Anibal, enemigo de Roma

By Gabriel Glasman

“Gabriel Glasman, autor del libro, es un escritor argentino dedicado a los angeles investigación de temas históricos, que aborda con ritmos más cercanos a los angeles crónica que a l. a. frialdad del texto académico. Con este “ensayo biográfico” da una visión diferente, nueva y atrevida acerca de ese pasaje de los angeles historia -misterioso y palpitante- que fue el que relacionó a Cartago con su más enconado enemigo: Roma.”
(Web Hislibris)

Aníbal emprendió una descabellada campaña desde l. a. Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma pero renunció a entrar en los angeles ciudad, acelerando con ello su caída.

Son varias las tesis que han surgido a lo largo de los angeles historia para explicar l. a. polémica decisión de Aníbal Barca de no entrar en Roma cuando parecía que lo tenía todo ganado. Aníbal, enemigo de Roma pretende dar una visión de l. a. vida de Aníbal y del conflicto entre Roma y Cartago más fiable que las fuentes clásicas, que son partidistas y demonizan los angeles figura del cartaginés, remontándose a las campañas de Amílcar Barca, el padre de Aníbal, y de Asdrúbal Barca, sucesor de Amílcar.

Nos presenta Gabriel Glasman los angeles historia de l. a. saga de los Barca, desde Amílcar hasta Aníbal, que dirigieron los ejércitos cartagineses y se enfrentaron, con una mezcla de odio visceral y estrategia política, con las temibles huestes romanas. En el 264 a. C. se desata los angeles Primera Guerra Púnica, en ella, Amílcar sale derrotado y Roma pone unos tributos a Cartago enormes, por lo que esta, se ve obligada a conquistar nuevos territorios. Deciden conquistar l. a. Península Ibérica firmando con Roma un tratado por el que no atacarían Sagunto ni ascenderían más al norte del Ebro, pero l. a. conquista de los pueblos íberos no va a ser un paseo y en el 229 a. C. Amílcar es asesinado y, siete años después, su sucesor Asdrúbal: Aníbal pasa a controlar el ejército cartaginés. Desde ese momento lanzará una campaña contra Roma, primero, contraviniendo las directrices romanas atacará y conquistará Sagunto y luego, en el 218 a. C. cruzará el Ebro y se dirigirá a Roma en una guerra abierta con las todopoderosas legiones romanas. El avance de Aníbal es imparable y llegará a las puertas de los angeles Ciudad Eterna en el 216 a. C. y, contra todo pronóstico rehusará entrar en los angeles ciudad.

Esta misteriosa decisión es el eje del vibrante relato de Gabriel Glasman pero aún nos enseñará cómo traicionan a Aníbal cuando pide refuerzos a su hermano, cómo le reclama l. a. nobleza que le traicionó para que les defienda de l. a. invasión de las tropas de Escipión, cómo son derrotados y sometidos de nuevo los cartagineses y cómo, tras darle el mando de Cartago, los romanos descubren que Aníbal sigue con sus planes de acabar con Roma y le persiguen por las cortes de los reyes Antíoco y Prusias hasta que, el normal, asediado por los legionarios se suicida.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

• los angeles figura de Aníbal Barca ha ido creciendo en interés a medida que ha ido creciendo los angeles mitología asociada al personaje, este libro ayuda a encontrar explicaciones fiables a las decisiones del cartaginés a l. a. vez que traza un perfil exacto del mismo.
• El relato que nos presenta el autor, los angeles historia de Aníbal, es una historia trepidante, una sucesión de campañas bélicas que le llevaron desde los angeles Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma.
• En l. a. vida de Aníbal aún quedan misterios sin explicar como qué le llevó a rechazar las recomendaciones de su ejército y no entrar en Roma.
• los angeles obra está escrita con mucho rigor pero dándole al relato el tono propio de esta increíble historia bélica.

Aníbal fue un rebelde incansable, un soldado imparable que jamás admitió el poder de Roma en el Mediterráneo, pero también un asesino merciless y un peligro para su propia patria. Este libro discrimina, sin panegíricos ni condenas, cuál de las visiones que nos han llegado del cartaginés está más cerca de l. a. realidad.

