The Revolution Of The Moon

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609453923
Size: 17.46 MB
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From the author of the Inspector Montalbano series comes the remarkable account of an exceptional woman who rises to power in 17th century Sicily and brings about sweeping changes that threaten the iron-fisted patriarchy, before being cast out in a coup after only 27 days. Sicily, April 16 1677. From his deathbed, Charles III's viceroy, Anielo de Guzmán y Carafa, marquis of Castle Rodrigo, names his wife, Doña Eleonora, as his successor. Eleonora de Moura is a highly intelligent and capable woman who immediately applies her political acumen to heal the scarred soul of Palermo, a city afflicted by poverty, misery, and the frequent uprisings they entail. The Marquise implements measures that include lowering the price of bread, reducing taxes for large families, re-opening women's care facilities, and establishing stipends for young couples wishing to marry—all measures that were considered seditious by the conservative city fathers and by the Church. The machinations of powerful men soon result in Doña Eleonora, whom the Church sees as a dangerous revolutionary, being recalled to Spain. Her rule lasted 27 days—one cycle of the moon. Based on a true story, Camilleri's gripping and richly imagined novel tells the story of a woman whose courage and political vision is tested at every step by misogyny and reactionary conservatism.

Stille Wasser

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257607871
Size: 10.44 MB
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Schwächeanfall in der Questura. Brunetti landet im Ospedale Civile. Das Räderwerk des Alltags hat ihn zermürbt. Nachdem man ihn krankgeschrieben hat, will der Commissario in der Villa einer Verwandten von Paola zur Ruhe kommen. Wie wunderbar, einmal nicht Verbrechern hinterherzujagen, sondern in ländlicher Idylle seine Gedanken mit den Wolken ziehen zu lassen. Brunetti soll sich in der Lagune erholen. Doch zwischen Bienen und Blumen kommt er einem größeren Fall als je zuvor auf die Spur.

Die Revolution Des Mondes

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783312006243
Size: 10.87 MB
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Als 1677 in Sizilien der Vizekönig an Herzverfettung stirbt, reiben sich die Staatsräte die Hände: endlich sich nach Herzenslust bereichern! Doch sie haben nicht mit der jungen Witwe gerechnet, der unfassbar schönen Eleonora de Moura. Zielstrebig besteigt sie den Thron, und einen Monat lang lehrt sie die Höflinge, die korrupten Adeligen und Pfaffen das Fürchten. Sie hilft den Armen und setzt Reformen durch. Schon feiert das Volk sie als Retterin – da wird sie vom König abberufen. Camilleris neuer Roman erzählt von einer vergessenen Revolutionärin und davon, wie, für einen kurzen Moment in der Geschichte, das Gute möglich schien. In der Vergangenheit des Romans spiegelt sich das Italien der Gegenwart und Camilleris dringende Empfehlung: Lasst die Frauen an die Macht!

The Last Revolution And First On The Moon

Author: Milton Lesser
ISBN: 1612872352
Size: 12.87 MB
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Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel is "The Last Revolution" by one of science fiction's most underrated authors, Milton Lesser. He held the key to Mankind's future. When Drayton awoke he knew he'd overslept. And you just couldn't be late for a date with Mary Carlton, especially when old man Carlton was going to be there for dinner. So off Johnny Drayton went, speeding down Sawmill River Parkway and to his destiny--a destiny that would plunge him into a far-off future onto a strange, stark world where pitiful, shrunken examples of humanity seemed to be all that was left of mankind. But Drayton couldn't understand the how and why of it all. Why had he been flung five hundred million years into the future? What was his purpose there? And who were his strange, bulbous-headed hosts and what were their real motivations? When Johnny Drayton found the answers to these questions, he was faced with a momentous decision--a decision that would lead to either the salvation or doom of mankind. This double novel's second tale is a classic piece of space opera, Jeff Sutton's "First on the Moon." Luna was the goal, Earth was the prize. The four men had been scrutinized, watched, investigated, and intensively trained for more than a year. They were, without a doubt, the best men to be found for that first, all-important flight to the Moon--the pioneer manned rocket that would give either the East or the West control over the Earth. Yet when the race started, astronaut Adam Crag found that he had a saboteur among his crew...a traitor! Such a man could give the communist forces on Earth a title deed to the moon, and thereby dominate the world it circled. Any one of the other three could be the hidden enemy, and if he didn't discover the agent soon--even while they were roaring on rocket jets through outer space--then Adam Crag, his expedition, and his country would be destroyed!

Atlas Of The Moon

Author: Vincent de Callataÿ
ISBN: UOM:39076006362615
Size: 19.44 MB
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An authoritative lunar atlas and an account of all aspects of the moon which may interest amateur astronomers.