德川家康01:乱世孤主(Tokugawa Ieyasu, Book 1)

By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism

By Geoff Nicholson

How we stroll, the place we stroll, why we stroll tells the realm who and what we're. even if it is as soon as an afternoon to the automobile, or for lengthy weekend hikes, or as festival, or as paintings, strolling is a profoundly common element of what makes us people, social creatures, and engaged with the area. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and writer of Sex Collectors Geoff Nicholson deals his attention-grabbing, definitive, and private ruminations at the literature, technology, philosophy, paintings, and history of walking.

Nicholson unearths those who stroll in basic terms at evening, or bare, or within the form of a move or a circle, or for hundreds of thousands of miles at a time, in dress, for factors, or for no cause whatever. He examines the background and traditions of strolling and its function as concept to artists, musicians, and writers like Bob Dylan, Charles Dickens, and Buster Keaton. In The misplaced paintings of Walking, he brings interest, mind's eye, and actual perception to an issue that regularly strides, shuffles, struts, or lopes correct through us.
 

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Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

By Rosalyn Schanzer

Tackling a similar twisted topic as Stacy Schiff's much-lauded book The Witches: Salem, 1692, this Sibert Honor booklet for younger readers positive aspects distinct scratchboard illustrations, chilling fundamental resource fabric, and strong narrative to inform the real tale.

within the little colonial city of Salem Village, Massachusetts, ladies started to twitch, mumble, and contort their our bodies into unusual shapes. The general practitioner attempted each therapy, yet not anything cured the younger Puritans. He grimly introduced the dire prognosis: the ladies have been bewitched! after which the accusations began.
 
The riveting, precise tale of the sufferers, accused witches, crooked officers, and mass hysteria that grew to become a mysterious sickness affecting teenagers right into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds of thousands extra unfolds in chilling, novelistic detail—complete with stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of younger ladies having wild matches within the court, witches flying overhead, and the satan and his servants terrorizing the Puritans— during this younger grownup publication by means of award-winning writer and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer.
  
Taught in heart and excessive faculties round the united states, the 17th-century saga continues to be hauntingly resonant as humans fight even at the present time with the pressing have to locate somebody responsible for his or her misfortunes.  
Witches! has been commemorated with many prestigious awards, including:. Robert F. Sibert Informational publication Honor Book

2012 outstanding kid's Books—ALSC

NCSS—Notable Social reports alternate Books within the box of Social experiences 2012

institution Library magazine top Books of 2011

SLJ’s a hundred terrific Children’s Books of 2011

Chicago Public Library better of the simplest 2011

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Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution

By T. J. English

To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was once the best wish for the way forward for American equipped crime within the post-Prohibition years. within the Fifties, the Mob—with the corrupt, repressive executive of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket—owned Havana's greatest luxurious resorts and casinos, launching an unheard of tourism growth entire with the main lavish leisure, top-drawer celebrities, stunning girls, and playing galore. yet Mob desires collided with these of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who may lead an rebellion of the country's disenfranchised opposed to Batista's hated executive and its international partners—an epic cultural conflict that bestselling writer T. J. English captures the following in all its horny, decadent, gruesome glory.

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NO ANCIENT WISDOM, NO FOLLOWERS: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism

By James McGregor

In the previous 3 a long time, China has risen from close to cave in to a powerhouse -- upending approximately each conference at the global level, even if coverage or company. China is now the globe’s moment greatest financial system, moment greatest exporter, a producing computing device that has lifted 500 million of its electorate from poverty whereas generating multiple million US buck millionaires.

Then why do China’s leaders describe the nation’s monetary version as “unstable and unsustainable”? since it is.

James McGregor has spent 25 years in China as a businessman, journalist and writer. during this, his most modern hugely readable publication, he bargains wide new study that attracts again the curtain on China’s monetary energy. He describes the much-vaunted “China version” as one in every of authoritarian capitalism, a special method that, in its personal manner, is terminating itself. it truly is proving incompatible with worldwide exchange and enterprise governance. it truly is threatening multinationals, which worry wasting their company secrets and techniques and know-how to China’s great state-owned businesses. it truly is fielding these SOEs – China’s “national champions” -- right into a worldwide order angered through seriously backed country capitalism. And it truly is hoping on an outmoded funding and export version that’s operating out of steam.

What has labored long ago, won’t paintings sooner or later. The China version has to be substantially overhauled if the rustic hopes to proceed its march towards prosperity. The country needs to devour extra of what it makes. It needs to discover ways to innovate. It needs to unharness deepest enterprise.

And the Communist social gathering bosses? they need to cede their pervasive and smothering carry on financial energy to foster the expansion, and therefore social balance, that they can’t continue to exist with out. govt needs to step again, the state-owned economic climate has to be delivered to heel, and chance needs to be freed.

During the Tang Dynasty, an respectable within the imperial court docket saw: “No historic knowledge, no followers.” He used to be lamenting that regime used to be headed on my own into harmful and uncharted waters with none precedent for guidance.

Again this day – as McGregor makes transparent – this can be China’s maximum challenge.

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The Death of Napoleon (New York Review Books Classics)

As he bore a obscure resemblance to the Emperor, the  sailors on board the Hermann-Augustus Stoeffer had nicknamed him Napoleon. And so, for comfort, that's what we will name him.
     along with, he was Napoleon. . . .

