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Download E-books La batalla de las cerezas: Mi historia de amor con Hannah Arendt PDF

By Günther Anders

Günther Anders y Hannah Arendt, su primera esposa, se casaron en 1929 y se divorciaron en 1937. Tras el fallecimiento de Arendt, en 1975, Anders recuperó las notas que había tomado durante las discusiones filosóficas que los angeles pareja mantuvo durante los primeros años de su matrimonio. Recordando los tiempos felices que ambos pasaron en Berlín y consciente de que Arendt fue el gran amor de su vida, empezó a reconstruir los diálogos que mantuvieron en ese período.

Si para Arendt ese matrimonio no fue más que una forma de escapar del que fuera su gran amor de juventud,  Martin Heiddeger, para Anders, en cambio, ella fue el primer y verdadero amor de su vida. Por ello, enla Navidadde 1975, tras el fallecimiento de Arendt, recuperó los apuntes de los años berlineses vividos con ella; y no fue hasta 1985 que este texto adopto su forma definitiva por vez primera en lengua castellana.
 
El diálogo que se estableció entre ambos es el que marcará, con distinto éxito, l. a. trayectoria de estos dos grandes filósofos. El escenario es un balconcito de los angeles minúscula habitación en los angeles que habitan. Günther y Hannah están sentados uno frente al otro. En el centro, un enorme cesto de cerezas.
La batalla puede comenzar.

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Download E-books Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years PDF

By Amy Hill Hearth

Hot, feisty, and clever, the Delany sisters converse their brain in a publication that's without delay an important historic list and a relocating portrait of 2 amazing ladies who endured to like, snigger, and include lifestyles after over 100 years of dwelling facet by means of facet.

Their sharp thoughts exhibit us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem's Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks boundaries to turn into a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the recent York urban process as a highschool instructor. Their striking tale makes a huge contribution to our nation's heritage—and an indelible impact on our lives.

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Download E-books Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment PDF

The poignant tale of a Japanese-American woman’s trip via some of the most shameful chapters in American history.

Kimi’s Obaachan, her grandmother, had regularly been a silent presence all through her youth.  Sipping tea by way of the fireplace, getting ready sushi for the relatives, or indulgently hearing Ojichan’s (grandfather’s) tales for the thousandth time, Obaachan used to be a lacking hyperlink to Kimi’s eastern history, anything she had had a combined courting with all her life.  turning out to be up in rural Pennsylvania, all Kimi ever desired to do used to be slot in, spurning conventional jap tradition and her grandfather’s makes an attempt to coach her the language.           

But there has been one a part of Obaachan’s lifestyles that involved and haunted Kimi―her mild but proud Obaachan was a prisoner, besides 112,000 eastern americans, for greater than 5 years of her life.  Obaachan by no means referred to these years, and Kimi’s personal mom in simple terms referred to it in whispers.  It used to be a resource of haji, or shame.  yet what particularly occurred to Obaachan, then a tender girl, and the millions of different males, girls, and kids like her? 

From the turmoil, racism, and paranoia that sprang up after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to the terrifying educate experience to center Mountain, Silver Like Dust captures an essential bankruptcy the Japanese-American adventure in the course of the trip of 1 amazing girl and the iconic bonds of family.

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Download E-books Staying True PDF

By Jenny Sanford

During this candid and compelling memoir, the 1st woman of South Carolina finds the non-public ordeal at the back of her very public betrayal—and bargains idea for a person suffering to maintain religion in the course of life’s so much making an attempt times.

She’s been a winning funding banker, a mom of 4, and the crusade supervisor for one in every of American politics’ emerging stars—her husband, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, as soon as commonly hailed as a potential candidate for president in 2012. but to such a lot american citizens, Jenny Sanford is healthier identified for the single function she refused to play—that of traditional political wife status silently via whereas her husband went sooner than the media and confessed his infidelity. as a substitute, she stayed true—to herself, to her religion, and to her maximum beliefs of parenthood and public provider. She selected to allow Mark Sanford care for the embarrassment and political fallout from his personal activities whereas focusing her personal efforts privately on elevating their teenagers to be males of personality, even within the face of the lies their father has instructed.