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A Concise History of New Zealand (Cambridge Concise Histories)

By Philippa Mein Smith

New Zealand was once the final significant landmass, except Antarctica, to be settled by way of people. the tale of this rugged and dynamic land is superbly narrated, from its origins in Gondwana a few eighty million years in the past to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the results of the country's smallness and isolation, from its past due payment by way of Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by way of Europeans - and the exchanges that made those humans Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and up to date efforts to control international forces. A Concise heritage of recent Zealand areas New Zealand in its worldwide and nearby context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac touchdown at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - displaying their position as nation-building myths and connecting them with the fewer dramatic forces, financial and social, that experience formed modern New Zealand.

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Rome at War AD 293-696 (Essential Histories, Volume 21)

By Michael Whitby

Within the early 3rd century advert the Roman Empire was once a strength to be reckoned with, controlling tremendous territories and wielding huge, immense political energy from Scotland to the Sahara. four hundred years later this potent Empire used to be falling aside within the face of successive difficulties that the rulers did not care for. during this not easy new quantity Michael Whitby tackles the basic concerns (such because the upward push of Christianity) that ended in the 'decline and fall' of the Roman Empire, and provides a startling reassessment of the functionality of the overdue Roman army.

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Alistair Cooke's America

By Alistair Cooke

For years mythical broadcaster Alistair Cooke introduced the USA to the remainder of the realm with incomparable wit and knowledge. this can be his now vintage and irresistibly readable 'personal history' of the USA: guiding us via centuries of fixing existence within the US.

Beginning together with his personal arrival in the United States as a graduate within the Nineteen Thirties: Alistair Cooke is going directly to write in regards to the explorers who positioned their new-found land at the map: the pioneers who tamed the Wild West: the warriors who fought for independence and the tycoons who outfitted fortunes. From the Mayflower to the gold rush: the jazz age to Pearl Harbour: with photographs of figures as different as Buffalo invoice: John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King: here's the yank tale in all its triumphs and screw ups: grandeurs and tragedies. it's the defining portrait of a nation.

Alistair Cooke loved a rare existence in print, radio and tv. Born in Manchester in 1908 and proficient on the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he was once the Guardian?s Senior Correspondent in manhattan for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American tv and of the BBC sequence the US. He was once, notwithstanding, top identified either at domestic and in another country for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from the USA, which suggested on fifty-eight years people existence, used to be heard over 5 continents and totalled 2,869 proclaims sooner than his retirement in February 2004, some distance and away the longest-running radio sequence in broadcasting history.

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Michael Collins and the the Civil War

By T. Ryle Dwyer

Through the Civil warfare, Michael Collins was once commander-in-chief of the unfastened nation military. This new publication sheds gentle on formerly unknown information regarding activities taken by way of Collins and Churchill throughout the Civil warfare. On 14 April 1922 a bunch of two hundred anti-Treaty IRA males occupied the 4 Courts in Dublin in defiance of the Provisional govt. Michael Collins, who desired to keep away from civil struggle in any respect expenditures, didn't assault them until eventually June 1922, while British strain pressured his hand. This ended in the Irish Civil battle as scuffling with broke out in Dublin among the anti-Treaty IRA and the Provisional Government's troops. less than Collins' supervision, the loose country quickly took keep an eye on of the capital. In 'Michael Collins and the Civil War', Ryle Dwyer sheds new mild on Collins' position within the Civil struggle, exhibiting how within the weeks and months resulting in the crusade he secretly continued with guerrilla strategies in border components. This concerned not just assassination but additionally kidnapping and hostage taking. In confronting these strategies on behalf of the British, for example, Winston Churchill engaged in related behaviour, together with killing and hostage-taking. yet in the past a lot of this has very easily been swept lower than the carpet of historical past. T. Ryle Dwyer is a historian and journalist with 'The Irish Examiner'. He has written many books, particularly at the interval of the warfare of Independence and the Civil battle, and on Éamon De Valera and Michael Collins. His most modern titles with Mercier Press are: 'I Signed My dying Warrant:Michael Collins and the Treaty' and 'The Squad'. Michael Collins was once an Irish progressive chief, Minister for Finance and MP for Cork South within the first Dáil of 1919. He used to be Director of Intelligence for the IRA and a member of the Irish delegation in the course of the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. throughout the Civil conflict, Michael Collins used to be Chairman of the Provisional executive and commander-in-Chief of the loose nation military. He was once shot and killed in August 1922 throughout the Irish Civil warfare.

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Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity

By David Bodanis

In his bestselling E=mc2, David Bodanis led us, with magnificent ease, throughout the world’s most famed equation. Now, in Electric Universe, he illuminates the wondrous but invisible strength that permeates our universe—and introduces us to the virtuoso scientists who plumbed its secrets.

