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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
Italo Calvino

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There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
G.K. Chesterton

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Sánchez Adalid, JesúsEn compañía del sol
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

La aventura del jesuita español que enlazó Oriente y Occidente en el siglo XVI. Ambientada en la España de Carlos V y con el hijo menor del noble don Juan de Jassu como protagonista, el autor no deja escapar ningún rincón de su (More) fascinante personalidad al tiempo que relata la vida del París universitario de la época, los viajes por mar, las costumbres exóticas de los habitantes de los reinos perdidos de Oriente. Todo ello se mezcla en una delirante realidad tangible, terrenal, y a la vez onírica y espiritual, que nos ilustra sobre uno de los pasajes más emocionantes de nuestra historia.

Real Academia EspañolaNueva gramática básica de la lengua española
Language: Spanish, Grammar & Language – Format: ePub

Nacida con vocación popular y afán divulgativo, esta obra es una versión resumida, simplificada y muy didáctica de la gran obra académica. Presenta una descripción general del idioma accesible a todos los hablantes que no poseen (More) especial formación gramatical, centrándose en los aspectos normativos de la lengua. Es una obra de consulta básica que no debe faltar en ningún hogar, centro educativo o de trabajo.

Real Academia EspañolaOrtografía de la lengua española
Language: Spanish, Grammar & Language – Format: ePub

La nueva Ortografía de la lengua española presenta unas características propias que la hacen más sólida, exhaustiva, razonada y moderna que su predecesora de 1999. De vocación panhispánica, es una obra concebida y realizada desde (More) la unidad y para la unidad de la lengua.

Tarradas Bultó, RafaelEl heredero
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

Un majestuoso landó avanza en dirección a la imponente finca de los Marqués. Con tan solo siete años, la pequeña Josefa entra a trabajar como sirvienta en la casa, incapaz de imaginar cómo su presencia cambiará para siempre la (More) historia de dos poderosas familias.
Treinta años más tarde los Marqués se ven abocados a huir de su casa y abandonar su más que acomodada posición social. No serán los únicos, pues los Sagnier habrán de exiliarse y otros, como Antonio, pobre pero idealista, intentará dar un giro a la sociedad. Todos ellos, defendiendo sus ideales, son ajenos al caprichoso destino que los une mediante un poderoso lazo y un asombroso secreto.
Barcelona, San Sebastián, Madrid, Gijón, o Teruel son los escenarios de esta fascinante historia de amor, coraje, lealtad y traición, basada en hechos reales, que nos revela cómo en un mundo donde la lucha por la supervivencia hace aflorar lo peor del ser humano el amor es una fuerza poderosa capaz de hacernos superar las mayores adversidades.

Vega, Mercedes deEl largo sueño de Laura Cohen
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

A los pocos días de perder a su marido en un accidente de tráfico, Laura Cohen, una psiquiatra española afincada en Montreal, toma como paciente a un hombre traumatizado por su pasado. Cuando este desaparece sin dejar rastro tras (More) la tercera sesión, Laura comenzará su búsqueda atraída por una inesperada conexión entre el hombre y su marido fallecido. Esta investigación la sumergirá en una peligrosa red de conspiraciones, secuestros, experimentos ocultos y torturas que se remontan a la Segunda Guerra Mundial y el Holocausto, y la llevará a cuestionar sus orígenes, su matrimonio y su vida hasta ese momento.

Nadal, RafelEl hijo del italiano
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

Mateu crece en una familia rota que no siente como suya. Desde pequeño lucha por dejar atrás los gritos y la miseria de la Mina, la casa más pobre de Caldes de Malavella. Pronto descubre que sus orígenes están relacionados con la (More) estancia del millar de marineros italianos que se refugiaron en el pueblo.
Eran los supervivientes del acorazado Roma, bombardeado por los alemanes el 9 de septiembre de 1943 como venganza por el armisticio entre Italia y los aliados. Sesenta años después, a la muerte de su madre, Mateu comienza a hacerse preguntas y decide buscar a su padre: ¿quién era ese italiano que silbaba canciones napolitanas y llevaba a lavar la ropa a su madre?
El hijo del italiano narra la historia de un amor secreto y un viaje en busca de la propia identidad.

Willink, JockoExtreme Ownership. How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win
Language: English, Management & Leadership – Format: ePub

An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to (More) apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.
Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping first-hand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.
Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.
Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.
A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfil their ultimate purpose: lead and win.

