Few historical figures have attracted the attention of historians as Carlos V. This biography of Emperor Charles depicts him from the standpoint of ruler, without neglecting his humanity. He was the most powerful monarch of his time; during his reign the earth was cirumnavegated by Spanish ships and..
Henry Marsh, recently retired after over three decades of practicing neurosurgery in a public hospital in London, shares new memories and meditations about his student years, the experiences that left an impression in his first steps as a neurosurgeon, and about his non-profit work in Nepal and the..
This is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent’s resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his li..
In Destruction Was My Beatrice, modernist scholar Jed Rasula presents the first narrative history of Dada, showing how this little-understood artistic phenomenon laid the foundation for culture as we know it today. Although the venue where Dada was born closed after only four months and its acolytes..
Auster places the spotlight on himself as the first signs of ageing prompt him to remember episodes of his life. A childhood accident while playing baseball, adolescent masturbation and his first sexual experience with a prostitute. Memories of his parents, a car accident that left his wife injured,..
This text deals with more than "just" the history. She talks about the ordinary people behind historical events, what Unamuno called "ingratiatory". It’s the story of the author, the mother of Rodrigo, any student, a traveler like so many others who lost their lives on that damn March 11, 2004 in Ma..
Blas de Lezo reached the top of the navy ranks at the youngest age in the history of the naval institution. A book which tells the experiences of this extraordinary military leader who was nicknamed "half-man" due to his mutilations; a hero that makes the Spanish people feel a deep sense of nationa..
At fifteen I knew I was gay. I swore no one would ever know. Years later I married a man. In those years, I had suffered a metamorphosis. The author tells of his discovery and contact with the gay world and the "exact value of tenderness." A work of overwhelming sincerity and exceptional literary qu..
A strong and revealing essay that represents a literary milestone, putting Leslie Jamison on the same level as Susan Sontag and Joan Didion. The author writes about her own experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose; from here she begins describin..
The Arab of the Future 3 takes place when Riad is 6 through 9 years old, in which the boy starts taking notice of society: Can he celebrate Christmas in Ter Maaleh? What do 8 year old boys do to fast in Ramadan? And how far will his father go to become an important man in the Syria of Hafez al Assad..
One summer afternoon, some years after that fateful afternoon of August 1947 in which Manolete died, Tico Medina interviews the myth’s mother in the courtyard of his palace house in Cordoba. / Una tarde, años después de aquella en la que muere Manolete, Tico Medina entrevista a la madre del mito en..