Napoleon has escaped from St. Helena, leaving a double in the back of him. Now disguised because the cabin hand Eugène Lenormand and enduring the mockery of the group (Na­po­leon, they laughingly nickname the pudgy, hopelessly clumsy little man), he's on his as far back as Europe, able to make touch with the massive mystery association that would go back him to energy. yet then the send on which he sails is rerouted from Bordeaux to Antwerp. while Napoleon disembarks, he's on his own.

He revisits the battlefield of Waterloo, now a vacationer vacation spot. He makes his approach to Paris. blunders, misunderstandings, and mishaps behavior our wondered hero deeper and deeper into the secret of Napoleon.

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Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History

The tramp send used to be the taxi of the seas. without common schedules, it voyaged at any place and all over, identifying up and losing off cargoes, regularly bulk cargoes akin to coal, grain, bushes, china clay and oil. It used to be the older and slower vessels that tended to discover their approach into this alternate, for this reason the tag ‘tramp’, even though new tramps have been outfitted, usually with the owner’s eye on chartering to the lining businesses. during this new ebook through the well known writer Roy Fenton, their evolution is defined over the process greater than a hundred years, from the 1860s, while the steam tramp built from the screw collier, till it was once mostly changed via the expert bulk service within the Nineteen Eighties.

An creation seems to be on the layout and development of tramps sooner than occurring to explain the equipment, from basic triple-expansion generators to diesel engines. Their operation and administration and the lifetime of the officials and crews is additionally coated. the beef of the e-book is to be present in the three hundred splendidly evocative images of person ships which illustrate the improvement of the tramp and its trades during the final years of the nineteenth century, the 2 international wars, and the postwar years. each one caption offers the size, the vendors and the builder, and descriptions the profession, with notes on trades and the way they replaced over a ship’s lifetime. layout beneficial properties are highlighted and notes on equipment incorporated. it will turn into a vintage paintings, to motivate all service provider send fans and historians.

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Art, History and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity (Brill Reference Library of Judaism.)

Art, historical past, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the advanced interaction among visible tradition, texts, and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware method of figuring out Jewish tradition from the 1st century CE in the course of the upward thrust of Islam. The essays assembled the following diversity from the "thick description" of Josephus's portrayal of Bezalel son of Uri as a Roman architect in the course of the inscriptions of the Dura Europos synagogue, Jewish reflections on Caligula in colour, the polychromy of the Jerusalem temple, new-old techniques to the zodiac, and to the Christian destruction of historic synagogues. Taken jointly, those essays recommend a humane method of the heritage of the Jews in an age of deep and long-lasting transitions--both in antiquity, and in our personal time.

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Handbook to Life in the Inca World (Facts on File Library of World History)

By Ananda Cohen Suarez

Even though it purely lasted a number of centuries, the Inca Empire fast turned one of many world's most famed pre-Columbian facilities of strength. instruction manual to lifestyles within the Inca international is a accomplished and available exam of the Inca Empire, which stretched around the Andes Mountains in Peru from the thirteenth century till the invasion of the Spanish within the sixteenth century. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, paintings heritage, ethnography, and 16th-century Spanish chronicles, this guide deals a readable, informative, and easy-to-navigate layout that explains how the Inca Empire grew to become such an influential and robust civilization.

prepared thematically, this new publication comprises an in depth checklist of additional readings with every one bankruptcy, a entire bibliography, in addition to unique line drawings from the conquistadors. instruction manual to existence within the Inca global is an important addition to any pre-Columbian assortment, in addition to an invaluable source for someone drawn to the Inca world.

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Divine Fury: A History of Genius

By Darrin M. McMahon

Genius. With tricks of insanity and secret, ethical license and visionary strength, the be aware indicates a nearly otherworldly energy: the facility to create, to divine the secrets and techniques of the universe, even to break. but the idea of genius has been diluted lately. this present day, rock stars, soccer coaches, and marketers are categorized ‘geniuses,’ and the observe is utilized so greatly that it has obscured the experience of certain election and superhuman authority that lengthy observed it.

As acclaimed historian Darrin M. McMahon explains, the idea that of genius has roots in antiquity, whilst males of prodigious perception have been proposal to possess—or to be possessed by—demons and gods. tailored within the centuries that and utilized to quite a few non secular figures, together with prophets, apostles, sorcerers, and saints, abiding notions of transcendent human strength have been invoked on the time of the Renaissance to give an explanation for the surprising creativity of fellows like Leonardo and Michelangelo.

Yet it used to be basically within the eighteenth century that the genius used to be actually born, idolized as a brand new version of the top human kind. Assuming prominence in figures as different as Newton and Napoleon, the fashionable genius emerged in rigidity with a becoming trust in human equality. Contesting the inspiration that every one are created equivalent, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of impressive contributors no longer ruled by way of usual legislation. The phenomenon of genius drew medical scrutiny and vast public statement into the 20 th century, however it additionally drew spiritual and political longings which may be abused. within the genius cult of the Nazis and the outpouring of reverence for the redemptive determine of Einstein, genius accomplished either its apotheosis and its Armageddon.

The first complete heritage of this elusive proposal, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius and geniuses in the course of the a while all the way down to the current day, exhibiting how—despite its many diversifications and up to date democratization—genius continues to be a effective strength in our lives, reflecting sleek wishes, hopes, and fears.

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