For centuries, electrical energy was once visible as little greater than a curious estate of sure components that sparked whilst rubbed. Then, within the 1790s, Alessandro Volta begun the clinical research that ignited an explosion of information and invention. The strength that after appeared inconsequential was once published to be accountable for every thing from the constitution of the atom to the functioning of our brains. In harnessing its energy, now we have created an international of wonders—complete with curler coasters and radar, computing device networks and psychopharmaceuticals.

A amazing storyteller, Bodanis weaves stories of romance, divine thought, and fraud via lucid bills of clinical breakthroughs. the nice discoverers come to existence in all their brilliance and idiosyncrasy, together with the visionary Michael Faraday, who struggled opposed to the prejudices of the British type method, and Samuel Morse, a painter who, sooner than inventing the telegraph, ran for mayor of latest York urban on a platform of persecuting Catholics. right here too is Alan Turing, whose dream of a fabulous considering machine—what we all know because the computer—was met with indifference, and who ended his existence in melancholy after British specialists pressured him to endure experimental remedies to “cure” his homosexuality.

From the frigid waters of the Atlantic to the streets of Hamburg in the course of an international struggle II firestorm to the inner of the human physique, Electric Universe is a enchanting trip of discovery by way of a grasp technological know-how author.

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A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World

By William J. Bernstein

Acclaimed by way of readers and critics world wide, A best suited Exchange is a sweeping narrative background of worldwide trade—from Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C. to the firestorm over globalization today—that brilliantly explores trade’s colourful and contentious earlier and offers new insights into its future.

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Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times

By Amy Sonnie, James Tracy

THE tale of a few OF an important AND LITTLE-KNOWN ACTIVISTS OF THE Sixties, IN A DEEPLY SOURCED NARRATIVE HISTORY
 
The historians of the past due Sixties have emphasised the paintings of a workforce of white university activists who courageously took to the streets to protest the struggle in Vietnam and carrying on with racial inequality. bad and working-class whites have tended to be painted as spectators, reactionaries, and, even, racists. so much american citizens, the tale is going, simply watched the political hobbies of the sixties move by.

James Tracy and Amy Sonnie, who've been interviewing activists from the period for almost ten years, reject this outdated narrative. They convey that terrible and working-class radicals, encouraged by way of the Civil Rights circulate, the Black Panthers, and revolutionary populism, began to manage major political struggles opposed to racism and inequality throughout the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies. between those teams:

+  sign up for group Union introduced jointly southern migrants, pupil radicals, and welfare recipients in Chicago to struggle for housing, wellbeing and fitness, and welfare . . .
 
+  The Young Patriots Organization and Rising Up Angry prepared self-identified hillbillies, Chicago greasers, Vietnam vets, and younger feminists right into a mythical “Rainbow Coalition” with Black and Puerto Rican activists . . .
 
+  In Philadelphia, the October 4th Organization united citizens of business Kensington opposed to tremendous enterprise, struggle, and a repressive police strength . . .
 
+ In the Bronx, White Lightning occupied hospitals and equipped coalitions with medical professionals to struggle for the rights of drug addicts and the poor.

Exploring an untold historical past of the recent Left, the publication exhibits how those teams helped to redefine group organizing—and transforms the way in which we expect a couple of pivotal second in U.S. background.

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Ancient Rome

By William E. Dunstan

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the giant interval from the second one millennium BCE to the 6th century CE, wearing readers during the succession of fateful steps and agonizing crises that marked Roman evolution from an early village cost to the capital of a rare realm extending from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. a bunch of world-famous figures come to lifestyles in those pages, together with Alexander the nice, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Cicero, Nero, Hadrian, Diocletian, Constantine, Justinian, and Theodora. jam-packed with chilling narratives of violence, lust, and political expediency, this e-book not just describes empire-shaping political and armed forces occasions but in addition treats social and cultural advancements as necessary to Roman historical past. William E. Dunstan highlights such key themes because the actual surroundings, ladies, legislation, the jobs of slaves and freedmen, the plight of unprivileged unfastened humans, the composition and gear of the ruling type, schooling, well known leisure, meals and garments, marriage and divorce, intercourse, loss of life and burial, finance and alternate, clinical and clinical achievements, non secular associations and practices, and creative and literary masterpieces. All readers drawn to the classical international will locate this a desirable and compelling history.

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