos, completamente distintas: la que se desarrolló en Europa y la que tuvo por escenario el oriente de Asia y el Pacífico, con más de treinta millones de muertos. Este libro nos habla de esta “otra” guerra, no menos dramática y trascendental, pero hasta hoy demasiado olvidada. Basándose en un gran trabajo de documentación y en la recogida de testimonios de los supervivientes, Hastings recupera esta epopeya, en una sucesión de episodios que van desde la historia del “ejército olvidado” de los británicos en Birmania hasta la invasión soviética de Manchuria, pasando por los sufrimientos del pueblo chino, las grandes batallas navales, la brutalidad de los campos de prisioneros y de los barcos de la muerte, la lucha por las Filipinas, la sangrienta conquista de Iwo Jima, la destrucción de las ciudades japonesas incendiadas por los bombardeos con “napalm” o el drama secreto que se desarrolló en torno al palacio imperial de Tokio en los días de la capitulación.

La lucha por el poder

La lucha por el poder
Author: Richard J. Evans
Publisher: Editorial Crítica
ISBN: 841706737X
Pages:
Year: 2017-09-12
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Este es un libro realmente extraordinario: la obra más original y madura de Richard J. Evans. Definirlo como una historia de Europa entre la caída de Napoleón y el estallido de la primera guerra mundial resulta insuficiente; porque lo que Evans nos ofrece es una apasionante interpretación de la formación del mundo moderno, a través de una serie de ventanas que no sólo se abren sobre un panorama de gobiernos, guerras y revoluciones, sino que nos describen el cambio de la sociedad (la emancipación de los siervos, la formación de la clase obrera...), la conquista de la naturaleza, la expresión de las emociones... Hasta llegar a la época en que los conflictos internos y la rivalidad entre las potencias imperiales condujo al estallido de la Gran Guerra. Evans construye con estos materiales un relato fascinante, puntuado por las vidas de una serie de personajes arrastrados por las corrientes de su tiempo.

Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940–45

Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940–45
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007344112
Pages: 576
Year: 2009-09-03
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Pre-eminent military historian Max Hastings presents Winston Churchill as he has never been seen before.

Armageddon

Armageddon
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375714227
Pages: 584
Year: 2005
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A sweeping history of the final eight months of World War II on the European front draws on interviews with survivors and the archives of the major combatants to raise provocative questions about the pact between the Allies and the Soviet Union, the role of strategic bombing, the combat abilities of soldiers on all sides of the conflict, and the roles of such leaders as Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Churchill, Montgomery, and others. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Armagedón

Armagedón
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8498929504
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Year: 2016-03-01
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La historia de la última gran campaña de la segunda guerra mundial: la batalla por la conquista de Alemania, «que comenzó como el mayor hecho militar del siglo XX y acabó como su mayor tragedia humana».

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062259296
Pages: 640
Year: 2016-05-10
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II—intelligence—showing how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan influenced the course of the war and its final outcome. Spies, codes, and guerrillas played unprecedentedly critical roles in the Second World War, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts. In The Secret War, Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history

Viva la Revolucion

Viva la Revolucion
Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 0349141290
Pages: 480
Year: 2018-09-06
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Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the only part of the Third World whose two principal languages, Spanish and Portuguese, were within his reach. But he was also, of course, attracted by the potential for social revolution in Latin America. After the triumph of Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1959, and even more after the defeat of the American attempt to overthrow him at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, 'there was not an intellectual in Europe or the USA', he wrote, 'who was not under the spell of Latin America, a continent apparently bubbling with the lava of social revolutions'. 'The Third World brought the hope of revolution back to the First in the 1960s'. The two great international inspirations were Cuba and Vietnam, 'triumphs not only of revolution, but of Davids against Goliaths, of the weak against the all-powerful'.

La guerra secreta

La guerra secreta
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8498929539
Pages:
Year: 2016-03-15
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Max Hastings, autor de la brillante crónica de la segunda guerra mundial Se desataron todos los infiernos, la completa ahora contándonos la otra cara de esta historia: la de los servicios secretos, las operaciones especiales y las guerrillas. Su propósito es ofrecernos una visión global de lo que fue en ambos bandos esta guerra secreta en que «cientos de miles de seres humanos arriesgaron sus vidas, y muchos las perdieron». Su libro nos ofrece un panorama fascinante de personajes, que van desde los nombres conocidos -como Sorge, Canaris, Philby o Cicero- a otros ignorados como el «agente Max», que contribuyó a la derrota alemana en Stalingrado, o ese espía, sin saberlo, que fue el japonés Oshima. Junto a ellos están los científicos que descifraron los códigos, los miembros de los equipos de «operaciones especiales» -como el SOE británico o la OSS norteamericana, en que militaron desde un actor de Hollywood, como Sterling Hayden, hasta un político como Allen Dulles- y los guerrilleros yugoslavos o rusos. Protagonistas de cientos de historias que Hastings nos cuenta con su garra narrativa.