In Staying True, Jenny Sanford remembers her surprise and suffering upon studying that her husband used to be having an affair with a lady in Argentina, and the additional discomfort while she learned—just an afternoon sooner than so much Americans—that he had no longer ended the affair while she believed he had. She unearths the resource of her decision to be sincere and forthright rather than the sufferer within the tabloid ardour play that gripped the country in June 2009.
 
But her tale neither starts nor ends with Mark Sanford’s excellent fall from grace. Writing with unusual candor from a deep good of non secular energy, Sanford stocks own tales and lifestyles classes from ahead of and after she stepped into the general public realm. She recounts the various stresses—as good because the myriad joys—that she skilled every day whereas dwelling within the governmental highlight. (Just test retaining 4 younger boys out of mischief within the governor’s mansion!) and he or she describes the numerous ways in which the seductions of strength can force aside even the main dedicated couples.

At each step alongside her trip, Jenny Sanford has made offerings: She gave up her profession, moved faraway from her domestic kingdom of Illinois, even replaced her non secular practices. each selection used to be a completely satisfied concession to harmonious married existence and, at times, to the aid of her husband’s political aspirations. however the something she by no means gave up was once her feel of self, her internal ethical compass. Her notable poise and decency make her a task version for women and men alike. Her tale will empower an individual who has fought to keep up independence and integrity—within a wedding or in different places in life.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering PDF

By Melanie Thernstrom

Each people will comprehend actual soreness in our lives, yet none folks is aware while it's going to come or how lengthy it is going to remain. at the present time up to 10 percentage of the inhabitants of the us suffers from continual ache. it really is extra common, misdiagnosed, and undertreated than any significant affliction. whereas fresh learn has proven that ache produces pathological alterations to the mind and spinal twine, many medical professionals and sufferers nonetheless hard work less than inaccurate cultural notions and superseded medical dogmas that hinder right remedy, to devastating effect.

In The soreness Chronicles, a novel and deeply humane paintings, Melanie Thernstrom lines conceptions of soreness through the ages—from historical Babylonian pain-banishing spells to trendy mind imaging—to display the elusive, mysterious nature of ache itself. Interweaving first-person reflections on her personal conflict with power discomfort, incisive reportage from modern soreness clinics and clinical examine, and insights from a variety of disciplines—science, heritage, faith, philosophy, anthropology, literature, and art—Thernstrom exhibits that once facing discomfort we're neither as complex as we think nor as helpless as we may possibly fear.

Both a private meditation and an highbrow exploration, The discomfort Chronicles illuminates and is smart of the all-too-human event of pain—and confronts with amazing grace and empathy its unusual qualities, its harrowing results, and its numerous antidotes.

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Download E-books Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting PDF

By Michael Perry

From the acclaimed writer of inhabitants: 485 and Truck: A Love tale comes a funny, heartfelt memoir of a brand new lifestyles within the kingdom. dwelling in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse ― confronted with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields, and expert via his pregnant spouse that she intends to convey their child at domestic ― Michael Perry plumbs his unorthodox youth for clues to easy methods to continue as a farmer, a husband, and a father. no matter if he’s remembering his more youthful days ― while his city-bred mom and dad took in sixty or so foster young ones whereas operating a sheep and dairy farm ― or describing what it’s prefer to be bitten within the butt whereas wrestling a pig, Perry thrives in his trademark humor. yet he additionally writes from the quieter corners of his middle, chronicling reports as pleased because the delivery of his baby and as devastating because the demise of an expensive buddy.

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Download E-books What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line PDF

By Art Linson

As a Hollywood movie manufacturer, paintings Linson has had a hand in generating the most unforgettable motion pictures of the final part century--Fast occasions at Ridgemont excessive, The Untouchables, struggle Club--and has labored with a few of America’s best actors and administrators. Dubbed by means of the Los Angeles Times “a breezy anatomy of formality humiliation,” artwork Linson’s Hollywood memoir What simply Happened? supplies us a brutally sincere, humorous, and complete journey throughout the horrors of Hollywood. To be published in 2008 as a function movie starring Robert De Niro and that includes appearances from Bruce Willis, Sean Penn, and John Turturro, between others, Grove Press’s reissue of Linson’s hysterical memoir will comprise a brand new foreword, the film’s script, and a number of other black-and-white photographs from the film.

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