Italian military historian Pier Paolo Battistelli examines the elite and specialforces units of the Italian Army during World War II. This includes a vast array of troop types, including paratroopers, assault engineers, sea-landing and swimmer units, long-range recce and ski units, and even hand-picked Fascist 'Mussolini' units. It also delves into the specialist tank and armoured units that were created to emulate the German armoured units. While the Italian units discussed enjoyed mixed success, the volume draws attention to the incredibly hard fighting done by some in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of Russia. Illustrated with rare archival photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this is a fascinating insight into a little-studied aspect of Axis forces.
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence--a city that always surprises--Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky. Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today--from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since long before the revolution. Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.
Journey to Portugal
Author: José Saramago, Jose Saramago, Amanda Hopkinson, Nick Caistor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Offers information about the history and culture of Portugal written by combining aspects of a novel, guide book, and travel log.
Art, Perception, and Reality
Author: E. H. Gombrich, Julian Hochberg, Max Black
Publisher: JHU Press
Explores questions relating to the nature of representation in art. It asks how we recognize likeness in caricatures or portraits, for instance, and presents the conflicting arguments and opinions of an art historian, a psychologist and a philosopher.
Author: Elisabeth Smith
Publisher: Teach Yourself
'Teach Yourself Instant Italian' is the book for you if you want to speak basic Italian immediately or if you have tried other courses without success. The carefully structured method targets only the most important vocabulary and grammar and gets you speaking straight away. The special learning programme takes only 35 minutes a day for six weeks and has fewer than 400 words for you to learn. The grammar is explained in a no-nonsense way in simple English so you will not get bogged down by unnecessarily complicated structures that you will not need. There is lots of practice for you as you work through the course, and by using the flashcards provided at the end of the book and by memorizing the sentences in the ‘learn it by heart’ sections, you will find that you are speaking in whole sentences and with confidence right from the start.
insight: Intermediate: Workbook
Author: Paul Hancock, Jayne Wildman, Cathy Myers, Claire Thacker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Closely matches the Student's Book layout Listening tracks available to download from the Student's site Literature insight offers ready-made extra lessons which introduce students to classic pieces of English literature Extra support and practice of the grammar from the Student's Book in the Grammar reference section A unit-by-unit wordlist with dictionary style definitions which gives students more information about core vocabulary.
Un approccio pragmatico e comunicativo che non trascura lo sviluppo e l’apprendimento sistematico della grammatica. Un corso che diventa multimediale.
This dictionary aims to make learning and understanding vocabulary easy and clear. It contains integrated thesaurus boxes and topic boxes allowing students to expand their vocabulary, and 3000 active words point students to the key words they need to know.
Author: Annette Capel, Wendy Sharp
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Engels in de praktijk is gebaseerd op een origineel idee : de Engels-Amerikaanse taal voorstellen als een internationale taal, een wendbare en kneedbare taal, een middel waarmee in de wereld van vandaag veel gewerkt wordt en waaraan men heel wat plezier heeft. Een overzicht van Brits en Amerikaans Engels, dat een goede basiskennis van het Engels vraagt.
Spotlight on Advanced (CAE)
Author: Francesca Mansfield, Carol Nuttall, Language Testing 123
Publisher: National Geographic Learning
Spotlight on Advanced is a comprehensive course that has been revised to be in line with the new Cambridge English exam specifications for January 2015. It prepares adults and younger learners to excel in the revised exam.