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The Boldness of a Halakhist: An Analysis of the Writings of Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Halevi Epstein's "The Arukh Hashulhan" (Judaism and Jewish Life)

By Simcha Fishbane

The arrogance of a Halakhist analyzes the writings of Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Halevi Epstein (1829–1908), writer of the Arukh Hashulkhan, a daring and weird method of Jewish legislation. established totally on the unique textual content of Rabbi Epstein's criminal codes and homilies, this paintings covers issues comparable to ladies, modernity, customs, and secular reports. It analyzes the rabbi's method of Jewish legislations and Jewish lifestyles, designed to advertise the non secular welfare of Jews less than the pressures of becoming secularization and Russification. even though dependent upon the foundations of the conventional judicial strategy, the rabbi’s rulings display a profound realizing of the modern social and ancient fact dealing with the Jews of Russia on the flip of the century.

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Suleiman the Magnificent

Suleiman's reign as Sultan marked the apogee of Ottoman energy. His empire held dominion over 3 continents, and, populated via greater than thirty million population, prospered below a well-directed and authoritarian financial system. during this celebrated ebook André Clot effectively produces either a lifetime of the guy and a stimulating renowned background of the Ottoman Empire in this period.

André Clot (1909–2002) was once a French historian and journalist. He lived in Turkey and the center East for a few years and was once knowledgeable on Islam.

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Churchill Comes of Age: Cuba 1895

The untold tale of Churchill’s first foreign event, coming of age, and exhibiting for the 1st time his unheard of characteristics—told with assistance from unique examine into Spanish and Cuban files and interviews

In 1895, Churchill confirmed already what sort of guy he was once going to be, as he went on his first foreign event, observed his twenty first birthday, had his baptism of fireside, wrote his first army research, engaged in his first dicey diplomatic challenge, performed his first intelligence paintings, stumbled on himself in his first significant controversy with the click, and used to be a journalist and certainly a warfare correspondent for the 1st time. He engaged in his first political research, shamelessly used his connections, and did all of this in what used to be quickly to be often called the "Churchill style." whereas prior to now cognizance has been wear his Indian frontier and Boer struggle event because the so much formative moments in his early life, this e-book exhibits that his a lot previous Cuban journey used to be rather the instant while he "came of age" in nearly each sense.

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Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan

Written with an intelligence and verve infrequently present in rock biography, the mysterious artist that's Bob Dylan is illuminated throughout the cultural background of his time.

Half a century in the past, a adolescence seemed from the yank hinterland and commenced a cultural revolution. the realm continues to be coming to phrases with what Bob Dylan finished in his inventive explosion upon renowned culture.

In Once Upon a Time, award-winning writer Ian Bell attracts jointly the tangled strands of the various lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the 1st time, the laureate of contemporary the USA is decided in his whole context: musical, historic, literary, political, and personal.      

Full of recent insights into the mythical singer, his songs, his lifestyles, and his period, ?this new biography reveals anew the artist who invented himself with a purpose to reinvent the US. Once Upon a Time is a full of life research of a mysterious character that has splintered and reformed, time after time, in a rustic perpetually attempting to comprehend itself. Now that secret is explained.

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Anna Magnani: La biografia (Overlook)

By Matilde Hochkofler

Anna Magnani si è sempre sentita abbandonata sin da quando bambina viveva a Roma con l. a. nonna “tra una lacrima di troppo e una carezza in meno”, quella carezza che avrebbe voluto ricevere dalla mamma lontana. Proprio dal desiderio di quell’amore negato nasce los angeles sua vocazione artistica che los angeles spinge a cercarlo nell’applauso del pubblico. Dalle tavole del palcoscenico dove si rivela interprete di dolente drammaticità all’affermazione comica nelle riviste accanto a Totò, dalle particine nei movie degli esordi al grande riconoscimento internazionale con Roma città aperta, fino a l. a. rosa tatuata che, prima attrice italiana, le fa conquistare l’Oscar. Nei suoi ricordi, in quelli del figlio Luca, nelle lettere degli amici e dei compagni di lavoro rivivono i retroscena drammatici e irresistibili del cinema tra Cinecittà e Hollywood sullo sfondo della società italiana e dei suoi cambiamenti.

Il volto irregolare segnato dalle esperienze della vita, i grandi occhi luminosi, i capelli scarmigliati, los angeles voce roca, los angeles risata improvvisa, Anna vive il profondo bisogno di libertà che l. a. porta a cercare l’indipendenza. Le sue appassionate storie d’amore, le tempestose litigate, le polemiche e le provocazioni ne fanno l’interprete-personaggio che sullo schermo si alimenta della propria fragilità, delle insicurezze e delle contraddizioni di un carattere distinctiveness, sempre sul punto di esplodere. l. a. donna e l’attrice non sanno separarsi l’una dall’altra nelle determine femminili a cui dà vita con tutta se stessa, con los angeles partecipazione totale di chi non si allontana mai dalla propria autobiografia. Nei personaggi indimenticabili dei suoi movie – los angeles chief di L’onorevole Angelina, l’amante di Una voce umana, l. a. mamma di Bellissima, l. a. darkish girl di Nella città l’inferno, l. a. comparsa di Risate di gioia, los angeles prostituta di Mamma Roma – Anna ci viene incontro con le braccia aperte in una richiesta di aiuto, di complicità, d’amore.

