Winter in Madrid

  • Auteur: C. J. Sansom
  • ISBN: 144063971X
  • Date de sortie: 2008-01-24
  • Collection: Penguin
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A #1 internationally bestselling novel set in post-Civil War Spain by the author of Dominion and the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery seriesSeptember 1940: the Spanish Civil War is over, Madrid lies in ruin, while the Germans continue their march through Europe, and General Franco evades Hitler's request that he lead his broken country into yet another war. Into this uncertain world comes a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service, sent to gain the confidence of Sandy Forsyth, an old school friend turned shady Madrid businessman. Meanwhile, an ex-Red Cross nurse is engaged in a secret mission of her own. Through this dangerous game of intrigue, C. J. Sansom's riveting tale conjures a remarkable sense of history unfolding and the profound impact of impossible choices.

From Madrid to Purgatory

  • Auteur: Carlos M. N. Eire
  • ISBN: 9780521529426
  • Date de sortie: 2002-07-25
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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The first full-length study of sixteenth-century Spanish attitudes towards death and the afterlife.

World Film Locations

  • Auteur: Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
  • ISBN: 1841505684
  • Date de sortie: 2011
  • Collection: Intellect Books
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From Death of a Cyclist to Open Your Eyes to The Limits of Control, Madrid has graced the big screen countless times across a wide variety of genres enacted by a similarly eclectic array of directors, including Carlos Saura, Luis Buñuel, and Pedro Almodovar. With the aim of capturing the full range of portrayals of the city onscreen, this volume pairs short synopses of scenes from fifty films with an accompanying array of dynamic full-color film stills. These scenes are set in context through a series of incisive essays that examine significant periods from Madrid's rich film history, as well as its key industry figures and recurring themes. Packed with fun facts, World Film Locations: Madrid offers a fascinating—and often surprising—tour of the many film representations of Madrid. For jetsetters planning a jaunt to this richly cinematic city, the book also includes photographs of locations as they appear now and city maps with information on how to locate key features.

Mississippi to Madrid

  • Auteur: James Yates
  • ISBN: 9780940880207
  • Date de sortie: 1989
  • Collection: Open Hand Publishing, LLC
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From his birth to a share cropper family in the cotton fields of Mississippi to the unrest in Chicago and New York during the depression. James Yates's experience with labor protest and union organizing shaped his vision of freedom and lead to his decision to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

A traveller s companion to Madrid

  • Auteur: Hugh Thomas
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2005-05-30
  • Collection: Interlink Pub Group Inc
  • Total Download: 9169
  • Total Read: 7504

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Founded by the Moors, the Spanish capital only rose to prominence in the 16th century, when Philip II chose it as a place from which to manage his empire - and it took a further two centuries to become the grandly aristocratic city we see today.

The Real Madrid Way

  • Auteur: Steven G. Mandis
  • ISBN: 1942952554
  • Date de sortie: 2016-10-11
  • Collection: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Total Download: 7749
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The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously ana- lyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid’s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid’s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. They discovered that its fans care more about why the team exists, how their club wins, and whom it wins with versus just winning. The why, how, and whom create a community brand and identity, and inspire extraordinary passion and loyalty, which has led to amazing marketing and commercial success—in turn, attracting and paying for the best players in the world, with the values the fans expect. The club’s values and culture also provide a powerful environment for these best players to work together to win trophies. The Real Madrid Way explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. This book is an engrossing account of the lifetime of one of the greatest clubs in the most popular sport in the world, and for business and organization leaders, it’s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance.

Rick Steves Snapshot Madrid Toledo

  • Auteur: Rick Steves
  • ISBN: 1612388795
  • Date de sortie: 2014-01-07
  • Collection: Avalon Travel
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Madrid and Toledo. In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the best of Madrid and Toledo, including tips on arrival, orientation, and transportation. In Madrid, visit the masterpieces of the Prado Museum, and explore the Royal Palace. Or visit Toledo’s vast Cathedral or Alcázar. You’ll get Rick’s firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket. Rick Steves’ Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves’ European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick’s up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
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