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..
In August 1978, a man killed Dirk Hamer, 19, while he was sleeping. Two months after his death, his father was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It could have been a normal diagnosis, if the patient wasn’t Dr. Hamer, a doctor who began to wonder if his cancer could be related to his son's death. / ..
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..
J. R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, a New York City disc jockey who vanished before J. R. spoke his first word. Sitting on the stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, J. R. would strain to hear in that plummy baritone the secrets of masculinity and identity. ..
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..
Decades after the end of the communist regime in Hungary, the author of this book receives a call about the appearance in a file of some documents that may interest him. They contain a surprising secret that will shake him to the ground. / Décadas después de la desaparición del régimen comunista en..
The Commemorative V Edition of the centenary of the death of this illustrious and noble warrior. An updated edition, illustrated in full color, with the help of two authors; one, a figure specialist, the other, an expert in the military techniques of the Great Captain. / Edición conmemorativa del V..
The group are the protagonists of the events in Madrid during the period 1964-1974. Stories of courage and fears; fragments of life that allow the reader to immerse in the last years of the Franco dictatorship. / Ana Puértolas hurga en las dudas, los conflictos y las perplejidades de unos jóvenes e..
Bernie Eccleston, the great magnate of Formula 1 is an elusive, mysterious type, even sinister, in whose hands the car races have become a multi-billion business. How this used car salesman did to become a billionaire who travels in private jet and rubs shoulders with celebrities, sports heroes, pre..
Each year, the flowering of cherry blossoms marks the beginning of spring. But if it weren’t for the pioneering work of an English eccentric, Collingwood “Cherry” Ingram, Japan’s beloved cherry blossoms could have gone extinct. Ingram first fell in love with the Sakura, or cherry tree, when he visit..