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ISBN The Battlefield Buch Taschenbuch 430 Seiten
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The Battlefield A radical corrective to Western misconceptions that reduce Algeria’s tragedy to a clash of stereotypes The violence that has ravaged Algeria in recent years has often defied explanation. Regularly invoked in debates about political Islam, transitions to democracy, globalization, and humanitarian intervention, Algeria’s tragedy has been reduced to a clash of stereotypes: Islamists vs secularists, terrorists vs innocent civilians, or generals vs a defenceless society. The prevalence of such simplistic representations has disabled public opinion inside as well as outside the country and contributed to the intractability of the conflict. This book offers a radical corrective to Western misconceptions. Rejecting the usual tautological approaches of inherent, predetermined conflict, Hugh Roberts explores the outlook and evolution of the various forces as they emerged: the Islamists, the Berberists, the factions within the army, the regime in general, and external actors.

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La Guerra Civil española
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Considerada una obra maestra que arroja luz sobre una de las guerras más confusas del siglo XX.De una forma brillante y con detalles conmovedores, Hugh Thomas analiza este devastador conflicto en el que las esperanzas, los sueños y las creencias de este siglo estallaron en el campo de batalla.La Guerra Civil refleja, como si de un microcosmos se tratara, las tensiones que llevaron a Europa a la Guerra Mundial: de la puesta en juego de las maquinaciones de Franco y Hitler, a la tragedia de Guernica y la caída de aquellos que creían en la democracia.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONA masterpiece of the historian's art, Hugh Thomas's The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic conflict, this "definitive work on the subject" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times) has been given a fresh face forty years after its initial publication in 1961.In brilliant, moving detail, Thomas analyzes a devastating conflict in which the hopes, dreams, and dogmas of a century exploded onto the battlefield. Like no other account, The Spanish Civil War dramatically reassembles the events that led a European nation, in a continent on the brink of world war, to divide against itself, bringing into play the machinations of Franco and Hitler, the bloodshed of Guernica, and the deeply inspiring heroics of those who rallied to the side of democracy.Communists, anarchists, monarchists, fascists, socialists, democrats -- the various forces of the Spanish Civil War composed a fabric of the twentieth century itself, and Thomas masterfully weaves the diffuse and fascinating threads of the war together in a manner that has established the book as a genuine classic of modern history.

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The Barker Street Regulars
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Susan Conant continues to surprise--this time by involving dog writer Holly Winter in a wickedly amusing tale full of dastardly deeds and delightful eccentrics. An avid devotion to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and an equally avid devotion to dogs, combine to draw Holly Winter and her two beloved malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, into one of Conant's most original and entertaining mysteries to date. Rowdy has finished his training as a therapy dog and now accompanies Holly on weekly visits to the Gateway Nursing Home, where they meet Althea Battlefield, still formidable at the age of ninety, and her two elderly, admiring cohorts, Hugh and Robert--all fanatic devotees of the Master (as they call Sherlock Holmes). When Althea's grandnephew is murdered at the home of her younger sister, Ceci, everyone is horrified, but it's the plight of Ceci herself--who is being victimized by an unscrupulous animal psychic--that finally unites this unlikely group in a crime-stopping spree that requires not only the finely tuned ratiocination of the Holmes admirers but the eager cooperation of an outraged Holly and the very particular talents of her willing canine accomplices. No special knowledge of the Sherlockian canon is required for the utmost enjoyment of this engaging romp, and Conant's own devoted followers will be delighted to find her dog-loving alter ego, Holly Winter, still poking fun at the world of Cambridge eccentrics and dog fancy fanatics, but also expanding her horizons into the world of literary trivia and--yes--feline rescue, however initially reluctant. From the Hardcover edition.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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A Forgotten Place
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At the end of the Great War, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in this atmospheric mystery from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Though the Armistice has been signed and the guns silenced, the suffering has not ended. Many soldiers carry wounds that are still agonizingly raw and may never heal. Back in England but remaining in service, battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for the severely injured—amputees, gas cases, and burns. Among these patients are Welsh soldiers who will return home to their valley utterly changed. No longer can they work at their old jobs mining coal. Though she does her best to raise their spirits, Bess knows the future will be difficult for them and their families when they are finally released. She fears that peace will do what war could not—take their lives. A few weeks after they return home, their officer, Captain Hugh Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Bess feels compelled to look into their situation, but the Army and the clinic can do nothing. When her reply comes back marked “return to sender,” she decides to act. Due for ten days of leave, Bess quietly travels to that bleak coal-mining village in Wales. But she is too late. Captain Williams’s sister tells Bess he has left the valley. Fearing that he intends to kill himself, she follows him to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula—a harsh and forgotten place where sinister secrets and death seem to go hand in hand. Deserted by her frightened driver in the middle of the night, Bess is stranded among strangers suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these villagers are hiding something, and she’s learned too much to be allowed to leave. What’s more, no one in England—not the matron at the clinic, not her parents, not even her friend Simon Brandon—knows where she is. Why is there no Constable out here? Why were two bodies that mysteriously washed ashore buried in unmarked graves without an inquiry or even a prayer? And who is the mysterious neighbor who just arrived by motorcar, yet refuses to aid Bess? Captain Williams and his brother’s widow, Rachel, are her only allies, and Bess must take care not to put them at risk as she tries to find answers. But there is a murderer here who is driven to kill again and again. And the next person in his sights is Simon, searching for Bess and unaware of the danger ahead.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition
29,90 CHF *
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A masterpiece of the historian's art, Hugh Thomas's The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic conflict, this 'definitive work on the subject' (Richard Bernstein, 'The New York Times) has been given a fresh face forty years after its initial publication in 1961. In brilliant, moving detail, Thomas analyzes a devastating conflict in which the hopes, dreams, and dogmas of a century exploded onto the battlefield. Like no other account, The Spanish Civil War dramatically reassembles the events that led a European nation, in a continent on the brink of world war, to divide against itself, bringing into play the machinations of Franco and Hitler, the bloodshed of Guernica, and the deeply inspiring heroics of those who rallied to the side of democracy. Communists, anarchists, monarchists, fascists, socialists, democrats -- the various forces of the Spanish Civil War composed a fabric of the twentieth century itself, and Thomas masterfully weaves the diffuse and fascinating threads of the war together in a manner that has established the book as a genuine classic of modern history.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Lucifer's Harvest
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War looms between France and England, and Hugh de Singleton is required to accompany Lord Gilbert. But death hits the war party before they reach the battlefield.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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A Forgotten Place
24,99 € *
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At the end of the Great War, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in this atmospheric mystery from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Though the Armistice has been signed and the guns silenced, the suffering has not ended. Many soldiers carry wounds that are still agonizingly raw and may never heal. Back in England but remaining in service, battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for the severely injured—amputees, gas cases, and burns. Among these patients are Welsh soldiers who will return home to their valley utterly changed. No longer can they work at their old jobs mining coal. Though she does her best to raise their spirits, Bess knows the future will be difficult for them and their families when they are finally released. She fears that peace will do what war could not—take their lives. A few weeks after they return home, their officer, Captain Hugh Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Bess feels compelled to look into their situation, but the Army and the clinic can do nothing. When her reply comes back marked “return to sender,” she decides to act. Due for ten days of leave, Bess quietly travels to that bleak coal-mining village in Wales. But she is too late. Captain Williams’s sister tells Bess he has left the valley. Fearing that he intends to kill himself, she follows him to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula—a harsh and forgotten place where sinister secrets and death seem to go hand in hand. Deserted by her frightened driver in the middle of the night, Bess is stranded among strangers suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these villagers are hiding something, and she’s learned too much to be allowed to leave. What’s more, no one in England—not the matron at the clinic, not her parents, not even her friend Simon Brandon—knows where she is. Why is there no Constable out here? Why were two bodies that mysteriously washed ashore buried in unmarked graves without an inquiry or even a prayer? And who is the mysterious neighbor who just arrived by motorcar, yet refuses to aid Bess? Captain Williams and his brother’s widow, Rachel, are her only allies, and Bess must take care not to put them at risk as she tries to find answers. But there is a murderer here who is driven to kill again and again. And the next person in his sights is Simon, searching for Bess and unaware of the danger ahead.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 31.05.2020
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Lucifer's Harvest
9,99 € *
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War looms between France and England, and Hugh de Singleton is required to accompany Lord Gilbert. But death hits the war party before they reach the battlefield.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 31.05.2020
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The Barker Street Regulars
6,99 € *
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Susan Conant continues to surprise--this time by involving dog writer Holly Winter in a wickedly amusing tale full of dastardly deeds and delightful eccentrics. An avid devotion to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and an equally avid devotion to dogs, combine to draw Holly Winter and her two beloved malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, into one of Conant's most original and entertaining mysteries to date. Rowdy has finished his training as a therapy dog and now accompanies Holly on weekly visits to the Gateway Nursing Home, where they meet Althea Battlefield, still formidable at the age of ninety, and her two elderly, admiring cohorts, Hugh and Robert--all fanatic devotees of the Master (as they call Sherlock Holmes). When Althea's grandnephew is murdered at the home of her younger sister, Ceci, everyone is horrified, but it's the plight of Ceci herself--who is being victimized by an unscrupulous animal psychic--that finally unites this unlikely group in a crime-stopping spree that requires not only the finely tuned ratiocination of the Holmes admirers but the eager cooperation of an outraged Holly and the very particular talents of her willing canine accomplices. No special knowledge of the Sherlockian canon is required for the utmost enjoyment of this engaging romp, and Conant's own devoted followers will be delighted to find her dog-loving alter ego, Holly Winter, still poking fun at the world of Cambridge eccentrics and dog fancy fanatics, but also expanding her horizons into the world of literary trivia and--yes--feline rescue, however initially reluctant. From the Hardcover edition.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 31.05.2020
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