Homage to Catalonia

  • Filename: homage-to-catalonia.
  • ISBN: 9781772751925
  • Release Date: 2016-02-16
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Passionately opposed to fascism, British author George Orwell served as an soldier in the militia for the POUM—the Worker’s Party of Marxist Unification, one of the parties involved in the Spanish Civil War—from 1936–1937. Serving on the frontlines, Orwell saw action in Catalonia and Aragon, and was seriously wounded by a sniper in May 1937. At the same time that Orwell was recovering from his injuries, the POUM was declared illegal and Orwell was forced to flee Spain in order to avoid arrest. In Homage to Catalonia, Orwell frankly recounts his experiences as a soldier, revealing his passionate commitment to the ideals of communism and his equally passionate opposition to fascism. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today’s digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.


  • Filename: gourmetour.
  • ISBN: CORNELL:31924095728634
  • Release Date: 2006
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Revolution and Counter Revolution in Spain

  • Filename: revolution-and-counter-revolution-in-spain.
  • ISBN: 1900007436
  • Release Date: 2012-06
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: Felix Morrow
  • Publisher: Wellred

Felix Morrow's book, written in the white heat of the struggle, remains a Marxist classic on the Spanish Civil War. The 1930s was a period of revolution and counter-revolution in which Spain was at the very epicenter of events. It remains the clearest account of the movement of the Spanish proletariat, which took power in Catalonia, but was betrayed by the Popular Front government. It describes the heroic struggles waged by the workers and peasants, which, in the words of Leon Trotsky could have carried through ten revolutions. Morrow describes in detail the failure of the anarchists, whose leaders entered the bourgeois government, as well as that of the POUM, the centrist party of the revolution. In particular, the book describes the role of the Stalinists, who under the orders of Moscow supported the bourgeois republic's suppression of the revolution. In the wake of the Moscow frame-up trials, the GPU, Stalin's secret police, sent agents to Spain to murder Spanish revolutionaries, which prepared the way for the eventual victory of Franco. Few books of the period have stood the test of time better than Morrow's, supplemented in this edition by an earlier article, The Civil War in Spain. We also include a foreword by Ted Grant written in 1973, which covers the same periods and provides a valuable addition to this work. A study of these tragic events will help arm a new generation of workers and youth with the lessons of the bitter defeats of the 1930s and equip them with the knowledge to finally carry through the struggle began so many years ago. In the great words of Spinoza, "ours is not to laugh or to weep, but to learn."

The Story of the Iron Column

  • Filename: the-story-of-the-iron-column.
  • ISBN: 9781849350648
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Abel Paz
  • Publisher: AK Press

A passionate history of fighting against all odds—the legendary war against fascism and capitalism in Spain.

Self fab House

  • Filename: self-fab-house.
  • ISBN: 8496954749
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Lucas Cappelli
  • Publisher: Actarbirkhauser

Presents more than 100 entries for the 2nd Advanced Architecture Contest which was organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, 2007-2008.

Being Present

  • Filename: being-present.
  • ISBN: 0873384938
  • Release Date: 1993-01
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: Willy Schumann
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press

A German professor describes his experiences in school and in the Hitler Youth during Nazi-era Germany, to show how Hitler exploited the rebellious instincts of teenagers to attract them to the regime

Trial by fire

  • Filename: trial-by-fire.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015037412346
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
  • Publisher: E P Dutton

A district attorney with an incredible 100% convictio rate is haunted by the one crime she's been unable to solve--the arson fire that killed her parents 15 years earlier. But when she finally persuades the authorities to reopen the case, the most unexpected suspect of all is indicted--herself!

Colom of Catalonia

  • Filename: colom-of-catalonia.
  • ISBN: 0981600220
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Charles J. Merrill
  • Publisher: Demers Books Llc

Long overdue in the eyes of many scholars, this comprehensive examination into the life of Christopher Columbus rehearses the many alternative theories of Columbus’s origins and the objections each has to the Italian theory of his birth. School children around the world are taught that Christopher Columbus was Italian, or, more precisely, a Genoese who sailed to the New World for the Spanish only because that country’s sovereigns gave him the money for the project; many scholars throughout history, however, have cast doubt onto this version of the explorer’s story. After digging up these counter-cultural theories and discussing their individual merits and prejudices, this scholarly investigation selects the theory most likely to be true: Christopher Columbus was a Catalan, born in the principality of Catalonia, a member of a family hostile to the dynasty that ruled his newly united country.