Horror In The East

Horror In The East
Author: Laurence Rees
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786746890
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-04-30
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The question is as searing as it is fundamental to the continuing debate over Japanese culpability in World War II and the period leading up to it: "How could Japanese soldiers have committed such acts of violence against Allied prisoners of war and Chinese civilians?" During the First World War, the Japanese fought on the side of the Allies and treated German POWs with respect and civility. In the years that followed, under Emperor Hirohito, conformity was the norm and the Japanese psyche became one of selfless devotion to country and emperor; soon Japanese soldiers were to engage in mass murder, rape, and even cannibalization of their enemies. Horror in the East examines how this drastic change came about. On the basis of never-before-published interviews with both the victimizers and the victimized, and drawing on never-before-revealed or long-ignored archival records, Rees discloses the full horror of the war in the Pacific, probing the supposed Japanese belief in their own racial superiority, analyzing a military that believed suicide to be more honorable than surrender, and providing what the Guardian calls "a powerful, harrowing account of appalling inhumanity...impeccably researched."

Se desataron todos los infiernos

Se desataron todos los infiernos
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 8498922631
Pages: 896
Year: 2011-11
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«Este es sobre todo un libro de experiencias humanas», nos dice Max Hastings, autor de libros tan valiosos como Armagedon, Némesis y La guerra de Churchill, que ha querido culminar su carrera como investigador de la historia de la Segunda guerra mundial con una ambiciosa visión global, que se aparta de las que se han publicado hasta ahora por el peso que da a las experiencias vividas. “Hombres y mujeres de un buen número de naciones –nos dice- se han afanado por buscar palabras con las que describir lo que vivieron”. Valiéndose de estos testimonios de quienes participaron en la guerra en los más diversos escenarios del planeta, Hastings enriquece el relato de bombardeos, batallas y crímenes de guerra con una dimensión humana que los transforma. Esta no es la visión histórica tradicional, elaborada a partir de los que han dicho y escrito políticos y generales, sino un relato coral, construido con las voces de los de abajo, víctimas y verdugos, que nos ofrecen una imagen nueva y distinta de la guerra.

The Sociology of Rock

The Sociology of Rock
Author: Simon Frith
Publisher: Constable & Robinson
ISBN:
Pages: 255
Year: 1978
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Culture and Global Change

Culture and Global Change
Author: Fernanda Paz, Margarita Velázquez
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472083481
Pages: 115
Year: 1996-01-01
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Offers a model for how to gather information on the human dimensions of global change

Catastrophe

Catastrophe
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 0007519745
Pages: 628
Year: 2014-05-01
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A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914. 1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral landscapes into the blaze of machine-guns. What followed were the costliest days of the entire War. But how had it happened? In Catastrophe: 1914 Max Hastings, best-selling author of the acclaimed All Hell Let Loose, answers at last how World War I could ever have begun. Ranging across Europe, from Paris to St. Petersberg, from Kings to corporals, Catastrophe 1914 traces how tensions across the continent kindled into a blaze of battles; not the stalemates of later trench-warfare but battles of movement and dash where Napoleonic tactics met with weapons from a newly industrialised age. A searing analysis of the power-brokering, vanity and bluff in the diplomatic maelstrom reveals who was responsible for the birth of this catastrophic world in arms. Mingling the experiences of humbler folk with the statesmen on whom their lives depended, Hastings asks: whose actions were justified? From the out-break of war through to its terrible making, and the bloody gambles in Sarajevo and Mons, Le Cateau, Marne and Tannenberg, this is the international story of World War I in its most severe and influential period. Published to coincide with its 100th Anniversary, Catastrophe: 1914 explains how and why this war, which shattered and changed the Western world for ever, was fought.

Das Reich

Das Reich
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 161058824X
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-06-15
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World-renowned British historian Sir Max Hastings recounts one of the most horrific months of World War II. June 1944, the month of the D-Day landings carried out by Allied forces in Normandy, France. Germany’s 2nd SS Panzer Division, one of Adolf Hitler’s most elite armor units, had recently been pulled from the Eastern Front and relocated to France in order to regroup, recruit more troops, and restock equipment. With Allied forces suddenly on European ground, the division—Das Reich —was called up to counter the invasion. Its march northward to the shores of Normandy, 15,000 men strong, would become infamous as a tale of unparalleled brutality in World War II. Das Reich is Sir Max Hastings’s narrative of the atrocities committed by the 2nd SS Panzer Division during June of 1944: first, the execution of 99 French civilians in the village of Tulle on June 9; and second, the massacre of 642 more in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane on June 10. Throughout the book, Hastings expertly shifts perspective between French resistance fighters, the British Secret Service (who helped coordinate the French resistance from afar and on the ground), and the German soldiers themselves. With its rare, unbiased approach to the ruthlessness of World War II, Das Reich explores the fragile moral fabric of wartime mentality.

Dancing with Cuba

Dancing with Cuba
Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425444
Pages: 304
Year: 2007-12-18
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In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever. In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto–now an award-winning journalist and arguably one of our finest writers on Latin America– resurrects a time when dancers and revolutionaries seemed to occupy the same historical stage and even a floor exercise could be a profoundly political act. Exuberant and elegiac, tender and unsparing, Dancing with Cuba is a triumph of memory and feeling. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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