Dobelli, RolfThe Art of Thinking Clearly
Language: English, Management & Leadership – Format: ePub

THE SECRET TO PERFECT DECISION-MAKING
‘This book will change the way you think’ Dan Goldstein, London Business School
Have you ever… Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Overpaid in an Ebay (More) auction? Continued doing something you knew was bad for you? Backed the wrong horse?
THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY is essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. It reveals, in 100 short chapters, the most common errors of judgement, and how to avoid them. Simple, clear and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making – at work, at home, every day.
SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * GUARDIAN BESTSELLER * INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Clear, JamesAtomic Habits. An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
Language: English, Self-Help – Format: ePub

Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now.
People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that (More) real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.
He calls them atomic habits.
In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy.
These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life.

Clear, JamesPiccole abitudini per grandi cambiamenti
Language: Italian, Self-Help – Format: ePub

Mental coach, formatori, guru motivazionali: tanti dicono che nella vita è fondamentale porsi obiettivi ambiziosi, decidere dove si vuole arrivare e fare di tutto per arrivarci. Ma è davvero questa la chiave del successo? Perché (More) allora è così difficile fare quello che continuamente diciamo di voler fare? Per quale motivo non riusciamo a dimagrire, ricominciamo a fumare, perdiamo ore incollati a uno smartphone? Perché non costruiamo davvero relazioni più salutari, carriere più soddisfacenti? James Clear, uno degli esperti di crescita personale più innovativi e seguiti in America, non ha dubbi: stiamo semplicemente sbagliando bersaglio. L’ossessione per gli obiettivi, invece di aiutarci a migliorare, rischia di diventare un’ulteriore fonte di stress, e perfino di farci fallire. Noi non siamo i nostri obiettivi: siamo la somma delle nostre abitudini. Per questo, secondo Clear, è proprio dalle piccole abitudini di ogni giorno che dobbiamo partire per dare alla nostra vita una nuova direzione. Il vero cambiamento non nasce da una singola grande svolta, ma dalla combinazione di tanti miglioramenti quasi impercettibili: un piccolo passo alla volta, un progresso quotidiano dell’uno per cento. Questo manuale brillante e dettagliato ci accompagna, passo dopo passo, sulla strada del cambiamento sostenibile, attraverso un metodo chiaro e facile da mettere in pratica per creare buone abitudini, per liberarci da quelle cattive, e per rimanere felicemente fedeli alle nostre scelte. Perché soltanto concentrandoci su ciò che abbiamo il potere di cambiare – ciò che ogni giorno decidiamo di fare o non fare – potremo ottenere una trasformazione profonda e duratura.

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AristotleThe Art of Poetry
Language: English, Essay & Philosophy – Format: iSilo

Alarcón, Pedro Antonio deEl clavo
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub, iSilo

Felipe narra un oscuro episodio de su vida y de la de su amigo, el juez Joaquín Zarco, la historia de una misteriosa mujer llamada Blanca, de la que Zarco se enamora y a la que pierde cuando ésta desaparece sin explicación alguna, (More) y del truculento hallazgo que ambos amigos realizan en un cementerio: un clavo alojado en un cráneo desnudo, fortuito descubrimiento que obsesionará a Zarco de tal modo que se impondrá la tarea de desentrañar el enigma de la calavera; una historia romántica, trágica, trufada de casualidades y mentiras…

Némirovsky, IrèneLa sinfonia di Parigi e altri racconti
Language: Italian, Short Stories – Format: ePub

Agli inizi degli anni Trenta, Irene Nemirovsky accantono per un paio d’anni la scrittura di romanzi, per “subire” la fascinazione positiva e feconda da parte del cinema. Assidua frequentatrice delle sale cinematografiche, (More) entusiasta per l’avvento del sonoro, l’autrice intuì nella settima arte, con sensibilità quasi profetica, una straordinaria risorsa per la scrittura, una fonte di suggerimenti e spunti anche tecnici, in grado di ampliarne le possibilità espressive. Fu cosi che nel 1931 nacquero le tre storie d’amore, La sinfonia di Parigi, Natale e Carnevale di Nizza, qui tradotte e pubblicate per la prima volta in Italia, con la speranza che potessero un giorno essere trasposte sul grande schermo. Del resto, per la scrittrice francese l’incontro con il cinema – seppur indirettamente – era gia avvenuto con la realizzazione del film David Golder, per il quale il regista Julien Duvivier dichiaro di non aver avuto bisogno di aggiungere scene o modificare i dialoghi tratti dal romanzo omonimo, tanto la scrittura della Nemirovsky si armonizzava perfettamente al ritmo e alle tecniche narrative cinematografiche. Nessuna di queste storie divento mai un film, ponendo cosi fine alle sue speranze di poter lavorare come sceneggiatrice. Eppure, il tentativo non fu vano e la lettura di queste tre brevi opere potrà meglio farci comprendere quanto l’amore per il cinema abbia influenzato lo stile indimenticabile dell’autrice di Suite francese.