Nine Lives Part Two

  • Filename: nine-lives-part-two.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2015-11-14
  • Number of pages: 130
  • Author: Karin De Havin
  • Publisher: 9 Yards Publishing

Eighteen-year-old Taylor knows two things for sure: ONE: She’s dead. TWO: Heaven looks like a run-down version of the Las Vegas Strip. The more she discovers about a heaven full of teens like her, the more mysterious it becomes—especially when her afterlife coach turns out to be her tyrannical fifth grade teacher. Plagued by questions her whole life, Taylor finds Heaven prompts even more. Why can’t she remember her death? Why isn’t Heaven the idyllic place she thought it would be? When she dares to ask, her teacher tells Taylor to keep her mouth shut. Everyone knows Heaven is perfect. That’s a lie. What are they trying to hide? Taylor desperately wants to flee this strange place and return to her old life. She’s shocked to find out there’s a possibility her dream can come true. But that chance depends on passing a series of tests in the Afterlife for Idiots handbook and winning the Cloud Nine Contest. If she fails, will her teacher follow through on her threat and turn Taylor into pond scum? Taylor tries to solve the mysteries of Heaven as it slowly crumbles around her. While competing in the contest, she learns there are dark forces at work behind the celestial show…and they are after her. This leads to the biggest question of all: Is she the only one who can stop them?

All Propaganda is Lies 1941 1942

  • Filename: all-propaganda-is-lies-1941-1942.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105126850473
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Limited

On 18 August 1941, Orwell joined the BBC's Overseas Service. After a crash training course (the documents for which are reproduced here), he was appointed a Talks Producer responsible for features, talks and commentaries on the war, to be broadcast to India. He wrote at least 220 news commentaries for, and broadcast to, India and occupied Malaya and Indonesia, of which Orwell read fifty-six. This volume shows that formal censorship was not as great a problem as has been supposed, though it obviously occurred and Orwell's brushes with censors are shown in detail. Along with Columes 14 and 15, Volume 13 shows the enormous efforts he made to disseminate culture rather than crude propaganda. It is in this volume that the origins of 'Room 101' are to be found; it has examples of his first 'courses' for Indian university student - the forerunner of the Open University; the first issue of his broadcast poetry magazine, 'Voice', and a nubmer of his own broadcasts, including 'The Re-discovery of Europe'. He continued to review, to write essays, and to contribute to Partisan Review and he was still active in the Home Guard.

Behind The Velvet Curtain

  • Filename: behind-the-velvet-curtain.
  • ISBN: 9781462812363
  • Release Date: 2007-05-10
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: Dominique Stone
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Behind The Velvet Curtain signifies why mankind continues to search for the purpose of life. We struggle to find our own identity. We consistently choose paths that may or may not lead to our desires, or our successes. More often than not, we become too comfortable with our failures and never try to move forward with a new attitude of determination. We become our own crucible by sending our feelings of failure on a downward spiral toward hopelessness and despair. Some of us however, regain our consciousness and manage to move forward again. Growing up in rural Orchard Creek, Mississippi during this time period was very hard for Paula, but playing it safe and fearing fear was not how she chose to live her life. With the help of a loving friend and caring grandmother, she finds her inner strength...that last drop of hope that allows her to take risks and attack her fears head-on. The book is good reading, but hopefully you will search for your own paths that will lead to your own successes in life.

Main cities of Europe

  • Filename: main-cities-of-europe.
  • ISBN: 2060003083
  • Release Date: 2001-03-01
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications

Hotel and restaurant recommendations for main cities of Europe. Includes town plans (maps) for many cities, cuisine for which a restaurant may be well known and hotels which are very quiet or secluded along with price ranges for both the hotels and restaurant. There is a key in English telling the reader how to use the guide and how to interpret the international symbols used throughout the guide.

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