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Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist

By Stephen Kurkjian

The definitive tale of the best artwork robbery in history.

In a mystery assembly in 1981, a low-level Boston thief gave occupation gangster Ralph Rossetti the top of an entire life: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum used to be an important rating ready to take place. even though its collections integrated useful works of art by way of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and others, its safety used to be affordable, mismanaged, and old-fashioned. And now, it appeared, the complete Boston felony underworld knew it.

Nearly a decade handed sooner than the Museum museum was once eventually hit. but if it ultimately occurred, the robbery quick grew to become some of the most notorious paintings heists in heritage: 13 artistic endeavors worth as much as $500 million, by means of essentially the most well-known artists on the earth, have been taken. The Boston FBI took keep an eye on of the research, yet twenty-five years later the case remains to be unsolved and the art remains to be missing.

Stephen Kurkjian, one of many best investigative journalists within the kingdom, has been operating this situation for over approximately 20 years. In Master Thieves, he sheds new gentle on the various Gardner’s such a lot abiding mysteries. Why could a person thieve those work, simply to go away them hidden for twenty-five years? And why, if one of many most sensible crime bosses within the urban knew approximately this ranking in 1981, did the robbery take place in 1990? What occurred in these intervening years? And what may possibly all this need to do with Boston’s infamous gang wars of the 1980s?

Kurkjian’s reporting is already liable for many of the greatest breaks during this tale, together with a meticulous reconstruction of what occurred on the Museum museum that fateful evening. Now grasp Thieves will exhibit the identities of these he believes plotted the heist, the purpose for the crime, and the main points that the FBI has refused to debate. Taking you on a trip deep into the gangs of Boston, Kurkjian emerges with the main entire and compelling model of this tale ever told.

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One Tragic Night: The Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

By Barry Bateman

At 08:03 at the morning of Valentine's Day 2013, information broke that Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic celebrity often called the "Blade Runner," had shot and killed his female friend at his luxurious domestic in Pretoria, South Africa. inside mins, the tale reverberated around the globe as banners flashed throughout tv monitors broadcasting international information networks. firstly look, it seemed to be a heart-wrenching, tragic coincidence. The athlete had fallacious attractive Reeva Steenkamp for an interloper. yet because the morning opened up, a moment model of occasions started to show itself, indicating that the country's celebrated icon, its "Golden Boy," could have murdered his version female friend in a healthy of rage.

In this vibrant and insightful narrative, South African newshounds Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman exhibit the genuine tale of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, from that awful evening to the statement of the surprising verdict. Drawing on proof from the trial in addition to on-the-ground interviews with friends and family of Oscar and Reeva, this can be the authoritative account of 1 of the main high-profile trials of the twenty first century, from the evening of the killings to the arguable verdict. .

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May Sarton: A Self-Portrait

By May Sarton

This publication provides the prestigious poet conversing approximately herself and her paintings and interpreting from her poems, with a bit of poems observed through the poet's observation on each.

A transcript from the winning film,World of sunshine: A Portrait of may perhaps Sarton, this booklet includes an extra element of Sarton's poems and her observation on every one. It celebrates love, solitude, construction, pleasure, or even soreness. pictures and drawings.

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Hemingway: The 1930s through the Final Years (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Published to coincide with the most important free up of HBO’s upcoming movie Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.

Michael Reynolds used to be the perfect biographer of Ernest Hemingway. HBO’s movie concentrates on Hemingway’s years together with his 3rd spouse, the adventurous journalist Martha Gellhorn. This booklet brings jointly Reynolds’s Hemingway: The 1930s and Hemingway: the ultimate Years.

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The Einstein of Money: The Life and Timeless Financial Wisdom of Benjamin Graham

By Joe Carlen

Warren Buffett—widely thought of the main winning investor of all time—has time and again said Benjamin Graham because the fundamental impact on his funding strategy. certainly, there's a direct line among the record-shattering making an investment functionality of Buffett (and different price traders) and Graham’s lifestyles. In six books and dozens of papers, Graham—known because the "Dean of Wall Street"—left an intensive account of an making an investment approach that, as Buffett can attest, truly works!

This biography of Benjamin Graham, the 1st written with entry to his posthumously released memoirs, explains Graham’s so much crucial wealth-creation techniques whereas telling the colourful tale of his awesome company profession and his multifaceted, unconventional own existence. the writer distills the simplest from Graham’s vast released works and attracts from own interviews he performed with Warren Buffett, Charles Brandes, and lots of different most sensible US and international worth traders, in addition to Graham’s surviving little ones and pals.

Warren Buffett as soon as stated, "No one ever turned terrible via examining Graham." discover for your self by means of studying Carlen’s full of life account of Benjamin Graham’s interesting existence and time-tested concepts for producing wealth.

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