Authors VariousCatechism of the Catholic Church 2nd Edition
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability.
This updated second edition of the Catechism of the (More) Catholic Church incorporates all the final modifications made in the complete, official Latin text, accompanied by line-by-line explanations of orthodox Catholicism, summaries of each section, a detailed index, extensive cross-references, and helpful footnotes.

San Sebastián, IsabelLa peregrina
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

La apasionante aventura que dio origen al Camino de Santiago.Isabel San Sebastián vuelve a la novela histórica con una nueva aventura de Alana de Coaña, La visigoda, su personaje más famoso, y nos ofrece un viaje fascinante al (More) origen de un camino que cambió la historia del mundo.Año 827.
En su pequeña corte guerrera, Alfonso II el Casto, rey de Asturias y aliado de Carlomagno, recibe una extraordinaria noticia: en un bosque próximo a Iria Flavia, allá donde termina el mundo, han aparecido los restos del apóstol Santiago. ¿Es posible tal prodigio? El rey decide acudir al lugar, a fin de aclarar el misterio. En la comitiva marchan nobles enredados en intrigas, fieros soldados, cautivos sarracenos, monjes custodios de turbios secretos… un fiel reflejo de ese tiempo turbulento, cuyo epicentro es un rey determinado a salvar su reino. Y junto a él cabalga Alana, con la esperanza de encontrar a su hijo desaparecido y el desafío de narrar, sin saberlo, la primera peregrinación jacobea de la Historia.«Me llamo Alana. Por mis venas corre sangre astur y sangre goda. Sirvo a don Alfonso el Magno, rey de Asturias. Mis ojos cansados han visto horrores sin cuento, pero antes de cerrarse para siempre tal vez puedan contemplar el lugar donde reposa el apóstol Santiago.»
Unas reliquias misteriosas, un destino incierto, un viaje que sentará los cimientos del camino más famoso de la cristiandad.

Poe, Edgar AllanEl retrato oval
Language: Spanish, Short Stories – Format: ePub

Este relato narra la historia de un hombre herido que pasa la noche en un castillo abandonado recientemente. El castillo era suntuoso y estaba decorado con hermosos tapices y cuadros. El hombre coge un pequeño libro que encuentra (More) debajo de la almohada en el que hay una breve descripción de los cuadros y las obras de arte. Se fija en un retrato oval de una señora y procede a leer su historia.

Pirandello, LuigiCosì è (se vi pare)
Language: Italian, Theater Play – Format: iSilo

Escrivá, JosemariaCamino
Language: Spanish, Spiritual – Format: ePub, iSilo

Camino, fruto de la labor sacerdotal que san Josemaría Escrivá había iniciado en 1925, aparece por primera vez en 1934 (en Cuenca, España) con el título de “Consideraciones Espirituales”. En la edición siguiente -realizada en (More) Valencia en 1939-, el libro, notablemente ampliado, recibe ya su título definitivo. Desde entonces se ha difundido con un ritmo sostenido y progresivo. Actualmente, se han publicado de Camino cerca de 4.500.000 ejemplares en 43 idiomas.
Camino tiene un estilo directo, de diálogo sereno, en el que el lector se encuentra frente a las exigencias divinas en un ambiente de confianza y amistad. Cuando se publicó en Italia, L’Osservatore Romano comentó: “Mons. Escrivá de Balaguer ha escrito más que una obra maestra, ha escrito inspirándose directamente en el corazón, y al corazón llegan directamente, uno a uno, los párrafos que forman Camino.”

Funke, CorneliaDragon Rider
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. Flying over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they (More) encounter fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage–and cross the path of a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge who’s determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons in this enchanting adventure about the true meaning home.
Aimed at slightly younger readers than her previous novels, despite its massive five hundred pages, Dragon Rider is about a brave young dragon called Firedrake who embarks upon a dangerous journey to the Rim of Heaven in the Himalayas–a magical place where silver dragons can rest easy, free from the threat of destruction by mankind and their only hope of sanctuary. The key to its location is a map rendered by a rat who is a master cartographer.

Covey, Stephen R.The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Language: English, Management & Leadership – Format: ePub

In the more than twenty-five years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with more than twenty-five million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in (More) business, government, schools, and families, and, most importantly, as individuals, have dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey’s classic book. The world, however, is a vastly changed place. Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option—survival in today’s world requires it. But in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the “New Knowledge Worker Age,” we must build on and move beyond effectiveness. The call of this new era in human history is for greatness; it’s for fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution.
Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today’s new reality requires a change in thinking: a new mindset, a new skill-set, a new tool-set—in short, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit. So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued—with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul’s yearning for greatness, the organization’s imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity’s search for its “voice.”
Covey’s new book will transform the way we think about ourselves, our purpose in life, our organizations, and about humankind. Just as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helped us focus on effectiveness, The 8th Habit shows us the way to greatness.

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